- Sep 2, 2014
Is anyone able to compare Rose Masya (carbon fiber) to yinman 600? or yinman 500?
Since they're both available for nearly the same price on the aliexpress sale, I was really wanting to take my first step into better earbuds. But my ears are kinda small, and I can't really fit mx500 shells that great. Not well enough to invest in a good earbud at least.
So, I was wondering what some of the midrange options for people with smaller ears are. Would a Masya be too big since I can't fit something like eo320s well? How do their signatures compare, since they're both fairly monitor-like? Would the masya isolate more since its closed in the back?
I can't compare the Masya to the Yinman, but do have Yuins. The diameter of the driver portion of the housing is a little smaller on the Masya and I find them harder to fit. In my case, the right bud fits fairly well, but the left is finicky. If you look at them compared to the Yuins, the space between the back of the driver portion that sits in the ear, and the back part of the housing, is larger and I suspect the main cause of odd fitting. I've started messing with tape on the left driver and the fit is getting better. I find the Yuins comfortable as they are with just a donut foam. Very easy to forget you have them in.
The Masya isn't actually closed, the back is ported, just differently than the Yuin type. Isolation is about the same between the two, and with music turned up a bit, both do a pretty good job of isolating, though without a totally sealed effect. To compare to my full sized Grados, I can hear more through the Grados than either of the buds when listening at about the same levels.
Hope this helps.