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Oh man... I might pull the trigger on those RY4S. But I really need to ask myself if its even possible that I would use them over my Shozy BKs. This freaking hobby...
If you don't use them, you can gift them:) Someone would be very happy. It could be you....
 
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They might be handy for times that you don't want to risk losing/destroying your BKs (paddleboarding for example!)

I would not want to risk losing or destroying my RY4S!
 
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I would not want to risk losing or destroying my RY4S!
Gotta have good tunes and sound when out paddleboarding! And I'd rather risk $8 RY4S's than Svara L's or Willsounds etc.
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Gotta have good tunes and sound when out paddleboarding! And I'd rather risk $8 RY4S's than Svara L's or Willsounds etc.
Did you take that gorgeous photo? Not sure I would need tunes with a view like that... just the sounds of nature :)
 
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Did you take that gorgeous photo? Not sure I would need tunes with a view like that... just the sounds of nature :)
Yeah, that was a few weeks ago - getting a bit cool for it now :frowning2:

I like the sounds of nature as well. I have this playing when I am paddleboarding :wink:

 
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Oh man... I might pull the trigger on those RY4S. But I really need to ask myself if its even possible that I would use them over my Shozy BKs. This freaking hobby...
It's very possible, i have some cheap buds that perform better than expensive ones in certain genres or aspects.
 
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Pk2 is between bk and cygnus more leaning towards bk tonality but brighter and slightly less fine detail in bass and mids. Bass isn't quite is emphasised as cygnus but has more control. Bk has both control and enough emphasis. Pk2 mids are leaner than Cygnus and bk but more detail than cygnus. Treble is morr emphasised than both bk and cygnus, treble is quite nice.

Pk2 needs a long burn in and picky with foams so it can sound good with fine tuning for vocal and acoustic, but it can sound pretty dull and lifeless out of the box. Atleast that was my experience with both my pk2s I owned.

It's not a basshead earbud for for mids and treble after a long burn in it's very neutral and texture is excellent.

I need to burn in my willsound pk32 and compare, maybe burn in will save it too.
I'd like to confirm Sean's findings. I got my Cygnus and compared it to my PK2. PK2 has clearer sound, with better treble, while Cygnus sounds "fuller" in the mids (but not cleaner), with maybe a better bass. Personally I prefer PK2 because I like treble and clarity.

I've pretty much scratched BK off my list because of its lack of treble and what many report as veiled sound. Now I am wondering how would PK1 and OK1 compare? To Cygnus and PK2. I've read that Cygnus is better and cleaner than PK1, but then PK2 is clearer than Cygnus and PK1 is supposed to be clearer than PK2 ~confused~.

I am also waiting for Masya that I bought as per Sean's advice, I wonder how those are.
 
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I'd like to confirm Sean's findings. I got my Cygnus and compared it to my PK2. PK2 has clearer sound, with better treble, while Cygnus sounds "fuller" in the mids (but not cleaner), with maybe a better bass. Personally I prefer PK2 because I like treble and clarity.

I've pretty much scratched BK off my list because of its lack of treble and what many report as veiled sound. Now I am wondering how would PK1 and OK1 compare? To Cygnus and PK2. I've read that Cygnus is better and cleaner than PK1, but then PK2 is clearer than Cygnus and PK1 is supposed to be clearer than PK2 ~confused~.

I am also waiting for Masya that I bought as per Sean's advice, I wonder how those are.
Masya is very clear and has extended treble, bass is light unless your source has more than 1 ohm OI which gives a considerable boost to how full the bass is on the Masya.

What is your source player for these earbuds?
 
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Hmm cannot find the output impedance spec for it. If it's too high the masya will sound a bit veiled unless you use thin foams or no foams. If its under 1 ohm the masya will be bright andclear but bass light. I prefer somewhere around 3-4 ohm for the masya as it sounds exceptionally balanced then.

It's a very picky earbud because of its super low impedance.
 
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Gotta have good tunes and sound when out paddleboarding! And I'd rather risk $8 RY4S's than Svara L's or Willsounds etc.
i use those waterproof Sony WS 413 for swimming and water sports. it's a weird and unique sensation being submerged with music playing in your ears
 
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Hmm cannot find the output impedance spec for it. If it's too high the masya will sound a bit veiled unless you use thin foams or no foams. If its under 1 ohm the masya will be bright andclear but bass light. I prefer somewhere around 3-4 ohm for the masya as it sounds exceptionally balanced then.

It's a very picky earbud because of its super low impedance.
Spec said SABRE9601 on the output stage - if HiFimeDIY designed the DAC according to ESS spec (they usually do), then output impedance should be around 4.7 ohm.
 
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Spec said SABRE9601 on the output stage - if HiFimeDIY designed the DAC according to ESS spec (they usually do), then output impedance should be around 4.7 ohm.
I’m using a sdac plus o2 atm. Very value for $.
 
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I'd like to confirm Sean's findings. I got my Cygnus and compared it to my PK2. PK2 has clearer sound, with better treble, while Cygnus sounds "fuller" in the mids (but not cleaner), with maybe a better bass. Personally I prefer PK2 because I like treble and clarity.

I've pretty much scratched BK off my list because of its lack of treble and what many report as veiled sound. Now I am wondering how would PK1 and OK1 compare? To Cygnus and PK2. I've read that Cygnus is better and cleaner than PK1, but then PK2 is clearer than Cygnus and PK1 is supposed to be clearer than PK2 ~confused~.

I am also waiting for Masya that I bought as per Sean's advice, I wonder how those are.
The BK do not lack treble in the slightest. They are brighter than my AKG K7XX, and more refined in the treble than ever other earbud I own. I use the thin foams with them so YMMV. I do notice the treble smooths out quite a bit if I'm using Heigi donuts. I don't think the BKs are intended for them imo.
 
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