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Earbuds Round-Up

  1. waynes world
    Thanks. Lots of growling going on in those tunes lol!

    The MK2's seem to handle those songs really well. To put it simply, the MK2's are awesome. I think you'd like them.
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  2. waynes world
    That is a bummer! Did I tell you they have really nice cables as well? What color did you get?

    I'm going back and forth between the RW-9's and the MK2's right now. The RW-9's can't dethrone the MK2's based on technical merit, but damn they put up a good fight, and their "w" shaped signature (or whatever it is) is very appealing to me.
  3. seanc6441
    Yeah that's a good sub bass test track.

    Also 'Why so serious?' From The Dark Knight OST

    . Go to 3:27 and you'll either feel the bass pulsing and rumbling or it will be weak and subdued. That's how you know if your earbud has sub bass presence.

    As for bass the mid bass, I like this track.

    It should sound very punchy and full but also quiet deep hitting. If your earbud delivers the fullness to the bass but doesnt hit hard or deep you'll know that it rolls off a little early in the deeper mid bass and sub bass or doesn't have much presence in the bass.

    If it sounds a bit sloppy then your mid and upper bass bass is emphasised too much
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
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  4. mbwilson111
    I chose the blue.

    The red looked a bit too much like my Willsound MK1 rev2 which is all red.... wanted to keep them special like that.
    I have many black buds... and white.

    They will ship after the holiday on the 13th hopefully. AK usually gets things here within two weeks... so end of February. I do have a bud or two that I can use until then :)

    Still waiting for my orange Kube. Getting a little concerned because it arrived in the country last Wednesday.
  5. waynes world
    Me too. Looks nice.

    No worries - nobody is going to steal your orange buds! Hmm, they are rather unique though!
  6. waynes world
    That's a good one. Both the RW-9 and the MK2's passed that test nicely! (although I had to suck the driver flex out of both MK2 drivers lol)

    That's a fun/good tune as well. I'll have to listen to it closer. p.s. that Jack Black can sure play geetar! :wink:
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  7. seanc6441
    It's quite a good album! Not their absolute best maybe but better than the previous one 'Humanz' overall. Some really amazing spacey-atmospheric tracks on there like 'Idaho' and 'fireflies'

    If you wanna hear an epic Gorillaz song check out 'hillbilly man' or 'Empire Ants'.

    Last edited: Feb 4, 2019
  8. stimuz
    sounds good on samsara. i've actually stopped using my iems and headphones cause these do the job and i forget i have them in my ears.
  9. Zerohour88
    other than supposedly sound quality (someone here had both and said MKII was better by a lot). The cable is different, IIRC. But since even the TY store on taobao wasn't clear on it, didn't bother to get it.
  10. CheeseInTheSky
    Got my JVC & Docomo today, they both sound good.
    The Docomo are my new daily drivers, they are so comfortable and the sound is great.
    JVC have a extremely short cable, might try and recable them.
  11. Carrow
    The white Docomo I've only tried out this morning but they have heaps of bass. JVC Victor have a better rounded sound that my LG V20 really likes, and brings the best out of imo. Can't believe these cost like €20 incl shipping, jfc.
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  12. Merkurio
    Wow, it seems that they're a lot of interesting earbuds around here, almost overwhelming!

    What are the usual suspects recommended for a beginner in a budget? Or at least a ranking list/starting point.

    I've experience with IEMs (IE800, iSINE20, Massdrop Plus) and several headphones (HD600, HD58X, K701, SRH1540, DT1990, LCD2C, etc.) and I find myself prefering a detailed sound with natural/harman tonality, well portrayed imaging and spacious feeling. A good bass extension is always a welcome addition, but not necessarily a deal breaker.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019
  13. subwoof3r
    To me, Snow Lotus 1.0+ is probably my best budget but only if bass is not a deal breaker (even if they are present, just lacking some punch and especially subbass to me). Great allrounder overall with good soundstage (very deep), very detailed and natural/transparent. Not sure it's still available yet on aliexpress but next batch should be for this month (if everything goes well) :)
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  14. MisterMudd
    Have had the Snow-Lotus 1.0+ for two months now, and man this bud does so much right. Except, the mids sound just a little recessed compared to other budget buds I have tried. Smooth and detailed across the range in general, just want vocals a little more forward. Listening to Bryan Adam’s Reckless (for the 1,000+ time) he’s standing back a bit. I am not much on EQ simply out of laziness but will try now. The sound stage is big and fat – like an over-ear can. Love ‘em!
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  15. Ira Delphic
    My SL 1+ Commemorative Edition arrived unexpectedly yesterday. I haven't A-B'd - listening to a variety of music. I'm impressed! I'm amazed by how good they sound. Like a Vido or Yincrow X6 with superior bass and sub-bass and resolution. My wife likes IEMs not earbuds. She was blown away. I may be irrationally exuberant, but at least for bass and sub bass, these are the best of my sub $20 earbuds. I use LG V30 as source.

    The Yincrow RW-9 are ordered, but due to the Chinese New year, I hope they arrive before March.

    Listened to this on Spotify highest resolution. Here it is on Youtube -
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2019
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