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Earbuds Round-Up

  1. waynes world
    You're speaking my kinda language there!
    groucho69, mbwilson111 and DBaldock9 like this.
  2. palestofwhite
    Just when I thought Kube V1 couldn't get any better, the Kube Plus by Willy are back in my hands after countless weeks of waiting. Well worth it.
    nick n, waynes world and HungryPanda like this.
  3. fonkepala
    How do they sound like?

    On the other hand, I'm (trying) to enjoy the sound of the Kube v2.
  4. j4100
    No point asking me. I either like them, or I don't. I can't get my head around explaining differences or describing things.
    mbwilson111 likes this.
  5. fonkepala
  6. HungryPanda
    Yincrow RW-1000 in my ears, very comfortable. Tuned quite bright but do go deep just not bass orientated. Sound good with full foams. Will burn them in now by listening.
  7. palestofwhite
    Sounds like an overall more refined version of Kube V1 with a more controlled low end.
    seanc6441 and fonkepala like this.
  8. waynes world
    Brilliant - consider that blurb to be plagiarized! :)
  9. mbwilson111
    It should be in my signature.
  10. j4100
    I was probably a little blunt there. What I should have said was, I'm useless at it :)

    Plagarise away. I have to say, I did try to compare different buds a few years back and gave up. Some of you are a lot better at this than I. :)

    I was aware that you and I share the love of earbuds, but a dislike of explaining the sound. :)

    Perhaps I should put something in my signature to save other earbud aficionados from wasting their time asking me stuff about the sound.
  11. citral23
    Finally received the ry4s, I have no problem with the fit at all, sound doesn't change if I try to push them.

    I agree that the timbre is not the most natural, bass is quite good, fast and clean, and is on the upper side of my personal liking quantity wise.

    I don't find them very detailed however, there's just a bit of a forced sparkle quantity that is slightly irritating, and it's the first earbud I get that barely reacts to different foams, thick full foams don't do much.

    That's for the cons, but overall one could do a lot worse for 8€, they sound pretty good actually.

    I just generally find plastic shells to not sound the best, probably material related, the comfort and lightweight aspect is however great.

    Don't think I'll get more of them, but this one is a good disposable earbud imo, pairs well with what I generally listen to, like "Art Pepper + Eleven".

    The sound is more related to the Toneking TO600 than the BK2, which sounds much fuller and rounder to me. However, my replacement BK2 doesn't sound as good as the one I had before, has a bit of shouty mids :/

    Maybe needs burn-in or it's driver variation.
    baskingshark and robar like this.
  12. Mhog55
    So I'm thinking perhaps going with all mmcx buds might not be the best option. Mmcx seems quite delicate. My reason was because I have two devices I like to use. My V40 has only 3.5mm single ended option, but my dap also has the 2.5mm trrs balanced option. I figured one of each cable would suffice, and I'd just switch them out, depending on which source I wanted to use. So I guess I'm just going to get a few more balanced cables and keep them attached.
    I have a few questions I'd like to ask. The first one is how people are storing their buds. I don't like wrapping my cables up. I don't really want to hang them, as I don't want that tension pulling on the cable because the buds are obviously heavier. My 2nd question I'd like to ask is - what are some of your favorite sub 100 dollar buds, that have a permanently attached 2.5mm balanced cable? I'm open to slightly more expensive buds as well. I prefer buds that's are relatively well rounded for all genres, but more specifically - hard rock music. I know I've asked this previously, but there are so many different buds, it can surely make your head spin.
  13. seanc6441
    Have you tried a pk shell bud with foams? I can completely understand not adapting to mx500 + foam as it is quiet bulky for mid-small ears.

    Pk shell on the other hand just seems to fit right, even with foams its not bulky.

    Alternatively you could get a warm sounding pk bud and use the very thin foams or foamless.

    But most stock tuned earbuds sound poor foamless as they need to foam to give a slightly seal for bass response and to dampen the treble slightly.
    Spie1904 and mbwilson111 like this.
  14. seanc6441
    I really dont think its the plastic but possibly the shell dimensions and ports but not saying you are wrong, mainly I just think its the inherant characteristic of many 15.6mm drivers to have peaks and dips in certain areas, usually in the mid bass, low mids and presence region.

    Its rare to find earbud drivers with minimal peaks and yet good extension thats not just over dampened.
    citral23 likes this.
  15. robar
    Thanks for your impressions :) So I think we agree in most points, apart from the fact that you prefer brighter sound compared to me (might be partly due to different sources or ear shapes really). If the BK2 sounds fuller and rounder, that's very promising for me. Sad to hear about the second copy, these cheap mass produced buds tend to have quite random QC, especially from in house products from bigger stores on Ali. Do you know any brands that have more trustworthy QC? Maybe Penon, Toneking, Willsound? (I dont have experience with them just guessing)

    I agree mostly, in my opinion it's more about putting cheap generic drivers in cheap generic plastic shells with rushed/inexperienced tuning. More expensive buds can afford to be designed in a more holistic way where every component is tailored to each other. I'm not sure if metal has any inherent benefit over plastic in terms of sound, but I'm not experienced at all in this topic. My guess is that the reason why metal is preferred in more expensive buds is more about maintaining consistent quality + better precision by the manufacturing process, being sturdy and well, looking/feeling more expensive.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2019

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