Earbuds Round-Up
Dec 2, 2016 at 1:17 PM Post #14,821 of 65,491

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Though I already put them on a list:
Various music but nothing heavy so looking for some universal earbuds with detailed stage and as it was mentioned above I don't really like to be right in between of conductor and a violon.
maybe tried some new? :wink:
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Dec 2, 2016 at 1:41 PM Post #14,824 of 65,491

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Though I already put them on a list:
Various music but nothing heavy so looking for some universal earbuds with detailed stage and as it was mentioned above I don't really like to be right in between of conductor and a violon.
maybe tried some new? :wink:
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you ordered them
 
Dec 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM Post #14,828 of 65,491

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I received PT15 today, and they are not bad for the price, lot of definition for an earbuds. Too bad I had bad fit on the left ear with the MX985 and also PT15, heavier earbuds.

How do you wear earbuds, stuck in your ear or just hanging on ear?


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Dec 2, 2016 at 3:11 PM Post #14,830 of 65,491

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I've listened to a pair of Sony MDR-1AB, and I was impressed how natural do SHE3800 sound compared to the Sony's.
The Sony's have peak in the mid-high zone, they don't sound natural, especially the voices are not ok.
 
Now I'm wondering myself, if SHE3800 does sound so good, how do Tier 1 earbuds sound?
Any recommendations? I want to be amazed one more time. :)
 
Dec 2, 2016 at 3:58 PM Post #14,831 of 65,491

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  I've listened to a pair of Sony MDR-1AB, and I was impressed how natural do SHE3800 sound compared to the Sony's.
The Sony's have peak in the mid-high zone, they don't sound natural, especially the voices are not ok.
 
Now I'm wondering myself, if SHE3800 does sound so good, how do Tier 1 earbuds sound?
Any recommendations? I want to be amazed one more time. :)

I don't know 1AB but most Sony I know have more natural sound than most earbuds, Monk aside. Most Sony earbuds I know don't have a mid high peak, it's actually a bit pulled back to not cause sibilance... but the SHE3800 is kind of  a sibilant/hissy bud too.
 
Tier 1 and even 2 and 3 make the SHE 3800 sound like trash from the garbage.
 
Dec 2, 2016 at 5:19 PM Post #14,832 of 65,491

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TY 2 is on the way, but I need to give a try to Ting or Tomahawk
I've noticed on AliExpress Ting looks different. Here:
AK Original MusicMaker green Ting In Ear Earphone TONEKING Alloy Tune Earbuds Flat Head Plug Hifi Sport Dynamic In Ear Headset
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32720299697/32720299697.html

And here:

2016 MrZ Tomahawk MusicMaker Z In Ear Earbuds With MusicMaker Ting In Ear Earphone Alloy Tune Earbuds Armature Earphone MX985
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/32636595516/32636595516.html

The green Ting is kind of a cross between the Tomahawk and the All Metal Ting; the second one is the true Ting. I own the Green and while it's a nice fairly neutral SQ with decent depth and sound stage it is not the same as the All Metal Ting which is more precise and more depth and height to the sound stage. I've only heard the Ting briefly, maybe 30 minutes, but it had a couple hundred hours on it and the difference was very apparent(my green has probably about 75 hours). I'd spend the extra and get the real one if you want one of those. For that price I prefer the Cygnus but it is closer to my preferred sound so that's JMHO.  
 
Dec 2, 2016 at 5:42 PM Post #14,833 of 65,491

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Yeah i bought a green ting just out of curiosity and while i didn't hate it like the tomahawks, it's just okay to me. So it never gets used. It's kind if of thin and bright but in a flat way.
 
Dec 2, 2016 at 11:02 PM Post #14,834 of 65,491

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This is just that we slowly one by one find our perfect earbuds. And if we find that one we loose interest in other earbuds (and maybe even we become less active here in this thread because the hunt is over). "You cross the door - there's no coming back". That happened to you when you found your CAX, it happened to me when I found my Red De'mun, it happened to AudioNewbi3 when he found his Mojito, it happend to music4mhell when he found his Zen 2.0 Black, it happened to haiku when he found his EO320, it happened to Tayyab Pirzada when he found his Cygnus and so the story goes. We all found our perfect earbuds. Others are still searching - good luck to you! I am not saying I will stop trying new earbuds but I am slowing down, yeah, I am slowing down and I am much more picky now.

 
 
  "All my children"...

 
I am honored that you know my preference hahaha. Yup, I have slowed down considerably and even started to purchase IEM's (latest one being the Rose Hybird 8), but I still have the PT15 incoming together with the ROSE.

After this, I am planning to recable my GSG earbud, make a MMCX silver plated cable for the PT15 using SeaHF cable, and then perhaps purchasing zhisan DSD player. Finally, guess I will buy one of the Fred's if exchange rate goes back to being favorable.
 
Dec 2, 2016 at 11:17 PM Post #14,835 of 65,491

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I'm new to this site and forum. I'm looking for earbuds that actually have some low end, and sound great throughout the frequency spectrum. I'd be plugging directly into a macbook pro without an amp. Also looking for something I can buy here in the US. I've read through most of these posts and it seems that most of these earbuds must be ordered from Asia. Don't want to wait that long!
Any suggestions appreciated.
 
Thanks!
 

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