Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?
Jul 27, 2021 at 5:49 AM Post #35,537 of 38,821

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XM4, new firmware update. (1.2.6)
Sounds like they are tuned a little different? A bit brighter, and not that muddy? Can listen to them without eq'ing now.

Also, still think the Senn' MTW2 sound better after the latest update. Especially the mids/vocals.

Again, just my imagination? What's your experience?
 
Jul 27, 2021 at 5:52 AM Post #35,538 of 38,821

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XM4, new firmware update. (1.2.6)
Sounds like they are tuned a little different? A bit brighter, and not that muddy? Can listen to them without eq'ing now.

Also, still think the Senn' MTW2 sound better after the latest update. Especially the mids/vocals.

Again, just my imagination? What's your experience?
I also do feel they sound a tiny bit brighter.
 
Jul 27, 2021 at 6:24 AM Post #35,539 of 38,821

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I just snagged a second-hand pair of Sennheiser CX for the equivalent of $60USD. They were only released week so they're in great condition. Just trying them out now - boosted bass is helping the kick drums and toms stick out nicely. I'm finding the highs a little splashy but that could just be me adjusting to them. Interestingly, the model number is CX200BT so they're not a direct replacement for the CX400BT model number wise. Perhaps Sennheiser are leaving the door open to for a mid-range model?

These should make a good pair of gym earphones until I decide on a more premium ANC pair.
 
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So regarding Nothing it wasn't clear (pun intended) if the tips attach to a stem or magnetically a la APP? And whether the EQ options are all fixed or you can manually adjust your own. Nice design but at the $99 price point I would still not expect it to compete with the more expensive top TWS out there. And apart from the transparent design I don't see it bringing anything "new" to the table although it is a nice feature set at that price point.
 
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So regarding Nothing it wasn't clear (pun intended) if the tips attach to a stem or magnetically a la APP? And whether the EQ options are all fixed or you can manually adjust your own. Nice design but at the $99 price point I would still not expect it to compete with the more expensive top TWS out there. And apart from the transparent design I don't see it bringing anything "new" to the table although it is a nice feature set at that price point.
In so far as the EQ, it does have customizable options. From their page:
Customise equalizers, gestures, Find My Earbud, and more with the ear (1) app, available on iOS and Android.
 
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So regarding Nothing it wasn't clear (pun intended) if the tips attach to a stem or magnetically a la APP? And whether the EQ options are all fixed or you can manually adjust your own. Nice design but at the $99 price point I would still not expect it to compete with the more expensive top TWS out there. And apart from the transparent design I don't see it bringing anything "new" to the table although it is a nice feature set at that price point.
Fwiw the driver is a rather huge 11.6mm. But then it's tuned by a bunch of teenagers...
 
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In so far as the EQ, it does have customizable options. From their page:

Jumping to 38:58 in the presentation video shows this. But the app is still in Beta and not final. But customizable options could mean just various presets to chose from.

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good point....do the "sport" model add that much to the regular MW08 that justify $50 price delta?
Sappire instead of ceramic housing, and kevlar case, looks like
They’re appealing to the upper middle class who value form and design For sure, always have with their headphones too. Thats just too much for sporting earbuds, their MW07 GO were a much better attempt, nice pricepoint and sound.
 
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I think always is a strong word for a 2nd gen product. They could do anything, especially after recently hiring a slew of Bowers & Wilkins senior engineers (which they have).
I'm predicting Apple will do the usual Apple thing: put out a product that makes no sense and convince you why you not only need to buy it, but it should have been a staple in your house yesterday.

I miss Steve.
Agreed! The Lypertek PurePlay Z7 delivers audiophile quality for on the go. Find out why we're recommending this TWS IEM, now on Headfonia!

https://www.headfonia.com/lypertek-pureplay-z7-review/
Great to see you here! Hope you stick around. Nice to have a reviewer or few for perspective on things. You're more than welcome to join in.
good point....do the "sport" model add that much to the regular MW08 that justify $50 price delta?
Sappire instead of ceramic housing, and kevlar case, looks like
M&D has been doing the design firm thing for a while now. Most likely just an excuse to put a couple new shells out and maybe one extra feature.
 
Jul 27, 2021 at 2:55 PM Post #35,550 of 38,821

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good point....do the "sport" model add that much to the regular MW08 that justify $50 price delta?
Sappire instead of ceramic housing, and kevlar case, looks like
Seems to also add (a) wireless charging (which the metal case didn't permit), and (b) two pairs of foam tips (which I'd love to get for my MW08s -- but they aren't yet listed on their "accessories" page).
 

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