- Oct 29, 2008
Greetings fellow head-fi'ers. A couple of months back I discovered this forum, and boy, did it not disappoint! I was in the market for a budget-fi upgrade to my Sansa-Clip bundled earbuds. Since I live in Asia, I had to get it via a friend who was returning from US. So, after quite a few posts here, I decided on the following 2. I've put a mini review of each....
1. Koss KSC75
- the absolute budget-fi'ers delight. I was plainly *shocked* by the difference in SQ between the Clip earbuds and these. Although I didn't get the Radioshack deal, and bought for some $16, I really think, like most of you, that these rock! Excellent detail, and feels like someone placed a stereo speaker set in front of you. (Sorry but I'm really a newbie and haven't tried stuff like Er6i). The only thing I wish is that its form factor was different. Maybe I'll try the headband mod some day....
2. JVC HAFX33 Marshmallow
- all right, when I plugged this in first, I thought.. what utter crap SQ! Absolute tinny. Now, this was my first IEM. And THEN I tried to insert it the way it is meant to be.. I got a nice seal.. and then I thought... whoa - crazy bass! I'm still burning these in, and I think the mids and highs could clear up a bit. These are really comfortable though (after the initial unease of having things stuck in my ear). Again, I might try the Kramer mod after this someday.
So I'm really happy for both of these, and THANKS for helping me decide!
Now my question is... What next
Since I love the SQ of KSC75 and the comfort of the marshies, is there anything you could suggest for me?
I mostly listen to rock and pop, but also classical, techno etc.