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Massdrop PLUS Universal IEM

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  1. azif
    Hoping someone could help me. I bought another pair on ebay as spares (serial 18-0105XX).
    Comparing them side by side with the pair directly from massdrop (serial 18-0416XX) the ebay pair is:
    - Much softer at the same volume level
    - And the left and right channels seem less balanced

    Have i bought a dud? or are the older ones tuned differently?
    I read that BAs can be overdriven or filled with waxbut no idea how I'd check this
  2. RollingPeanuts
  3. Raketen
    While it is being overdriven you'd probably hear the sound being broken up (at least this is my experience with other IEM), but once the driver gets damaged I am not sure the effect would necessarily be obvious- could be something like channel imbalance?

    One thing that's relatively easy to check- inspect cable connections for signs of oxidation (verdigris) from sweat/moisture which creates a more resistive connection and has these effects (Clean with plastic safe Deoxit type product).

    If you didn't already- could also swap the cables & see what happens. Just be sure to look carefully at the pins if you plug the potentially bad cable in the good set- This thread has had some reported issues with MD+ cable looseness and to solve this sometimes people will slightly crimp the cable pins to force a better connection, but if you use a cable like that on a good connector it could damage the connector.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2019
  4. azif
    I'd tried swapping cables but still the same issues.
    Looking at the connections theres nothing obvious, though its a bit hard to see since theyre so tiny
    Guess its internal so looks like a dud...
  5. sainteb
    Is hiss/bloat inevitable on a MacBook Pro/iPhone without a dongle? If anyone can try this directly, that would be really appreciated.

    Edit: by dongle I meant the lightning to 3.5mm adapter
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  6. mwr2700
    I have to use the lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter but no dongle. No hiss or bloat with an iphone 7.
    sainteb likes this.
  7. Geekles
    Does the massdrop plus now has new packaging? The old one I know is black and white stripes.
    I bought online and it was green accent.
  8. MissChristie
    I know that some of the newer massdrop/drop branded products I bought had the pastel green and white combo, so it may have just been an update from their old color scheme.
  9. Geekles
    Thanks. I meant wow. I had really no idea. The packaging is different. There is no loose connection, and the cable is non microphonic.
    It seems better but too good to be true when others reported otherwise.
    For the sound quality I really had no idea. I have poor taste and the plus is an immense improvement from my dt770 pro.
    andrewwardell and cardeli22 like this.
  10. Musclemagic
    Debating whether to get ER4XR, MD+, or Audiosense T800.. any suggestions? I enjoy bass so thinking I'd like MD+ more than ER4XR so can rule those ones out pretty easily I think.

    The fit of MD+ and t800 look similar. Anyone know where a graph of the t800 is so I can compare the two?
  11. snip3r77
    Can anyone advise how to buy the 0.78 cable at Aliexpress?
    The reason we can't get randomly get one is because of the recessed hole.

    Pls advise.

    p/s : should I get spc or pure copper?

  12. durwood
    There is one on their facebook page
  13. zzfaithlezz
    I just ordered the TRN 0.78mm cable with mic because I wanted the pause/play button. It doesn't have a notch but there's a review saying it works fine for MD+ and posted pictures.
    We'll see in 10 days :).
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2019
  14. spartanunitato
    Hi guys! What's a budget friendly cable that is recommended for the md+ (preferably having the same sound signature as the stock cable). Also, are there any recommended dac/amps for this iem?
  15. zzfaithlezz
    The 64 Audio cable is good if you want to buy American. Null Brevity cable fell apart on me after a few months so I would stay away. There's a separate thread for Chi-fi cables if you want to go budget.
    Any low Oi source (<2ohms) would be fine. It's easy to drive.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2019
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