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Monolith M300 In Ear Planar Earphones

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  1. manukmanohar
    Have heard the iSine10 on the cipher cables, which doesn't seem to have that issue.(i found it to be slightly weighty, thick for my tastes, but still very good) .I guess, the EQ they have applied solves the problem.

    You had this problem with cipher cables? What do you mean by wonky mids? I'd be happy if it is able to get close to isine10 with cipher cables in SQ.
  2. Sythrix
    Anyone have any mods they're already planning on? A low-microphonics cable or different tips? Something more serious?
  3. Fra D
  4. Fra D
    It's more about box size, which is "huge" considering the small contents. And there will be a larger box to protect the product box I guess.

    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
  5. Saoshyant
  6. snip3r77
    Sorry I don’t play fps review
    I g o r and kenshinesca like this.
  7. snip3r77
    The same seller has better quality ones
  8. Sythrix
    Looks pretty nice. I'm just worried about the microphonics level on the stock one. I know the M1060 cable has some and since these ship with what looks like essentially the same (if not a recycled gen 1 M1060 salvage) cable... With the M1060s I haven't bothered to change it, because I'm just at home and microphonics are hardly ever an issue, but walking around on campus, I get the feeling that it's going to bother me a whole lot more with the M300s.

    Is that even something that can be mitigated? I've only ever owned low quality IEMs before this (not my only headphones, just not many of this type), and the cable was always like a stethoscope.
  9. SilverEars
    Without cipher cable for me. I had to EQ to raise the upper mids and drop the mid hump, which creates a wonky sounding output. I hope this isn't the case with the m300.
  10. Fra D
    Can you share a link to that cable you ordered? I have a similar one from Penon Audio between my Onkyo DP-S1 and an Oppo PM-3, with that and the dap's balanced out I had a boost in mid's and high freq, at first I hated the PM's muddy sound.
    Maybe with a clip to hold the cable from swinging around, I experienced noise last week when I took a walk with the PM's on, like a djing djing sound at every step I took. Annoying, but it felt as present at low bitrate mp3 mostly.
    We'll see....

    just shipped, the m300 that is, the $10 cashback (as seen in the order email) isn't working for me.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
  11. Saoshyant
    @Fra D The cable I was mentioning is no longer being carried due to QC issues and poor sound quality vs stock, which is a shame. If I really love this IEM, I might order a cable from Impact Audio as they seem quite well received.

    The cash back involves freeshipping.com, which I have no interest getting involved with.

    Also, estimated delivery is Friday, which is nice as I took the cheap shipping, so I was expecting a week after that.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017
  12. Fra D
    I meant the "inexpensive VE balanced cable from Massdrop" you are waiting on. I reckon the freeshipping thing is also US only.
  13. Saoshyant
    As the drop isn't currently active, it's a different color of one bought from VEClan.com
  14. manukmanohar
    Ok. I agree. Non cipher, it just sounded .... wrong. (Didn't spend much time with non cipher for a critical listening)

    The eq setting which was being used in the cipher cable was posted in the isine thread a while back. Do try that in case you have them. But, yeah needs PEQ which some daps support, and if using a mobile phone with a portable dac/amp, would be difficult to replicate except in some specific music player apps. (Streaming apps like tidal don't work)
  15. dweaver
    No impressions yet?
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