SoundMAGIC E80 Review by mark2410
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Very nice review . Listening to these now using dx90 . First impression - the highs are a bit harsh.
 
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  Very nice review . Listening to these now using dx90 . First impression - the highs are a bit harsh.
That may be at least partially due to rough synergy with whatever DX90 firmware version you're using. I found my B3P1s' bass response to be significantly impaired by v2.3 (or whatever the most recent version is) so I rolled back to 2.2. Despite the older version's inherent bugginess I've found that the lower end is far more robust and the treble a touch more laid back.
 
Of course, that may not be worth doing if you generally prefer a different firmware version and don't want to swap it to enhance a budget IEM's sound. YMMV, and all.
 
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Interesting . Yes I'm on the latest firmware. It came with 2.2 but I've upgraded straight away to 2.3 .Ill revert back to 2.2 for further listening. Thanks
 
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  Very nice review . Listening to these now using dx90 . First impression - the highs are a bit harsh.

nooooooo.  let them a nice burn in, highs are granted not the worlds most refinend but warm with soft should be pleasnt to the ear. 
 
 your not trying to make them play bad bitrate or badly mastered stuff are you?
 
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nooooooo.  let them a nice burn in, highs are granted not the worlds most refinend but warm with soft should be pleasnt to the ear. 

 your not trying to make them play bad bitrate or badly mastered stuff are you?

Yes but you use Comply, which such the highs our of anything they touch.
 
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Just got mine in a few days ago. Listening on a Fiio X3-II.
 
Absolutely impressed! I was worried about harsh highs, but have no problem, thankfully. I'm using sony hybrids.
 
Going to pit these against my current favorite IEM, the RE-400. 
 
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I think this might be better compared with the ATH-CKR9 OR IM70? The CKR9 is supposed to be sounding very much like a BA but with the bass of a fast dynamic driver which the BA's usually lack. I am also much more inclined towards SoundMagic E80, because I have used their E10 and I loved it.
 
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nooooooo.  let them a nice burn in, highs are granted not the worlds most refinend but warm with soft should be pleasnt to the ear. 
 
 your not trying to make them play bad bitrate or badly mastered stuff are you?
All lossless and well mastered stuff . How long were you burning these in? 
 
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  All lossless and well mastered stuff . How long were you burning these in? 

err usually aim for a min of 100 hours but thats to treat everything equally rather than trying and checking or debating on haw long anything needs
 
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Nothing has changed soundwise my any Soundmagic product - indeed any IEM I've ever tried - from second 1 to second 167048586784737. But there you go - some people also still believe there'some weird bloke in the sky who sets the rules for life. Whatever gets you through the night.
 
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Do try the spinfit tips, I find them better than the complys
 
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Mark...

It was your review that got me to pick these up on Amazon, due for delivery tomorrow.

Will be interesting to see how they sit compared to my value champions, the LG QB3 AKG...

Watch this space.
 
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Mark...

It was your review that got me to pick these up on Amazon, due for delivery tomorrow.

Will be interesting to see how they sit compared to my value champions, the LG QB3 AKG...

Watch this space.

cool,  well you realise now saying that you have to come back here once youve got them and say what you make of them

 
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mark2410 initially I wasn't very convinced, huge bass, sharp top end, mids I was unfamiliar with, but with a new pair of headphones (a new benchmark), and using a set of tips from a different manufacture, I get these now :)

Not 100% convinced yet, but getting there!
 
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