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The AKG OEM IEM that comes with Galaxy S8

  1. SilverEars
    If any of you purchased the Galaxy S8, there is the included AKG branded IEMs that comes with the phone.

    I can't seem to get a good fit with the tips that comes with the phone, and ergonomics of it being shallow fit being part of the culprit of it not sounding right. Curious how much better it can get with a a good set of tips. Anybody tested out some good tips for it, and which would be recommended? Even the largest stock tips don't seem to have enough friction on the material and not enough isolation.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2017
  2. golfinggino
    I have 2 pairs - listened for about 2 minutes then packed them back up - just another pair of cheap earbuds to me
  3. SilverEars
    I got some better fitting tips to better assess these. The problem is the mids, it's recessed. A bit of a V shaped signature. Not horrible by any means, but mids can be better.
  4. voxie
    Selling for 10 Bucks on Amazon. No way were they ever a 100 set of iem;s
  5. SSandDigital
    Sorry for resurrecting old thread, but...

    While trying to figure out how to put them on, like an IEM over ear or like earbuds... I used left right channel audio on youtube and noticed massive amounts of channel bleeding. The channel separation are absolutely rubbish on mine.

    Wondering if these are defective or if there is a reason AKG decided to be incompetent with basic cabling? Anyone mind testing theirs? Thanks.
  6. toranku
    I don't think they are meant to be IEMs. At least on my ears. Have tried as many tips as I can and nothing actually seals well due to the nozzle being too short.

    Anyway they have a vent due to being 2DD. Isolation is just poor across the board.

    In terms of technicalities they are hilariously capable when driven well. Their timbre is off though, metallic and hollow midrange with a tinny treble.

    I call them the Dita Dream Junior. They're pretty good for being free.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2018
  7. SSandDigital
    Agreed, I'm impressed for free earbuds. I did manage to fit them over ear, they just fit better that way for me. And changed the tips.

    Anyway, can you try playing the right left channel testing? Plenty on youtube. On mine, I've never heard such awful channel separation, wondering if this pair is defective.

  8. toranku
    Won't be surprising if a free earphone that is massively produced has bad channel matching.

    Mines ok.

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