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posted: Apr. 24, 2013 @ 7:57a
I have these and they are excellent headphones for the price. Only potential negative depending on the size of your ear is getting a good fit, the housing holds a 14mm driver, which is enormous for this type of headphone (IEM, or In Ear Monitor) and it can make it hard to properly position these to get the ear tips into the canal. Another small issue is that the black rubber ear tips these come with aren't that great, but this can be easily be fixed by replacing them. A bigger/firmer ear tip will get most people a better seal in the ear canal and will greatly improve sound quality and bass response.
Once you get a good fit with these, I'd say they easily compete with stuff in the $50-$100 price range. Google the Monoprice 8320, quite a few forums like head-fi where these get a lot of praise. Plenty of advice in forums and Amazon reviews about where to get good inexpensive ear tip replacements also.
If you're listening to Apple earbuds or cheap Skullcandy headphones, getting these at under $10 is a no-brainer.
As for sound quality, I would describe these as having excellent bass, it is strong and precise, not muddy. Midrange is very good, clear and natural sounding. Treble is also very good, smooth and not harsh or fatiguing. Detail/nuances on these come through nicely and I would rate that as good. Instrument separation is good. Sound stage is a perception of how open and 'wide' the music seems to be, and that is the weakest attribute for these, it is somewhat narrow - I would call that fair. You have to get into pretty high-dollar IEMs to get a wide sound stage due to the small drivers, I think, so all in all these perform admirably.
Been looking for some cheap replacements for the wooden Big Lots ones, gave these a shot.
posted: Apr. 26, 2013 @ 10:34p
Just got mine and they are not good at all. Well, they are better than what you might get at the dollar store. Maybe. Very little bass, rolled off highs, hollow sound. Ear Candy Ink'd on sale for 10 bucks is still a better deal and light years better than these. Hold out for something better.
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