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Old 10-18-2010, 01:19 PM
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Default my first IEMs - ep630s

they have arrived! all the way from china

first impressions - i like a lot - the bass is in my head finally

the freq range works well for me as i found the mx560s far too high end

much prefer the lower frequency setup

there is noise/vibration from he cables - but i guess this is a limitation of this style of headset

am trying the smaller cones as they are a more comfortable fit - but prob really need to use the mid size for better isolation - once i get used to the feel

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Old 10-18-2010, 02:50 PM
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dont find them too bassy at all - just right i think
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:46 PM
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Default ep630s sounds a bit distorted? :/

hi all,

mmm....my new creative ep630s sometimes sound a bit distorted :/

they sound good for most songs ive listened too but a few recent tracks ive tried had a 'gritty' sound to them

is that normal - or are they damaged ?

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Old 10-19-2010, 03:38 AM
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hey man...dunno....

If they are legit, the chance they are damaged is small, but of course possible.

Can you try to describe the nasty sound some more? Any commonalities in the songs that sound gritty [e.g. are they all very loud tracks, super bass heavy, very busy/dense music...stuff like that]....
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Hey congrats...glad you like em. Like I said, so I did I for a long time

See my comments on your more recent thread re: "gritty" sound...
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:21 PM
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hi.
they came from creative online seller on ebay. packaging
looks good imo.

tricky to describe. the album that was worse was madonna
hard candy. there i said it

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Old 10-19-2010, 04:24 PM
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hi. thanks. yes ive posted on that thread too.

could be ear burnout from too much listening while
on night shift i guess

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Current pop albums are bound to sound distorted, due to the loudness war. Try some better recorded music and see if you still have issues. I recommend any movie soundtrack for testing, since those usually adhere to sane recording/mastering standards.
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hi.
yes that sounds like a good plan. it probably was just
that album

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the fit seems good. looks like wearing them over the
ear might reduce the cable noise ?
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Yeah if you wear the cable behind/over the ears the cable noise is much less. You can also wear the cable under your clothes, that helps as well.

Mine never sounded distorted by the way.. could be the recording is bad, that it's already distorted at the source?

I do think the bass is a bit muddy on the ep630s, so I used the EQ to tweak them to my liking.
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@Danx55: Oh yeah, for sure, I think the issue is with the Madonna CD. She has traditionally ensured that her recordings sound quite good, but for some reason that one [and a couple of others] were I guess recorded poorly - clipping is very evident.

I am no expert on the recording/mastering process like dfkt, but even I can easily detect clipping. This is most probably the issue you describe.

Suggest you try to find some stuff from Diana Krall for instance, in addition to the soundtracks as dfkt mentions. Krall's Live In Paris, to me, is an exceptionally good recording. I can hear her breathing

For well-recorded metal/prog/symphonic try Opeth, Dream Theater, Rush, Kamelot, Within Temptation and Delain.

Microphonics indeed can be reduced as brett_val indicates, wearing the IEM over the ear or with the cable clipped to your shirt or underneath your shirt [whch potentially may be an issue long term I understand due to skin/body oils impacting the rubber coating of the cable, etc].

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hi Les.

thanks for all the info
right clipping. not heard of that. it was across the freq
range i think. so a poor recording would fit.

didnt notice on other albums but then had only tried a few

will check out some of those suggestions

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Old 10-23-2010, 07:37 AM
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mmm...think i might be a bass head

bass seems better after some running in......or could be my ears

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Old 11-15-2010, 09:21 AM
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hi guys

ok the 630s were nice but now mrs dan has decided to have them!

so, replacement - im thinking hippo VBs

question: i found the sen mx560s had too much high end freq and were unpleasant to listen to

im hoping that the VBs dont have too much high frequency?

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