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Old 01-04-2007, 07:37 PM
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Default V-Moda Vibes vs Creative Labs EP-880 (earphones)

What do you guys think are better?

I'm thinking of getting the V-Moda Vibes... Having a hard time... Both are within 10 dollars range making it a harder choice.

My downsides:

Vibe:
- 92 dB Sensitivity

EP-880:
- Overkill frequency
- Can fall out of ears
- Hard to find.

Now let's roll onto the Earphones themselves!

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V-Moda's Vibes
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:::Specifications:::

Compatibility: all iPod, Zune, MP3, DVD, computer, and CD players
Included Accessories: gold leather pouch, modawrap, six pairs (S,M,L) of clear and two pairs (S) black silicone fittings, V-MODA VIP Card
Frequency Response: 12 Hz – 22 kHz
Speaker Driver: V-MASQUE dynamic technology, 9mm neodymium rare-earth magnet
Cable length: 32” plug to y-connector, 13.5” even-length earphone cables
Cable diameter: 2.2mm optimal for sport
Plug: 24k gold-plated, straight 3.5mm (1/8”) stereo plug
Weight: 12 grams (0.42 ounces)
Impedance: 16 ohms
Sensitivity: 92 dB (at 1kHz 1mW)
Rated Input Power: 2mW

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Creative EP-880
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:::Specifications:::

Driver Units: 16mm Neodymium magnet transducer
Frequency Response: 8Hz ~ 27kHz
Impedance: 16ohms
Sensivity: 110dB
Cord Length: 0.5m with 1m extension cable (OFC)
Input Plug: 3.5mm stereo gold-plated miniplug
Net Weight: 18g / 0.6oz (without packaging)
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:42 PM
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get the V-Moda's Vibes, purly because I own stock in the company (just kidding)
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:43 PM
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Read my Vibe review on the front page: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...ibe-review.php
They're really good...

The frequency response of the EP-880 is a joke. No earphone can go down that low. I bet they don't even go down to ~25Hz, since they're just earbuds and don't seal the slightest bit. Talk about marketing speech.

Since Creative makes no phones of their own, I'm 100% sure they're rebranded Cresyn LMX-E700 OEM earbuds. They should cost not more than ~$40-50.

Moved the thread to the correct subforum.
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Since Creative makes no phones of their own, I'm 100% sure they're rebranded Cresyn LMX-E700 OEM earbuds. They should cost not more than ~$40-50.

Moved the thread to the correct subforum.
Oh damn I feel betrayed.. I really wanted to support creative... But damn...

Now I seriously think ima get the Vibes, and yeah I read your review, sites link to it like crazy ahaha. Good Job man. I might get these.
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:52 PM
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lol, vides definetly, you can hardly compare buds and IEMs anyway.

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Oh damn I feel betrayed.. I really wanted to support creative... But damn...

Now I seriously think ima get the Vibes, and yeah I read your review, sites link to it like crazy ahaha. Good Job man. I might get these.
Yeah, better support a promising new company that actually really likes their own products they create... With the Vibes you get what you pay for, they're worth the $80-100, IMO.
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Yeah thanks guys, after hearing that I would be paying for re-badged stuff and not supporting the real deal... I definitely choose the Vibes.

I'm just wondering. the EP-480s (I think that's what they are) That came with my Zen Vision W. They hurt the cartilage in my ears so... Do you think that these will too? Or will they be more comfortable?
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The Vibes are very comfortable, very much like CX300s or EP630s... and you get a huge assortment of silicone flanges with them, you should be able to tweak them to your liking.
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The Vibes are very comfortable, very much like CX300s or EP630s... and you get a huge assortment of silicone flanges with them, you should be able to tweak them to your liking.
Yeah I saw that. Another thing I loved was the Wrap thing. I have problems with my wire being too long and stuff so this is definitely a plus! I think this time i'll read your review word for now.
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I bought a air of vibes from Amazon yestrerday for $85. I will let you know what I think when I get them in. But form everything I have read here and elsewhere they are going to be great.
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I haven't tried either, but earbuds don't stay in my ears very well when walking. So I'm guessing that I would prefer the Vibes. And will probably order a pair sometime after I get my nerve up <grin>.

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Get the Vibes. No competition.

Check out this review over at head-fi http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=208981

Head-fi'ers are the most picky listeners ever, and this reviewer says "On a scale of one to ten, I have to rate the V-moda Vibes a solid 9.5. There really isn't much wrong with these phones. What really ticks me off is I spent over $300 bones on my old favorites the Westone Um2. And now these bad boys come out at just $101 dollars and smoke them. I'm not kidding. The Vibes just sound so musical."
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So far they sound great. Will let you know what they sound like in the morning after they warm up overnight.
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fraseyboy: Just cause one guy on head-fi gave them a near perfect review doesnt mean you would like them better than the damn good UM2s, unless your a true audiophile, euphony is the most important part of it all. I personally still think the king of all IEMs are Ety ER4 and that the ER6i are more pleasent to listen too than the vibes, but thats just me.

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Ok, now that they have broken in a bit, they have a very nice wide and warm soundstage. The bass is powerfull in these things and I now am able to listen to the player without the Bass Boost setting on and it sounds great.

In comparison, these blow the doors off of the stock earbuds, and provide a much warmer and more full presence than my mid range Sony earbuds.

Not sure how they compare to the Shure or other brands, but I really like them and isint that what it's all about?

Hope that helps.
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I just got a set of Vibes myself and I was stunned at how good they sound. When I first tried them they were very tinny but after a 24 hour warm up they now sound amazing. I am very happy with mine.
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Out of interest, how do the Vibes compare to the CX 300's ? As the CX 300's are a fair bit cheaper.
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Out of interest, how do the Vibes compare to the CX 300's ? As the CX 300's are a fair bit cheaper.
See this thread, for some opinions

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showth...ht=vibes+cx300

I think the basic answer is ...it depends what you are looking for. Each addresses a different market (so to speak).

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Thanks Steve, really nice comparisons from there, the CX 300's definately suit me and still can't believe the bargain I got for them a few months ago!
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