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Old 06-12-2005, 11:23 PM   #46
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Wow, you got me right there! Yes, that was the only one left. I would have cried if you bought that before me!

Well, sound off the box is just normal with equalizer off. I left it playing in 50% volume for the past two hours. Well, I will tell you how it sounds in couple of days. Don't you know that it needs atleast 100 hours burn-in time? Go back and read the review!!!
I was there, oogling at Sony's new cameras. Then remembered E888, so i went over and took a look and walk off.

It should sound good without any EQ. Thats how the E888 should sound like and enjoyed. For some earphones, you have to trim the treble and maybe add some bass etc etc.

I ask you for 1st impressions cos i haven got a clue how the new philippines ones sound like and if it sounds good with a ipod. Yours is a 5G ipod? And i used the foam pads. It does changes the sound a bit. nb....the review i wrote one, surely i know how many hours i typed!

Try this after a month or so:

Remove the silent cap, there is a paper filter, remove it and slip the foam pads over. It should sound clearer and have better bass and treble extension.
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:33 PM   #47
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I ask you for 1st impressions cos i haven got a clue how the new philippines ones sound like and if it sounds good with a ipod. Yours is a 5G ipod? And i used the foam pads. It does changes the sound a bit. nb....the review i wrote one, surely i know how many hours i typed!

Try this after a month or so:

Remove the silent cap, there is a paper filter, remove it and slip the foam pads over. It should sound clearer and have better bass and treble extension.
Yes, mine is a 5G iPod. I just listed to some of my favorite songs with about 60% volume, with ROCK equalizer. I should say I'm impressed. Treble is balanced and sparkling, just as I wanted! Bass is not to its full extent, but definitely good. As you say, Bass will increase after the burn-in period. I'm confident of that. I use the earphones with foam pads. Without them, I feel insecure that the earphones slip from my ears.

I will do anything you say, to get the best out of my earphones. Again, thanks for your efforts to enlighten all of us with your excellent knowledge in earphones!
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:39 PM   #48
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I will do anything you say, to get the best out of my earphones. Again, thanks for your efforts to enlighten all of us with your excellent knowledge in earphones!
Dun say that. I also learned what i know from other ppl. Esp the mod, i knew it from headfi, those guys are really innovative and sometimes crazy. I am just trying to share what i know. There are many other things i dunno. If you ask me bout headphones, then my knowledge is limited compared to some other members here. And if you take a look at what they had, your eyes can pop out!
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:43 AM   #49
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ahbug1 dude. how do i get the best out of my HJE-50 and Creative Muvo combination?
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Old 07-12-2005, 12:06 PM   #50
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ahbug1 dude. how do i get the best out of my HJE-50 and Creative Muvo combination?
I have no idea as i never use a creative movo before.

1. Essential to get a good seal. Try all the tips and experiment. Insert them as deep as possible.
2. Let them run in for about 50 hours.
3. Use any EQ to adjust the sound to your tastes.
4. Use an amp but likely not to make much difference to a HJE50 or these in-ears.
5. Use a Sony tip or other brands of tips, they might provide a better seal or have better SQ. To me, a Sony tip on the HJE50 sounds slightly better.
6. Wash the ear tips regularly with mild soapy water. Once or twice a month will be fine.

If you're expecting some mod, i have not idea. Din see anyone mod their HJE50 before.

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Old 07-12-2005, 06:04 PM   #51
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To the threadstarter: thank you very much for the in-depth reviews. Am looking around for in-ears earphones and this definitely helps me in deciding what to buy.
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Old 07-12-2005, 07:33 PM   #52
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hot my hje-50 and i must say its an improvement over the earphones that came with my ipod nano.
got them at $49 @ funan song brothers with the 5 dollars coffee bean card which expires 31st dec.
Maybe at sls would be cheaper but no time to go cos had to catch SPL at shaw towers beach raod.
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Old 07-12-2005, 10:21 PM   #53
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U all go slower lah. I have to tahan another week to my payday. This mth i spent too much on CDs liaoz, so dun dare to spend now.
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Old 08-12-2005, 01:14 PM   #54
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Jus wondering how come all of you prefer to buy at SLS Apple at $49.90 instead of Yahoo Auctions at $44.90 sia??
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Old 08-12-2005, 01:45 PM   #55
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Jus wondering how come all of you prefer to buy at SLS Apple at $49.90 instead of Yahoo Auctions at $44.90 sia??
Buyers mentality bah. Some ppl really dun might paying that extra few bucks, and u really get to hold it and know that its supposed to be brand new from shop.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:57 PM   #56
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...And i will not have bought the other version/style. I prefer a normal 1.2m neck chain style.
Ya, I starting to regret liao...When sitting down in the bus not so bad, but when walking, it constantly tugs at my player in my pocket. Probably will have to use the necklace configuration, although the fashion police will probably put in jail for a loonng time for having a black (and big) mp3 player hanging from my neck..oh well, as long as got good sound...

..If got commission, good liao lor.
Hmm, maybe can help write headphone articles for hardwarezone?
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Old 10-12-2005, 04:45 AM   #57
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Hmm........i am looking to buy my 1st iaudio. Eyeing the U3. Any bad points about this brand? I know it has very good SQ but how about the rest like egonomics? Software user friendly?
Besides the G3 I don't know much about the rest of the flash player series.

It (the U3) has an LCD screen... I wish iAudio would come up with a player featuring an OLED screen (has it already?). That would boost battery life significantly even with frequent screen usage. The colour LCD screen IS cool though.

There's also the bad thing about integrated batteries; if they fail, you have to send the player back for battery replacement.
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:41 PM   #58
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I was window shopping at Funan today, saw some earphones which were in this thread so i like to update the rest abit.

I saw the Cresyn earphone at a very big shop on the 5th flr. That shop is actually selling it at $80 and $90. RL and DL(correct model?) WTF?! Its almost double the price u guys bought at sls lor. So warning, dun get "chop" by such shops.
Then i went to Challenger looking for speakers. Saw the Audio-Technica gift pack one of u was talking abt. Its selling $98 for normal shoppers and $88 for members. Not sure if its good price though... I saw 3 boxes left only.
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Besides the G3 I don't know much about the rest of the flash player series.

It (the U3) has an LCD screen... I wish iAudio would come up with a player featuring an OLED screen (has it already?). That would boost battery life significantly even with frequent screen usage. The colour LCD screen IS cool though.

There's also the bad thing about integrated batteries; if they fail, you have to send the player back for battery replacement.

check iaudio F1 with OLED , batter life around 22 hours
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A G3 with the OLED screen would rock.
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