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Old 26-02-2009, 12:12 AM   #1516
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guys, let me introduce to u the soundmagic PL-30.

dun use the pl-30 on the psp or any cheap player. the sound will sucks like hell.

Use it on a good mp3 player like the cowon s9

coming from a AT CKM50 and Westone UM1 user, I can say the soundmagic outperforms on average on my um1 and AT.

S$40.
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Old 26-02-2009, 12:31 AM   #1517
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guys, let me introduce to u the soundmagic PL-30.

dun use the pl-30 on the psp or any cheap player. the sound will sucks like hell.

Use it on a good mp3 player like the cowon s9

coming from a AT CKM50 and Westone UM1 user, I can say the soundmagic outperforms on average on my um1 and AT.

S$40.
wah..... sound good.... soundmagic PL-30??? where can i get it??? how's the bass performance on this earphone?
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Old 26-02-2009, 12:46 AM   #1518
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wah..... sound good.... soundmagic PL-30??? where can i get it??? how's the bass performance on this earphone?
bass is avg, but better then um1. slightly lousier than CKM50. u can get it at vr-zone, got ppl selling there - do a search engine.

i can tell u the clarity is better then all those sub S$80 iems,

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Old 26-02-2009, 12:47 AM   #1519
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if u meant UPGRADE, then i would say sennheiser IE6 or sennheiser CX500. i have ep830 and im not even impressed, perhaps because i heard it out of the box not burning it enuf.
IE6 and CX500 both beyond my budget rite????? i like my bass alot any below 100 to intro??? thanks...
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Old 27-02-2009, 07:40 PM   #1520
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Creative having promo, aurvana in ear going at $99. good deal?
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Old 27-02-2009, 09:02 PM   #1521
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i would prefer metro fi 2 at that price instead of aurvana!
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Old 27-02-2009, 11:29 PM   #1522
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Creative having promo, aurvana in ear going at $99. good deal?
Aurvana in-ears??? You must be kidding me.... that's probably the last on my list. I'll rather fork out a bit more for the Westone UM1.... Originally Made In USA!!
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Old 28-02-2009, 12:06 AM   #1523
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hi berzy!

you might wanna try out Crossroad's Bijou 2 or 3, or the Denon C252 at Jaben.

Bijou 2 has more bass. while 3 is more balanced. I'm using a Bijou 3, after using it for a while, i'm starting to find the highs a bit harsh and sharp for my ears, so it might not be truly balanced after all.

go audition them, we all have different ears

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Old 28-02-2009, 12:34 AM   #1524
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hi berzy!

you might wanna try out Crossroad's Bijou 2 or 3, or the Denon C252 at Jaben.

Bijou 2 has more bass. while 3 is more balanced. I'm using a Bijou 3, after using it for a while, i'm starting to find the highs a bit harsh and sharp for my ears, so it might not be truly balanced after all.

go audition them, we all have different ears
thanks for the advice. any idea how much does a C252 cost?
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Old 28-02-2009, 06:17 AM   #1525
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thanks for the advice. any idea how much does a C252 cost?
i have no idea, sorry. i saw a comment on Jaben forums that they were bang-for-bucks, that's why i recommended them to you, but my guess is less than $100. the Bijous are also less than 100 also
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:13 AM   #1526
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thanks for the advice. any idea how much does a C252 cost?
theres a offer at jaben, C252+bijou+fio amp at 99bucks.

I have bijou 3 too, i'm still burning them now after 60hours, clarity has improved but the highs like a forumers said, are too sharp, listen too long would cause fatigue. But when i initially hear bijou out of the box, it was worst.

Also if you want built quality, don't go for the crossroad bijou, they have high failing rate although there's warranty.

Else u can also consider sennheiser cx300 which is a lower end cx500.

But at $100, there's isn't a whole lot to audition. Earlier this mth had the same budget as u, i got the bijous, still i wan it burned in before i judge it.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:33 AM   #1527
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thanks for the advice. any idea how much does a C252 cost?
checked out the price for you, it's $49.

the bundle mentioned by bro angel99999 is quite worth it
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:40 AM   #1528
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theres a offer at jaben, C252+bijou+fio amp at 99bucks.

I have bijou 3 too, i'm still burning them now after 60hours, clarity has improved but the highs like a forumers said, are too sharp, listen too long would cause fatigue. But when i initially hear bijou out of the box, it was worst.

Also if you want built quality, don't go for the crossroad bijou, they have high failing rate although there's warranty.

Else u can also consider sennheiser cx300 which is a lower end cx500.

But at $100, there's isn't a whole lot to audition. Earlier this mth had the same budget as u, i got the bijous, still i wan it burned in before i judge it.
decide against having bijou..... the build is the reason....
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:46 AM   #1529
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checked out the price for you, it's $49.

the bundle mentioned by bro angel99999 is quite worth it
Heard about bijous high failure rate too...... sound good but very disappointing build......
Might try the Denon but i already meeting the Magicsound PL-30 seller tomolo to test will decide after i test the pl-30.... hmmmmm if all is disappointing might want to up my budget....
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Heard about bijous high failure rate too...... sound good but very disappointing build......
Might try the Denon but i already meeting the Magicsound PL-30 seller tomolo to test will decide after i test the pl-30.... hmmmmm if all is disappointing might want to up my budget....
i wanted to get pl-30 initially too, but i see the design not trendy at all, especially the colors they use to differentiate L/R are red/blue.
Also i do know that most pl-30 sold in SG are imports, so warranty wise it's none unless buyers give personal warranty.

For audio stuffs, i would really recommand u go hear the BEST stuff for yourself first, maybe say audition a UE superfi 10. Because like me, i once though cx300 was very good until i heard better.

And don't really go judge a earphone opened in a box, most earphones requires burning in.
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