utk, 24 Apr 2011I'm not surprised, you would have choosen panasonic even if you were comparing it against the ... moreI've been following all the suggestions, but didnt really get any of the headphones mentioned, so just out of curiosity, searched headphones in ebay sometime back and ended up buying sony ex mdr-700, got it around Rs.850, they are a good bang for money, people searching for good headphones, may have a look at these headphones, sounds really pleasing, bass is pretty bombastic , mids are a bit high but sound good, in fact rock enthusiasts can rejoice over these as they really deliver really good highs and mids.
Kevz, 24 Apr 2011Well,i compared them at a shop and I observed that the panasonic rp-hv220 has a clearer audio ... moreI'm not surprised, you would have choosen panasonic even if you were comparing it against the likes of 9700/9800. A shop is not the ideal place for earphone shootouts, specialy IEMs.
Two things to keep in mind while using an IEM.
1) A proper air tight seal is necessary for getting good output. Else you won't get any lows or mids. If you new to IEMs, you may not focus on perfect fit while testing.
2) Most branded IEMs(especially Philips) needs a burn-in of many hours(could be anywhere between 10-50 hours) before they produce their true output. This is probably the reason why you didn't like them, I had a similar experience when I used my SHH9700 after buying it. It sounded like crap, no bass, no mids just highs. But, then I read a review of SHE9500 where the writer had a similar problem. After hearing the solution he did a burn-in of 72 hours and the sound quality improved dramaticaly. I did the same(though not 72 hrs continuously) and it started sounding better. Same thing happened to Sidewinder, he was pretty mad at me for suggesting him SHH9700. Even my EP-630 had to go through 20 hours of burn-in before the mids became clear.
For doing a burn-in, put the volume at 70-80%, play some songs or pink noise in a loop or an empty radio frequency and leave it playing for 20 hours atleast.
As for SHE8500, never got my hands on them, so no idea. But Philips does make amazing IEMs for the price you pay, might be good.
Anonymous, 23 Apr 2011hi utk, what about wh 701! compare it with philips one and tell me which is better.Same as WH-205.
utk, 23 Apr 2011Are you sure about that mate? The panasonic one you mentioned is an ordinary earplug whereas t... moreWell,i compared them at a shop and I observed that the panasonic rp-hv220 has a clearer audio output than philips though the bass is a bit low... I immediately googled it but couldnt find any detailed reviews of it... So I decided to go with panasonic and ended up buying them for 599/-..
The local shops even had philips she-8500(never heard of them before) and some other philips models as well but none of them stocked SHE-9700/9800 or similar models... The price of the she-8500 was just 450/-!!!...do u have more info.on this particular model?
novice, 23 Apr 2011hi.dnt buy costly earphones.they are equally damaging to ears as cheap chinese ones. so buy so... moreI know what you mean. Unlike our friends utk and sidewinder, I can't grab one of those philips in ears as they ain't available on the market. I have used the Wh-205 headset from a friend of mine (got free with his 5530) and in my opinion, its very uncomfortable. Its default ear buds are nightmares. And the volume wasn't very satisfying.
As for chinese ones, I had many. They are less durable but are very good in bass department and volume (level 10 of wh-205 or ep-630 is equal to level 6 in these in ears). But the mids and highs are devastating. I realised this when I started using a Sennheiser PMX-60 over the ear neckband headset. These produce way too less bass but is damn clear. Only problem is that its not at all a value for money product as it costs almost as that of philips she-9800. I got mine from a friend at a high discount.
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Kevz, 23 Apr 2011Well u could go for the panasonic rp-hv220 as I have compared them with philips she-3580 and I... moreAre you sure about that mate? The panasonic one you mentioned is an ordinary earplug whereas the Philips ones are IEMs(In-ear monitors). IEMs have better bass response and noise isolation.
hi utk, what about wh 701! compare it with philips one and tell me which is better.
hi.dnt buy costly earphones.they are equally damaging to ears as cheap chinese ones. so buy some good inear chinese earphone in less than 100 rs. but you have to find some yourself. i have one it has better bass than originl sony headphone wity extreme deep bass. high piched sound is a bit low but it cn b adjusted by modifying equalizzer settings. chinese headsets are crap but some r.good.too. find if u cn.
n-man, 22 Apr 2011thx frnd 4 ur valuable reply...but still confused which 1 to buy(after u said about philips)..... moreWell u could go for the panasonic rp-hv220 as I have compared them with philips she-3580 and I felt the panasonic ones to be much better than philips...the panasonic rp-hv220 will cost u 599/- and though not many reviews of these are available on the net they are great value for money IMO...
n-man, 22 Apr 2011thx frnd 4 ur valuable reply...but still confused which 1 to buy(after u said about philips)..... moreFor Rs800 you can buy Philips SHE3680(699MRP)or it's smaller cousin SHE3580, finding one in local stores can be a pain though. They are better than EP-630 or the WH-205.
As far as EP-630 is concerned, well it's good if you can get them in the sub Rs600 range(I got mine for Rs550), make sure it's the real deal and not some cheap chinese copy. Some stores sell them for Rs800-950, frankly I wouldn't buy it for that price that too when I can get the SHH9700 for around Rs1000(that's what I paid for them, it's not a bad choice even if you have to pay Rs1499). OK now the reason I say EP-630 is not worth Rs800-900 is because I can get SHH9700 by paying Rs200 extra. Don't get me wrong, the creative is definitely not a bad earphone and is better than WH-205(even in the bass department) but it's no where near the SHH9700 in terms of sound quality.
SHH9700 has crystal clear sound, deep lows, good mid and highs. There is good separation between different sound chords which is very pronounced when listening to rock/metal songs. You can clearly differentiate the different/multiple guitar chords even when there is booming bass drums playing in the background. In the case of EP-630/WH-205 it's kinda like a muddy mixed bag. The lack of decent sound stage is a big minus too. SHH9700 has good sound stage, not as good as the costlier SHE9800 but way better than EP-630 or WH-205(I even tested some 3D stereophonic records and the result was dismal for creative and WH-205, SHH9700 was awesome with almost full 360 degree effect coupled with proper illusion of directionality and depth perception).
Overall I'll say go for Philips SHE3680/3580(ie if you can find them, try Philips Arena stores) or SHH/SHE9700 if it's available for Rs1000. Next in line would be EP-630 followed by WH-205.