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I ordered 2 of these drops and I ended up with a pair of Jive IEMs and a pair of M100s. The two most common but that's ok. Looking forward to checking these out. Just fresh off the delivery truck. Got nailed for a 23.06 customs charge as well for coming in to Canada. Will check to see if they still remain competitively priced shortly.
Initial thoughts. My red Jive's are comfortable in the ear and feel like they are pretty well constructed. The sound is very neutral and flat. Highs can be a little too high in my opinion. This all said they haven't had time to break in so time will tell. The included Comply Sport tips really feel good in the ears though they are a bit tricky to install. The rubber tips included pretty good as well.
The M100s are far superior to the Jive's. High's are present but not overpowering. The bass is pretty heavy but don't distort at high volume. The mids are present though without an EQ setting the mids may get a little hidden behind the bass. Again this is all with hardly break in time. The included Comply Premium earphone tips look nice in theory but I found them nearly impossible to install. The rubber tips included with the M100s pretty decent themselves and I really don't see a need for the Comply tips.
Each of these IEMs come in a really nice zippered pack that makes storing all the tips and the earphones themselves very convenient not to mention makes the IEMs harder to lose.
Would I recommend this drop?
Well lets look at some numbers for the value side of this first. Keep in mind I am Canadian as well so some prices may not reflect where you live.
Current value of Jive IEMs on a leading website is $37.95 CAD / $29.73 USD
Massdrop quoted value of Jive IEMs is $31.90 CAD / $24.99 USD
Current value of M100 IEMs on a leading website is $59.50 CAD / $46.50 USD
Massdrop quoted value of M100 IEMs is $114.96 CAD / $89.50 USD
Actual cost without customs charge or shipping for both IEMs $66.36 CAD / $51.98 USD
Actual cost without customs charge with shipping for both IEMs $78.81 CAD / $61.73 USD
Actual cost with customs and shipping for both IEMs $101.87 CAD / $79.79 USD
Total cost if purchase from on a leading website $97.45 CAD + 13% ON HST = $110.12 CAD
Total saved $8.25 CAD / $6.46 USD
Interesting numbers there. I did end up saving a few dollars in the end.
Would I purchase this drop again. Probably not, though I do think the M100 IEMs are a great value in this drop even if they are really cheap to purchase on the leading website I used to compare prices. The Jive IEMs are a waste of money though. I honestly think the Monk earbuds I just received from another drop have better sound quality and a much cheaper price. Of course you lose out on noise-isolation on those but they are way cheaper.