Massdrop Plus Universal IEMs
Massdrop Plus Universal IEMs
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The first in-ear monitor tuned by Massdrop from the ground up, the Plus features a novel sound signature that combines aspects of a number of community-favorite IEMs. With three Sonion balanced-armature drivers per ear, it delivers extended bass, clarity, and a sound that leans toward full and fun Read More
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nand
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Jul 23, 2020
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Shell cracked within seconds
I'm not sure if they arrived with a manufacturing fault or if the shell is just that brittle, but it seems I applied pressure along a slightly unintended axis causing the shell to immediately fault. Subjectively it also feels very thin and brittle, especially compared to my previous IEMs which had a much, much stronger/thicker shell. Would never buy them again. I'll attempt seeing if I can repair them with some form of glue but I'm skeptical.
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Would not recommend to a friend.
Jul 23, 2020
darijit
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Jul 22, 2020
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Great detail at $200
These are one of the most detailed and well-fitting IEMs I have used. I really like the vocal representation here, even straight out of my iPhone. I think they updated the cable sometime after the initial launch, while not excellent, the cable it comes with now does the job well. Pros
  • Detailed sound, specially the vocals
  • Easy to drive
  • Extremely well fitting for a universal IEM
Cons
  • Useless chin slider
  • Lackluster packaging and accessories
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Jul 22, 2020
Greywind
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Jul 1, 2020
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Pretty good IEMs
4* when they were $300, 5* when they dropped to $200 I'm not an IEM expert (as I mostly use regular headphones and earbuds due to comfort reasons), but among the IEMs I used previously those were the best fitting ones. YMMV due to ear shape and such, but for me it's a great fit. Sound-wise they are fine, not neutral whatsoever, but what'd describe as "fun". I'd still say that they are pretty sibilant in poorly-mastered tracks, so that may be an issue depending on what music you listen to. No problems with cable with active usage over a year, but, like most people say, I don't find it particularly good. But for $200 it's acceptable.
Jul 1, 2020
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Jun 29, 2020
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quite bass-heavy.
basically, yes. it sounds like er-4 series with added bass. which is good, but bass bleeding to mids is making the tonal balance quite dark. with iOS EQ settings, the iem sounds lean with bass reducer, but quite nice with treble booster. not the best iem ever, but still a good player in the price range.
Jun 29, 2020
NYCrucial
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Jun 18, 2020
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Nice accurate sounding IEMs. These need to be plugged into a good source or you'll get boomy bass and terrible sounds buds lol. I gave these Bad rap at first but I used a DAP and these are really really good in ears! I'm now in love with them haha. I do wish the cable felt a little less flimsy but idc because they are very light and can be stuffed in your pocket when traveling
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Jun 18, 2020
Balugasnap
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May 23, 2020
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Poor quality
Cable broke Right iem broke Only 1 year warranty Won't buy again
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May 23, 2020
bipolarbear528
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May 2, 2020
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Good, clear sound
These sound very clear and very detailed. Good bass and rolled off treble. The extension is there, but it's just hard to hear the very high frequencies. The shape was not for me though, and my ears would start hurting after an hour or so.
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May 2, 2020
EstebanXX
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Apr 28, 2020
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I had wanted to get the Plus for quite a while, but two things keep me from doing so: their high price and the ugly cable that everyone complained about. But when I saw that both of those issues had been taken care of, I had no reason not to try them out. And I am glad I did. Before the Plus, my Drop IEM collection was composed of the Nuforce EDC3, the Pinnacle PX, and the Planamic. Out of those, I liked the EDC3 the most, but I did find that it lacked some bottom-end and that it sounded a bit cold and unnatural. For me, the Plus resolves all of these issue, while being just as light and comfortable as the EDC3. These factors, in addition to the Plus offering better noise isolation than the other three I own (at least when coupled with Spinfit tips), makes it my favorite Drop IEM so far (I have yet to try the JVC IEM.) But even when I like the Plus a lot, I still feel that it is not my endgame, even though I honestly hoped it would. Something is still missing. I am starting to realize that I will need to make a huge leap and start looking for options that cost three to four times as much for that missing 5 or 10% (Yes... It does look like I have fallen into the audiophile trap...) Out of the Drop catalog, the Noble and Zeus multi-driver offerings are my target now. For its current discounted price, I do think the Plus is worth it. If you can afford it and are looking for IEM options within the Drop realm, I would recommend that you get these over the rest of models in the $200-and-under range.
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Apr 28, 2020
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Apr 27, 2020
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Mediocre sound and even worse QC
These are the comments taken out from my YouTube review here. I am only reposting here for the credits :) Like:
  1. Fantastic to perfect fit, so isolation is hard to complain (except it might be dangerous to use on busy streets)
  2. Carrying case seems to be largely waterproof
  3. Sound stage is quite wide and horizontal imaging is generally acceptable (though not laser focus)
Dislike:
  1. Weak bass, poor dynamics and no punch despite what measurement might want you to believe. Think UE900 but slightly worse
  2. Bass elevation is too broad, so it bleeds a bit into mid range and make it muddy
  3. Female vocals might get drowned out in busy passages in music. Again, similar to UE900 in this regard but not as bad
  4. Treble tuning is too conservative, so not only is this range lacking shimmer and sparkle which really makes drums, strings and cymbals sound dull and poorly defined, overall articulation and airiness suffers as well. You can really feel this through Plus's muddy mid range
  5. Some sounds seem to drag on longer than they should comparing to other IEMS, especially cymbals
  6. Cable is extremely poorly made. See my link above for specific details.
  7. Earpiece shell (in particular the 2-pin slot) and carrying case have a dusty look to them, making them look cheap, unpolished and dirty
  8. Most of the comments on sound above apply mostly when using stock tips. Changing to SpinFit will give significant improvements but then that's extra cost to make a mediocre earphone sound better.
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Would not recommend to a friend.
Apr 27, 2020
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Apr 27, 2020
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Massdrop should rethink the sound signature, ear tip selection and just in general how to make it feel more premium. And also, please completely revamp the cable. Think about sleeving material, choker, how to bend the ear guide so it's evenly shapped on both sides, how to improve the connector so you don't lose sound on one channel or have poor connection so the earphone sounds like crap.
Apr 27, 2020
Apeiron
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Apr 21, 2020
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Great so far
I bought them time ago, I´m one of those who is struggling with the white poor cable (and payed 300$), so good point to changing it (and even better to reduce the price). About the sound, I like it, people in changing their mind in revisions etc, but I still think they are great (moreover in this price range) I paired it with a Dragonfly Red + Apple Adapter + Iphone X and this is my go to option.
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Apr 21, 2020
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