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Zorbz
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May 15, 2017
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Ah, these were my favorite IEM for YEARS, for daily use. Having owned over 100 pairs, I definitely kept coming back to these. My first pair had the left channel die after a year and my second pair had a shorter cord for some reason, but sounded the same. Heard a lot of flak regarding build but other than driver failure, I've had no problems the 4 years I've been using two different sets of PL50s. Sony Hybrids fit well (unstretched ones) and are what I would recommend. Compared these to the Shure SE535 and honestly the midrange on both are pretty comparable -- both absolutely fantastic! SE535 has a more even overall sound and really picks up the low end where the PL50 is very light on, but I couldn't justify 10x the price. Not to mention the comfort is out of this world with these due to their size and weight (lack thereof) and I find them to be THE #1 pick for lying down/sleeping. For $30?! I may just have to buy a couple. Bought my previous two pairs for something like $55 and $60. Worth every last penny.
May 15, 2017
Ofer
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May 15, 2017
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Interesting. What's the most expensive IEM you've owned?
May 15, 2017
Zorbz
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May 15, 2017
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A83, FLC8S, SE535, W3, and W4 are probably the most expensive ones. Other notable ones include IM02, DBA-02, RE600, P1, e-Q5, 7550, BA200, and GR07. Most IEMs I've had are under $200. Been pretty disappointed with the pricey ones and don't always think they offer something more than their cheaper rivals, so I find I enjoy the slightly cheaper price bracket when it comes to IEMs. That being said, I actually now use the B100 as my daily over the PL50, but I will ALWAYS have a PL50 ready and waiting for backup.
May 15, 2017
nizwiz
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May 16, 2017
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Sorry for derailing, but I have to ask - since the B100 are now your dailies, do you actually prefer their sound over the W4's and SE535's?
May 16, 2017
Zorbz
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May 16, 2017
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Over the W4? Absolutely. Not quite sure on the SE535 since I never got to directly compare them. The SE535 is definitely my favorite sounding of the more expensive IEMs I've owned but I wasn't a huge fan of the fit. I could imagine with me being satisfied with the PL50 over the SE535 that I'd feel the same with the B100 since I prefer the B100 over the PL50.
May 16, 2017
nizwiz
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May 16, 2017
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Thanks! I guess I will have to get me a pair of B100, then. You should maybe post your praise in the B100 discussion, since it's also dropping right now.
May 16, 2017
gemmoglock
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Mar 17, 2018
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Hello, can you share if the PL50 are still your go to? I am currently using the Pinnacle PX and Brainwavz B100, have owned Creative Aurvana In-Ear 3, KZ ZS3, KZ ATR before and liked the ATH-E40/IM02/LS200 if that helps.
I recall in a older reply to me you mentioned using B100s as a daily with these as a backup. Would you still say the same today?
Mar 17, 2018
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