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Actually ended up getting them yesterday. These are good. Not amazing, but good for the price, I guess. First time getting these that wasn't just a pair of iPhone earphones or something. I'm mainly using them at work for Grooveshark because I'm afraid to take my T1's to work (not to mention I'd have to drag my amp in with me). Too bad the laptop at work has a terrible audio out port. Hissing and everything under the sun, probably horrible DAC. Isn't doing a good job with these. I do also like how they aren't in-ear. Those bother me. I wonder how much better the PK1's are.
Edit: Actually these have grown on me, they're pretty darn good for the price. They seem to evolve a bit with time. Good soundstage and everything.
Yeah, I was slightly unimpressed with them initially as well (I used the PK3 for years prior), but they definitely seem to open up with use. Now, I'm not one of those who believes in burn in, but somehow they definitely sound better now than when brand new.
If only the cord didn't devolve with time so much!
Mine still work fine in situations where I'm sitting still, but I'm going to go ahead and warn everyone: THE CORD SUCKS. When I'm walking around, I hear a very regular "bip" in my left earpiece that happens with my footsteps (like a very obvious voltage disconnect). I have to try to screw with the cord to get it in a position where it stops doing that, and it's making them neigh unusable on my daily hour long walks, so I'm already looking for a replacement.
A replacement that sounds similar, anyway. The sound signature on these is pretty spot on. Weak bass, but generally good everywhere else. They do well with David Garrett and orchestral-ish pieces and whatnot.