[IEM] Soundmagic es18 vs es18s

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
Hi,
I had es 18 years ago and I loved it.After it died I bought cowon em1.But i didnt like it as much as es 18.
So now there is a mic d version of it called es18s.I was wondering if they improved the cable in the new version(es18s)I have no use for the mic but would buy the new version of it if they have improved atleast 1% of its built quality from the original one :D
 

rajesh00

Journeyman
Hi,
I had es 18 years ago and I loved it.After it died I bought cowon em1.But i didnt like it as much as es 18.
So now there is a mic d version of it called es18s.I was wondering if they improved the cable in the new version(es18s)I have no use for the mic but would buy the new version of it if they have improved atleast 1% of its built quality from the original one :D

I have es18s.I would say its not that great at low,it lacks bass.But Good at mids and highs. Isolation is very good.For Build quality its more than avg.I have been using it from 6 months,so far so good.There might be other good IEMs.
 
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Nanducob

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
I have es18s.I would say its not that great at low,it lacks bass.But Good at mids and highs. Isolation is very good.For Build quality its more than avg.I have been using it from 6 months,so far so good.There might be other good IEMs.
Thanks.will buy the non micd version
 
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Nanducob

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
Update: got it ,but no pouch this time :(
Sounds sht on first listen as always :)
Excellent service by amazon ,place order on 11-th 9 pm ,got it now :p
 
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jkultimate

GAMING IS NOT A CRIME
ES 18 is awesome in sound quality but lacks build quality. I loved it once I had it. But the wires given up after 1 year.
Now using Sony MDRXB30, awesome quality and awesome build quality.
And it has flat wires too ;)
 
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Nanducob

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
ES 18 is awesome in sound quality but lacks build quality. I loved it once I had it. But the wires given up after 1 year.
Now using Sony MDRXB30, awesome quality and awesome build quality.
And it has flat wires too ;)
when did you buy es 18? I feel that the wires are netter now, more rubbery than plasticky unlike the one bought in 2012.
 
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Nanducob

Nanducob

Wise Old Owl
SO does that mean that it is overall a better buy compared to earlier version?
Yes,better than the one I bought in 2012,if my memory is correct ,but still not good enough,the connector/jack thingy is the same.I guess they might have made changes in the cable along with micd version as I don't see much fuss about build quality in the reviews of micd version.Anyways I bought it for the SQ,will use EM1 for rough use ;)
 
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$hadow

Geek in making
Yes,better than the one I bought in 2012,if my memory is correct ,but still not good enough,the connector/jack thingy is the same.I guess they might have made changes in the cable along with micd version as I don't see much fuss about build quality in the reviews of micd version.Anyways I bought it for the SQ,will use EM1 for rough use ;)

Good to hear that. I was looking for a improved version of es 18.
 
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