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IKKO Gems OH1S In-Ear Monitors

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Ikko impressed us before with the OH10 IEMs, and we take a look at their latest earphones today. The Ikko Gems OH1S uses a brand-new dynamic driver-based hybrid system and comes in two color options, each with a resin layer that adds to the aesthetics of the textured shell.

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I presume you don't wear glasses?
All of these over ear cables are horrible when you wear glasses, as it's a combination of more things weighing on your ears and your glasses not sitting right on your face.
I really wish someone would make a design that didn't go over your ears.
Admittedly I already have a decent pair of Sony in-ears with three balanced armatures, but Sony went and made a really awful housing that is square-ish and it can get really painful after a couple of hours, so these more sculptured "monitors" are very tempting, but alas...
 

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I presume you don't wear glasses?
All of these over ear cables are horrible when you wear glasses, as it's a combination of more things weighing on your ears and your glasses not sitting right on your face.
I really wish someone would make a design that didn't go over your ears.
Admittedly I already have a decent pair of Sony in-ears with three balanced armatures, but Sony went and made a really awful housing that is square-ish and it can get really painful after a couple of hours, so these more sculptured "monitors" are very tempting, but alas...
I do not wear glasses, and you might be interested in an upcoming review whose cable aims to tackle this as one of the priorities (Etymotic Evo).
 
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I do not wear glasses, and you might be interested in an upcoming review whose cable aims to tackle this as one of the priorities (Etymotic Evo).
Just looked up the product, a bit outside of my price range I'm afraid.
I got my XBA-300's on the cheap when they were EOL'ed or they would've been outside of my price range too.
I've looked at Etymotic before, but never been convinced, so let's see what your conclusion is.
 

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Just looked up the product, a bit outside of my price range I'm afraid.
I got my XBA-300's on the cheap when they were EOL'ed or they would've been outside of my price range too.
I've looked at Etymotic before, but never been convinced, so let's see what your conclusion is.
I was more directing you towards the cable itself, which is the Linum BaX ultrathin one that might as well be a garrote wire
 
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i wear glasses (and sunglasses as a matter of fact ... ) and none of the over hear cables IEM i used till now did bother me ... (even the FA1 with some TRN BT20S )
my TRN V60 used very thick unbalanced and balanced cables and the FA1 stock cable too :oops:

(man these Ikko reviews got me interested in the brand ... and also interested in the Varmilo brand, well the later a little less ... i doubt i will ever have to change my GMMK soon :laugh: but i really dig the design and theme and being a box collector, i should say i have a soft spot ... )
 

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i wear glasses (and sunglasses as a matter of fact ... ) and none of the over hear cables IEM i used till now did bother me ... (even the FA1 with some TRN BT20S )
my TRN V60 used very thick unbalanced and balanced cables and the FA1 stock cable too :oops:

(man these Ikko reviews got me interested in the brand ... and also interested in the Varmilo brand, well the later a little less ... i doubt i will ever have to change my GMMK soon :laugh: but i really dig the design and theme and being a box collector, i should say i have a soft spot ... )
Glad to know I am not the only sucker for a pretty theme.
 
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