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Massdrop Blue Box: NuForce HEM IEMs

Massdrop Blue Box: NuForce HEM IEMs

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What the hell my order has been shipping in my country 5 days. For context Singapore is 42 km pretty sure DhL would reach in 2 days by Apple shipping. So 5 days for being dispatched from a facility in Singapore is ridiculous. To make it worse it still hasn’t arrived. Massdrop support gave me the best line wait for 1 month. So you mean to tell me it takes 1 month to get from the facility to my house. Well done guys.
Yay got the hem4s
My package is 0.4 lbs. What does that mean for me?
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popposs
My was too, got HEM1
Forti
Hem 1 sigh
I think that those of us who are getting the dynamics just got screwed by Massdrop - Massdrop x NuForce EDC In-Ear Monitors look exactly like the dynamics for $40 less. The Massdrop x NuForce are actually better because they have both cables.
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oooteeddee
i feel it, also the fact that amazon sold the hem2 for 60 bucks. i usually amazon first before i massdrop but the bluebox got the best of me.
supplice
Haha same here man
It looks like i've got unlucky and got the HEM dynamics as my shipping weight is near nothing at 0.4lbs.
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Oh, I see. Then it seems even more likely as Amazon lists dynamics as less then the previously mentioned 0.4 lbs. I hope we get lucky!
Nenija
I know . I'm hoping for the best.
I don't think this even hit the minimum for 1 surprise item
oooteeddee
That was the main reason I signed up :(
I wish the drop wasn’t limited to 1 per person because I really want to enter twice
anyone heard the hem1 or dynamic? im not familiar with how they sound.
i have 2 pairs of hem2 and a nuforce ne-800m, recently sold my pair of hem4 and hem 6. until a few months ago, they ( the 2 and 6) were my dailies.
The hem 2 and 6 are SPECTACULAR. the hem 4 i didn't like, and i haven't heard the 8. i also have an order in on the massdrop x nuforce EDC which im assuming is like the hem dynamic?
the 2 series and up come with this waterproof translucent pelican style hard case that rocks. not sure if the lower models have that. the case alone is awesome. the hem shells are my favorite shells out of all of the iems i own. super comfortable and low profile, enough that you can lie down with them in your ears. similar to shure and westone shells.
will a blue box come back with the hem 2/4/6/8 again?
fyi, hem 2& 4 is currently both 129$ on amazon
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im not a huge fan of mid accentuated headphones, which was my interpretation of the 4. prefer either bass heavy or more neutral. preferred the sound sig of the 2, and the more balanced sig of the 6 with it's better stage. i thought the 6 sounded to me sort of like the was like the 4 and the 2 combined and was just a generally better presentation imo. the 6 is also periodically on sale for like ~200$ on amazon which is a no brainer when it hits that price. haven't heard the 8 but hear nice things.
jersey_boy
i've auditioned the hem 1's theyre not bad but not that great either, abit lacking in bass quantity. The nuforce edc is a different tuned nuforce hem dynamic iirc
Just to make sure I'm reading this right... I have a 40% chance of getting a set of HEMs for list price and get to wait for 6 weeks for that honor? Versus buying from Amazon and getting them in 2 days?
bsoplinger
You also have a 60% chance of getting something better
FrostyP
True, basically I see it as a 50-50 chance and I'm not a particularly lucky person. Makes deciding whether to get the Thinksound ON2 instead of these a bit easier.
HEM Dynamic vs. EDC, anyone? (both feature a dynamic driver)
Hem1 vs. HEM2, anyone? (both feature a single balanced armature)
Thanks
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Thanks. Which one is warmer, EDC or HEM Dynamic?
Ofer
HEM Dynamic.
How does this compare to the EDC drop?
acriollo
I believe the EDCs are based off the HEM Dynamics
acriollo
Different tuning (i.e not the same sound), different accessories, different color... Same earpiece shape and design, same silicon tips and same microphone cable. - Jyri/NuForce
Came in today: Got lucky, HEM8.
Got mine this morning (Australia). HEM2.
Received mine this morning in the mail. HEM2. Listening to them now and have been for a couple hours. Benefit greatly from the Chord Mojo. Not impressed without Mojo and just iphone6. Or with the Shanling which pairs nicely with ThinkSound On2. Not sure these aren't starting to grow on me already. Not bad but was hoping for the HEM8's. Comfort is ok too
I received tracking info. Doubt there is a weight difference noticeable but it weighs 1.4 lbs/.64kg demensions of package 8x8x8. Fingers crossed I get a black pair.
Lostdog54
Mine was 1.2 lbs. I'm going to be real bummed out if these are the world's heaviest drivers and that means I got the HEM2.
I'm wondering about the status of this drop. It closed quite a long time ago and it should definitely have shipped by now.
Has anyone received shipping or tracking info? It's way past the original estimated shipping date. Havent received an email update/notice from MD in several days. Any word?
Lostdog54
I saw it shipped off of the 'my transactions' menu, but haven't gotten official word from Massdrop yet. Still says it's ten days to get to California though, which seems excessive.
Hai can someone tell me how good is the hem 8 compared to the westone w30 n w40?? I can't find comparisons
Dilip
I overall have only heard that for the most part the line up is pretty lack luster, not to mention your chances are 1/10 of getting the HEM 8. I personally would just save your money on this one.
SephHaley
Well I saw it on sale somewhere lol for 270$ hem 8 ,so just wanted to know if it was better than the w30 or w40
how do the hem6's compare to the hem2's sound wise? preferred the 2 to the 4, and prefer 1more triples to the 2.
i alternate the hem2 and the triples as my daily driver, but for the 6's at 200$ on amazon, id take that or maybe consider to risk a third blue box on these.
I've gotten base model on every blue box I've done, and every nuforce product i received via massdrop had to be RMA'd immediately for defects (800's were split in half and unglued, defective driver on hem2's, etc). nuforce was easy to work with for RMA's but i'm hesitant the blue boxes are constant b-stock given my experiences with defects.
jersey_boy
LLT (LinusTechTips) made a video on all four versions in one video. So if you want a comparison I'd check it out
jersey_boy
I joined the last drop and got HEM2. They're not bad, pretty good for a single BA earphone. Then i got HEM6 in a good ebay deal and sold the HEM2, because HEM 2 lacks a on the low end and the colour was not the best :) Don't get me wrong, both of them are not actually for the bass heads as you definetely know. However the sub bass presentation of HEM6 is more tangible than HEM2. Sound separation was also another reason why i got HEM6 over HEM2. However i wouldn't pay 400 Euros (which is a legit price in Germany btw) for HEM6. If you get a good deal, get HEM6, if not HEM2 is not too bad either.
massdrop is so jokes... https://www.amazon.com/NuForce-Reference-Headphones-Balanced-Armature/dp/B01C741IVQ?th=1
their deals get crappier every i check back....
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HEm6 was $199 free shipping on Amazon yesterday ($299 for HEM8), I also checked. I think he was trying to share the info which is good.
Was a deal 200$ for HEm6 (looks like you missed it). Also where are you getting the 50% chance of getting something better? I did a quick "eyeball" expected value calculation and it wasn't worth it. If you are in it for the thrill... there are more exciting ways to do that too IMO.
So if someone is a winner and gets the CEntrance DACPort Slim, do they get that along with the IEMs or do they just get the "prize" like a typical Blue Box?
I'm curious because it doesn't seem like a prize to get a DAC/amp that sells for $50 less than the buy in price on the Blue Box if that's all you get.
Dunno if anyone has checked Amazon, but the HEM2s are $150 and with Prime shipping, HEM6s are $200 with Prime shipping, and the HEM8s are $300 with Prime shipping. So you can either spend $50 more and get yourself the HEM6s or for the same price get HEM2s in 2 days instead of a month.
Link: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=nuforce+hem
Ferengi
you what? on amazon.com: HEM2: 150$ (50% chance here) HEM4: 250$ (25%) HEM6: 350$ (15%) HEM8:450$ (10%)
you got 50% chance of saving at least 100$ here and 50% chance of spending full retail on a HEM2
e.xo
Amazon was indeed on sale yesterday. Only $199 for HEM6 and $299 for HEM8. I would have gone with that if I did not join the Primo8 drop last month.
I joined in the last drop, (mid/late november 2016) and honestly, this drop is more or less a 50/50 gamble, either you pay almost full retail on the HEM2 or you get either a pretty decent, a very good or an extremly good deal. Someone has to "lose" if someone else wants to "win", that's how lottery works too.
The gamble factor, and not knowing what you get till the box arrives is somewhat "thrilling" tbh.. The last time, when i joined it, this drop was live at the same time as the noble audio x launched and i debated till last second which of those drops i should join, and i stuck with the blue box and got the HEM6, was a pretty good decision, and now i am thinking about joining a second time and trying my luck again..
Nuforce has a new? (not sure) one driver pair called the HEM1, not entirely sure how it stacks up to the HEM2, seeing as it sports the same single-knowles driver setup at almost half the price of the HEM2
how do each of these compare to the shure 535?
I know the enticement of this drop is the gambling aspect of it but just realize that the retail price of these are 50 dollars less then their retail value as marked on here. So for 50% of the people who get HEM2's you essentially paid normal price.
Also you can get HEM4's for $139.00
https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_109391_NuForce-HEM4.html
pwnerman
There's also a 7% off sale going on now. $130 with shipping.
Got the HEM8. Let me know if someone wants to buy them.
pavlruslan
for how much?
vitop
350
I've received HEM6's. Exactly what I was hoping for, couldn't be more satisfied!
Not sure if this is the right place to post it, but I'll give it a shot. Does anyone know whether optoma or any others sell replacement cables for the nuforce hem's? Got mine yesterday (hem4), and so far loving it (gives me a nice change of sound signature compared to my daily driver IE80's, feel like the hem4's have crispier/nicer treble and a wider soundstage, but less bass), but the issue I have is that the microphone cable out of the box does not work (no sound in one ear), so would love to get that replaced/buy a new cable for that.
Thank you!
tribesdude
It says on the drop 1-year limited warranty, try sending an email to MD for further assistance on your concern.
tribesdude
I'd be keen on answers to that, too. The braided cable has "aged ungracefully" for me; I saw a review <http://www.headfonia.com/review-nuforce-hem2-bizarre-love-triangle/> reporting others with similar problems. I had seen report that Westone 2 pin cables were compatible, and had a pair of KZ ZST headphones arrive last night from AliExpress; alas, those do not fit with the HEM2 :-( I'd be open to hearing any other sorts of replacement cable possibilities...