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I'd like to trade or sell my Primo 8's. Looking for something with slightly more bass. I'd be interested in trying some of the EDC NuForce, or some of the other Massdrop IEM's. Here's the link: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/nuforce-primo-8-iem-for-sale-trade.873103/
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montgomerycburns
Never mind. I saw it on Head-Fi. It looks good. Can you give me your email and we can talk details.
hotjuicysteak
Sure. Dan@letsmerge.com
A couple of comments after having the IEMs for 4 days. Out of the box, really nice packaging and accessories. The IEMs themselves feel very light, and I'm not sure how I feel about that. I don't want to break them, but the way the "beetle" design fits in the ear combined with the light weight means that I barely know they are in my ears.
My first reaction out of the box was "Wow" and not in a good way. They were extremely mid-heavy and the very limited bass was very blurry and muffled. I let them run for 2 days to break them in and there has been a noticeable improvement. They still aren't bass heavy (didn't expect them to be) but it has come into its own. Incredibly clear sound. Very detailed. I must say I don't own any other headphones that seem so susceptible to source. The quality of the recording and the player/DAC seem to make a HUGE difference. Listening to Rae Morris - Someone Out There in 24-bit FLAC on my Hidizs AP200 DAP or my MIYO DAC it gives me chills.
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No issue with that at this Point. Connection seems solid
I've replaced my original Primo 8 MMCX Cable with these two MMCX Cables from Amazon! I highly recommend getting one of these if you DON'T want an inline mic! I haven't had a single issue since replacing the MMCX Cable, and overall I'm much happier now!

OKCSC MMCX Cable
https://www.amazon.com/OKCSC-Upgrade-Earphone-Copper-Replacement/dp/B075M6DXGY

KK MMCX Cable
https://www.amazon.com/L-Shaped-Connection-Replacement-Earphone-Cable/dp/B077PFYXR9

FWIW, I MUCH prefer the OKCSC MMCX Cable, since it's MUCH more flexible compared to the KK MMCX Cable! However, KK also makes this cable as well, which I don't own, but I guarantee that it's more flexible than the one I bought just by the way it's constructed!๐Ÿ˜‰

KK MMCX Cable (more flexible)
https://www.amazon.com/L-Shaped-Connection-Replacement-Earphone-Cable/dp/B076K32Z4S

Here's a picture of the OKCSC MMCX Cable, with my Sony NW-A35 Walkman and Primo 8 IEM's, and the amazing Comply isolation+ tips!
Just got mine a few hours ago. Tried all the silicon tips...none were comfortable or fit me. Sounded really crappy without a good seal. The complys were hard to install. And the cable was freely rotating on the left side, right out of the box. The plastic nib that's supposed to stop the cable from rotating is already worn out... is this a refurbished unit??

On the plus side.. these sound great with the comply tips. Soundstage is ok.. but separation is good. Heard details i didnt hear before(1more triple, Beyer COP) Seems quite balanced on high mids and lows. Would prefer more lows but i guess BAs are like that. Overall satisfied..just worried that the cable might not last long.
And also..the leather soft case is useless to protect the earphones.. why not include a hardcase..
I have these from a previous drop. Too many IEM's. I really like these a lot but need to make some tough decisions here to thin out the herd. I have all the original packaging and accessories, and would be willing to let these go at a good price. Send me an e-mail address if interested and we can set something up. These sound great. Better for someone to have them that will use them rather than have them collecting dust.
zombywoof
Interested. mistar.muffin@gmail.com
MistarMuffin
MisterMuffin...sent you an e-mail...sorry I missed this post...Zombywoof
I got one set to sell, and I have extra cable. Let me know. Got it from previous drop last year ($199). Looking for $150 plus postage.
Is it normal for FedEx to take 10 days to ship from NJ to ND?
RyCan
Well, mine is still " Item posted over the counter Germany" since 9th Feb.
Sorry for yet another post in this discussion, but I wanted to comment on my initial impression of the Primo 8's sound and not the accessories LoL ๐Ÿ˜

First off, I'm blown away by their detail, resolution and intimacy. My 24bit FLAC Recordings paired with these bring the concert to ME, like it's going down RIGHT in front of me, while still having an amazing soundstage and instrument separation. The crossover is especially kick-ass since I can't hear any bleed between the lows/mids/highs, and overall they're very balanced as well! The clarity and resolution is also first rate IMO! I'm already hearing nuances from my recordings that I've never heard before using these๐Ÿ˜€

The highs are silky smooth, the mids are F'N heaven, and the low-end is frickin Perfect ;)

I NEVER thought that I'd prefer the sound of IEM's compared to headphones, but I'm definitely a believer now! I don't see myself ever using headphones again other than my Sony MDR-7506's to help me edit and mix my recordings late at night! And I was going to get a pair of the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6xx cans, but with the Primo 8's sounding this great, I don't see myself actually needing them!

Overall, these are a HUGE step up from my Nuforce EDC IEM's and should be for 3x the price hahaha ๐Ÿ˜€ But to be 100% honest, I wasn't expecting them to sound as amazing as they actually do! I definitely feel like these are absolutely awesome IEM's, and for the $180 price tag, I feel like I got a great deal๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ˜‡ Now I just hope that they last me a VERY long time!

The ONLY con to these IMO is the shoddy MMCX Cable! So once I get the OKCSC MMCX Cable that I posted earlier, then I'll truly be able to soak into these and get lost in their killer sound!
Well, I ordered my brand new pair of the Primo 8 IEM's from eBay on Wednesday night, and got them less than 48 hours later! I paid $180/Shipped/with tax. I feel like I got a solid deal! And that's what I call free expedited shipping LoL ๐Ÿ˜

First notes are that my MMCX Cable is already showing signs of static after about 30 seconds of listening to them. But I knew that going into buying them, and knew that I'd need an aftermarket cable to make these work reliably and make them really shine! I just thought that I'd have a couple of weeks before they got to that point! No biggie to me though and I know it's not the Primo 8's because if I switch the IEM end of the MMCX connector's, they work and sound fine, so it's definitely the Primo 8 MMCX Cable! Like I said though, no biggie to me ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ˜‡

After doing a TON of research the last 24 hours, I found a bunch of MMCX Cables on Amazon that DON'T have an inline mic but DO have a RIGHT Angle 3.5mm connector (since I'll NEVER be using my IEM's with my Google Pixel phone), and have already shrunk down my list of ones that will work! I found out that I CAN'T use the Westone MMCX Cables, since they have a recessed plug. However, anything that works with the Shure IEM's and has a flush MMCX connector should work for my Primo 8's.

Here's the OKCSC MMCX Cable that I'm going to buy, so $30 is pretty fair IMO, as long as it works great! The Primo 8 IEM's are actually listed in the compatibility list for this cable, so I have great hopes that this one will work out for me ๐Ÿ˜€

https://www.amazon.com/OKCSC-Upgrade-Earphone-Copper-Replacement/dp/B075M6DXGY

And if anyone has any experience with this cable, please LMK how it worked out for you ๐Ÿ‘ Also, I found a couple of other MMCX Cables that SHOULD work with my Primo 8's on Amazon!!! They just don't have any reviews yet!

https://www.amazon.com/L-Shaped-Connection-Replacement-Earphone-Cable/dp/B077PFYXR9

https://www.amazon.com/L-Shaped-Connection-Replacement-Earphone-Cable/dp/B076K32Z4S

And FINALLY Two MMCX Cables that I found on Penon Audio FWIW ๐Ÿ˜Ž

http://penonaudio.com/mmcx-8-core-earphone-upgrade-cable.html

http://penonaudio.com/mmcx-4-core-earphone-upgrade-cable.html

Sorry for the super long post as usual, and thanks in advance for any info you guys can give me! Without joining Massdrop and starting to read all of the reviews on here in the last few months, I'd NEVER know what I do now, and in such a short amount of time!
If anyone that got in on this last Primo 8 drop, and DOESN'T like them and wants to sell them, please send me an email at:

diskobean@gmail.com

I'm very interested! If I can't find a pair of these soon, I'm just going with the Nuforce HEM 2 ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽง
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Thanks for the heads up! Eli35 recommended getting the Tin Audio T2's from the Penon website and I spent a solid 3+ Straight hours looking at EVERY IEM on their whole site LoL ๐Ÿ˜

I don't remember seeing all of their MMCX cables though so I'll have to take another look right now! Thanks again for the info, it's MUCH appreciated!

For $50 though, the Westone MMCX cable does look really nice and compact and tangle free just like my Nuforce EDC IEM's mic-less cable! Westone also sells a Bluetooth cable for MMCX connector's too, but for $100, that seems a little bit high to me?!

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/WestoneBTCbl
FOBean
I got one set to sell, and I have extra cable. Let me know. Got it from previous drop last year ($199). Looking for $150 plus postage.

Hmm, I'm still not sure if I want these Primo 8, or the HEM 2 or 4?

It's basically coming down to the HEM 2 vs. these Primo 8's! I really can't afford more than the $150 these cost, and I don't want to wait another month or two until these drop again, so I'll probably be ordering the HEM2 for $100/new!

Any reason not to grab the HEM 2 for $100/new/Shipped?

https://www.google.com/search?q=Nuforce+HEM+2&safe=active&client=ms-android-verizon&sa=X&biw=376&bih=540&tbs=vw:l,ss:44&tbm=shop&prmd=svni&srpd=17241873191785685803&prds=epd:13121867911966911793,buybutton:b,paur:ClkAsKraX8dKzmgqUL-U6xl4LDiT5IdN7pOVL92GICb9ZSvBkTvVJuYTVjN7YNorfYT4i_BZcmLBe7t3METPtn0XEKvJioXmfkAQnA7n46BEj5GRfWYTA-rl-RIZAFPVH715YHKwfrE5tp09fuhgrI0fJTjLkg,cdl:1,cid:14788300530560532158&ved=0ahUKEwivzcDSje7YAhUPZawKHS-hAG8QgTYI2gE

I mainly listen to my own Recordings with Schoeps mics/cables/preamps, and a new SD Mixpre6 recorder, and I ONLY listen to 24 Bit FLACs (24/44.1>24/96 FWIW) through my portable setup, which is:

Sony Walkman NW-A35>FiiO E11K HP Amp>Nuforce EDC IEM's/Monster iSport Victory earbuds, both with Comply Isolation+ and Comfort+ Large memory foam tips!

So I obviously want something that is nice and balanced across the frequency spectrum, that has great clarity and resolution, as well as a decent low-end that is Quick and punchy, and decays quickly! DEFINITELY not something bass heavy like the Beats By Dre are, nor anything with a V-Shaped sound! Oh and an extremely low noise floor as well, so that I can hear the clarity and purity of my Schoeps mics and SD Mixpre6 recorder, which have exceptionally low noise floors as it is!

Thanks in advance for any help yinz can give me LoL ๐Ÿ˜

So if anyone thinks that I should avoid the HEM 2, (because of the sound signature that I want and described above), please speak up now, because I plan on buying them with in the next few days hopefully ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽง
Anyone coming from 1More Triple Drivers ? I know it's a little too late to ask as i have joined the drop...lol.. its another month away from delivery. My current setup is Sony NW-A45, flac/alac files, S8 Tidal. Thinking to try more balanced IEMs as the Triple Driver seems more of V shaped and sound stage is not that great, hope i wont be disappointed as there are so many mixed reviews regarding Primo8's.
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Thanks.. looking forward to it. :)
cagas
So they finally showed up (2-1/2 weeks). compared to the 1More triple drivers: The 1Mores are a lot more punchier in the base as Expected with dynamic drivers. Base not as tight as the NuForce, but a lot more of it. The 1Mores are much more V shaped in sound profile. The Nuforce has I think a nicer mid range with better clarity and a bit more detail, but not what I would call a mind blowing difference And the treble is really laid back. They kind of sound like a darker toned version of my Westone W3s, but not quite as clear. Not surprising given the Westone price. For what I paid, I think theyโ€™re great, but not competitive with what you can get in the $300 range. Frankly, I dont really consider them an improvement over the very good 1Mores

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