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Audio Technica ATH-IM02 SonicPro Balanced In-Ear Monitor Headphones by Review Summary ,  Sep 13, 2015

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Audio Technica ATH-IM02 SonicPro Balanced In-Ear Monitor Headphones
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 64 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.5
Returned or considering to return: 7.8%

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Individual Feature Rating
Audio5.0   above average
Quality4.4   average
Sound4.2   average
Cable3.8   above average
Fit2.5   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"Very pleased with the audio quality and comfort."
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"Get a device with a good audio driver in it and these things will bring things out of the music that you did not know existed."
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"I used a Fiio E12a and it worked great (it is the IEM edition amp).I currently use Noble Audio 4u's and I consider them to be a pretty steady upgrade in every way to the IM02s."
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"When I hit the lottery I will go up the Audio Technica earphone line but until then these are just amazing."
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"Let me preface by saying I've been doing Pro Audio stuff for 20+ years and know good sound."
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Cable

Cable:
"As we all know a cable failure is very common with headphones, so being able to replace these is a big bonus."
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"Though I don't consider cables to be an accessory, the new IM line of AT headphones now feature detachable cables which can be replaced in case of failure."
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"As we all know a cable failure is very common with headphones, so being able to replace these is a big bonus."
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"Though I don't consider cables to be an accessory, the new IM line of AT headphones now feature detachable cables which can be replaced in case of failure."
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"If anyone know about upgrade cable for ATM-IM series please let me know."
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"I have ordered a third party cable that has a microphone and volume control (waiting for it to arrive) -- it would have been nice if that had been part of the cable provided, or if that cable was provided in addition to the TRS cable."
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"I'm not a fan of the memory wire at the top of the cord and prefer having a cord without the memory portion as it's easier to tuck under my glasses or behind my ear."
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"The cable feels pretty solid, but after wearing it for a while, it can become uncomfortable- I never thought this would be an issue for me, but it proved to be an issue and I did have to take them off after an hour or so of use and take a break or I'd get headaches from it- I would consider getting a different cable."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I was worried about comfortable because the body is so big than others IEM in market but when I wear it, it is so comfortable and lightweight and big body is easy to grab and adjust it in your ears and the price is better than others 3-drivers IEM."
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"No matter how great headphones look or how comfortable they fit, the sound quality is still the most important factor."
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"I was worried about comfortable because the body is so big than others IEM in market but when I wear it, it is so comfortable and lightweight and big body is easy to grab and adjust it in your ears and the price is better than others 3-drivers IEM."
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"Very pleased with the audio quality and comfort."
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"Comparing to similarly priced buds that I own: Shure lacks durability, Etymotic lacks comfort, and Westone lacks sound quality and durability."
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"The Good:They are comfortable, and do a decent job of staying in place even if your cable gets snagged."
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"Sold a few on Amazon, probably could sell a few more:-) My cans range from newest B&W;, full size, Phiaton Bluetooth, Sure se ~500, whetstone 4R, Bose QC 20i, ultras one Palladium, Beyer T5p, Grado GR10, Whetstone 4R and last but not least Senn HD800So I became interested in these IM04; because of High build quality, 4 speakers, great fit and comfort, and hopefully great sound, and good isolation for travel."
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Fit

Fit:
"Fit:This is my biggest complaint."
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"I did have an easier time adjusting this memory wire as I could bend the memory wire to fit and it held it's shape better, but it's still annoying to me."
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"Extremely unhappy with their performance, in terms of bass response, fit and overall sound reproduction."
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"But the worst is the fit."
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"I can't get a good fit regardless of what tip I try."
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"It seems to have s shallow fit design witch doesn't work well for me."
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"I felt there was good clarity and fit the warm style of the headphones but these werent bright to me (I do like brighter treble though)."
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"Audeo PFE series can be found for a lot cheaper and are miles ahead of the im01 in every aspect from sound to fit to comfort and so on..."
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"The Neutral:I had to buy the large foam tips to fit my ears, but that isn't abnormal."
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"All these attributes, particularly the fit, comfort, not falling out are drawbacks of all the IEM's I mentioned."
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"Sold a few on Amazon, probably could sell a few more:-) My cans range from newest B&W;, full size, Phiaton Bluetooth, Sure se ~500, whetstone 4R, Bose QC 20i, ultras one Palladium, Beyer T5p, Grado GR10, Whetstone 4R and last but not least Senn HD800So I became interested in these IM04; because of High build quality, 4 speakers, great fit and comfort, and hopefully great sound, and good isolation for travel."
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Quality

Quality:
"The sibilance melted away and the high end went from unbearable am radio quality noise to something altogether different and beautiful."
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"Blocking out noise wasn't the reason I got the IM02s, but listen to me people, IF YOU ARENT GETTING A GOOD SEAL YOU'RE MISSING OUT ON THE BEST QUALITY."
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"But with the silicone tips, the quality wasn't even very good."
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"Very pleased with the audio quality and comfort."
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"For a balanced armature, I felt the bass was well done and some of the better quality bass I've heard so far."
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"It had good impact (for a BA) and great quality timbre on bass lines."
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"Packaging:These were packaged well and included numerous tips and a quality case."
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"The quality and look of the packaging seemed to say that these would be a quality item and I believe these are well made and feel premium."
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Sound

Sound:
"This was highly annoying, especially since I really enjoyed the sound when I achieved a good seal."
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"Immediately upon trying them out the first time I thought they were the worst sounding headphones I have ever experienced."
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"The sensitivity is a real issue for everyone though, these guys need an amp- if it isn't too make them sound better, it's because of that super annoying background hiss that you'll get if they aren't being fed a nice clean signal."
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"-Got my ATH-CKM500 earphones, i was like, meh they are ok. -Got my Beyerdynamic DT 880 (250ohm) headphones + Magni AMP and Modi DAC, I was like, hmmm it sounds good, it sounds clear, it sounds crisp and clean but something is missing, but idk what."
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"Im not gonna use weird words to try and describe sound all i can say is that the highs sounded clear but weren't painful or tiring to listen to."
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"It's hard to have a balanced sound with only mids highs."
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"They sound good, wouldn't buy again though"
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"Its sound is amazing, I love it more than Shure SE425."
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"Sound:These are my observations from when I achieved a good seal."
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"This was highly annoying, especially since I really enjoyed the sound when I achieved a good seal."
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"They are good, super analytical and they sound very good."
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