Yuin PK2 Earphones

Posted by kenchill. Categories Music, Products

I just received a parcel from PosLaju and in it was the Yuin PK2 earphones my brother purchased from a bulk order at LowYat forums. He managed to got it for a total of RM180 including postage, whereas the retail price on the net is around USD79.00. What a great bargain.

For those who are unfamiliar, what the heck is a Yuin PK2 and why do we have to pay a few hundred bucks for a pair of earphones? Can’t we just make do with the earphones that comes together with the iPod? Yes, you can. But is RM190 (or USD79) worth paying for? For RM190, it’s more expensive than the Sony in-ear monitors (IEM) you see at the SonyStyle shops here, and definitely more expensive than any other normal, ear bud type earphones. If you are looking for IEMs at this price range, then the Crossroads Mylar 3 earphones are a good option (my brother has them as well).

Of course, the IEMs have deeper bass and may have better sonic qualities because they seal out the external sound from the listener. This can be good and bad. Good if you are sitting in the library or room. Bad if you are walking on the streets. So this is where the Yuin PK2 comes in. The earphones to wear when you are taking a walk/jog at the park, walking to work, or just outside your house.

For RM190, it’s definitely worth it, especially if you have splurged out a thousand ringgit for you iPod/iPhone. What you get for that price is a nice wooden box, an instruction manual all in chinese, a small-large plug convertor (gold plated, of course), a nice round storage container for the earphones, several foam covers (full foam covers and donut styled covers) and of course the earphones themselves. The cord for the earphones is really good as it straightens out really easily and won’t stay in a rounded/tangled shape.

When you first see the earphones, you would think that they are some cheap RM5.00 earphones purchased from the pasar malam. Well, you can’t judge a book by its cover, not for this pair of earphones you can’t. For starters, the sonic performance from this earphones are really good, much more open sounding and you can hear the instruments playing separately instead of being muddled together in the center. Nothing is really muddy or mixed up together, every sound is well separated. Besides that, if you sit in a quiet room, you can well fool your mind that the Yuin PK2 are IEMs!! That being said, you should use the bundled foam pads as they make the bass deeper and more solid and help seal out some of the outside noise.

More resources:
Yuin PK1-PK2 appreciation thread (Head-Fi forums)


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One Response to “Yuin PK2 Earphones”

  1. Ben - January 9, 2010 / 12:25 am

    Thanks for the review, I’m planning to get these soon.

    Wish I could afford the PK1s, but these will have to suffice in the meantime :)


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