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 Philips SHE3595. Plenty of bass, and the sound quality will probably surprise you (in a good way) for the $15 price.  AF180 and SD-2 will both be less similar to the RE-400 than the RE-600 is, so if you're not open to changing up the sound tuning a bit I probably wouldn't bother. AF180 doesn't have a mid-forward sound and is a little more energetic in the upper treble than HiFiMan sets tend to be. SD-2 is more mid-centric, but also a little on the darker side of things...
 The Titan 1 is both brighter and bassier, resulting in a more v-shaped sound signature and more colored tone. RE-400 is a little mid-centric in comparison but is overall more neutral, as well as smoother and more forgiving through the upper midrange and treble. The Titan 1 tends to be clearer and more dynamic, and has a wider, airier presentation.  My advice: spend some time with your first purchase (the SE215) so you can get a solid understanding of your likes and...
 Aurisonics Rockets are great for this but they're disappearing from the market. If you can find a used set around $200, that would be your best bet. Both BAs and dynamics from other brands are rarely tuned to sound like HiFiMan IEMs, but I don't have anything against BAs generally speaking. As a side note, keep in mind that different HiFiMan IEMs are still going to sound more similar to each other than they will to other sets. Anyway, the BA IEMs that arguably work best...
 FLC8 was my thought as well but specifically for these three criteria it's hard to call it a DN-2000 upgrade. It can be a little more balanced than the DN-2000 which helps even out the soundstage, but then you also don't get the sub-bass of the DUNU. Pretty much everything else I have in that price range is a step down from the DN-2000 in one or more of the criteria. 
 EPH-100 from Yamaha if you're prioritizing bass quality (and overall sound quality) over sheer boost/bassiness. If you just want the bass cranked up as high as possible, the Pump Audio Earphones do a good job. Next best thing would be a Beats Tour 2.0 or Velodyne vPulse.  Yamaha EPH-100 - non-fatiguing, great-quality deep bass, works very well for hip-hop and EDM-type genres. Would be my pick for sure. RHA MA750 would give you better build quality and a mic/remote (if you...
 In my experience custom earphone demos give you x% similarity to the real (custom-fit) thing (where x is different for every manufacturer/model), but still generally differ more than the what you can normally make up by tip rolling. As far as I'm concerned JH Audio's answer is true in the sense that whatever differences you hear between different tips, as long as they seal well, are still negligible in the context of a custom demo. Hope that makes sense, I know it's not a...
 I haven't tried them myself but I asked someone familiar with the Alclair lineup and the Spire is supposedly a more stage-oriented sound with extra bass compared to the Reference and the new Studio4. Demos, while not perfect, are probably the safest way to decide on a custom earphone TBH. 
 Yep, the Alclair Reference is by far the best match for the GR07 among the reasonably affordable custom IEMs I've tried. Clarity isn't its focus like it is with the B2, but it's no slouch when it comes down to it. As for upgrades, unfortunately 1964 discontinued the V6-Stage so the next tier with that sound signature among what I've heard now starts at $900 or so - a much more sizable investment.   Etymotic would have been my recommendation as well. Barring that, might as...
 Thanks, and good info! I did kind of assume that the Dash is as good as it currently gets, mostly due to Earin and the other alternatives being trashed even by mainstream media.Seems like there's a good dozen or so more "true wireless" sets in the pipeline besides the Samsung ones, most of them to be crowdfunded. I'm curious enough to try and get my hands on a few.    The Rockets were really great for this, and between them and a few other sets disappearing, I don't...
 Perhaps someday. Unfortunately I can't review everything that comes across my desk so it's probably tough for some companies to justify sending me something on the off chance I might cover it.   Awesome, glad you're enjoying the Rockets! I personally really like the HD600, much more so than any of the HD59x models. They are similar to the Rockets in the sense of being quite balanced with no part of the frequency spectrum boosted and very smooth sound, but it's still IEM...
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