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gregaus

The Ultimate In Sub $1000 Earphones

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Pros: Superb sound signature (detailed, full & lush), stunning mids, terrific soundstage. Near perfect HQ crossover circuitry.

Cons: Fit may take a few tries to perfect.

I've now had these earphones for over a year and I remain breathless at how versatile they are. The below list should give readers of this review a good idea of the kind of sound I have been used to in the past as I have owned the following. IEM's: - Westone W40 - Shure 530/535 SE (Red) - Sennheiser IE8/IE80 - Etymotic ER-4S HEADPHONES: - Sennheiser HD 650 - Sennheiser HD 580 - Audio Technica ATH-W3000  - Audio Technica M50 Just prior to buying the SM64’s, I had decided on the Westone W40’s. I'd heard great things about them and got them from an Australian online retailer at a reasonable discount with a money back guarantee if I wasn't happy with them. I...
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Pepper

Absolutely Magnificent IEMs. Endgame without an endgame price.

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Pros: Sound quality from top to bottom

Cons: Build quality

THE RATINGS:   Highs: 4.5/5 Mids: 5/5 Lows: 4.5/5 (probably would be 5/5 with amping) Bass: 5/5 (swooshy style, though) Value: 5/5 Soundstaging: 5/5   This is all to say that the Earsonics SM64s are perhaps the best IEMs I have ever heard, and I was always a big IEM person.    Let's be short about this:   It absolutely slaughters the Shure SE530, SE535 line (which was an old-time favorite for me). It also is a large improvement over the famed Earsonics SM3s.   When I first received the SM64s, I was extremely disappointed. The sound was really bad. The sound was very muddy, the bass was extremely bloated and overbearing. There was a lack of...
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shigzeo

Contender for best stage monitor

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Pros: Excellently crisp sound, good low-end detail, generally sweet midrange

Cons: Cable could be better, finish quality is not perfect

      I've been a fan of Earsonics since the SM2. Then the SM3. I found the SM3 to be almost perfect and the SM2 to sometimes be too dull. Actually, the SM3 had a similar voice.    SM64 came along and surprised me.   1: it looked exactly like the SM3, even down to the accessories 2: it sounded way better than both the SM2 and SM3 3: it rarely hisses, and when it does, it is because the source is either too powerful or is absolute crap.   Numbers 2 and 3 are absolute killer points for the SM64. And number 3 really pulls straight into number 2.    With an impedance of 98Ω, the SM64 puts no current stress on any portable player...
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Tom Yum Goong

Musicality, precision and a soundstage to die for

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Pros: Awesome highs, huge and precise soundstage, great isolation and comfort

Cons: Not that easy to drive (really a con?), first few batches have poor packaging

Copied from this thread:   http://www.head-fi.org/t/651654/earsonics-sm64-the-impressions-and-appreciation-thread/45#post_9195138 (Warning: broken english ahead) (I'll borrow ljokerls review layout here) Accessories: Because I was one of the first person to order the SM64 from Earsonics (ordered them literally 5 minutes after they were announced) I received one of Earsonics CIEM-box-thingys as a small bonus ( http://www.head-fi.org/g/i/752551/dfx-jpg/sort/display_order/ ). Besides that the accessoires are just the standard stuff you get with every IEM. Works for me. Build Quality: Nothing to complain about here. I love this (Westone?) cable ♥ Isolation:...
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