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IEM's with Over-Ear Sound?

post #1 of 9
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Do they exist?
Basically what I am asking is what/which (if any) IEM's sound like a decent pair of over-the-ears like HD-580's?

To make things more difficult: If they do exist, which IEM's sound like which over-the-ears?

For example an E3c sounds like SR3251's etc......
post #2 of 9
The Stax SR-001 sounds blasphamously close to the Omega2 within its limitations. But its not an IEM in the truest sense of the term.
post #3 of 9
Maybe a stretch, but the E500's sound kinda like HD650's. The E500's do rock/guitar much better, giving that extra crunchy sound to the distortion and the midgange is a bit more forward.
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by Duggeh View Post
sounds blasphamously close


On that note, you won't ever get full supraural sound out of IEM. I've never heard the STAX, but I've never heard an IEM that I could describe as that, even the E500 IMO.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by sonic32 View Post
Maybe a stretch, but the E500's sound kinda like HD650's. The E500's do rock/guitar much better, giving that extra crunchy sound to the distortion and the midgange is a bit more forward.
Interesting, that's what I thought and I am glad I am not the only one, who is thinking that they are somewhat similar in the warm sound they produce. To my ears, E500s have a bit more forward midrange and HD650s have maybe a bit bigger sound stage, but they are close. With Hornet, I cannot hear the treble issues with E500s mentioned before by different members. Long story short, E500s take more of my listening time right now, since I can easily sleep with them and carry them around.
post #6 of 9
Getting that supra-aural sound has been the holy grail for IEM design, and I don't think that the technology is quite ready for prime time if that's what you're looking for. Many IEMs use foamies to simulate the sound of traditional headphones, allowing a very moderate free flow of sound. I think the best you can hope for is an IEM that sounds good on its own terms, and gives you a good, balanced sound without significant sonic faults.
post #7 of 9
Maybe if something took a scan of your entire head and shoulders and programmed your custom HRTF's into the IEM's, or amplifier or something... just maybe...
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by RedLeader View Post


On that note, you won't ever get full supraural sound out of IEM. I've never heard the STAX, but I've never heard an IEM that I could describe as that, even the E500 IMO.
Yeah its the same sonic signiture, but nowhere near the level of involvement. But given the price difference, you are certainly getting a taste.
post #9 of 9
ACS T2

i wanted to get these so that i wont miss my home rig when out travelling.

mission 100% accomplished!
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