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post #16 of 23
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Originally Posted by navmau View Post
"tecno, heavy metal or rap"...

- d-JAYS
- UE Metro.fi2
- j-JAYS
- Mylar X3i
- Shure SE110 (lighter in bass than all the above).
How many of these IEMs did you listen to? 'Cuz, among the others, you are suggesting d-JAYS which sure don't have heavy bass (nor heavier than the Altec).

...

Anyway, I renew my advice to the Op to get the iM716. They are a steal under 100$. They are close to Etymotic ER4P, but warmer and with more bass. Very detailed, nice&clear music presentation. Best bang for the buck under 150$.
I didn't really like the d-JAYS, they made too many things wrong for my music preferences (light bass, suffocating/nasal vocals, overpowering electric guitars).

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post #17 of 23
As antonyfirst pointed out, the im716's are a great deal. Mine should be here by Wednesday and I can't wait. From what I've read, they are the younger brother of the Etymotic ER4P/S....don't know which one, but they are detailed and crisp with just the right amount of bass.

You can get them for under $60 at Amazon.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by antonyfirst View Post
How many of these IEMs did you listen to? 'Cuz, among the others, you are suggesting d-JAYS which sure don't have heavy bass (nor heavier than the Altec).

...

Anyway, I renew my advice to the Op to get the iM716. They are a steal under 100$. They are close to Etymotic ER4P, but warmer and with more bass. Very detailed, nice&clear music presentation. Best bang for the buck under 150$.
I didn't really like the d-JAYS, they made too many things wrong for my music preferences (light bass, suffocating/nasal vocals, overpowering electric guitars).
Have auditioned the Shure's, mf.2 and Mylars (the old X3). The d-JAYS opinion is based on readings of many reviews (as I was considering purchasing them). They were said to have clarity in the mids and highs and stronger bass than the lower Shure SE line (110 and 210) which would suggest that they would be satisfactory for the OP. However, as per my last post, I got confused with another post and have since changed my opinion to the SF3 or ER-6i, the iM716 is one I would also suggest.
post #19 of 23
the super.fi 4 isn't that bad either, though imho either they or the super.fi 3 will want an eq, and I don't think the shuffle can make that happen.

(a shame the 2g shuffle doesn't sound like the first gen)
post #20 of 23
I would never second guess this, if someone asked me this question I would be very quick to say Super.fi 3's. I also have a shuffle and have my music encoded at 256-320, and it is very enjoyable. Sounds just as good with a tad less bass than the iPod video. SF3's don't have a lot of bass, but they don't have little either.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by ph0rk View Post
the super.fi 4 isn't that bad either, though imho either they or the super.fi 3 will want an eq, and I don't think the shuffle can make that happen.

(a shame the 2g shuffle doesn't sound like the first gen)
sf4 is basically sf3 though, from what i heard.
post #22 of 23

i second antony's recommendation

...the IM716s are a steal at $50
I have them and love them...

scroll down toward the bottom of this page

Amazon.com: Used and New: Altec Lansing inMotion iM716 Headphones
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by TSi View Post
sf4 is basically sf3 though, from what i heard.
Really, because I wanted to buy something like the Super.fi 3's with more bass, but not a lot more, but I don't know if the Super.fi 5 will be enough, and I figured the Super.fi 4's would be.
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