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A "budget" IEM for ipod touch

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
hi .

I just bought a brand new ipod touch and
Im thinking to buy for myself some IEM .. (for the first time in my life)
to go along with the "touch" .

its safe to say that I know NOTHING in that direction because I was dealing all my life with "full cans" only .

I was thinking to spend some of 150$ -200$ tops!
Would you like to help ?


Thanks for advance
A
post #2 of 18
Ultimate ears Super.fi 5 pro, Etymotic er6i, er4p or er4s.

sorry don't know much bout IEM
post #3 of 18
If you want something reasonably good sounding and comfortable, the Denon AH-C700 and JVC's new HA-FX300 are also good choices, too.
post #4 of 18
I really like my Sure SE210 ($149) but have never heard them with a touch.
post #5 of 18
Wow..."budget" and $150. Not my definition.

Here I was going to suggest some JVC Marshmallows ($20 or less) with replacement tips ($10).

That's my kind of budget !!!!!
Steve
post #6 of 18
otherwise, saves up and get an Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi 10. Many head-fier praises it, there's even an appreciation thread. I heard it's one of the best universal fit IEM, and does not need an amp to sounds wonderful.
post #7 of 18
Super-fi 5pro or if you can stretch the budget get the triple-fi 10.
post #8 of 18
might i say atrio m5 or if the denon c700 or hp-fx500? all are int eh 150-200 range and sound very good. the atrio are maybe the least hifi out of the bunch, more focused on a natural monitoring sound while the others will do their best to be fun like other very coloured phones for musicality
post #9 of 18
$150 - $200 isn't what most people would consider "budget"..

I would go for SF5 Pro if you want great bass or the ER4 if you want wonderful mids and treble.
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by intoflatlines View Post
$150 - $200 isn't what most people would consider "budget"..

I would go for SF5 Pro if you want great bass or the ER4 if you want wonderful mids and treble.
I haven't heard them with the es cable, but the super fi 5 pros + es cable is supposed to be much better than stock. The es cable is like $30 so the total will run you $200, but the super fi's themselves are really good stock, so it's not a necesity.
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
thanks you guys alot .

for me a 150-200$ is still a budget after all the hi end stuff that i got
over the years.
so ..may be i missed here with the word budget ..


so i see alot of you sugests the fi5 pro ,
i saw at the fs forum someone post two units of a fi5 but not the pro ,
i saw that the model out there in the fs foru, got some bss extended ..

what is the difrance between them if you dare to say ?
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by shigzeo View Post
might i say atrio m5 or if the denon c700 or hp-fx500? all are int eh 150-200 range and sound very good. the atrio are maybe the least hifi out of the bunch, more focused on a natural monitoring sound while the others will do their best to be fun like other very coloured phones for musicality
huh? If the Atrio is "more focused on a natural monitoring sound", wouldn't that mean they are the most hi-fidelity out of the bunch?

Other than that, I agree with your recommendations.
post #13 of 18
i mean they are not mid-bumped like many other iems or high oriented. they have a deep but very natural bass, and not overflexed mids. that is what i mean. but with that, they are not considered i suppose by what you mean 'hi fidelity' though they are.

their origins are monitors but not in the vein of um2 for overblown mids that people find sweet - natural is only meaning they are not meant to make you feel better about your music.
post #14 of 18
you know what I will recommand you when you see my ID..
post #15 of 18
ER-4S
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