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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone,
I just got an Ipod classic 160gb and need help chooosing an IEM.
My budget is about 100 - 150 USD. I listen to mainly rock/house & classical, so need sort of an all rounder IEM with at least the same amount of bass as the UM1. I like the UM1,but was wondering if anything else would do the "job" better. Hope you guys can help and thanks in advance.
post #2 of 12
sweet mother of search
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by brash View Post
Hey everyone,
I just got an Ipod classic 160gb and need help chooosing an IEM.
My budget is about 100 - 150 USD. I listen to mainly rock/house & classical, so need sort of an all rounder IEM with at least the same amount of bass as the UM1. I like the UM1,but was wondering if anything else would do the "job" better. Hope you guys can help and thanks in advance.
If you like the UM1 I advise you to save your money, up your budget and aim for the UM2. But if you really must stick to your budget you can try the Superfi 5.
post #4 of 12
custom 3
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Originally Posted by misterDX View Post
custom 3
Gotta agree here, for the price, and it's in your budget, you probably won't beat these.
post #6 of 12
Yeah with the Klipsch half off sale..the custom3 would be a great way to go.
post #7 of 12
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I'm in asia, so I cant get the 50% discount on the custom 3's. Any others ideas? thanks.
post #8 of 12
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I'm in asia, so I cant get the 50% discount on the custom 3's. Any others ideas? thanks.
nope! that's about it

i'm kiddin:

- Etymotic Er4 series ("P" is prob. your best option)
- UE super.fi series
- Shure SE310
- Atrio M5

I would believe the Shure is the all-around IEM of choice in this list? Please check with some pro Head-fiers.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by toxic888 View Post
nope! that's about it

i'm kiddin:

- Etymotic Er4 series ("P" is prob. your best option)
- UE super.fi series
- Shure SE310
- Atrio M5

I would believe the Shure is the all-around IEM of choice in this list? Please check with some pro Head-fiers.
etys arent known for their bass though.
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by brash View Post
I'm in asia, so I cant get the 50% discount on the custom 3's. Any others ideas? thanks.
You could have a friend in the states buy the Custom 3's, then ship them to your location in Asia.

All you have to do is pay $150 + shipping to [Country]. Doing this for a package that's only about a pound or two or maybe a kilogram at most shouldn't be all that expensive.

If you decide to do this, be sure to do it before the half off sale is done on November 30th.
post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by scytheavatar View Post
If you like the UM1 I advise you to save your money, up your budget and aim for the UM2. But if you really must stick to your budget you can try the Superfi 5.
I would agree but I would also suggest saving up for the triple.fi pro 10s. I know this is twice your budget but I have the super.fi pro 5 and I can say that the triple.fis are more than twice as satisfying. Bass is fuller and highs are much better. Soundstage is excellent. Fit is much better (at least to me) and the cable is much better. I think a person could stop the upgrade cycle by going straight for the triple.fi's. I'm not sure that I want to part with my super.fi's but I will think about it. They are the clear variety, which are sweet IMHO. In other words, spending good money on smaller upgrades will wind up being more costly than spending more on the final final. But, then again, if I hadn't bought the super.fi's first I probably would not have appreciated how much better the triple.fi's are.
post #12 of 12
I'm waiting for my klipsch custom-3's which I got for half off. You can get the X-5 For klipsch for 125, which is a great deal. or Custom-3 for 150 or X-10 for 175, which is a little out of your range. Or you can go get Etymotic's for 150 or 80 depending on model.
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