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No separate thread yet, but posted a brief round-up of the Bluetooth wireless sets I've tried so far here: http://theheadphonelist.com/wireless-audio-11-bluetooth-headphones-iems-compared/

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No separate thread yet, but posted a brief round-up of the Bluetooth wireless sets I've tried so far here: http://theheadphonelist.com/wireless-audio-11-bluetooth-headphones-iems-compared/

Thanks! That looks like a good start. What equipment (BT transmitter) did you use to test them?

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@LjokerI, great thread, I am working my way through the Thread and theheadphonelist in search of an iem to use while traveling that doesn't make me look quite as dorky as my PSBM4U1's (I look pretty dorky on my own). My portable amps are the iDSD Nano, Fiio E17, at home I use a Lyr 2 as an amp or per-amp with a belles One/B & K 125.2 Ref. II, Uber Bifrost, HE560/Alpha Dogs, Draug 2 or Vanquish Cabling, and listen to a wide variety of music. My only experience with iem's was a Sony XBA-4A, that I didn't care for, they sounded unnatural and the soundstage was too small.

 

I would love to find an iem with a similar sq to my HE560's, neutral, large soundstage, excellent imaging and accurate tone. I am looking to spend $500 or less, considering the DN2000, Primo 8, W40, Se535 or maybe some of the lower end ciem's from 1964, Eartech, etc. 

 

Any advice i appreciated!!!!

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Originally Posted by ozyx View Post
 

Thanks! That looks like a good start. What equipment (BT transmitter) did you use to test them?

 

Missed this before. I use an Azio BTD-V400 USB transmitter (CSR chipset, aptX-enabled). Lately I've also been using a Creative W1, which is similar in performance but a hell of a lot easier to use.

 

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@LjokerI, great thread, I am working my way through the Thread and theheadphonelist in search of an iem to use while traveling that doesn't make me look quite as dorky as my PSBM4U1's (I look pretty dorky on my own). My portable amps are the iDSD Nano, Fiio E17, at home I use a Lyr 2 as an amp or per-amp with a belles One/B & K 125.2 Ref. II, Uber Bifrost, HE560/Alpha Dogs, Draug 2 or Vanquish Cabling, and listen to a wide variety of music. My only experience with iem's was a Sony XBA-4A, that I didn't care for, they sounded unnatural and the soundstage was too small.

 

I would love to find an iem with a similar sq to my HE560's, neutral, large soundstage, excellent imaging and accurate tone. I am looking to spend $500 or less, considering the DN2000, Primo 8, W40, Se535 or maybe some of the lower end ciem's from 1964, Eartech, etc. 

 

Any advice i appreciated!!!!

 

I can relate to the "unnatural" partwhen it comes to the XBA-4 but it would be a good start to figure out whether you thought the XBA-4 sounded to small because it's the XBA-4, or because you're so used to larger headphones and speakers that IEMs won't do it for you. Some people have a very hard time adjusting to IEM sound, especially the presentation.

 

If I were you, I'd consider trying an inexpensive but fairly spacious-sounding IEM first to see if you can get used to the presentation before investing $500 on a universal or even more so a custom. You can get a very decent IEM for $50-60 - I'm thinking Sony MH1C, LG Quadbeat, VSonic VSD3S, Ostry KC06, etc, - and if you give it a fair chance and still hate the presentation maybe there's no point in spending more. This will also help you narrow down your preferred sound signature with IEMs. There have been many instances of people preferring a different sound with IEMs - for instance enjoying balanced full-size headphones but missing that air movement with IEMs and needing a bassier sound signature.

 

Anyway, if you want to jump off the deep end I would suggest going with something with a fairly conventional sound signature to start with - the SE535 is a good one.

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Missed this before. I use an Azio BTD-V400 USB transmitter (CSR chipset, aptX-enabled). Lately I've also been using a Creative W1, which is similar in performance but a hell of a lot easier to use.


I can relate to the "unnatural" partwhen it comes to the XBA-4 but it would be a good start to figure out whether you thought the XBA-4 sounded to small because it's the XBA-4, or because you're so used to larger headphones and speakers that IEMs won't do it for you. Some people have a very hard time adjusting to IEM sound, especially the presentation.

If I were you, I'd consider trying an inexpensive but fairly spacious-sounding IEM first to see if you can get used to the presentation before investing $500 on a universal or even more so a custom. You can get a very decent IEM for $50-60 - I'm thinking Sony MH1C, LG Quadbeat, VSonic VSD3S, Ostry KC06, etc, - and if you give it a fair chance and still hate the presentation maybe there's no point in spending more. This will also help you narrow down your preferred sound signature with IEMs. There have been many instances of people preferring a different sound with IEMs - for instance enjoying balanced full-size headphones but missing that air movement with IEMs and needing a bassier sound signature.

Anyway, if you want to jump off the deep end I would suggest going with something with a fairly conventional sound signature to start with - the SE535 is a good one.
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Thank you, I appreciate your advice! How abot trying On my way! thing in the merl, , such as the DN-100/2000?
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

Missed this before. I use an Azio BTD-V400 USB transmitter (CSR chipset, aptX-enabled). Lately I've also been using a Creative W1, which is similar in performance but a hell of a lot easier to use.


I can relate to the "unnatural" partwhen it comes to the XBA-4 but it would be a good start to figure out whether you thought the XBA-4 sounded to small because it's the XBA-4, or because you're so used to larger headphones and speakers that IEMs won't do it for you. Some people have a very hard time adjusting to IEM sound, especially the presentation.

If I were you, I'd consider trying an inexpensive but fairly spacious-sounding IEM first to see if you can get used to the presentation before investing $500 on a universal or even more so a custom. You can get a very decent IEM for $50-60 - I'm thinking Sony MH1C, LG Quadbeat, VSonic VSD3S, Ostry KC06, etc, - and if you give it a fair chance and still hate the presentation maybe there's no point in spending more. This will also help you narrow down your preferred sound signature with IEMs. There have been many instances of people preferring a different sound with IEMs - for instance enjoying balanced full-size headphones but missing that air movement with IEMs and needing a bassier sound signature.

Anyway, if you want to jump off the deep end I would suggest going with something with a fairly conventional sound signature to start with - the SE535 is a good one.

OK, shopping with my Girls, without my reading glasses, please forgive the blind typos!!!
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