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IEM's under £100 for someone who likes bass...

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi,

I've had a pair of UE Super.fi 5 EB's for a while now and while they produce a lovely bass, the mids and highs are not as good as I was expecting but my main gripe with them is that they are really uncomfortable. I'm looking to replace them soon but I've been out of touch with the whole "scene" as it were, so I'm not sure what's good and what's not these days - can you good people recommend me a pair of IEM's that are:

Under £100/$165 including shipping
Have as-good-as bass response as the Super.fi 5 EB's
Good mid and highs
Well built (anything is better built than the Super.fi's )
And most importantly: comfortable!

Thank you very much

Kona
post #2 of 18
don't have any experience personally, but i asked much the same thing. maybe the future sonics atrio m8

Amazon.com: future sonics
post #3 of 18
I don't think you can go wrong with any of those: Turbine, JVC FX500, Atrio M of grab the last KCS70 off that guy :
audio-technica dynamic type headphone ATH-CKS70 on eBay (end time 20-Aug-09 21:20:49 BST)
I can personnally recommends the FX500 ( a step up from the superfi EB I believe) and I just ordered the KCS70 following a thread comparing all the ones aboves.
post #4 of 18
The Mingo WM-2 has more bass than any earphone I have ever used - it isn't distorted, but if you really like bass, it kills the Atrio, IE8 and Turbine for quantity and for quality is very good.

Its midrange is one of the most lush I have ever heard and the highs are quite good. But when I say it has lots of bass, it really has a lot - simply too much for my ears and I was fine with any other earphone including atrio with bass boost and the IE8.

Mingo WM-2 review
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice chaps - I've checked out all of the recommended IEM's so far and my conclusion is;

FX500: Ideal but slightly too pricey, I really need to stick to my budget.
Atrio M5/8: Same as above really, but even more pricey than the FX500's!
Turbine: The review of them on this forum isn't very glowing, and being made by Monster (read: MONSTER HDMI Cable...) are reather expensive
Mingo WM-2: They look pretty good, the build quality doesn't inspire confidence from the reviews I have seen.
AT KCS70: These are in the lead so far. Within price range and have a good review on these forums - I think these may be what I go for unless I get other suggestions that trump these!

Cheers,

Kona.
post #6 of 18
Klipsch Image S4
post #7 of 18
Denon AVC-551's
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
Has anyone had any experience with the JAYS s-Jays, NuForce NE-7M and SoundMAGIC PL-50's? I know the s-Jays are designed for bass and the others a more all-round sound but I'm after some user opinions

Cheers.
post #9 of 18
ignore the pl-50, it wont have the bass you want

the radiopaq jazz might but otherwise if you want big bass i say denon c751 or sennheiser

the denons cold the senn is warm takes you pick
post #10 of 18
Denon AH C551 has a bigger bass than the A C751.

Denon AH-C551 Earphones - Black: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

Ian
post #11 of 18
Just get the Atrios from handheldaudio.co.uk - they're 101 pounds shipped, less if you pick them up yourself.
post #12 of 18
Try A4Tech MK-650... Very very very bassy and the bass goes really low and it even feels like a subwoofer. Very cheap too.
post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kona View Post
Thanks for the advice chaps - I've checked out all of the recommended IEM's so far and my conclusion is;

FX500: Ideal but slightly too pricey, I really need to stick to my budget.
Atrio M5/8: Same as above really, but even more pricey than the FX500's!
Turbine: The review of them on this forum isn't very glowing, and being made by Monster (read: MONSTER HDMI Cable...) are reather expensive
Mingo WM-2: They look pretty good, the build quality doesn't inspire confidence from the reviews I have seen.
AT KCS70: These are in the lead so far. Within price range and have a good review on these forums - I think these may be what I go for unless I get other suggestions that trump these!

Cheers,

Kona.
FX500 is £90~ shipped from seyo-shop.com depending on customs!

Atrio is a very nice headphone, although I found the build quality to be lacking.
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of the advice chaps, you lot have been most helpful.

I managed to have a listen to some Klipsch Image S4's on the weekend and they sounded really nice - the bass isn't as strong as the EB's but it feels more controlled. So, as you can guess... I have ordered them £50 from iHeadphones.co.uk which is a real bargain IMHO, I used the rest of the money to buy a Sansa Fuze 8GB + 8GB MicroSD from Amazon

The headphones should be here tomorrow and the Fuze on Wednesday/Thursday!

Once again, thanks for the help.

Kona.
post #15 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kona View Post
Thanks for all of the advice chaps, you lot have been most helpful.

I managed to have a listen to some Klipsch Image S4's on the weekend and they sounded really nice - the bass isn't as strong as the EB's but it feels more controlled. So, as you can guess... I have ordered them £50 from iHeadphones.co.uk which is a real bargain IMHO, I used the rest of the money to buy a Sansa Fuze 8GB + 8GB MicroSD from Amazon

The headphones should be here tomorrow and the Fuze on Wednesday/Thursday!

Once again, thanks for the help.

Kona.
those s4's get the best reviews, they just seem to good to be true. maybe not, do those come with the built in mic option?
also how is cord, durability etc?
thanks

p.s. the ue 5 eb are my fav. iem's ive tried, not the most comfortable, but comfortable enough, and in my opinion, the most underestimated, overlooked,
iem on this forum..
if only ue would make a triplefi 10 EB that would be something!
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