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post #31 of 828
My personal preference:
ES3X > CK100 > IE8 > SF5 > CK10 > SF5pro > EX500 > FX500 > C751 > EX85 > CX400
post #32 of 828
Westone UM3X > Sennheiser CX-300II > Creative EP-630 > Ultimate Ears Metro Fi.100
post #33 of 828
Westone UM3x --> Shure SE530 --> Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 --> Etymotic HF5 --> Westone 3 --> JVC-Victor FX500 --> Ultimate Ears Super.fi 3 --> Westone UM1 --> Shure SE310 --> Head-Direct RE0 --> Futuresonics Atrio M5 --> Ultimate Ears 700 --> Meelectronics M6 --> Nuforce NE-7M --> Goldring GX200 --> JVC-FX66 --> Shure e2c --> Ultimate Ears super.fi 5EB --> Shure SE210

entirely personal preference based mainly on the sound signature.

If it was a comfort competition it would be a different story
post #34 of 828
IE8 and ER 4P are my favorites.
My ranking:
IE8 >= ER-4P > triple fi 10 > ATH CK 10 > FX500 >= Denon C710 > W3 > denon C700 > SE530 > UM3X > UE700 > SE310 >= SE210 >> apple earbuds haha
post #35 of 828
UM3X > IE8 = W3 > UM2 = SE530 > ER4S = ER4P > SF5Pro > UM1 > E4C >> E3C > CX300 >> EP630

I'm in favor of mid-oriented IEMs.
post #36 of 828
JH13 demo >> JH11 demo >> TF10pro > UM3X = IE8 = Ortofon e-Q7 > SE530 > westone 3 = SA6 > FX500 = atrios = image x10 = UM2 > CK100 = PFE > SHE9850 > EP630
post #37 of 828
Interesting how many have owned or own either the EP630 or the CX300. I didn't list them, but also had both (gave away to friends who were using iBuds).
post #38 of 828
Not compared side by side, but it most probably go like this.
JH-13 Pro -> JH-7 Pro -> UM2 -> ER4(p) -> Bose In-Ear -> Apple In-Ear -> iBud -> The Plug
post #39 of 828
Here's how I would approximately rank the IEMs and earphones that I owned so far:

RE0 >= SE530 > ES3X > IE8 >= Triple.fi >= PK1 >= CM700 >= UM3X > W3 > Super.fi 3 >= SA6 > Super.fi 5 Pro > PK2 >= PK3 > Phonak PFE > CX300 > Marshmallow
post #40 of 828
RE0 over ES3X. Very interesting.
post #41 of 828
1. UE triple.fi & ety er4p - BEST
2. Ety Er6i & IM616
3. UE super.fi 5pro
4. shure scl5
5. shure scl3, philips 9850
don't count low end dynamic iems like cx300, ck6w etc.
post #42 of 828
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
RE0 over ES3X. Very interesting.
Yeah, SE530 and RE0 over ES3X is interesting to say the least haha
post #43 of 828
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Originally Posted by tstarn06 View Post
RE0 over ES3X. Very interesting.
Well, I may be wrong of course, or maybe ES3X just needs better sources to shine, but when plugging both into what I have, I find RE0 more tonally balanced and equally, if not better detailed. RE0 may not reach as deep in the bass, but it has a more naturally sounding bass in my opinion, with more impact. ES3X sounds dry and a bit unnatural by comparison. Also, I find that ES3X really needs help to bring out dynamics in the music. With my Sony walkman, I had to turn the dynamic normalizer on to make them sound sufficiently dynamic for my tastes. RE0 sound more dynamic out of any source. As for SE530, I think it totally blows away ES3X in dynamics.

BTW, that's why I returned my ES3X a few days ago. Luckily, got most of my money back (~92%). Gotta update my sig.
post #44 of 828
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Originally Posted by Pianist View Post
Here's how I would approximately rank the IEMs and earphones that I owned so far:

RE0 >= SE530 > ES3X > IE8 >= Triple.fi >= PK1 >= CM700 >= UM3X > W3 > Super.fi 3 >= SA6 > Super.fi 5 Pro > PK2 >= PK3 > Phonak PFE > CX300 > Marshmallow
sf3 seems rather high up the list there, beating the sf5 pro? was that intentional or a typo?
post #45 of 828
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Originally Posted by mark2410 View Post
sf3 seems rather high up the list there, beating the sf5 pro? was that intentional or a typo?
Nope, not a typo. I actually thinks Super.fi 3 is the better IEM than the Super.fi 5 Pro. It sounds more natural and balanced.
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