, I'm looking to get a CIEM made and as isolation is key for me Spiral Ear 3-way ref seems to be the best fit. I'm not familiar with any of the iems you compare it to, so would you please give a few sentences based on any of these below, in regards to clarity, soundstage, tonal balance or whatever seems relevant to mention?
ety hf5, senn hd650, vmoda m-80, vsonic gr06, sony MH1c.
Thanks for an awesome thread!
A full review of the SE 3-way Reference can be found here. It does have the best isolation of all my custom earphones, but also the most bass. Clarity is good considering that it has a thick and bassy sound, not a balanced on like your Etys. Tone is neutral-to-warm. The soundstage is not too out-of-the-head, but well-rounded. Imaging and separation are good. The key characteristic for me is still the bass - when the track calls for bass these can really belt it out. If you want a more balanced-sounding custom there might be better options out there. The Sensaphonics 3MAX and Westone ES5, for example, both isolate nearly as well as my 3-way, though they are also pricier. There are cheaper silicone customs as well, though I have not heard any of them yet.
Hope you can help me out.
A few months ago bought the Wooduo. |Great bass IEM. Mids and highs were good, but its bass is excellent. Making me really enjoy my dance music or basically any songs with a good beat. Giving me BAss that I have never heard before from any headphone. But still to me...the bass a bit to much to make it my goto headphone.
Than a few weeks ago I bought the Go Dap GD3. And combined it with my Ipod Nano 5G. The sound when I combined it with the Wooduo was simply amazing. The GD3 enhances the mids and highs while teh wooduo still kept its great bass. And the result is almost perfection to me. Never been so close to a the sound I want. I would almost call it balanced or is it just a combination that i like.
Anyway could you suggest other headphones that would give the same sound as this combination or a headphone that is even better than the wooduo that i can combine to getthe same effect? So a tight and punchy bass with teh ability to get the sub bass.
There are very few earphones I've heard with the subbass of the Wooduo. The only one of the top-tiers that comes close to that level of subbass with better overall sound quality, IMO, is the Futuresonics Atrio MG7.