Ah, sorry – I guess because this deal is by 3rd party seller it would be US only.
Hello guys, I have been trying to search this forum for a while, but I still could not decide what IEM to buy. Please help me out.
I need microphone, and volume up/down buttons.
I will use it with my nexus 5 and computer.
My budget is up to $20.
I live in Canada ON.
I can buy it from any trusted and famous website that accepts paypal, although I prefer ebay.ca.
Let me know if you need any other information.
Volume up/down buttons are usually meant for Apple/iOS devices. None of the ones I have work with the Nexus. You could either relax that requirement and get one of the many single-button headsets out there (like the Philips SHE3575, which should be in your budget) or try to find something with an analog volume slider, which works with all devices, like the Padacs Aksent
I’ve only tried the Noble 4S. To me the SD-2 is a little darker than what I consider natural while the 4S is pretty spot-on (and more like the Etys eke mentioned).
P.S. What is ‘neutral’ and ‘natural’ will always depend on who you ask. Check out the “discussion” here: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/hifiman-re-400-waterline-and-re-600-songbird-dynamic-ear-monitors#comment-489901
I fully agree, everyone should at least try an Ety. My first was the ER6i – not Etymotic’s best but it was enough to get me hooked.
Yeah, sure, here's a quick one:
The DN1000 has more bass, especially deep bass. On the whole its sound signature is more v-shaped (more akin to the GR02 Bass Edition than any of my other VSonics). The GR07 is overall more balanced with less bass emphasis/more linear bass response and mids that are more in line with everything else. Due in part to the treble boost the DN1000 sounds a little clearer than the GR07 and, like the GR07, can be a little sibilant thanks to its treble emphasis. I think the DN1000 also has a slight advantage in soundstage depth/layering but need more listening to be sure.
I don't like trebly sybilance. My iems now are the wooduo and qjays. Love them.
But saw the w3 amazon deal. 160$. Including shipping turns out only 160€. Great deal.
But after reading your post have my doubts. Not sure if w3 is for me .scared of its highs. What do you think.?
For example the dt 770 is a bit to much for me.
If you’re worried about sibilance I would honestly skip the W3. It might be a great deal at this price but if it’s not the right sound for you, it won’t matter how little you paid.
I need some help making a decision. I want to spend 125-150 (180 absolute tops)
I listen mostly to high quality (for podcasts) talk radio style internet podcasts. when I'm not listening to that stuff I really like electronic dance music, and if it matters my fav. sub-genre's are: drum-n-bass, acid jazz, acid house/techno, broken beat, electro (both "straightbeat" and "breakbeat" styles), electro-house and fidget styles. I also like Jazz, Blues and Hip-Hop, with some occasional metal, hard-rock type stuff...
edit: I like bass, but would prefer clarity/brightness over muddiness. I wear my earbuds (currently nuforce NE600X) for as long as 12hrs sometimes, and honestly the nuforce's are a bit heavy and my ears are a little sore after a long day. So if there is something lighter but will be a substantial upgrade to the nuforce's I'd be ecstatic!
I would mostly be listening to stuff through a blue-ant ribbon bluetooth 4.0 device (which supports the aptx profile). but my phone is an HTC One.
further edit: I forgot to stipulate, it must also be available on Amazon (preferrably prime, but that's not the deal breaker). I have considered GR07BE/GR07mkII, JVC HA-FXZ100 and phiaton ps 210 bluetooth headset, my only hangup with the phiaton's set is it's bluetooth 3.0 not 4.0, but does still support aptx and has a neat pass through so you can use it directly bypassing the bluetooth portion...
If you're prioritizing comfort these are the sets that stand out to me in that price range, arranged (approximately) by bass boost amount from highest to lowest:
RHA MA750 - The weight of the stainless steel housings is offset by the over-the-ear form factor, I've been consistently impressed with how comfortable these are despite their weight. Smooth sound with plenty of bass - no complaints there.
Klipsch X10 - Enhanced-bass earphones with good clarity. Can be worn cable-up or down. A real standout in comfort even if it doesn't sound as good as the MA750 or GR07.
GR07 BE - I've always found GR07s to be plenty comfortable. Has the most treble energy of the bunch here and good overall sound quality.
SteelSeries Flux - least expensive of the bunch. Has a punchy, warm sound and a slim, lightweight form factor
Phonak 012 - one of the most comfortable earphones I've tried. Over-the-ear fit and extremely lightweight. Very decent bass for a BA earphone.
HiJoker,thank you very much for answering.I have one more question ,what kind of sound signature or type thinks is the best forhiphop?, I say it because it's almost 90 percent of what I hear, j, If you could put some example of iem sound signature you recommend?I.bough tin the past few Senheisser Ie8 because in Spain around me everyone was talking of his bass,but not nothing like me,veryboring for me,I dont want to fall into error with the purchaseas because my economic situation is not good.Thans a lot,and sorry for my english.
I can’t really tell you what type of sound you will enjoy with hip-hop but you seem to gravitate towards a more v-shaped sound if you like the Klipsch S4. The IE8 is not really a great match for the S4 sound signature – it’s more laid back, warm, and smooth.