Just want to say thanks for all the work you put into this thread, although it's hurt my wallet a bit.
First the RE0, then the Turbines, then the Mi-9 and now the Klipsch S2. I saw they were $21 at amazon and thought the design looked right to wear under a full face helmet with hopefully more bass than my er-6. Holy smokes, they sure sound a lot better than a 20 buck phone should.
Four IEMs? Seems reasonable to me . Glad the thread was useful.
I would like some advice. I own several IEM's but they all lack something.
I owned a RE0 and now own a RE-ZERO, but I don't like the adapter with the ZERO, it makes noise when you touch it and is too bulky in my amp or dap.
The RE0 was almost as good only looking at sound and I could easily lay down on my ear listening to music. Same deal with the Xcapes I used to own. Perhaps one of the new reincarnations is a good option.
I also own TD-III, M1 and DDM's, all of them sound good but are not that comfortable to lay down with.
So what I am looking for is a IEM that is very comfortable, small enough to not be disturbing in your ears when laying down on one ear and sound good.
The ability to have an very good and easy fit and seal and no or little microphonics.
Good mids and very good extension both ways. Not too bass-heavy, musical with a hint of warmth, does not have to be very easy to drive and I do not mind some sibilance and brightness.
I wouldn't necessarily call it musical but the GR07 may work for you otherwise. The RE262 flipped upside down can work as well but I don't know if you want to use the channel reversal adapter after your experience with the RE-ZERO. Other sets I'd look at - Westone 2, q-JAYS, and Senn IE7, though I think these all yield to the RE262/GR07 in sound quality and usually cost more.
first post as a new user
i have the SM pl50 and i want something better
after reading some reviews
i'm trying to decide between the RE0 RE-ZERO Sunrise Xcited and Xcape IE
for someone new in iem world, which one of the 4 above is better for japanese pop and rock ?
Not sure about jrock but for 'regular' rock I prefer the RE-ZERO, followed very closely by the RE0.