thanks, I'll get something with just a mic feature then, most likely philips she3575, btw is there any website you suggest me to buy it from? It's sold for $5 to $20
also, those are the ones I can find in Walmart, best buy, future shop etc. should I get one of these or for instance philips she3575 is better than all of these?
Of those I’ve only tried the Skullcandy Smokin (best not mentioned on this forum) and the JVC FR201 (which are good if you like tons of bass but not as good as the SHE3575 overall). Probably doesn’t matter where you buy the Philips as long as you get warranty.
I'd like your opinion on an IEM upgrade for me. To give you an idea of the sound I'm looking for, here are some that I have and my impressions of them.
I don’t think I can be of much help here – I’ve only heard half of the headphones you use in your comparisons and half of the ones you’re considering (S2 and MA750). The GR07 BE has somewhat more bass than the GR07 but not tons more. It’s not what I would really consider a fun-sounding headphone still. The same goes for the S2 – it’s more “accurate” than “fun”. The MA750 is definitely different – very smooth and fluid, with plenty of bass and warm tone. This one might work for you, I think, but I haven’t heard your Carbos. The RHA doesn't have a whole lot of treble but it doesn't seem to lack extension. Still haven't finished my listening with it, though.
I was wondering if you can help me decide on which IEM's to get, as an upgrade for my Klipsch S4i. I'm looking for the best bang for the buck IEM's with the following preferences (ranked in order of ones I most value to least):
1. Comfort - I have narrow ear canals and I want to wear these without knowing they're there, and if possible no ear fatigue for long listening periods. I also want them to be as light as possible.
2. Isolation - I will use these in subway commutes and long plane rides, I want to hear as less outside noise as possible.
3. Sound Quality - I listen mostly to electronic music and sometimes rock, and want to emphasize on having a good bass quality and quantity. Mids and treble are important but less so than bass. Good speed will be nice too. For these IEM's usage, I tend to focus less on neutrality and transparency.
4. Durability / Build Quality - I will do a lot of travel with these, and will likely yank out the headphone from my ears a few times. I don't want headphones that are so delicate that the cable will be disconnected from the earpiece if I do so. At the same time, I don't want excessive durability with unnecessary added weight. I do want them as light as possible.
Looking at this thread http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-307-iems-compared-inear-stagediver-2-stagediver-3-added-12-23-13-p-829 so far I've came up with only:
1. Klipsch X10 ($110 @ ebay)
2. Westone 3 ($160 @ amazon)
3. VSonic GR07 Bass Edition ($130 @ lendmeurears)
4. Yamaha EPH-100SL ($140 @ amazon)
that matches my preferences. I prefer to stay under $150 unless there's something that's significantly better for the price.
I wouldn't recommend the EPH-100 or any other IEM with a nozzle-mounted microdriver if you have narrow ear canals. The X10 fits your requirements pretty well but it's not very durable in my experience. The GR07 has good but not great isolation. Out of those four it seems like the W3 would be your best bet.
I also think the RHA MA750 might work well for you. It's not very light but the weight is offset but the molded ear hook bits. Isolation is surprisingly good - better than with the GR07 IMO. Build quality is outstanding. Sound is very competent, at least on-par with the EPH-100.
Hello oh almighty IEM guru Joker. For the third time I'm here to seek guidance with my next purchase.
I've had EPH-100 since august and I just LOVE them. Coming from FXT-90 which I didn't like even near as much, they are just exactly what I was looking for. However my addiction to music has lead me to yet another purchase. Now I'm going into the 200$+ zone and I am looking for recommendations.
Which IEM in your opinion would be the closest to an "upgraded yamahas"? I just love everything about them and I want all that but more. For music preferences, I'm mostly a metal and EDM type of listener. I'm willing to spend as much as 350$ on them, and I'm willing to go with custom monitors as well.
EDIT: Looking at your OP, I'm reaaaally attracted to the Custom Art Music One. They have everything I want basically. How do they compare to the yamahas sound wise? Mostly interested in the bass since I just LOVE the bass on the EPH-100 and I'm pretty sure they trump the yams in every other aspect.
EDIT2: Ok so I just found out about the Custom Art Music Two arriving in january, they are supposedly an upgraded version to the Music Ones. The preorder price for them is cheaper than the official one so its, again, tempting as hell to just preorder them now and be done with it. Do you think there's a high chance I'll not like the sound of them at all? Or are the yamahas not THAT far off which would assure me a lot.
The Music One is very different from the EPH-100 - much less bass slam and a lot more neutral-sounding. I don't think you will like it.
I'm not at all familiar with the Music Two. You might want to just ask Custom Art how much bass the Music Two has - they should have a pretty good idea of how it compares to the current model. If its anything like the Music One, it probably won't be for you.
The 1964-V3 has the most bass out of all my customs and is the only sub-$600 that I think can compete with the Yamahas in bass quantity and slam but in terms of how the mids and treble are presented it's more reminiscent of the FXT90 than the EPH-100.
Is the only reason you didn't mention the brainwavz b2 because of price? I found them on amazon for 129.95 (or so) and from reading your review in the first page, decided on those... I doubt I'll be disappointed, but if I am I guess I can always return and go for the GR07BE's ... thanks for your input though, much appreciated, I was just getting ancy and had to pull the trigger on something... it was almost the GR07BE's but when I saw the price on the B2's I couldn't resist...
I didn't mention the B2 because it probably doesn’t have enough bass for you based on your post.
Im so lost with IEM's right now. Im new to the scene and was just about trigger ready for the RE400's but complaints about build quality and a hollow sound for some has swayed me a bit. The GR07 MKII seem to be 'not bad' but not the best, still great which is actually a real compliment given peoples differing tastes but is there something simular in sound or better for upto £200 / $260 ?
I already have some Sennheiser HD-600's (with HD650 cable) but a recent foray into IEM's via some cheap Sony units has given me a new insight into how comfortable vs a large openback headphone they can be, i was listening in low-fi to my Sony's for hours with no head itch, heat or weight and i wont now go to full size again for hi-fi especially as the bass amount (not quality) is equal on these IEM's to a full size headphone ?!
What IEM's can Match the HD-600 / HD650 for sub £200 or get close ?
I bow to your superior knowlage. I need light, comfortable and small hence the RE400's seemed perfect..
I’d go with your gut and get the RE-400, or the BA200 from TDK for something a touch warmer (i.e. more HD650 than HD600). The GR07 does not remind me of the HD600/HD650, more the DT770 or DT880.
These won't have the slam of the big Sennheiser cans because they just can't move as much air. If that's important to you then you'll want a more bass-heavy IEM to compensate. However, if you can live with less tactile bass, the RE-400 or BA200 are pretty damn nice and very close to the Sennheisers in detail and overall refinement considering their price.