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Truly a bargain
Is that the triple dynamic? Haven't tried that one - I do have their hybrid (3X? not sure what it's called) but it's a little too v-shaped for me.
Great how much effort youve put in this many reviews.
As you have tested the famous (?) Monoprice budget IEMs, I thought you might wanted to try these other -bit less famous, but very good- budget IEMs which are more v-shaped.
Majin already compared the Awei ES-800m against the Monoprice (http://www.head-fi.org/t/630536/small-comparison-of-awei-es800m-best-bang-for-buck), maybe you would want to do that too. I found the earphones the cheapest at tinydeal for $5,50 (free shipping). See this link: http://www.tinydeal.com/awei-35mm-audio-jack-stereo-earphones-for-pc-p-57773.html
I own them both and I really think they are both great value.
Appreciate the suggestions but pretty filled up on new IEMs at the moment.
Strong bass plus forward mids is pretty tough to pull off - usually cranking up the bass you either get some midrange recession (like the the unique melody hybrid) or some bloat in the lower midrange. Of the enhanced-bass non-"hyper high end" universals the Sony XBA-H3 might be the best I've tried in that regard, though it still has minimal bass bloat. Very good treble quality, though, and not a lot of midrange recession.
The EarSonics SM64 is another - it is BA-based but the bass is deeper and more powerful than you may expect. There's more coloration to the sound, though.
Of the really high end ones ($500+) the Sennheiser IE 800 has a ton of bass but the treble presentation can vary a good bit with fit (not a lot of eartip options, either) and I wouldn't call it non-sparkly. Great end-to-end extension, but I wouldn't suggest it unless you can try it beforehand.
you have tried the XBA-Z5 ? did you got a chance to listen others too ? im curious about the A2 and may be A3 .