I'm willing to spend up to $350, if i can get a good deal in the US.
I just read the amazing reviews about the EPH-100, and thought they would be a good idea and the same with the Copper's, they seem easy to use, and i guess they can be used for a bit of running aswell with the things that goes around your ears.
I mostly listen to music like Mumford & Sons, Johnny Cash, Otis Redding, Al Green, some oldschool R&B and hiphop, but sometimes some house and trance too. So they need to sound great with male voices, and if there's some quality bass, it will be nice too!
Do you know of any special shops that sell headphones, when i search, i mainly find internet shops, and that's not really gonna work :)
Many online vendors will deliver to a hotel and most hotels will hold mail for their patrons. I am not familiar with the area but I am sure DC has all of our standard electronics stores (Best Buy, etc). Best Buy can do ship to store, too, if you buy online.
Thanks . I don't like drawing parallels between IEM and full-size but I thought this was a special case with the IQ being their first IEM and all
Probably not for a while.
I have the Ultrasone IQ's and have been searching for something better since and just cant do it without going custom. I agree with the review on ensuring a good seal. For me the comply tips work well as long as they stay sealed well. The silicone tips for me were horrible in sibilance so I threw them out. Seeing the comments on the triple flange I will have to try those and see if the fit and sound works for me.
I use mine on the go and working out. One issue i have encountered is that the connector type to the IEMs which is same as the Shure SE series is prone to intermittent disconnection while jogging. This is frustrating to me having to adjust the cables while running on treadmill.
The bass is generally very good however sub bass performance is not strong as expected for IEM. The detail in the mids and for me the highs more than makes up for the sub bass performance. Maybe the Triple flange tips will fix the sub frequencies.
One of the things I like about them most is that the bass isn't extremely overpowering. The bass is not linear but it still extends pretty well - easily audible at 25-30Hz with my setup. It's similar to what I'm hearing out of the IE 800 so far (i.e. gentle roll-off below 70 Hz or so) and more severe than the roll-off of the K3003.
Forgot to post here, but I got those CW31 you recommended me a while back, if you happen to remember lol. I'm a tad dissappointed, but I guess that for their price it's still an amazing value. The thing is that they're not very good with heavy metal, it sounds too.. Raw? Dirty maybe? I don't know quite how to explain it. When I put the iPod on bass booster it feels a little more tamed on some of the songs. On more classical, accoustic pieces and such it sounds great though :)
A lot of metal isn't recorded all the well, which could be part of what you're hearing. IIRC the iPod bass booster just cuts down on the other frequencies, which may make the deficiencies harder to hear.