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First post here, found this great thread after some google search for earphones/in-ear monitors.
Currently I have Sony DR-BT50 Stereo Headset for my iPhone/iPad but I want earphones/in-ear monitors due to they are a lot easier to carry around (they need to have a mic).
Problem is that I am not really sure which earphones/in-ear monitors I want..
I listen mostly to: electro-industrial, industrial-rock to cut the list short real short.
Price range haven't really decided yet but something in between UE 900 and Philips Fidelio S2 price ranges?
The S2 should be a good choice if you think you'll enjoy a balanced sound. It has a slight bump in the bass but is otherwise quite accurate. The UE900 is a little smoother for me and maybe sounds a touch more layered and 3-dimensional. It also has a form factor I prefer, and better isolation, but I still think its difficult to justify the cost increase over the S2. Do keep in mind that the S2 has a 1-button remote, not a 3-button like the UE900 and stock Apple headsets.
Thank you. I've been reading up on these and S2 looks like a very good choice. My only concern is that I've got very narrow earchannels so I'm afraid they will be to big (given the driver size and fit), I once bougt the MEE CC51P but were never able to get a good fit with them. Do you think that the design of S2 would make fit a problem with narrow earchannels?
The design of the S2 actually keeps its driver in the outer ear. The CC51 and most other microdriver earphones do the opposite, putting the driver in the ear canal. Unless you have small outer ears also, you shouldn't have a problem.
I didn't try Monster tips but they should fit. I didn't find the FX700 particularly sensitive to eartip changes. The stock singles worked. The UE tips maintained their seal a little better for me.
I sent mine off on an extended loan because I wasn't a big fan of the sound. Might give them another try when I get them back.