Thank you for your response.
GR06 came and although I was really impressed with the packaging and general feel I'm not too sure about the sound. I mean it sounds very nice and pleasant, but it lacks character; It's somewhat boring to me. I like the balance it produces but I wish it had more of everything. I spend some hours comparing them to N3i, MEElectronics CW31P, A161P and some stock earphones and to me they are closest to CW31P but noticeably better.
At the end I decided to follow your recommendation and ordered LG Quadbeat to see what are they like. I wander how would GR07BE compare to A161P, does it make sense to upgrade from GR06 to them?
The real reference for me at the moment are A161P which are by far the best sounding earphones I have access to but I have to admit I very much enjoy N3i in some tracks.
How would you describe sound signature of N3i are they v-shaped?
More of everything like... louder ?
Anyway, the GR06 is not an overly colored earphone, though more so than the A161P. The A161P is the most accurate of everything you have by a margin. The N3i I would characterize as warm and bassy. It's a very nice-sounding earphone, just lacking a little in clarity. The way up from that would be something like a Yamaha EPH-100.
The LG Quadbeat is more v-shaped (less bass, more treble than N3i and more of both than A161P). It's still pretty well-balanced, though. I guess we'll see if you like it as a compromise. It has one thing the GR06 lacks - a wider and airier soundstage.
This guide - although really useful - has left me really confused. I'm looking for some IEMs for when I'm on my bike, and when I'm out as I prefer not to have my Bose On Ears if I'm not at home.
I had some JVC XX's, which I thought were very good, although a bit lacking in the trebles...
So far, Ive got my eyes on the VSonic GR02BE, but now I've also found the Astrotec AM800, MEElectronics SP51, and the RHA MA350 (mainly because I don't have to ship it in, and I get a long 3 year warranty).
Can anyone help me?
(sorry if this should be somewhere else, but I posted it here as it's relating to this thread, and the other thread I posted in was relating to the GR06 vs GR02)
Hmm... those all sound slightly different. The SP51 and AM-800 are more balanced, though still with slight bass emphasis. The AM-800 has some emphasis on treble as well whereas with the SP51 it depends on which tuning port you use. The GR02BE and MA-350 are better if you want to maintain the heavy bass of your JVC XX. Of the two, the GR02 gas more treble emphasis whereas the MA-350 is more smooth level the midrange up. If you like some treble emphasis, which it seems like you do, I would go for the AM-800 for more balanced overall sound or the GR02BE for a more bass-heavy (but still not as bassy as a JVC XX) sound signature.
Not sure if you're doing it on purpose but everything you answer one of my questions, you make the Miracles sound absolutely amazing for me. Well I should get them today or tomorrow and then off to inearz they go. Can't wait till I get my first set of customs fitted to my ears :)
Also, I am trying not to play the numbers game but in the back of my mind it always seem better to have more drivers, hence why I asked about the 2 CIEM haha
Well, the Miracle is one of my favorite earphones