Thanks, I’m definitely not surprised that the DN-1000 has found numerous supporters! I haven’t heard some of the other mid-range hybrid IEMs out there but for me Dunu has raised the bar with these.
Yeah, Dunu always does a good job with this sort of thing. There’s only so many ways you can wear an earphone with this design but lack of silicone tips won’t be an issue.
Thanks for the response! Which of those three has the smoothest sound signature with the least piercing treble that's perfect for dnb with good bass lines(least important), rock, and vocals? I definitely want to give westone or earsonics a try since they have such positive feedback.
They’re all pretty smooth. The SM3 probably has the least treble emphasis but also tends to sound a bit thick and “creamy” for my taste. The SM64 is better in that regard but also doesn’t really make me think of the LCD-2 when I listen to it. I suppose if I had to pick just one IEM between EarSonics and Westone per your requirements I’d go for the UM Pro 30 / UM3X.
I'm looking for a $100-200 IEM for only rap/hip-hop
- I own a DT 770 PRO 32 ohm, but I don't want to use it for portable reasons anymore
- Want something more bassy and fun
- Past headphones include ATH-M50, V-Moda M100. Bass level should be around the same as the M100
- I have a portable amp but I prefer to drive them directly from my iPod Classic
- I ordered the Monoprice 8320 for the timebeing, should get em sometime this week
Basically I'm looking for an IEM with the closest sound signature to the V-Moda M100, any help?
I haven’t tried the M100 but for IEMs with plentiful bass in that price range I would recommend:
Yamaha EPH-100 – solid, deep bass, strong and warm mids, mostly smooth treble with a rise pretty high up
RHA MA750 – similarly solid bass but with a slightly more v-shaped signature – less mids and more emphasis in the lower treble – compared to the Yamaha
Dunu DN1000 – a bit less “bassy” in the conventional sense than the two sets above but still pretty powerful. Has a v-shaped signature but with on another level in terms of clarity thanks to the hybrid design.
The EPH-100 is what I’ve recommended in the past for V-Moda M-80 owners and everyone who’s gotten back to me has been happy with it.
Thanks for the excellent Dunu DN-1000 review ljokerl. I'm now very tempted to get one however being an owner of the Phonak PFE232 which is pretty much V shaped, I'm wondering how does the DN-1000 compare. Is the mid frequency of the DN-1000 as recessed as the PFE232 which was the only drawback to the otherwise excellent PFE232. I'm sure the bass of the DN-1000 is deeper than the PFE232, but is the treble region as pesky occasionally? Will the DN-1000 be a good upgrade to the PFE232? I'm anxiously awaiting your opinion before taking the plunge. Thanks in advance.
The DN-1000 is not as mid-recessed as the PFE232. Bass is not necessarily deeper (the PFE232 already extends pretty far down) but more impactful and full-bodied. The DN-1000 does not have perfectly smooth treble but its peaks occur in a different area of the treble compared to the Phonaks, so it may work better for you in that regard, too.