Joker, have you had the chance to listen to the Sony XBA-H3 yet? I got to try it out for a week and I really liked the sound signature, but the poor isolation and huge shells are holding me back from ordering one quite yet. I get the feeling I would always be wanting something with better isolation and whatnot.. I know I've posted a few times before asking for suggestions, but never had an IEM exactly in mind to describe the sound signature I was looking for, but now I've found it in the form of the H3. Any recommendations on sets with similar sound signatures that isolate better?
I haven’t tried it. Sounds like the ergonomics are similar to the old EX-series units.
I'm looking for a cheap IEM to use for my travels. I've read the buyers guide for $50 earphones and the VSonic VSD1(S) and Thinksound MS01 are on my shortlist. My main headphone is a beyerdynamic DT770. How do these earphones compare to the sound characteristics of the DT? I love the sound of the DT so I want something that closely emulates its sound.
It’s been a while since I’ve tried the DT770 (250ohm version). From what I remember of them the MS01 will likely be a little too warm and dark in comparison- the VSD1S should be a better match. But, I can’t say with certainty how close it will be since I don’t have access to a DT770.
Might be too close in that respect, actually – the Nami has punchy bass but it’s not an earphone I would describe as “lush” – not enough upper bass/lower midrange bloom or note thickness for that. I would think you’d want a bigger contrast to your ER4S than the Nami if you just have the two earphones – at least something bassier like a Dunu DN-1k, or if you don't want more bass than the Olasonic simply a warmer-sounding earphone, like the MDR-7550.