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@loomisjohnson thanks for your help but those Klipsch X5 IEM's just aren't for me. I gave them a fair chance for a second day at work, with a pair of large Spin Fit tips. Surprisingly these did increase the treble clarity and dynamics somewhat, but I still found these so muddy / boomy / non-detailed that I couldn't even stand to listen for longer than 45 minutes, even in a noisy factory setting. I'm certain I had a snug fit, but sometimes the sound was so lackluster that I couldn't even understand vocals from those.

 

OTOH I still have my RHA S500, which are less than 1/3rd the price with clarity, dynamics and overall resolution enormously better, not to mention greatly superior build / cable quality. I may recommend you to try those instead. I was looking elsewhere in hopes that I could get something with better isolation since all the bass was being drowned out by the background noise (even with large Comply foam tips), so on 2nd thought I wouldn't mind a recommendation for a long narrow shaped earphone - or universal fit - that is somewhat bass heavy yet detailed / clear and well isolating...


Edited by DecentLevi - 1/6/17 at 9:08pm
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what would you guys say is the most I have to spend to get something with volume control + a mic? I look at the piston 3 but its gone everywhere

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Originally Posted by moneywoes View Post

what would you guys say is the most I have to spend to get something with volume control + a mic? I look at the piston 3 but its gone everywhere

Probably 10-15usd? If you don't need isolation, VE Monk+ w/ 3 button mic is $10

Some of the rec's from Joker's guide have 1-buttons at least: http://theheadphonelist.com/earphone-buyers-guide/
I've never used these but lots of budget options here some probably have mics : https://audiobudget.com/leaderboard.php
Edited by Raketen - 1/7/17 at 11:00am
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Originally Posted by LeConducteur View Post

Any IEM's for portable and desktop use ? 
- over the ear IEM
- non-cheap build quality
- really good isolation
- Sound: bass punchy (sub bass tight), wide soundstage (instrument seperation=imaging ?), non-hollow (vocals/mid shall not be recessed) , natural and detailled 
- budget: under 350$

Give the RHA T20 a listen.
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What are some IEMs under $100 that have a great and easy fit, with a balanced, natural sound sig?

 

I have the KC06 right now, and while I'm perfectly happy with it's sound, the right piece keeps falling out of my ear due to a bad fit.

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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

What are some IEMs under $100 that have a great and easy fit, with a balanced, natural sound sig?

 

I have the KC06 right now, and while I'm perfectly happy with it's sound, the right piece keeps falling out of my ear due to a bad fit.

 

Zero Audio Carbo Tenore

 

https://smile.amazon.com/AUDIO-ear-stereo-headphone-Tenore-ZH-DX200-CT/dp/B0093VVP0Q/

 

Also available on eBay.

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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post
 

What are some IEMs under $100 that have a great and easy fit, with a balanced, natural sound sig?

 

I have the KC06 right now, and while I'm perfectly happy with it's sound, the right piece keeps falling out of my ear due to a bad fit.

VSonic GR07

 

Make sure you get the 2016 version.

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I'm looking for a sub $500 IEM.  I will be using these unamped out of my Pixel as well as out of my MacBook Air.

Musical tastes include acoustic, pop, rap, r&b.

I have a pair of DT770 80ohm and while I like the sound signature, I wish they had a little more thump on the bottom end.

 

Recently bought a pair of Shure SE535LTD-J since Shure 's IEMs fit comfortably.  LOVE the sparkly mids, but they are a little light on the low end.

Are there other options I should be considering before keeping these? 

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