hi joker, its me again , i am in a dilemma: i am still searching for the most fatigue free iem. as for that i bought the silver bullet and the tandems. both are ok, while the tandems are still a little bit to aggressive. on the other hand the silver bullets are a little too dark to me. is there anything even smoother borderline boring up to 150 $? maybe M3? oh, and it should be a dynamic driver, as i need a little sub bass rumble.
I think you are getting some strange in-ear resonances I'm not getting with both the Tandem and EPH-100 which is why they sound harsh to you vs the K701. I'm probably not the best person to ask for advice with that in mind but the HiFiMan RE262 could be an option. I would also play around with the fit on the Tandems, really hard to imagine them sounding aggressive.
The cable is modular, splits about half way down. The main part is about 2' long and has a TRRS balanced plug. Two of the three extension cables are single-ended/TRS.
The DTX101 has plenty of bass.
What's the best IEM for my budget, which is AUD $50? (Willing to pay ~$5 more if it makes a BIG difference)
I don't know anything about highs,mids,lows, treble, bass, v-shaped, "fun" sounding, or any of these audiophile terms.
I listen to pretty much every genre, if that helps.
VSonic GR02 Bass Edition if you like plentiful bass, Astrotec AM-90, Soundmagic E30, or Brainwavz M1 if you would prefer to try something a bit more balanced.
Thanks for the replies guys, I am 80% decided to get the RE272. However, as these no longer have the 3 years warranty, I would like to know more on the durability of these pairs.
Perhaps they lifted the 3 years warranty because there's too much claims from consumers? Just a thought of mine...
I've had mine since fall 2011 as well. I really don't know why the 3-year warranty was removed but it was well above industry standard so I suppose HiFiMan had a right to can it.
Got it. Thanks guys for the info. Anyway. any thoughts on how the RE262 will response with the E7/E9 combo. Need something which isolate better at home while my family is around with their daily activities. I normally use my HD650 when they retire to bed and the M50 doesn't really isolate enough. Thanks in advance.
The E7 by itself works pretty well with the RE262, better than my J3.
In Joker's review of the Monster Turbines, he said they would be a great pair of phones at the $100 mark. They can currently be had at $79 at Amazon. For someone who listens to Dubstep, Rock, Metal, Alternative mostly. Would the Monster Turbines be a good choice in the ~$75 range?
Would there be a better pair of iems in this range?
That review is quite old but at $75 the Turbine is still a decent buy. Lots more competition now - you can get something just as good without waiting for a $100 discount on the Turbines - the Beyerdynamic DTX 101, for example, or Fischer Audio Consonance. You can even save a chunk of change by going with the VSonic GR02 Bass Edition instead.
IMO the E9 will actually be overkill.
I don't know about the RE262, but sometimes I can't even use my Fiio E11 with my very sensitive IEM's.
Even at the lowest volumes they're still too loud, and when I go even lower, the dreaded channel imbalance prevents me from hearing my music.
The RE262 is one of the least sensitive earphones, I really wouldn't worry about about balance issues at listening volumes unless you like your music whisper-quiet.