Hey guys! I'm looking to go for a custom IEM, haven't quite decided on price range yet, certainly not some 300 dollar IEM and probably not something over 1000 either. But I've had a lot of interest in Unique Melody but from the looks of it the Merlins may be too bass heavy for me, while something like the mage may not be sufficient. Can anyone familiar with UM give me a hint at what may be a good model for me? Or any other brand with a reasonable price would be appreciated. Thanks =)
The 1964-T and Alclair Reference are two customs I've heard in that price range with less bass than the Merlins. The Reference is really quite impressive for $500 but you should definitely ask average_joe for more recommendations - he's heard far more customs than I have.
Thanks, it should have been 6. While I know that I'm off on the sizes, for consistency's sake I've chosen to keep using the same ruler I've been using from the start to take measurements. They are really quite approximate and meant for comparing/contrasting two earphones.
I'm looking at replacing my recently broken Meelectronics CC51P.. I've been recommended the A161P but the cost is a little too steep for me (and i'm not sure i would like them).
I mainly listen to electronic dance music. I remember i was a little dissapointed by the sound from the CC51P but i can't recall what it was.
I prefer a detailed treble (is that right?) and overall clarity. I have a tendency to be really sensitive to bass heavy headphones/iem's.
I do enjoy the rumble from sub bass but i hate hearing the bass being overpowering.
I use a pair of Sennheiser 25-1 ii when mixing (and music listening at home) and i really enjoy the sound of those. I have another pair of Sennheiser (i believe it's pc360) that i mainly use for gaming. They are open and iirc uses the same drivers as the 555. I prefer these only for gaming and not for music listening.
Could you recommend something for me? Something around $100 and preferably available in the EU, as importing from the us/rest of the world would add taxes and such.
Considering you're not in the US, there's not much I'm aware of that will best the CC51P for similar money while having a mic and bass that isn't bloated. I know others have been offered a loyalty discount on MEE gear before - maybe you can inquire about that if you want an A161P. The HD25 is pretty bassy compared to the A161P, more along the lines of a Spider Realvoice. Not sure about availability outside the US but the Realvioce is ~$90 here.