GR99 is warmer and has slightly more bass impact while the SHE3580 is a little brighter and clearer and has more recessed mids. The bass is tighter with the Philips while the quality of the treble is comparable with the GR99 a little darker. The GR99 has the edge in presentation - it's got more out-of-the-head feel and gives a better sense of space with more depth.
Had that review finished, plus the SHO2200 is closer in price and performance to the S3
To all our data-heads: I've had a change of address lately, only across town but my first permanent move since '03, - now that I'm settled in I'll probably upload the updated spreadsheet this weekend. If joker approves, I'd like to merge a new sheet into the same document that contains scores from his portable-full-size reviews...
Sounds good to me!
Hello, I need recommendation for my first IEM!
Who am I?
Final year engineering student. I am aiming for a first class in my degree, and i need music to study efficiently. So, a geek like me need to consider an IEM as below:
What is your budget?
Are you OK with open ones?
No, I really don't want to disturb the person next to me in the library..
What equipment will be powering these IEM?
Macbook & My Samsung Omnia 7 (yes, it's a windows phone!)
What format of your music and other sounds will you be putting into these cans?
I listen to anything BUT orchestra, jazz and classics. I enjoy most of the top ten songs in billboard hot 100.
Do you plan to use them outside of your home?
Yes! Everywhere i go: grocery shopping, on the way to lecture, in town
Describe the sound signature that you are seeking?
I have Sennheiser hd212 Pro and Beats Solo and Studio. I am quite tired of a bassy and muddy headphones. I really want a headphone which can give me good clarity, but with a recognizable bass (but not too much bass like in Beats Studio)
To be honest, my favorite one so far is B&W P%, but its too outrageously expensive.
2. Good Isolation
Please help me for my IEM search, and need to ensure that this hard earned cash of mine is well spent. Thanks! :)
Need suggestion on IEM based on my specifications. Would love to get FiiO e5 amp too. thanks :)
You don't need the E5. I think you would enjoy the Shure SE215 or HiSound Crystal. They've got a slight bump in the bass and warm tonality but still sound clear and detailed overall.