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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by Young Spade View Post
.... A lot of people would say that there's a strong emphasis in the mids for the SE530s... now I'm in no way saying TheMarchingMule is wrong but you should extensively read up on EACH IEM from multiple threads before making your purchase.

This hobby can get really expensive and stressful if you take a "wrong" turn in your purchase... not saying you can't sent them back if you don't like them but this hobby can be fickle if you can't find exactly what you want.
Yeah, that's what I'm worried abut heh, I don't want to buy a disappointment.

If I am getting a Cowon S9, I want my socks to be blown off by the earphones as well heh.

The Monster Turbine Pro Coppers and Golds look pretty appealing to me right now, you guys seem to be kind of wishy-washy with the SE530's so I'll avoid that issue all together. I also want to avoid anything that is even remotely suggested to fit poorly, as returning some of these isn't possible once bought, and the TF.10 seems to be a horrible fit for some so I'll avoid that one. The Ortofons peaked my interest a bit, but coming in a $370 and shipping from Japan with no return policy, plus having fitting issues kills that one too.

So if bass is important, to me I'm thinking the Monster Turbine Pro Gold's right now. I'd love some Coppers, but I'm not sure where I can find some for <$300 in Canada.

I'm still browsing the forums looking for some assurance I wont be disappointed with them though hehe.
post #17 of 28
Yea the Ortofons are getting good reviews left and right; mainly from this thread where they are being heavily used and dissected.
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/i...-120-a-456795/

However people who have them say that the fit MIGHT be bad if you have small ears due to them being long/tubelike; although it's better than Triple.Fi's to people's ears apparently.
post #18 of 28
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Yea the Ortofons are getting good reviews left and right; mainly from this thread where they are being heavily used and dissected.
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/i...-120-a-456795/

However people who have them say that the fit MIGHT be bad if you have small ears due to them being long/tubelike; although it's better than Triple.Fi's to people's ears apparently.
Yeah but they would cost $370 off of pricejapan.com which is too much for me, I can't afford that.

OneCall has got the Monster Coppers for $248.92 with free shipping for Open Box ones:
Monster Cable Turbine Pro Copper Professional In-ear Headphones, In Stock at OneCall.com

And they guarantee full operation and the lifetime warranty, so even if they sent me a crap open-box pair, I could just phone in the lifetime warranty and ask for a new pair couldn't I?

EDIT: Scratch that, Onecall doesn't ship to Canada... damn it!
post #19 of 28
I have had all three for long periods of time and enjoyed all three of them but I find the W3 the best by a pretty wide margin. There is not one attribute I would change on this IEM. It's fantastic to my ears.
post #20 of 28

These three IEM's

I have owned all three of the mentioned IEM's, and now own JH13's, which of course are better than any of the universal fit earphones.

I recommend Westone 3's. The sound is a bit biased toward the bass, but for the kind of music the original poster mentions preferring, they are nearly ideal. I use the special Comply tips that include a "wax guard"; they work great and the fit is no problem for me.

Of course, every person is different. But I do think that the Westone 3's have a very full, rich sound signature. I've liked mine a lot.
post #21 of 28
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Heh, thnx for the replies guys, I appreciate all your input , I think I might be looking at the Monster Turbine Pros now, either the Gold or Coppers, I kind of want the Coppers, but they seem to be impossible to find in Canada for <$300, so the Gold's might be a better choice, and I like punchier bass anyways, so I might like the Gold's better afterall......

So unless someone can give me a link so some <$300 CAD MTP Coppers that ship to Canada, I'll probably invest in some Monster Turbine Pro Gold's, I hope I shant be disappointed, but I've generally only seen quality reviews on these things.

EDIT: I'm very tempted to drop the extra $200 and just buy the Coppers though, you get a lifetime warranty with them so if they break I could get new ones anyways... gah decisions!!!! And I can get Gold's for $200!!!?!?!?

>.<

Are the Coppers worth $200 more than the Gold's??? Or should I just get the Gold's and be satisfied?
post #22 of 28
I picked up a pair of MTP Gold at Future Shop, come in with some decent weblinks that have them at lower prices and they seem to be willing to price match. I came in with JR.com at $279 and they matched that price without blinking.

I can not comment on the copper but the Gold had just the right amount of bass, midrange and treble for me. I think I prefer slightly more bass than treble though which is why I never tried to get the Copper's.
post #23 of 28
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Alright, just pulled the trigger on purchasing the 32GB Cowon S9 and the Monster Turbine Pro Gold's.

Hopefully I love them so I don't have to return anything

Thanks for all your input guys
post #24 of 28
Let us know know how it works out .
post #25 of 28
Awesome man hope for the best. Wow if I only had such a great start in portable audio haha; Sennheiser 555s and 1G Touch for me :/

Good sound but wow.... this hobby just keeps you coming back for more
post #26 of 28
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Awesome man hope for the best. Wow if I only had such a great start in portable audio haha; Sennheiser 555s and 1G Touch for me :/

Good sound but wow.... this hobby just keeps you coming back for more
Heh, yeah, I got a new job a little while ago so I have some extra money for the moment, I've been rolling with an Ipod Gen 2 Nano I won in a contest and some $100 MX 75 Sennheisers, I figured I should finally upgrade to something a little better and more spacious for my FLAC music now that I'm a big boy :P

I'm hoping the MTPG's will last me ... forever :P They have a lifetime warranty on them, so if they die when they aren't produced anymore, then I guess monster has to give me some new ones heh. The Cowon I expect I'll have to upgrade eventually, but I expect to get at least 5ish years out of it.

I gotta buy an arm band for the S9 and a portable charging adapter and leather carrying case, but that's like $20 total on amazon, so I'll make sure I like my initial purchase here then buy all the extras for it after. I'll have to buy a FM car adapter as well if I like it, so that will be another $50 or something, I'll have to make sure I don't make the foolish mistake this time of buying a FM car adapter that only works with the ipod USB port, I was young and stupid when I bought that heh.... universal FM adapter with a 3.5mm jack is where it is at!

Speaking of which, anyone know of a good armband for the S9?? I hear the GeeBee is crap.

JetAudio sells the S9 carrying case: Carrying Case Black for COWON S9, No belt/armband loop
They also sell this armband: Armband Black

But I'm not sure if that armband works with the case, although that isn't really what this forum is about heh..
post #27 of 28
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Hey guys, I'm new to this site, I got sent here by the guys over at the Extreme Overclocking Forums as they said you guys would have a lot more info on some IEM's

I'm buying a 32GB Cowon S9 soon and wanted to buy some IEM's to go with it (I'd get headphones but I like to workout a lot so IEMs would be a better choice ).

I've researched a bit before coming here and the internet seems to put the Triple.Fi 10's, Shure SE530's, and WESTONE 3's as the top three contenders. I'm more inclined to buy either the Shure's or the Triple.Fi's as I can get either of those for under $300, where the WESTONEs are more like $400-$500.

I listen to mainly rock/metal, but I also enjoy a lot of Break Beats, Drum and Bass, Trance, etc. and a very, very small amount of rap (mostly rock/rap). I love Beyerdynamic headphones with nice bass reproduction, but clear mids and trebles are still very important to me. Sound stage isn't hugely important to me but clarity is for sure. Also keep in mind I have no way of trying any of these headphones so I'm relying on your opinions heh.

Some of my favourite bands are Avenged Sevenfold, Breaking Benjamin, Billy Talent, Disturbed, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, The Foo Fighters, Hollywood Undead, The Crystal Method. Eminem and Hollywood Undead are the kind of rap and rap/rock I like.

So with all that background information, what IEM's should I be buying, the Shure SE530's or the Triple.Fi 10's (or should I break the bank and go for the WESTONE 3's :P)?

EDIT: Klipsch Image X10's seem to be pretty good too, and only $350.
I've only heard:

Klipsch X0
Shure 530
Triple.Fi 10
Westone UM3X

Of these, for your musical taste I'd say the Triple.Fi 10 is the best option. Good for drums, beats etc. But not the optimal. For your musical tastes you'd be better served with the Monster Turbines. I've only heard Turbines Vanilla, not copper or gold, but Gold might be the best fit according to what I've heard.

Have not heard the Westy 3's, unfortunately, but Westy 3UMX might not be the best as it is too analytical I feel.

Klipsch X10 in my opinion is much better than the SE530 in most every way, with better low end but maybe not as nice creamy mids. But for house/trance the X10 would be better.

But of your original options TF10 should give the most punch for the music. Still I'd recommend something with meatier lows like the Turbines.
post #28 of 28

Pro Golds served me well.  Picked them up, still in box, from a member here for half off too.. check the forums

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