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About a $70 price limit, need to find the best IEM I can find

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Hello, recently I made a thread saying how I wanted some uber-bassy IEMs.  But my experiences with bass were through some Skullycandy's, which only the left worked and not well. I tried some old Apple earbuds and was amazed with the midrange and treble I had been missing.  (From electronic tracks like this, this, and this one. )  Then I realized that I would like an IEM with a deep bass when needed for some nice beats, but the ability to experience the wonderful mids and highs out there to some extent.  I've heard that the Hippo VB seems to have the best of both worlds, but it may be hard for me to come up with the cash.  I would like to know if there are any other IEM's worth considering for around $70. (Klipsch Image S4??)

 

Thank you very much for your time.


Edited by SF_101 - 5/12/10 at 3:01am
post #2 of 12

Yes, S4 is good for $80.  It is very strong in the bass & trebles, but not much for mids.  The RE0 is the best for highs and decent mids, but the bass is lean -- accurate, but lean.  There are seveal others that are in that range that I haven't heard that you could spend some time researching -- esp 'ljokerl's long IEM comparison by price range thread.  Fischer Silver Bullet is one.  For much less, the MEElectronics M9 is sort of like the S4, but not as refined -- but still good, if you EQ down the boomy bass.

post #3 of 12

+ 1 on Fischer Audio Silver Bullet

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Brainwavz M2 are highely recommended(please check the ClieOS review).


Edited by ZARIM - 5/12/10 at 3:47pm
post #5 of 12

Fischer Audio Eterna, great for electronic music. Check the reviews here!

post #6 of 12

S4's have huge bass. Just as much as my Monster Turbine Pro Golds. Not as tight but the quantity is there. Also take a look at the regular Monster Turbines.

post #7 of 12

I think you would get more helpful advices if you summarize what you actually want from your phones. From what I gather:

- Bass extension

- Bass not dominating the spectrum

 

I think the other important thing you should mention is the quantity of the bass that you wanted. People are suggesting a gamut from ER6i to Eterna here! :D

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Originally Posted by sadhanaputra View Post

I think you would get more helpful advices if you summarize what you actually want from your phones. From what I gather:

- Bass extension

- Bass not dominating the spectrum

 

I think the other important thing you should mention is the quantity of the bass that you wanted. People are suggesting a gamut from ER6i to Eterna here! :D


I would like a healthy amount of bass, since I love bassy electronic music, but definetley not overpowering the other notes, as I like being able to experience the mids as well.

post #9 of 12

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/491628/klipsch-s4-vs-sennheiser-cx-300-ii-anything-else-50-80-really-please-help-o go down read my post. Also something I forgot to mention saving up enough for a higher quality IEM such as the Phonak which comes at about 149, would be higher recommended.

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Originally Posted by SF_101 View Post

I would like a healthy amount of bass, since I love bassy electronic music, but definetley not overpowering the other notes, as I like being able to experience the mids as well.


Maybe the thinksound rain? Similar to the RE0 but more mid centric with good bass.

 

The Nuforce NE6/NE7m is also a great choice for being both bassy and fairly clear at the same time (or so I've read).

post #11 of 12

Silver Bullet has the bass that does not leak over the mids, unlike Eterna at times. Rain would not be my first choice for electronic music, though it's a great balanced all-rounder. Rain is rather relaxed though. 

post #12 of 12

X 2 on the Fischer Audio Silver Bullet. Also consider the Fischer Audio Enigma and the Brainwavz M2.

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