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IEMs in a $50-$80 Range

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Hey guys. I've been looking at IEMs in the aforementioned price range, and the Head-First RE0s have really stuck out. I have a few questions about them though. First, is the sound quality really as stellar as described? Second, for someone who listens to mostly alternative and standard rock, would they be a good set? I really like being able to hear all the sounds and being able to pick out different instruments. Detail and clarity are the factors I consider most desirable. Third, are there any other phones in this price range that might be better?

post #2 of 8
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Forgot to add, I also like music along the lines of what Brian Eno makes, and I like listening to soundtracks (like the one from the Fountain).

post #3 of 8

I have heard very good things about the Brainwavz M2 and the Yuin PK series (ear buds).

post #4 of 8
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Thanks! Do you know by chance if the Brainwavx are better/more durable than the RE0s? I also have to say I'm big on instrumentals. All the exceptionally durable IEMs I've come across seem to fail for the kinds of music I like.

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Originally Posted by csokane View Post

Hey guys. I've been looking at IEMs in the aforementioned price range, and the Head-First RE0s have really stuck out. I have a few questions about them though. First, is the sound quality really as stellar as described? Second, for someone who listens to mostly alternative and standard rock, would they be a good set? I really like being able to hear all the sounds and being able to pick out different instruments. Detail and clarity are the factors I consider most desirable. Third, are there any other phones in this price range that might be better?


for the money nothing comes anywhere near the RE-0 in terms of clarity

post #6 of 8
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Alright, that sounds good. 2 questions: How are the RE-0s in comparison to Klipsch Image S4s? Also, I've been reading up on the RE-0s , and they seem to have durability issues. How widespread are these problems?

post #7 of 8

if you wait a little bit on the reviews, it seems like the etymotic MC5 are getting to be ety's take on the RE0, + a little bit of bass (is the same when compared to the RE-Zero, so i'd guess marginally better than the original), as well as ety's isolation, if that'll be useful for you. check out http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/498743/ety-mc5

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Dang, the MC5 seems to be pretty good.

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