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Wanna change my IEMs, any ideas ?

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hello,

So, as my birthday is pretty soon, I wanted to get me some new in-ear monitors. I use for several years now a pair of Westone UM1 and though they are pretty comfortable, their sound never transcended me. And since I didn't really catch up with what is made today, I don't really know what or where to look.

I guess I have a budget of $150-200, and I'd use my new IEMs exclusively with my iAudio9. 

About the music, I mostly listen to rock (folk, progressive, metal, pop), and to jazz, blues, funk, hip hop too..

Also, I'd like to have a real evolution from my Westone UM1, maybe even something with two drivers..

 

Let me know if you need more information to indicate me.

 

Thanks a lot !


Edited by StarMatt - 9/11/10 at 4:53am
post #2 of 11
Thread Starter 

Up?

post #3 of 11

Q-Jays

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http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/478568/multi-iem-review-105-iems-compared-phiaton-ps210-yamaha-eph-50-pioneer-clx50-added-09-08

 

That is all.

 

Also what he said ^

 

The DBA-02 are nice.


Edited by JoetheArachnid - 9/12/10 at 2:02pm
post #5 of 11

But the OP has been using the Westone UM1. The DBA-02 (FWIR) has a totally different sound signature.

 

You may want to look into the Radius DDM.

post #6 of 11

+1 for DDMs. Best in-ear Dynamic driver for the buck headphones.

You can get it in EU for under 200 USD.

 

post #7 of 11

Klipsch Custom 3, MTP Copper, Sennheiser IE7.........

post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by violinvirtuoso View Post

But the OP has been using the Westone UM1. The DBA-02 (FWIR) has a totally different sound signature.

 

You may want to look into the Radius DDM.


To be fair, he said he wanted 'a real evoloution,' not something the same, but better.

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot for all your helpful answers !

After I read the link given by JoetheArachnid, I might want to take the q-Jays or the DBA-02, both seem to fit my buget and my expectations as well.

I think I may prefer the q-Jays, according to the reviews, the bass are heavier... Any observation on that point would be really helpful !

 

Thanks again !

 

Edit : For the record, I let the Radius DDM behind because of the poor isolation, I need good isolation, goddamit.


Edited by StarMatt - 9/13/10 at 6:50pm
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

I haven't purchased the IEMs yet, actually I'm still hesitating between the q-Jays and the DBA-02.

I would like to have more points of view... Which do you think are the best ?

As I live in France, I can't try these and make my own opinion yet, so I'd like you to give me your reviews and your own opinions. It may help me making my mind.

 

Thank you !

 

Edit : As I said before, I think I'm gonna buy the q-Jays, mainly because of the great pack of accessories that comes along, but I've heard that they were pretty fragile and would break easily. Is that true ? If so, I may prefer the DBA-02. Anyway, I hope you can enlighten me !


Edited by StarMatt - 11/4/10 at 8:19pm
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Thread Starter 

Up smily_headphones1.gif Plz <3

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