Curious what you guys think. I’m kind of in the market for new IEMs, guess I want a better sound that what I have now or something more fun (undecided). The only two sets worth mentioning that I own are my Shure SE530s and Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10s. I’ve been reading a lot about the Fischer Audio DBA-02 but they’re out of stock on the US/Canada web-retailer (I live in the US). They seem like a good pair to try out or buy due to the reviews of others and the price seems right.
I did enjoy my SE530 comfort, but liked the Triple.fi 10 sound. Sad part is I actually prefer the sound of my Ultrasone PRO 750 over the IEMs. I don’t know if that is a common thing to say, but I feel that the Ultrasone PRO 750 have a more natural deeper sound than the IEMs. Could be failure of a poor fit of the IEMs, and I’ve used different tips, even Comply foam tips; who knows.
So kind of open to anything, except custom mold and price >$300 (or less even lol). I’m not against customs, but would like my next IEM after this one to be a custom mold of my UE10s J
EDIT: Some more information to aid better suggestions for me to research on..
What I like to listen to:
Rock (classic, modern, punk)—30%
Techno (house, progressive)—30%
Mashups (not sure if it's a genre lol)--20%
What I want most out of my next IEM: sound > comfort > price > style
Sound: I like clarity and deep tight bass. I'd like a wide soundstage, but not needed. For reference, I'm very pleased with my PRO 750s (useful if you've used them before).
Comfort: I want to be able to put them in with ease, I felt like I had to constantly tweak my TF10s and it was a pain. I have a "medium" sized ear, at least thats what fits best in my ear for ear tips. Wrapping the cord around the ear or let it hang doesn't matter to me. I am content with the fit of the SE530 (I want different sound, hence me wanting to buy)
Price: <$450, but cheaper the better...but I won't correlate inexpensive with quality...if it costs me $10 and seems to beat the $700 in terms of quality and sound then boy I didn't break the wallet this week..
Style: I don't want too many colors, like more then 3. I'm pretty flexible with color choice as long as it's not pink, purple, yellow. Also I'd like the cable to be durable, unlike the TF10 which I've had to replace...
Edited by bloke226 - 9/16/10 at 11:12am