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Is there any IEM that sounds like the RE-Zero but has a wider soundstage?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I am wondering whether any IEM combines the mid-centric, balanced sound signature of the RE-Zero with the awesome soundstage of the IE8.  Is there anything that comes close?

post #2 of 7

Hmm, well, I would say that my SM-3 with modded filter comes close to my RE-252 balance, with added warmth (but way less than IE8) and a wide soundstage. But still, they are quite different.

post #3 of 7

Hmm, the RE-ZERO isn't bad for sound stage, slightly forward maybe but good depth and size.  I don't have a suggestion for you for something that sounds like the RE-ZERO with a wider sound stage.  I'd suggest the Klipsch Custom 3 as an option with a better sound stage that also happens to be well balanced.  The sound stage of the Custom 3 is quite good.

post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 

I am also curious about the SE530.  Do these, or any IEMs mentioned above, have a similar sound signature to the RE-ZERO?

post #5 of 7

RE-Zero with a sound stage close to the IE8 does not exist. The best you can probably do is if you have a good EQ like BBE or rockbox you can change some settings to increase the stage.

post #6 of 7

Soundstage on IEMs is over-rated, I own both the RE0 and IE8.

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 

I haven't had much success in increasing the soundstage of the RE-Zero by EQ-ing, so I've pumped up the mids on the IE8 instead.  I'm still testing it out, but this is my favorite setup so far.  Here is how I have it set:

 

Lowest bass adjustment setting;

Preamp: -8dB;

 

Hz -- dB

32 -- 0

64 -- 0

125 -- 0

250 -- 0

500 -- +3

1k -- +8

2k -- +8

4k -- +3

8k -- 0

16k -- 0

 

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