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I own a HD580 that I do not like for listening to music, I love it for movies though. I prefer my friend's Alessandro MS1 way more for music.. I am looking for some IEMs that share qualities like the MS1.. fun to listen to, just to enjoy the music and get your feet tapping..Definitely not something analytical and I will never use it with an amp.. I listen to a wide variety of songs..from Black Eyed Peas to Michael Buble, Sarah Mclachlan, Glee Soundtrack, K-Pop, Coldplay etc. Really not interested to know if the drummer wheezed or the singer wiped his nose in the recording.

 

My source is crap most of the time, earphone out from a Macbook, Pandora on mobile.. I currently own E2Cs, they are crap too (when compared to MS1 using the exact same source)..which is why I need an upgrade.. the E2C is 6 years old.. time to retire. Would like to keep the budget below $200.. but I can stretch it a little.

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Klipsch S4 has a very dynamic, strong sound -- it's a little hot until after 60 hours or so, and it settles down a bit.

 

Haven't heard the Panasonic HJE900, but it is supposed to have a very dynamic strong sound as well, now $90 on Amazon.com.

 

Several other phones from closer to your side of the globe, Fischer Silver Bullet and iMetal IM-590 are both supposed to have pretty forward sound, I believe.

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I own a HD580 that I do not like for listening to music, I love it for movies though. I prefer my friend's Alessandro MS1 way more for music.. I am looking for some IEMs that share qualities like the MS1.. fun to listen to, just to enjoy the music and get your feet tapping..Definitely not something analytical and I will never use it with an amp.. I listen to a wide variety of songs..from Black Eyed Peas to Michael Buble, Sarah Mclachlan, Glee Soundtrack, K-Pop, Coldplay etc. Really not interested to know if the drummer wheezed or the singer wiped his nose in the recording.



 




My source is crap most of the time, earphone out from a Macbook, Pandora on mobile.. I currently own E2Cs, they are crap too (when compared to MS1 using the exact same source)..which is why I need an upgrade.. the E2C is 6 years old.. time to retire. Would like to keep the budget below $200.. but I can stretch it a little.






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Klipsch S4 has a very dynamic, strong sound -- it's a little hot until after 60 hours or so, and it settles down a bit.



 



Haven't heard the Panasonic HJE900, but it is supposed to have a very dynamic strong sound as well, now $90 on Amazon.com.



 



Several other phones from closer to your side of the globe, Fischer Silver Bullet and iMetal IM-590 are both supposed to have pretty forward sound, I believe.





The HJE900s are certainly on the "fun" side of things under most definitions, but they aren't tuned like grados, from my understanding. Grados are midcentric, with aggressive highs and mids, I believe. The HJE900 is more V shaped, with big bass and aggressive treble, mids slightly recessed but not enough to be a bother imo. But for you, coming from grados, that might be an issue. Still, I've heard people compare their aggressive energy as similar despite having pretty different frequency responses.

The IM590 always seemed a bit grado like from description, to me. I've heard neither though so my word isn't worth much. From my understanding it's very hard to find Grado-like sound in IEMs, even Grado's own ones. I'm not totally sure how the MS1 differentiates from the SR60 though.
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