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post #1 of 13
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Guys,

I'm thinking of getting some custom IEMs for my wife. She's a pianist, so she'll be using them on stage for performances. She will also use them for listening to music on her iPod/iPhone.

I'm thinking of the Westone AC2 or UE4 pro. Any comments?

Or should I jump up to something like a JH11?

Any thoughts will be very welcome! smily_headphones1.gif

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post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by jermng View Post

Guys,

I'm thinking of getting some custom IEMs for my wife. She's a pianist, so she'll be using them on stage for performances. She will also use them for listening to music on her iPod/iPhone.

I'm thinking of the Westone AC2 or UE4 pro. Any comments?

Or should I jump up to something like a JH11?

Any thoughts will be very welcome! smily_headphones1.gif


depending on whether performance or iPod etc is the emphasis, you'd typically lean one way or another - most pianists don't use them though, I don't think. what kind of performing?

post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by melomaniac View Post





depending on whether performance or iPod etc is the emphasis, you'd typically lean one way or another - most pianists don't use them though, I don't think. what kind of performing?





She's a pianist but also plays keyboards in a pop/rock setting. She's using a UM1 now but I thought she could use something better.

And since I just ordered my ES5s, it'd be good if she had customs too though she's really not that fussy bout sound as I am.
post #4 of 13

Why not go for the JH5 they are in the same price range and are supposed to sound much better then that price point.

post #5 of 13

I think you should check out 1964 Ears.  from what i've heard, their custom moniters are supposed to be very good. plus their having a pretty big sale right now. Their triple driver version is going for $350, cheaper than the JH5 and UE4

post #6 of 13

could get um3x and remold it, cheapo version of the westone es3x heh

post #7 of 13

No one has actually heard the 1964 Ears IEMs yet.

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Originally Posted by Wildcard30 View Post

No one has actually heard the 1964 Ears IEMs yet.


Sorry, I don't think I worded my post to exactly what I wanted to say. I meant to say that 1964Ears customs look like they could be very good.sEm_blush.gif


Edited by Thecoolguy - 11/6/10 at 10:21am
post #9 of 13

Pianists usually want something that's tonally neutral and full-frequency, with a wide dynamic range.

If she's wireless, I'd recommend the Sensaphonics 2MAX. If hardwired, the 2X-S is the way to go (same sonics, different sensitivities).

Sensaphonics is the only brand with soft silicone earpieces, which are much more comfortable and offer the most isolation (and thus, the lowest noise floor).

 

Full disclosure: Sensaphonics is a client of mine.

But that's because they are the best thing going.

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by JackKontney View Post

Pianists usually want something that's tonally neutral and full-frequency, with a wide dynamic range.

If she's wireless, I'd recommend the Sensaphonics 2MAX. If hardwired, the 2X-S is the way to go (same sonics, different sensitivities).

Sensaphonics is the only brand with soft silicone earpieces, which are much more comfortable and offer the most isolation (and thus, the lowest noise floor).

 

Full disclosure: Sensaphonics is a client of mine.

But that's because they are the best thing going.

Are there any professional reviews of Sensaphonics customs you could link us to? Particularly comparisons with other brands of customs?

 

post #11 of 13

The Jh5 was a good suggestion, there are many reviews on head-fi so you can get an idea of their sound.

 

The new budget westone custom should be a safe choice, too.

post #12 of 13

In my opinion, you should spend the money on something else - either some nice frilly knickers or perfume or other pointless tat like that, or just be selfish and treat yourself to a slap up booze session down the pub with your mates.

 

The reason I say this is women generally don't like big hard jelly-like things being crammed into their ear holes. Believe me, I've tried and failed too many times.

 

No, I reckon you should just let her carry on as she has been.

 

p.s. I have a great joke about a 12 inch pianist I can tell her, if you get her to pm me.

post #13 of 13

Noblesse oblige... Recent, highly detailed review of the Sensaphonics 2MAX, incl. comparisons:

 

http://www.avguide.com/review/sensaphonics-2max-custom-fit-ear-monitor-playback-36
 

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Originally Posted by JackKontney View Post

Pianists usually want something that's tonally neutral and full-frequency, with a wide dynamic range.

If she's wireless, I'd recommend the Sensaphonics 2MAX. If hardwired, the 2X-S is the way to go (same sonics, different sensitivities).

Sensaphonics is the only brand with soft silicone earpieces, which are much more comfortable and offer the most isolation (and thus, the lowest noise floor).

 

Full disclosure: Sensaphonics is a client of mine.

But that's because they are the best thing going.

Are there any professional reviews of Sensaphonics customs you could link us to? Particularly comparisons with other brands of customs?

 

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