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Brainwavz M1, Pro Alpha (ViSong R02), or Head-direct RE2. All $30. Suggestions?

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Hey guys, many hours spent researching all your insightful posts, and first time posting my self.  I'm finally ready to buy my first pair of IEM's and was hoping to make the right decision and get the best sounding, best valued product. I've narrowed it down to 3, the Brainwavz M1, Brainwavz Pro Alpha, and the Head-direct (or now HiFiMan) RE2. Currently, they are all $30 (thanks to the pre-sale by Brainwavz). So, if I'm looking for the IEM with the greatest detail and overall sound quality, what would you guys recommend?

 

Thanks in advance

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No one..? Was hoping to make a decision before Monday since that's when the presale ends.

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My thoughts: ProAlpha sound is supposedly extremely close to M2, which got a Sonic Diamond (tm) by ClieOS for the pre-sale price of 50$. Now having (almost) the same SQ for 20$ less sounds like an amazing deal to me (except I already have M2 and am really pleased). 

M1 is a sidestep to a slightly different sound signature. It depends on whether you prefer a fun-sound or a clear sound. You wrote "with the greatest detail", so I guess you should go with M1.

 

I don't know anything about RE2 except that ClieOS rated its sound 3.2, which is less than M1 (3.5) and probably less than ProAlpha (I guess he'll rate them ~3.6) and that Brainwavz probably have better build quality.


Edited by Kadano - 11/12/10 at 11:51am
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