Hi, I used to do a lot of mixing and recording until I ran out of ideas. I got back into it recently after I discovered how to properly use Ultrabeat in Logic Pro and I got a new idea in my head. Here's the deal though, I've been using Audio-Technica ATH M50s to record, but I soon realized I preferred earphones over headphones for this (and that the ATH-M50s aren't exactly too neutral on the low end).
What I would like is some neutral sounding earphones. I have been analyzing live music for a while as I have heard some bands perform lately and I would like something that sounds like something that I'd be listening to. (I know there is the speaker factor and impossible to replicate live music issue, but what the heck! :)
Right now, I'm heavily considering the Westone UM3X and currently own the Audio-Technica CK10s (which are too bass light for me).
What I would like though is something like this:
-clean, but impactful bass
-clean treble (does not have to be sparkly, but I really do need something clear)
-mids DO NOT have to be really forward, but can be if the other factors are present or if it is clean
I understand that to get this sound, one may have to pay a large amount of money, but after learning about the UM3Xs, I saw some reviews that explained the sound is something like what I mentioned above.
What do you guys think?
Some more factors to consider:
-I own the Sennheiser IE8s and I REALLY do not like the laid back feel or the slight muffled sound
- I previously owned the Monster Turbine Pro Coppers and they would not fit in my ear with ANY tips including the Sony Hybrids.
- CK10s and Klipsch Image S4s fit beautifully in my ear (small seems to be good!)
-I own the Hifiman RE0s and they also fit quite nicely after a little fidgeting around in my ear.
Thanks in advance! :)
EDIT: By the way, almost all of my recordings are either trance or electronic w/ piano. Thanks!
Edited by caliskimmer - 12/6/10 at 4:54pm