Need some help.
I have owned E2C, SHP8900, SR80, d-JAYS, CX300 and some other cans.
I'm looking for new headphones to use with my iPhone. I have a Fiio Amp but I just want to use the phone itself. I am listening to all kinds of music and I'm choosing between these cans:
Triple Fi 10
(I can get these for 170. How's the microphonics?)
(Are these the best sounding IEM with a remote and that you can wear with the cables down and not over your ear?)
(Maybe getting some cheaper phones with a mic that are easier to insert into the ear is better?)
(Comfort wise are these good for long listening sessions? Maybe they are to ugly to wear in public?)
(I'm listening to al kinds of music so these cans may be to dark for my liking.)
(How is the sound compared to HD25? And are the cable to long and the headphones to big to wear in public? Isolation?)
I have the hf5 (hf3 but no remote) and the m50s. While in-ears give you much greater portability, and great isolation (especially with the eymotics) full size cans will have more accurate placement, and tend to sound much more natural. You can cross off half your list depending on which you want.
The hf5 is very detailed, has unmatched isolation, but sounds dry and soul-less in comparison to all of my full-size cans. These can be worn over the ear, which gets rid of pretty much all microphonics.
I haven't heard them but the Triple Fi 10 should be less dry sounding than the etymotics.
I find the m50s are fun to listen to, and work well with all genres. However, when it comes to portable cans I don't see anything recommended more than the hd-25. If you decide on full size, I would choose between these two.
Hope this helps
Edited by walden - 2/3/12 at 5:42pm