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Choosing the right IEM! Help!

post #1 of 18
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Hi, I read the fantastic reviews posted  by Clieos and Joker.

 

I already have Fischer Audio Eterna, but I want something more :P

 

I want to buy one of IEM in the list below:

 

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I don't like analytical sound, In fact I have the Etymotic MC5, and I hate them.

 

I like IEM with the warm sound, deep bass, good soundstage and airiness, especially with high power audio output. Of course, treble, medium and isolation must be much present.

 

Which of the above headphones have a sound that is right for me?

 

Thanks for any answers!

post #2 of 18
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post #3 of 18
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help please!

post #4 of 18

well you might like analytical, the MC5 are just crap all round.  

 

still you say you want everything so i guess you want an all rounder and in that case id say M3

post #5 of 18

Actually I thought the MC5's were pretty well regarded.  What don't you like about them?

If you don't like the etymotic sound signature then you shouldn't consider the er4's or the re0's which are pretty similar.

I found the triple.fi 10's to be very fun.  They're bassy and have great highs too, although the mids may be slightly recessed for some people's tastes.  And I wouldn't consider them to be airy at all, the music is pretty full bodied.

The description of your preferred sound is sort of vague.  If you want everything then that would mean a neutral sound.  In that case the UM3x's and SM3's might be a good choice.

post #6 of 18

I agree. The MC5's sound more or less the same as all the other Ety's I've heard, maybe with a bit more bass and a little more definition.

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Originally Posted by sari0n View Post

Actually I thought the MC5's were pretty well regarded.  What don't you like about them?

If you don't like the etymotic sound signature then you shouldn't consider the er4's or the re0's which are pretty similar.

I found the triple.fi 10's to be very fun.  They're bassy and have great highs too, although the mids may be slightly recessed for some people's tastes.  And I wouldn't consider them to be airy at all, the music is pretty full bodied.

The description of your preferred sound is sort of vague.  If you want everything then that would mean a neutral sound.  In that case the UM3x's and SM3's might be a good choice.



what didnit i like?  erm everything  http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/520883/etymotic-mc3-review

 

post #8 of 18
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Thank you for the answers. cool.gif

 

MC5 have a low output power, and if I get up it, the sound starts to distort on my cowon i9. I do not like its sound because I find it plastic and dry, not funny to my ears.

 

I like the surround sound, like that of Fischer Audio Eterna. The problem is that I have to continually move the right IEM until I find the right position, otherwise the sound becomes dull. I tried various inserts, including hybrid sony, but I can not solve. If I take the right IEMt and put in left ear, the problem remains. I can not understand if it depends on the headset, but it is annoying because on the one side I hear the clear sound and the other side is more gloomy.

 

So I decided to buy a new IEM, with a sound similar of the Eterna, but with superior quality. Between earphones put in the list above, which have a warmer and more fun sound with a deep bass and greater power audio output?

 

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Edited by Arsenalicorn - 1/6/11 at 6:13am
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post #10 of 18

westone 3

post #11 of 18

IE8 don't look back.

Or Westone 3 for that rich layered sound.

Then again the miles davis might be appropriate for you.

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IE8 don't look back.

Or Westone 3 for that rich layered sound.

Then again the miles davis might be appropriate for you.

 

 

 

Thank you so much!

 

What scares me of IE8 is the 'isolation. I use the IEM in train and metro. Changing and placing inserts in IE8 such as sony hybrids, it is able to obtain greater isolation without losing its characteristic sound quality?

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IE8 don't look back.

Or Westone 3 for that rich layered sound.

Then again the miles davis might be appropriate for you.

 

 

 

Thank you so much!

 

What scares me of IE8 is the 'isolation. I use the IEM in train and metro. Changing and placing inserts in IE8 such as sony hybrids, it is able to obtain greater isolation without losing its characteristic sound quality?


There shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Once the music starts the isolation is actually quite good.

But make sure you're not using the stock tips included with the iem.

The best buys would probably be the panasonics rphje900 (100) and the ie8 (around 200).

If you're looking for the requisite sound sig and great isolation as well, then you might as well go with the westone 3 or the sm3.

 

 

 

post #15 of 18
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There shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Once the music starts the isolation is actually quite good.

But make sure you're not using the stock tips included with the iem.

The best buys would probably be the panasonics rphje900 (100) and the ie8 (around 200).

If you're looking for the requisite sound sig and great isolation as well, then you might as well go with the westone 3 or the sm3.

 

Thanks for the advice.

The Panasonic HJE900...they too have a warm sound?

I would also like to know if the vol. of these earphones is as high as that of the Eterna, if not more?

 

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