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Considering replacing my IEM

post #1 of 5
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I bought a pair of Shure E3 a couple years ago, they've served me well but the connection on the right earphone is starting to mess up and so unless the cable's in a certain position, the sound cuts out completely on the right earphone.

 

I've been meaning to upgrade for a while, and was wondering whether the quality difference between a £100 IEM  and a £200 pair was proportional to the price difference (ie is it worth spending £100 more on them).

 

Ideally I was hoping you could advise me on what would be a good pair of IEM around the £100 mark.

post #2 of 5

sennheiser IE7, Brainwavz M3, HiFiMAN RE-0 or ZERO or 252 or 262

 

it really depends hugely what flavour you want and how much isolation you want, what did you like about your E3 and what didnt you so much?

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Hm, what I liked would've been the sound quality, obviously not as good as full size headphones, but it was still mighty impressive. I'm not an expert in music but I enjoy good sound quality and the experience, how the sound 'feels', if you get what I mean.

 

What I didn't like was the ear buds. The originals didn't fit me that well (medium was too small, large was too large), I bought some foam ear buds but they didn't have great isolation and naturally got a bit messy after prolonged use. I bought some triple flange ones later and cut off the small flange. They were a marked improvement over the original but they still had a tendency to break their seal and ruin the isolation.

 

However I don't have enough money to order custom molded ear buds (which would naturally solve this problem).

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Originally Posted by Fatsosixsixsix View Post

Hm, what I liked would've been the sound quality, obviously not as good as full size headphones, but it was still mighty impressive. I'm not an expert in music but I enjoy good sound quality and the experience, how the sound 'feels', if you get what I mean.

 

What I didn't like was the ear buds. The originals didn't fit me that well (medium was too small, large was too large), I bought some foam ear buds but they didn't have great isolation and naturally got a bit messy after prolonged use. I bought some triple flange ones later and cut off the small flange. They were a marked improvement over the original but they still had a tendency to break their seal and ruin the isolation.

 

However I don't have enough money to order custom molded ear buds (which would naturally solve this problem).


You may want to check out Sculpted Eer's products. They were just showcased at this years CES, and they are the only custom IEMs that don't require a visit to the audiologist or sending impressions to anyone.

 

http://www.desktopreview.com/default.asp?newsID=1326

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I might wait until it's out and there are some reviews for it first (if it's not already out yet) if I don't fancy the already mentioned IEMs and any other ones.

 

I mean the earbuds weren't so bad that it was torture to use them everytime, it was just simply one of the cons of them.

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