need it for my iphone,,,,hear all kind of music.
M1 are worth it when you have a proper amp to drive them. Soif you are planning to drive them off the iphone ( without Fiio E5/e1 ) i suggest you look else where.
I have the M1, they sound great , the soundstage is pretty good
Also there are loads of options beyond the Brainwavz IEMs
the meelectronics lineup for example.
You're talking about amping a $40 IEM with a $15 amplifier. And only this will make the M1 sound good? You gotta be kidding me. The Fiio E5 will NOT increase it's SQ. If anything, it will muddy up the bass. Both the M1 and ProAlphas are a good value and sound warm and laid back from about any source. I used to own both IEMs (and a $300 portable amplifier that is absolutely useless with them) but in the end kept the ProAlphas because of their slightly warmer sound.
If these are your first Ibud-replacements I'd say you can't go wrong with any of the two. If you can spend a little more I suggest getting the M2, which IS a noticeable improvement from the others. Even without an amp.
Completely agree with Negakinu.
I have the ProAlpha's and I love them, I mainly listen to Rock, Metal & Trance. If you read Jokers IEM thread the M1 is supposed to have less bass and more treble so choose based on your prefered sound.
Negakinu, do you think the M2 is worthy upgrade from ProAlpha considering my music tastes and the fact I like it's sound? I read the M2 is similar to ProAlpha but with better highs but I don't like 'bright' phones and certainly no sibilance.
so you recommend me to go with the M1 or Pro Alpha or to add some money for the M2?
it is my first "good" IEM,,,,,is the meelectronics m6 is a good option as well?
i thing my head is spinning :)
p.s: i dont have amp and will use them on my ipad iphone only.
and how is the m2 compare to them? is the build quality is better as well?
every 10 seconds i increase my budget here :)
i started with 30$+- and now i look in the Fischer Audio Eterna that cost more then twice.
do you recommend me to start with the pro alphas or the m6 and after a while to upgrade or should i begin with a 60-70$ IEM?
Well, I'm not going to say what you SHOULD start with. But personally, I would start low. Upgrading is fun :) ATM I have Kicker eb141($50), Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5($90), Ultimate Ears Metro Fi 220($40), Head Direct RE2($29). BUT I got the Super.Fis on sale for $60 and the Metro Fis for $20. And even with all of this, I don't plan on moving up a price bracket anytime soon.
Basically, do you want to take a journey through hi-fi, and find your exact tastes, and an IEM to match them, or would you rather start at the top, and live with what you get? @535dff But I
I had the R02 which is the same thing as the Pro Alpha except the latter is the international version. It is a great value. It has a pleasing sound with lots of accessories and a good case when you need to store your iem in your bag or something.
The M2 is a bit more expensive but also better. I have the M2 right now and they are warmer than the Pro Alpha. My only complaint with the M2 is that the strain relief near the housing is a bit long so I cut off a bit to make over the ear fit easier. There's info out on both of them so a simple search should give you plenty of results.
Really, I'm not sure. RE2s are supposed to be great for balanced, and not very bassy listening. I have a pair coming in tomorrow :P
Supposed sound sig:
Balanced, bass shy
My mom has a pair of M6's coming in tomorrow, too. They're supposed to be a great deal at the $20 you can get them for, and in my opinion are the best looking out of all three. (The clears o.O)
Remember they have to be worn over ear.
Supposed sound sig:
V shaped, heavy bass. Very fun sounding.
And then the Pro Alphas. I won't get to try these until a sale comes up. :P But they're supposed to be an amazing deal even at full price.
Fun sounding, heavier bass than M1's.