Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Nuforce NE-700m vs HIppo HB vs Klipsch S4/5
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Nuforce NE-700m vs HIppo HB vs Klipsch S4/5

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Hello I am currently in the market for a quality pair of in ear monitors.  I am looking for something that is bass heavy but still covers the rest of the spectrum as well.  I have done quite a bit of research and I think I have narrowed it down to the Nuforce-700m, Hippo HB, and the Klipsch S4.  If I could get some feedback on these items and a input on what you think is the best of the three.  I am open to other makes as well just as long as its under $100(USD).  THanks

post #2 of 22

Good choices you have narrowed it down to. But, I would suggest taking a look at the Sunrise Audio SW-Xcape IEM's which are possibly better than what you've got in mind.

post #3 of 22

I have the 700m and like it a lot, but will be selling it...too many iem's and don't need the phone controls

will have the hippo vb later this week

but I would recommend the refurb monster turbines for $50...I have a pair and they sound great, especially for $50

you can find them on the monster site

they don't have the lifetime warranty, but then again they're only $50

post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 

I have never heard of the sunrise audio but i will look into those.  I heard the turbines and i didnt think they where all that great.  But it was right after my friend just bought them.  Do they require a burn in?  But thanks for the feedback everything helps really.

post #5 of 22

Sunrise Xcapes don't have bass. Have you considered the Fischer Audio Eternas? (all of my suggestions are made off of reading)

post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 

Fischer audio sounds promising. Any body have experience with any in the title

post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 

Bumpty bump

post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 

I think i have narrowed it down to the Nuforce and the Hippo VB's any input would be great

post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 

How do the monster turbines stack up against the nuforce and hippos??

post #10 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by msportr430 View Post

How do the monster turbines stack up against the nuforce and hippos??



dont think of the klipsch s4's

 

 

really for us to give a recommndation, you have to tell us what characterisitcs or sound signature you prefer, otherwise we're lost

post #11 of 22

I don't know about how the ne-700s fare against the mentioned iem's but they edge out the brainwavz m2's in terms of clarity and soundstage. I guess the ne-700/s4/m2 are all good choices in the price range.

post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 

I mostly listen to hip hop, metal and reggae, and i love me a good 808.  I like a deep prominent bass that you can feel but doesnt distort or overpower the rest.  Clarity is a must, i dont want a muddy sound for mid and highs.  And i despise the tingy highs.  I will be using these at school on the bus so sound isolation is a factor but sound quality is way more important.

post #13 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by msportr430 View Post

I mostly listen to hip hop, metal and reggae, and i love me a good 808.  I like a deep prominent bass that you can feel but doesnt distort or overpower the rest.  Clarity is a must, i dont want a muddy sound for mid and highs.  And i despise the tingy highs.  I will be using these at school on the bus so sound isolation is a factor but sound quality is way more important.



this perfectly describes the eterna's. deep controlled and powerful bass, prominently sweet and lush mids, and adequate highs which are not overwhelming and unfatigueing. They also have great isolation for your bus rides, and are pretty comfortable. And they would suit the genre's you like perfectly. I bought a pair myself. Only thing is it must be worn over the ear.

 

Read HERE:

 

http://www.inearmatters.net/p/multi-iem-shootout.html (FORWARD TO ETERNA REVIEW)

 

http://headphonehaven.com/topic/7200632/1/

 

http://www.headfonia.com/fischer-audio-eterna-with-comparisons/

post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 

The Fishcers sound good but im not liking the over ear hooks.  But im willing to compromise for the best sound.  Im really indecisive and just want to get a quality set of buds.  Are any of these canidates better that the bose IE3's because im really not that happy with the sound quality of these.

post #15 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by msportr430 View Post

The Fishcers sound good but im not liking the over ear hooks.  But im willing to compromise for the best sound.  Im really indecisive and just want to get a quality set of buds.  Are any of these canidates better that the bose IE3's because im really not that happy with the sound quality of these.



As you already know, Bose is pretty much canned here on Headfi by everyone for being overpriced and overmarketted cans which produce average or under average sound for a way inflated price. Its more of a general consumer's product, for one who doesn't know about other products, eg. typical electronics consumers, etc.

 

The IE3's are pretty bad headphones from what I've read, way under average and also really overpriced as typical. The Eterna's will be truckloads ahead of the IE3's, which is something I can assure, and the isolation will be much better.

 

I was sketchy about the over the ear fitting myself, but I thought that I might as well purchase it and try it out, to see if the sound quality was as great as said by everyone and if the fit was a hassle, but the general consensus is the fit is good and comfortable.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Nuforce NE-700m vs HIppo HB vs Klipsch S4/5