Originally Posted by Cotnijoe
i generally like having the bass enhanced a little bit to start off...to me...the music just sounds more "real" that way, but i do listen to a VERY wide range of music and genres so dynamic range is crucial too
Ive been listening to Vsonic GR07 the most. If i could change the signature of that...i would add a bit more bass to it and turn down the treble a tiny bit. And obviously something like Monster turbine copper pro is going over the line with bass quantity. Its hard to say what the upper limit for bass quantity is cuz i feel like i havent heard an iem with bass boost that isnt a bit over for me and most of the IEMs i've listened to were pretty much flat
I think im looking for a CIEM version of the Denon AH-D2000 with a little more sparkle and clarity. Sorry...feel like im not doing the best job describing what im going for
I haven't heard the D2000 for quite some time, so I can't recall how the treble was in comparison to the GR07, but I did think it was quite bass heavy. From what you are describing, I would say the Dunu DC4 or one of the aud series by Dream Earz. While I haven't heard the 7X, I would imagine that could be the one.
The Rooth LSX5 is also a good CIEM that may fit, but I am not sure the bass would be enhanced enough for you and the treble isn't quite as bright and sparkly as the most of the lineup. But it has nice clarity and with a dynamic bass driver, the deep bass can convey a lot of power. The LS4 might also be a nice option, although again, I am not sure about the treble. Talk to Tomo at HFI and see what the head-fi price is as it may be in your budget. Plus, I think you could get a universal fit version and if you like it then get it customized. I also think you can do that with the Heir Audio products (at least the 3.A and 4.A).
Originally Posted by project86
The UM Merlin comes close to that ideal, although of course nothing is going to be an exact match. The bass might be too much for you though - it's a tough thing to nail down just how much is enough for each person.
Based on your original comments I was thinking Heir 6.A, due to "a little emphasis on bass" and "airy treble", but they are out of your price range.
And the Heir stuff has amazing artwork options ;)
Originally Posted by Mozu
My Aud-5x'es are on their way back to Florida, and being upgraded into 6x'es after a couple of months of headaches (fit issue, overly harsh treble, and a half-dead left monitor on the new pair) with the 5x.
Here's hoping I like the sound signature this time around. Mitch's customer service is pretty excellent, if nothing else.
I'll certainly post impressions when they arrive in a couple of weeks.
Sorry to hear about your issues and let us know how the 6X turns out for you.