Originally Posted by rainykchan
Hi Joe, which would be the best earphone to listen jazz straight out of an ipod classic? Since I have a massive music collection, my only choice of player would be the classics. However, the classics have a lean, bass-weak and sterile signature IMO, and since the EQ in apple products are literally useless, pairing is exceptionally important and I tend to pair the classics with slightly dark and warm iems. Can you tell me which iem (preferably European companies since I could get them without VAT, which means 20% off) could compensate for the weaknesses of ipod classic ( or any apple products since their sound signatures are pretty much the same) and sound neutral (preferably a bit to the warm side), with a balanced frequency and good detail reveal?
Earsonics products would fit the bill and the Minerva Mi-3 is also has a warm sound. The Starkey products really need a good amp to shine, so they are out. The Spiral Ear products would fit also, but they are not necessarily as warm as others, but true to the source/music and has the best detail retrieval I have heard and makes lower end sources sound better than with other custom IEMs. I like the Fabs for Jazz from my iPhone.
I am starting to appreciate the EM4 from Earsonics and I should have the ACS T1 Live! arriving soon, which is also supposedly warm.
What is your price range and when are you planning on buying?
Originally Posted by Mini0510
I think 35%-40% copper is around 60dB which is normal speaking. But depends on the music though, I need more volume for hip pop music.
My right ear Copper isn't working anymore but I remember I did compare it with people speaking around me because I dont want to damage my hearing.
Someone else said they listen to FX700 at 50%-70%. I think I'll keep the music volume in less than 70dB. I mean I listen to stock apple earbuds with almost zero isolation at 65%-75% on street and buses. The FX700 is going to have more isolation than stock Apple earbuds.
Yea, most things have more isolation than stock earbuds. I am not sure about the dB levels, did you measure (or did they measure) or are those guesses/estimations?