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post #31 of 33
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I might be biased since I'm selling my pair (bought a set of ES5), but the W4 sounds right up your alley, albeit with a very generic EQ modification for 'bass enhancer' that is available on any media player.  I think this would be the best of both worlds: quantity & quality.  It isn't that the W4's 2 bass drivers can't produce quantity, they're simply designed to be more natural all around.  I enjoy them very much with no EQ, or with a V shaped EQ, or with enhanced bass EQ... all depending on the music but mostly my mood.  I've got a set for sale for $385 shipped, I'd be glad to give you a couple day trial.

 

FYI I have listened to the Monster Turbine Pro Coppers & Klipsch S4, both of which are dynamic drivers, both of which are outdone in the low end by the W4, even when EQ'd for extra bass.  I'm assuming in saying this but I can't imagine the Coppers can't produce just as much quantity of bass as the Golds when EQ'd to do so.

Yeah, I was thinking W4 would be a good choice too. I listen primarily to Electronic music, Dubstep, Glitch etc. and I've got the EQ setting for W4 perfect - the same EQ setting doesn't have the same impact through TF10, and even my Klipsch X10 can't match the bottom end. They have a bottom end and separation unmatched by any other IEM I've owned, or tried. 
 

 

post #32 of 33
Heard the Monster Turbine Pro Gold today... seriously? I expected SO much more from them, yet had the same reaction with every track I heard. The are very VERY bass heavy. Definitely moreso than my IE8's! It's as though everything is channeled towards the bass, and the sondstage is not even noteworthy, especially in comparison to my IE8's or my CK10's. I prefer a wide soundstage, which compliments trance and progressive very well. With the MTPG, it seems as though everything is heard through a narrow sondstage with overpowering bass emphasis. The pair I tested werre definitely burned in, as they belonged to a friend whose owned them for quite some time. After hearing the sondstage my SENNs and ATs offer, its difficult to find equal or better; hence why I made the jump for the Westone 4's, which will arrive sometime this coming week. The bass was too overpowering for many of my FLAC tracks, whereas with my CK10's, which are on the complete opposite end, leave little left to be desired after adjusting the EQ to my liking. They're so much better all around IEM's for this genre, and I'm certainly glad I didnt dish out anythng for the MTPGs. Again, jusy my opinion of course.
Edited by i2ehan - 5/8/11 at 11:39am
post #33 of 33
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Although I don't listen to those genres much, It's hard imagining you'd be disappointed with the IE8. But I have to say, you should consider the Westone 4. Although the bass is not huge in quantity, the quality of the bass of the W4 is very impressive.



 



Just sealed the deal for a pair of Westone 4's. Let's see how they pair up with my IE8's and CK10's.


So how did you find  the westone 4's in comparison to ck10's with House ,trance etc music?

 

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