I need to choose good analytical IEM for a price around $200-400.
I was read many reviews and FAQ and still very unshure about best choice for me.
My requipments in sound: I need precise, clear, fast, analytical sound. I don't very interesing in bass, too powerful bass is even bad for me.
Also it's very good for me, if cable will be completely replaceable. It's big money for me and I whant to use my IEM for a long term.
My source is internal amplifier of creative e-mu 0404, I already bought it and I hope that it was a good choice, what do you think about it?
It's hard to define what I prefer in genres, it usually someting very strange and experemental between ambient, noise, electropunk and industrial. Sometimes records are relatively bad, but I ready to see it face to face and I need headphones that shows me all possible defects of record. Even compression artefacts if compression used. Also I interested in acoustic science and digital signal processing, so it is not unneded nuances for me.
Also I help to do some records to my friends, and it's another reason to have as much analytical sound as possible.
Also maybe I need more usual studio monitoring headphones, and IEM is wrong choice for me? Price is critical, I'm ready to pay big money, but price MUST be adequate to sound quality(by MY creteria)
I think that I must to choose between ER4P(with upgrade to "S" with resistor), ATH CK10 and UE TripleFi 10.
ER4 has a completely replaceable cable, ATH CK10 and UE TripleFi 10 - not. I'm right about it?
ER4 sounds more precise, analytical and fast than ATH CK10 and UE TripleFi 10, It's truth?
I have no ability to listen any of them, I live in Belarus and IEM's here is not popular, especially so expensive, so I must make my choice on a base of reviews and your opinion.
My choice now is ER4. Or do you think that exists better vartiants for me?
Edited by digital noise - 4/7/11 at 10:05am