so i want to go back to the old earbud style as in Yuin's PK, Sunrise AS etc. I listen to a wide variety of music but mostly metal and other busy music. I like a good strong treble and tight present bass, but i'm not bothered about loud i don't blast my ears out.
been trying to decide what to get.. i want something that sounds at least as good as my EX35s. My source is a sony ericsson W100i spiro walkman phone (16gb). I've looked at the Fiio amp and i could build a decent CMOY (i'm going to anyway, later, they look cool), but i'd rather not have an amp if i can get acceptable sound without it. i just cant decide whether to accept a cheaper earphone and compromised sound or go for some niceness.
my shortlist is:
Sony MDRE10LP - i was recommended these, they're cheap - too cheap? my EX's were x2
Sunrise Audio AS-Charm.
I could stretch to the PK1 but my wallet would be empty forevermore. The main thing is it has to sound as good as but preferably better than my EX35s. i'd prefer not to run an amp if i dont have to but i will if i can get much better sound out of a 2nd rate source - the fiio e5 looks to have good reviews and is small enough?
i've spent a week JFGI'ing it and every review is contradictory? lol HELP pleaaasseee
Edited by skree - 11/11/11 at 12:35pm