Hey everyone, after leaving my Klipsch x10's for some full sized cans (ATH-M50, Shure 840, etc) I have realized that IEM are really what I need.
I want to upgrade from my x10's. I loved them when I first got them 2-3 years ago, but after comparing them to the M50's, I realized that they are really lacking mid clarity and strength, and lacking energy overall. I really like their deep powerful bass, but vocals are too weak, high guitar sounds register faint, and the bass could stand to be a little more articulate.
So now I'm stuck between a few IEM's that all seem great, but which are far too expensive to buy all and try out. I'm looking at the Westone 3,4, Shure 535, and the Monster Turbine Copper's. It's really a draw for me, I can't tell which will suit me the best.
But it would help me to know if the Shure 840 cans represent the Shure house sound everyone talks about. I really really REALLY liked the mids and overall presentation of music on the 840s, but ended up keeping the M50's because for my ears, the 840's had literally ZERO bass (especially compared to the M50, which has basically *perfect* amount of bass for me).
What I'm getting at is if the 535's have the same bass output as the 840s, I will easily cross them off my list and not think twice, no matter how much I love those mids. it's worthless to me with such a weak low end foundation. Can anyone compare the 840's to the 535s?
Or, if anyone has heard the x10s and the 535s, give me an idea of how the bass compares between these two? I wouldnt mind slightly less bass compared to the x10s, all long as the trade off is quality for quantity.
I have searched the forums but I get such conflicting input about the 530/535s ... some say the bass is amazing, heavy, and thumping, but people also felt that way about the 840s, so ... I'm NOT a "basshead", though I do listen to electronic music sometimes, but I need a nice substantial low end to even the sound out.
The W3s sound interesting, though I'm skeptical about the sibilance and also the "V" shape doesn't sound great to me because I really like strong, clear, musical mids.
I know there are too many of these posts, and I held off asking this for a few days, but it would really help to get some direct feedback about the 535 bass!
Thanks so much for any help!!!
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