@Chris - thanks, the UEs look nice! since Joker doesn't have them in his multi-IEM comparison would someone who heard them, the DBA-02s and the RE0/Zero compare them? Thanks! Also, I'm willing to go up to $250 including an amp, the $150 is for an amp for the HD 580 or Sexttet if I get them.
Also could someone who heard both compare the HD 580 to the Sexttet LPs? Thanks.
@Diverge Unify - are you talking in general or with specific headphones in mind? which are they? thanks.
For example I found an old pair of Grado SR225s to immediately outclass my Shure SE530s. There wasn't a question in my mind. I'm talking in general. If you spend x amount on headphones, and then 2-2.5x on IEMs, the headphones will still sound superior from my somewhat limited experience
I paid $115 for Audio Technica ES7 and $270 for my 530s, and I didn't find that jump nearly as great as the jump from 530> 225( and even greater, 325is)
I don't think I would ever spend close to $300 on IEMs again unless I heard them beforehand and they were absolutely fire
Edited by DivergeUnify - 7/26/11 at 8:37pm