I live in Mumbai, India, where my options for quality (and affordable) in-ears are fairly limited. I presently own a pair of Soundmagic PL-30s that I *love*, but I'm looking for an upgrade. From what seems to be generally recommended here within my price range, I can only find the Soundmagic PL-50 and the Brainwavz M2 available. I'm not in a position to have stuff shipped to me from outside the country, primarily because of shipping costs.
I'm torn between these two particular earphones, and want advice on what would be a better choice.
My sonic preferences, in order of importance, are:
- Clear, present mid-range
- Detailed, articulate highs, but not sharp
- Reasonably present lows, not looking for massive or big bass at all
- Wide soundstage (which I love the PL-30s for), but this is not a major requirement
I'm a musician by profession and also an amateur audio engineer/producer, so what I'm looking for is ultimately a very balanced and representative sound signature, and if possible, wide soundstage for better separation. I love the PL-30s for this reason, but they seem to lack noticeably in the bass department. I like the 'analytical' sound signature as opposed to the 'exciting' or 'fun', coloured type.
Again, where I live, my options are pretty much down to the Soundmagic PL-50 and the Brainwavz M2. Both will cost roughly the same, so cost is not a factor between the two.
Hope this post wasn't too pedantic by Head-Fi standards!
Edited by DanielKRego - 8/1/11 at 11:50am