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post #1 of 65
Thread Starter 

Hey everybody! 

 

I am a casual listener who just loves bass. Yeah I know bass destroys everything else and it ruins the song, but I can't get enough of it. I currently have Philips SHE9550. The reason I got these was because they were advertised as having good bass and they had a very low frequency response(6 - 23 500 Hz). I was blown away by these earphones. They had really good sound(compared to my old Skullcandy Titams which were meh) and the bass was great. But now I want more. I am looking around online and the Monster Turbines look like a good fit for me. My price limit is ~$150 maybe a little more. My main focus is bass, but I listen to trance and I like my high ends good too. But I know I can't get the best of both in this price range. I want to know what earbuds would be good for me? Are there any cheaper alternatives? Thanks everybody!

post #2 of 65
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Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post

Hey everybody! 

 

I am a casual listener who just loves bass. Yeah I know bass destroys everything else and it ruins the song, but I can't get enough of it. I currently have Philips SHE9550. The reason I got these was because they were advertised as having good bass and they had a very low frequency response(6 - 23 500 Hz). I was blown away by these earphones. They had really good sound(compared to my old Skullcandy Titams which were meh) and the bass was great. But now I want more. I am looking around online and the Monster Turbines look like a good fit for me. My price limit is ~$150 maybe a little more. My main focus is bass, but I listen to trance and I like my high ends good too. But I know I can't get the best of both in this price range. I want to know what earbuds would be good for me? Are there any cheaper alternatives? Thanks everybody!



another bass thread

you should do some research before you make a thread

theres countless bass iems on this forum

 

anyways try the fischer audio eterna 

Hippo VB you can't beat at this price for 79.99

i think you'll like the hippos, i listen to trance and hip hop and hippos did a pretty good job

 


Edited by subxero - 8/31/11 at 9:48pm
post #3 of 65

That is so, many discussions on IEMs for bass head indeed.

A bit time consuming to go over every and each of those though.

as of Bass head goes, Radius DDM are absolute killer

also new Ex600 are said to be very nice, all under 200US

 

post #4 of 65
Thread Starter 

Thanks! Will check them out! Sorry for not searching before I posted tongue.gif

post #5 of 65

it may help doing some research prior making a final decision.

tip, DDM are not sold in US continent so you got to import

Ex are available all over but I prefer DDM over Ex even though I only head Ex1000 which are quite similar in sound sig.

post #6 of 65
Thread Starter 

I don't really want to get anything out of country. I don't like ordering from off shores. And I can't seem to find the Hippo VBs online. I don't think they are made anymore. 

 

Do any of you know any reliable websites that I should get earbuds from? The reviews for the Radius DDM's have great reviews but I can't find them on Amazon.


Edited by fishymamba - 8/31/11 at 10:07pm
post #7 of 65

Get the turbines from the Monster outlet...50 bucks for refurbs.  Steal at that price.

post #8 of 65
Thread Starter 

Wow that's an awesome deal, but there is only a 30 day warranty and no returns. 

post #9 of 65

Two words: tactile transducer.

 

 

 

...combined with the low distortion and accuracy of planar drivers of course : 3

post #10 of 65

I believe these are what you're after...

 

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Give the Atrio M5's a visit, and if they don't fulfill your bass needs, then you might as well tape a subwoofer to each side of your head and call it a day. tongue.gif

 

Seriously though, as a trance addict myself, considering your price limit, the Atrio's are your best bet, with the Hippo VB's a close second, albeit they don't sound nearly as refined as the Atrio's. For more information, refer to my signature. All the best my friend!

post #11 of 65
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Two words: tactile transducer.

 

 

 

...combined with the low distortion and accuracy of planar drivers of course : 3


That's major diy and the cost would probably run over OP's budget. are there even any portable planar under $150

 


Edited by Nagasaki_Kid - 8/31/11 at 10:53pm
post #12 of 65
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Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post

I don't really want to get anything out of country. I don't like ordering from off shores. And I can't seem to find the Hippo VBs online. I don't think they are made anymore. 

 

Do any of you know any reliable websites that I should get earbuds from? The reviews for the Radius DDM's have great reviews but I can't find them on Amazon.


ordering off shore is the only option if looking for something affordable and rare. Radius DDM are Japanese and cant be found outside Asia.

BTW, Hippo VB and Radius DDM are available through Dimitri at Musica Acoustics

one cant find VB on the page but I inquired myself not too long ago and he had few in stock.

 

 

post #13 of 65

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Originally Posted by Nagasaki_Kid View Post




That's major diy and the cost would probably run over OP's budget. are there even any portable planar under $150

 

 

 

 

No but one can dream can't they!

 

Eh a DIY TT isn't very involved as far as I'm concerned... it's quite cheap too as almost any woofer equal to or larger than 8" will do. Here is a guide I'm planning on following soon: http://lumenlab.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=17062

Obviously the OP didn't say anything about portability so I reason that, if the OP really cares about bass that much, and is listening over headphones, a TT is the only the way to go : D
 

 

post #14 of 65
Thread Starter 

Right now the Monsters still look like the best to me. I don't want to get foreign earbuds since they probably won't have warranty.  The Radius DDMs do look pretty nice..... 

post #15 of 65

I got DDMs myself from the store I mentioned at previous post. and so did another hundred of Headfiers or perhaps more..

Dimitri offers warranty for his products and best customer support I have ever seen Hence I like to recommend his store to you now.

Contact him if you need additional help, he will get to you usually within a day

 

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