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post #1 of 4
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Hi!

 

IEM crisis is knocking softly on my door (again), and I'll try to make this as short as possible. 

 

My PL50s are starting to fail on me and therefore I need a new pair of IEMs. Actually, I want two pairs. One for workout and one for mobility use when traveling. I'm not going to do the same mistake I've always done: Buy one pair of IEMs and use them for running AND for traveling/home use.

 

IEMs I've owned in the past:

 

  • Shure E2c (two pairs, both damaged due to rotten cords)
  • Jays D-Jays (two pairs, one "used up", other one lost)
  • Sound Magic (PL50) (Left channel periodically scratches)

 

Source: Sansa Clip, iRiver Clix 2

 

AMP/DAC (home use only): FiiO E7

 

Headphones for home use: Alessandro MS1i, JVC RX900

 

 

So, I've cooked it down to 10 IEMs but I'm not sure which two to go for:

 

Here's the list:

 

  • Brainwavz M2
  • Brainwavz M3
  • Brainwavz B2
  • HifiMan RE-ZERO (little concerned about build quality)
  • Jays D-jays 
  • MEElectronics M6
  • Phonak 012
  • Phonak 11x
  • SoundMagic E30
  • Vsonic GR07

 

 

What I demand:

 

-Running/Exercise: Good seal, good/solid build quality, easy driven, over the ear, sound quality above average, compatible with Shure olives is a plus.

 

-Travel/home use: Above average seal, good build quality, good/great sound quality, compatible with Shure olives is a plus.  

 

 

 

If I had to pick two it would probably be B2/M3 for "on the go" and E30 for running/work out.

 

Any tips?

 

 

Thank you in advance.

 

 

post #2 of 4

I will recommend the GR07 for Running/exercise and EX600 for travel/home use.

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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

I will recommend the GR07 for Running/exercise and EX600 for travel/home use.



Thanks for the reply!

 

Wouldn't the GR07 be a waste of great IEMs to be used for exercise alone? I know that the build quality is great but I don't need super sound quality when working out. In fact, a better sound isolation would be preferable. 

 

As for the EX600. Well, there's a reason why I haven't included it on my list. It's too expensive for my budget.

post #4 of 4

From what i know,Brainwavz m2 and m3 and really good,and so is Soundmagic e30.

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