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.
Thank you in advance.