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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Looking to not spend more than ~ $75.  After reading a lot of reviews, they sounded great as a gift for my wife.  They're just not available in the US (already looked at Bugden and GB). 

 

They'll mostly be used outside on the streets where there's a lot of traffic, so good isolation is important.  She listens mostly to trance but also to 80s dance/pop.  I wanted to get something that is really immersive and fun, especially rich in bass (but not too muddy on The Cure, Tears for Fears, etc. tracks) that would make her forget that she's walking to work or school. 

 

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. 

post #2 of 10

What you want is the Hippo Boom.  1/4th the price of the Eternas, but has the same sound signature except there is better detail in the mids compared to the extremely veiled Eternas. excellent for House.

 

Both are relatively muddy in the bass but the Eternas are by far the muddier.

 

Eternas though are kinda laidback, the Boom isn't that laidback and is a bit more forward.

post #3 of 10

If you can pay $100 the SE215s are nice.

post #4 of 10

Check new Feels Pro900

This are just released in Korea and some one already posted a review on those on Headfi.

This are under 100US and are looking promising.

Eternas are hard to find unless order form Russia

post #5 of 10

I will highely recommend the Sony EX510, they offers great clarity in mids, highs with deep punchy bass and wider soundstage. The above genres music sound amazing on EX510 and they comes with lots of accessories(include many tips).

post #6 of 10

I would highly recommend the Fischer Audio Enigma's. For the price and sound quality...they really are a catch.

post #7 of 10

I ordered them from Russia without any problem. there's also a dealer in Spain

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the replies.  There was a lot to dig through here.
 

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Originally Posted by Mochan View Post


Eternas though are kinda laidback, the Boom isn't that laidback and is a bit more forward.



I'm not certain what you mean by "laidback".  I read some good reviews about these too that strengthened your argument toward these over the Eternas.  I'm going to keep my eye on them and get them for myself some time to play around with.



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Originally Posted by yello131 View Post

Check new Feels Pro900

This are just released in Korea and some one already posted a review on those on Headfi.

This are under 100US and are looking promising.

Eternas are hard to find unless order form Russia



The isolation is supposedly pretty poor in these and they seem difficult to obtain in the States.


 

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Originally Posted by Gilly87 View Post

If you can pay $100 the SE215s are nice.


 

Good call.  Actually, it's only a good call because I just received $50 off my next purchase through an electronics vendor that sells the SE215s.  Besides, I'd like to steal these for myself from time to time from my woman as they seem to handle my needs too.

 

post #9 of 10

Yeah the SE215s can deliver delicious bass if eq'd properly and they offer awesome sound all around. The highs don't quite sparkle but the overall sound is accurate, I love the signature they chose and when I can get the bass just right on certain songs I feel like I don't need any other IEMs :) They are awesome for electronic music.

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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

I will highely recommend the Sony EX510, they offers great clarity in mids, highs with deep punchy bass and wider soundstage. The above genres music sound amazing on EX510 and they comes with lots of accessories(include many tips).



Hmmm i thought the Sony EX510 are a very different animal from the FA Eternas; they are balanced but skewed more towards mids and highs. So much so that they sound awesome on vocals and acoustics, but not very enjoyable at all for pop/dance or any bass-heavy tracks.
Which is why i got the EX310 instead =p

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