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westone 2's vs vsonic GR07 vs ATH-CK10 vs ATH m50 vs HD25-II

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I know the last two are not IEM's but they are still options for me and the CK10's are really more of a maybe option only if their reallllyyyyyyyyyy worth the extra money.

 

I listen to mostly dubstep/RnB/grime/house/electronic and I'm after something that has deep clear bass while still having clear vocals! or maybe I'm asking too much? :)

post #2 of 8

The Westone 2's are already not an option because you want deep clear bass. They have good punchy bass, but from your description my guess is you'd want more. 

 

The GR07's have a perfect amount of everything, however looking at what you listen to they might not suit you either as you're looking for more bass than anything else. Even if it isn't a lot more.

 

You're sort of putting some very very different sound signatures against each other and it's not really narrowing down options. The first is a dual balanced armature; the second is an 11mm CCAW dynamic driver; the third is another dual balanced armature and then you have 2 cans... one which is portable and one which isn't. Bit of a ridiculous line up, not sure where you narrowed this one down to. 

 

The ATH-CK10 and Westone 2's will be too bass light for you. I do not know what the M50 is like and you will probably find the HD25-II's suitable for your music tastes. As for the GR07... well certainly bass heavier than the two other IEMs, and if you want an IEM from your selection then that's the one.

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Thanks for your reply, all of the above that I've chosen is just me trying to get the best bang for buck I'm completely open to other headphones/IEM's I'm no audiophile (yet) and have no real experience with any decent audio hardware.

 

I'm in the UK if that makes any difference and not willing to buy things out of the country.

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Thanks for your reply, all of the above that I've chosen is just me trying to get the best bang for buck I'm completely open to other headphones/IEM's I'm no audiophile (yet) and have no real experience with any decent audio hardware.

 

I'm in the UK if that makes any difference and not willing to buy things out of the country.



Well although they are all bang for buck (some more so than others) what you really want to be looking at is what sort of sound you're looking for. At the end of the day, you're going to find at least one bang for buck IEM that has the sound signature you're looking for, so that is where I would start with.

 

Well there are plenty of UK dealers that stock all of the aformentioned, so there should be no trouble in getting them. Not sure what else I could recommend you with for the sound signature you're looking for... The Monster series has good bass... The HiSoundAudio Crystals do as well (although not in the UK right now). From the selection my pick (my current IEMs) would be the GR07, but as I said above... Not sure if it suits what you're looking for. The HD-25 IIs are amazing portable headphones, if that is what you're looking for.

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I don't know if you know about this company http://www.minerva-hearingprotection.co.uk/in-ear-monitors.html

 

but they are very tempting for a custom fit, incoming newbie question, what difference do multiple drivers make? they have single double and triple drivers varying in price :/

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Oh, now you've jumped down the customs road... What are you current pair of IEMs? 

 

I cannot tell you about Minerva, but I can tell you to go look at ACS if you want UK customs that are silicone. However, I do advise you do your homework with customs and start reading up on threads. I cannot help you there because I've never gone down the road of full customs (I have gotten custom moulds from ACS, though) and there are a lot of things to consider. If this is your first jump into good IEMs I advise you stick to universals, and then in the future go for customs if you really feel the need for them.

 

As for the multiple drivers... Theoretically the more drivers the larger the frequency range and the better the sound from them, but as it has been proven many a time, two well tuned drivers can outperform 3 or 4. For customs, it's usually - The more drivers the better, and therefore the more expensive. 

post #7 of 8
As David mentioned, weird line-up - But still, I'd go for the GR07's or the M50's - my brother has the M50s that he uses for everything - great headphones redface.gif
The HD25's hurt my head after 20 mins - personal but still the downfall I hear quite often redface.gif
post #8 of 8
The CK10 is phenomenal with electronic music. The HD25 is great as well but not as convenient.
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