To be honest I don't want to carry around another Device i.e an Amp. I just want a very nice pair of IEMs that will bring tears to my ears.
From what I understand the CK10 and Ortofon IEMs are from japan and overpriced in the US. I will be travelling from europe to the US over christmas and was looking to buy some
quality IEMs in Dollars instead of Euros. So naturally I started to look at the Westone 3 and the Westone 4. But I am afraid to shell out the money and be stuck with a sound
I don't enjoy. The last time that happened was with the Sennheiser IE8. Great headphones bass wise but the sound was muffled for my taste whereas with the Etymotic I could hear every breath
of the singer and every single string of the guitar the sennheiser sounded like just a big bloated blend of everything. I could hear the sum but the not parts I guess.
So I am looking for sparkle and detail in treble and bass similar to the Triple.Fi 10.
I heard the Westone 3 is supposed to be something like that using the same BA drivers as etymotic but having 3 drivers instead of the single one that etymotic uses.
Plus the bass on the Westone 3 is supposed to be more "in your face" than on the Westone 4.
I have been reading up a bit on the Sony EX1000 and based on this review, the Sony EX1000 might be really the IEMs that I am looking for. What do you think?
Edited by alphaxono - 10/21/11 at 5:59am