I've been out of the loop for a few years now while peacefully enjoying my q-Jays and a pair of Yuin PK-2s. Both have been great for different applications, but now the time has come to get up to date. I did a lot of research here on Head-fi before selecting either of those two phones, and have been fairly happy with both selections. Eventually the q-Jays developed a short in the cable that caused one earpiece to drop in and out, by looping the cable over my ear this problem went away and didn't return for another couple of years. They have held up exceptionally well considering the years of abuse they were subjected to... not bad at all for a prototype!!!
For this new pair, I am seeking something with a bit deeper bass response. The q-Jays bass is pretty good but I want more depth. Not looking for any bloat, just DEEP, clean, and tight bass. A neutral sound signature with a touch of warmth is my preference. Due to my use at work, and my very high mobility this IEM will be used without an amp (for now). (I am also going to upgrade my home rig with a full-size set of cans and an amp, but that will have to wait a little while)
So, three otions that I came up with:
1) a new pair of q-JAYS
2) HiFiMan RE262 (edited: used to say RE272 here but I was corn-fuzed, 262 is correct)
3) VSonic GR07
(I should also mention that Future Sonics Atrio MG7 Pro are on the radar. The originals got very hot just after I got my q-Jays, and I have alway been curious about them.)
Anything else I should consider?
Which would you guys choose?
Monsters Coppers and Miles Davis are interesting as well.
as are Denon AH-C710
thanks in advance for your help... (It is very hard to find the time to do the research that I would like to with a (almost) 2 year old running around demanding my attention for the few hours that I am home and not sleeping).
Edited by Funkmonkey - 10/30/11 at 8:29am