So I left the local guitar shop with a pair of AIAIAI iPipe's. So what did my $40 get me?
These have 3 sets of rather cheap tips, a fairly thick average micro phonic cable, an L jack and pipe shaped buds, and a typical iPhone set if buttons and mic. The controls are on the stiff side so good for not being accidentally pressed but a bit unintuitive.
Sound wise I these are bass heavy out of the box (hopefully they will settle down just a bit) with very substastantial sub bass. Very clean mids that are a bit on the warm side, very full sounding without coming across as mushy. Treble that is very clear and decently articulate with ZERO grain. The sound stage is average but I also have been using headphones versus IEM's lately so may be off in this perception compared to other IEM's. I would say these are every bit as good as the AKG 323XS and if you like a but heavier accented bass a step or two above them. I really like the treble being grain free. These are very non fatiguing without sounding dull and life less. One warning though, they are not super efficient so will require a bit louder volume. I will be interested to see how they work amped.
They are around $44 on Amazon and might be cheaper else where. I am quite surprised to only see 1 thread with 4 posts about these.
One more point. These have ZERO markings for left right. So if you get them the mic cable is the right ear according to a left right YouTube test.
Edited by dweaver - 4/17/14 at 2:58pm