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hifi iem for pop/hiphop/rock/ vocals/piano. $350 limit. Reccomendations?

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So here's the rundown

I've lurked around here a lot, but this is the first time i created an account. just joined~! weeeeee 

 

I'm looking for daily use IEMs that have good build quality and fit and decent sound stage, primary concern is durability and SQ. they need to be able to take a light beating, but I do take care of my stuff. I used to use HF5s, but they fell out of my pocket and got trampled and im upgrading.  I listen pop/hip hop end and the occasional rock music and a bunch of piano pieces as well (not orchestral or symphonic, just piano). I'm willing to up to $400 but really prefer to stay lower. i dont really have expenses, im just really really anal about my checking balance.

 

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*******TLDR: SQ. build quality fit. pop/hiphop/rock/ vocals/ piano music. bass important. preferably $350 limit, willing to go up to 400 if its worth it. Iphone 4 unamped. Medium loudness. '

will be used outside so decent isolation is needed as well.

 

its kind of zeroing in on westone 3s, maybe um3x, or mtp copper or ie8s but those are kind of too far on the bass side from what i've read. i considered re0's, se215's and whatnot, but leaning towards the level of SQ from higher end phones


Edited by Foodworx - 12/25/11 at 5:07am
post #2 of 13

If you like TF10, get UE700, similar signature but much, much more comfortable, UE700 has better highs and mids, and it complements TF10 well (I own both)

post #3 of 13
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hows the bass and build quality on them?

post #4 of 13

The VSONIC GR07 would probably suit you. Neutral-ish but still pretty punchy bass with overall good SQ.

post #5 of 13
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that sounds perfect. i normally wouldnt buy another high end pair of phones when i have something like the TF10, but i do need a backup... 

post #6 of 13

 The coppers are a good all rounder for the genres you listen to , and are pretty solid build with life time guarantee 

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The VSONIC GR07 would probably suit you. Neutral-ish but still pretty punchy bass with overall good SQ.



X2 on the GR07. It would flesh out the piano and vocals, and still have that awesome rich bass

post #8 of 13
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X2 on the GR07. It would flesh out the piano and vocals, and still have that awesome rich bass



what's the X2?

post #9 of 13

The Sony EX600/1000 would both also be worth considering.

post #10 of 13
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http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Turbine-High-Performance-Speakers-Copper/dp/B002EL4RIO/ref=sr_1_10?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1324847093&sr=1-10

 

yea theyre $230 atm on amazon. wonder if i should dive in...

 

edit: holy moly, golds with mic are only http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Turbine-Audiophile-Speaker-ControlTalk/dp/B002NTPLXM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1324847845&sr=8-2 155. how does the overall SQ of the copper and gold fall with the rest of the high end iems?

 


Edited by Foodworx - 12/25/11 at 1:18pm
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what's the X2?



x2 means i agree. you should get the GR07

post #12 of 13

I would get anything but the UE TF10's...sound great but might as well hammer rocksalt into my ears...they broke recently and I have to say I am quite happy.

post #13 of 13
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so in the end i ended up picking up a pair of MTPCs :) thank you to everyone for their input! it really helped. and head-fi as a whole too. oodles of mind-numbing info :P

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