I have a pair of Atrio M5's that have lasted me about 5 years of abuse, and finally bit the dust (I think the right driver blew up). I'm looking to replace them, and I really enjoyed the M5's so I have been thinking about getting them again (from http://www.atrio.me/ for $99 after the $100 off coupon code), but I'm still exploring options. I'm not married to the bass-head sound that these IEM's have a reputation for (although not opposed to it either), and I've been looking at UE TripleFi 10's if I can find them at a decent discount, or something comparable. I thought I'd throw a line out and see if there are any bites - can someone get me some recommendations for a decently balanced pair?
I don't need something that's 100% accurate reference reproduction, and I DID quite appreciate the very nice response of the M5s at very low freqs, so I wouldn't mind something with a similar, if not as bassy, signature. I heard the triplefi 10s have a pretty decent soundstage for IEM's which is a big plus to me. I like separation and soundstage ^_^ I listen to a lot of acoustic and jazzy stuff, as well as orchestral music, along with the regular rock; Jason Mraz, Regina Spektor, Queen, some raggae, Sublime, film and video game sountracks, etc... I'm not looking to spend much more than $150 and I know there are a LOT of contenders in the $60-$150 range so I thought I'd ask for firsthand accounts :) I have a boatload of olives and flanges at my disposal to get a good fit for whatever ends up coming my way.
Thanks in advance for input!
Edited by kylezo - 1/1/12 at 3:16am