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Upgrading from SE215's I need some experienced input please.

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As the title suggests. I am upgrading from my SE215's (a whopping 10 days later) and I need some sound advice on what I should look into. Price isn't really a problem though at this time I would like to keep it around $250 or less. I feel like, pricing, isn't really an accurate factor in what your getting in I.E.M's per say so I will at least throw out what all I am considering trying.

 

TF10's

RE-0

RE-ZERO

RE-262 (I have never owned any HiFi products)

Fischer Audio DBA-02's (if they EVER get in stock)

Monster Turbine Pro Gold (just because I can get them fairly cheap, I HATE the Beats by Dre cans they make)

 

and pretty much whatever you throw my way worth considering. Here comes the part that is slightly ridiculous (my "wants") A larger sound stage than the SE215's, greater separation between instruments, As detailed as possible (the trumpet is here, the snare is there), good bass even if not in impact, at least in accuracy and sound, and a touch bright or warm. In an non-audio depictive description, Most important to me is being able to clearly distinguish the full detail of the instrumentation, it's location, and when the vocals are about the begin I want it to sound like the artist just grabbed the microphone and began singing 1 inch away from it. I know, totally unrealistic right?!? Lol.

 

I know it's a lot, but ANY input is appreciated.

 

Thanks

post #2 of 9

Heh, my upgrade path from my SE215's to my now TF10's was THREE days. I didnt like the Shure's separation at all, its much more noticeable with the Tf10's, as I imagine it should be having 3 drivers compared to a single.

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Any differences you car to share about the differences going to the TF10's?

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Any differences you car to share about the differences going to the TF10's?



Most of my issues with the TF10 have nothing to do with sound. I did prefer the one piece cable and the fact that the Shure's sat flush in my ears, they were comfortable. Of course I dont sit around looking at them while they are in. Build quality on the Shure was great. For me the BA design of the TF10 is more to my liking. I do use my Sansa Clip Zips EQ. Its hard for me to know about anything better since I have only had Skullcandy Inkd, to Klipsch Image S4 to SE215's to the TF10's. I doubt I will be upgrading from these.

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Most of my issues with the TF10 have nothing to do with sound. I did prefer the one piece cable and the fact that the Shure's sat flush in my ears, they were comfortable. Of course I dont sit around looking at them while they are in. Build quality on the Shure was great. For me the BA design of the TF10 is more to my liking. I do use my Sansa Clip Zips EQ. Its hard for me to know about anything better since I have only had Skullcandy Inkd, to Klipsch Image S4 to SE215's to the TF10's. I doubt I will be upgrading from these.



It's pretty funny actually. I went from the S4's to the SE215's too. Thanks. 

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Aaaannd back from the dead, I bought Etymotic HF3's, and man are they good. That is all lol. It just peeves me when people ask a question, find an answer of sorts and then never reply. So if someone searches this subject and looks later, the HF3's are nice after about 10 hours of burn-in. ksc75smile.gif

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After having 2 different IEM's since owning the S4's for a while, I just cant agree how some sites give the S4's such high marks. I am not saying they are junk, but come on, they are not in the same league as ones they have listed with a lower rating. I guess if we throw the price in that makes sites justify the ratings.

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Lol. Yeah, I mean they have grown on me for their ability to be somewhat of a "universal, universal". They handle a lot of things well, but now, for their MSRP you can get several MUCH better options.

post #9 of 9

I have been using the Shures 530 for over 3 years and also the 535 but if you want more impact in the bass department I would suggest the Westone 3 or for real bass the Atrios.

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