Well,I have just recently joined(as u can sure well see!!) Head-Fi coz I was advised by friends to seek the experts' guidance from here .
As u might have guessed(and even if u haven't ), I'm from India.
Disclaimer: If the post looks too flashy,forgive me,I only wanted to make it easier to find out the important points.
Of late,I've been bitten by the balanced armature technology driven earphone(IEM) bug
I can't afford the likes of Weston, Shure, Brainwavz B2, Logitech Ultimate ears Triple Fi etc etc...
However,I still remain the "value conscious" typical Indian consumer ( :duh:!!)...and am only willing to part with 3.5-4K rupees (~$90) of cash for taking care of the itch
For the record,I already own Brainwavz M4, AudioTechnica ATH-T500,and the diminutive Creative EP-630 .
Also,there is the Fiio E6 Amp.
With a little research,I've shortlisted the following:
1. SoundMAGIC PL50
It is available @ebay.in for @2.3K($50)....also maybe bought locally(will try to sound that out).
Also available @MP4Nation @$54.5..Shipping free (also might get $5 discount from them)
2. MEElectronics A151
Will cost me $74.99+ (anything from $28-32 for a tracked shipping to India) (Total about $105)
Searched ebay.in,found cart2india selling it for around 4.7K($88) (cart2india is similar to shopnship,only its managed by ebay.in itself)
3. Sunrise Sw-Xcape Impressive Edition
Can buy it from Lendmeurears website @$78+$4 shipping.
Is Lendmeurears a good place to buy from?
4. DUNU DN-13 "Crius"
Can be bought for $62.5 @MP4Nation with free shipping(also may get $5 discount).
5. Creative Aurvana 2 in ear
Available in ebay.in with cart2india/20north @6.7K-7.2K($122-130)
Do please point out any other suitable chioce in my budget(including shipping )
My sound preference
Bass: Should not be too bass heavy,but it should not be absent either...punchy notes would do fine
Mids: forward vocals,with a laid back presentation,Crisp presentation is the key
Treble: Should not to be too bright or overpowering....
What I listen to
Please advise me where to put the money.
Though it might seem that the PL50 is a foregone conclusion,yet please comment and advise. Any other suggestion is also welcome
Edited by mukherjee - 1/7/12 at 5:25am