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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

Maybe some foam/cotton underneath the pads would remedy the over-ear fit...Couldn't hurt to try.

Ya when I get around to getting another pair. I'll try that. Think I told you the story of why I got rid of the last ones.
post #1337 of 5343
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Ya when I get around to getting another pair. I'll try that. Think I told you the story of why I got rid of the last ones.

They smelled (literally) right?

 

Sorry, back on topic now. 

post #1338 of 5343
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

They smelled (literally) right?

Sorry, back on topic now. 

Oh my... I guess I am gunna have to elaborate on that one for those lurking.....

Yes I aquired them in a head-fi trade. Too bad I didn't find out till it was too late the prior owner liked to bathe in cheap perfume that I could not wash off....... so there...

Ok now back on topic (although we are talking about a portable headphone so technically we are still kinda on topic)
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Hi guys!

 

I am a total newb and no where near the level of all you great audiophiles.  Can you make a rec?  I'd like to get some in-ear buds that create an experience similar to my Grado SR60 headphones.  I don't need noise cancellation at all.  I have a budget of about $100. 

 

My music listening habits, in case it helps:

About 15 years ago, I bought a pair of really nice Polk Audio speakers. They are amazing, and my music sounds incredible on them, but since I rarely had time to sit in my living room for an hour and listen to an album in front of them now that I'm older, I searched for a good pair of headphones a few years ago.  I ended up on here and decided to buy a pair of Grado SR60s, which have completely rocked my world.  I love them.  They make music come alive.  They are crisp, the music is vibrant, I get decent bass, etc. But now I am even more mobile than I was before, with a crazy lifestyle and want an easy to wear in-ear for good listening while walking etc.  I hate listening to the oem $15 fake ipod earbuds that I've been using.  The distortion and muddiness hurts my soul.  Please help a girl out. I want to create the experience of listening to my SR60 headphones, in an in ear.  I recently bought the monoprice cheap ones, which were GREAT on indie, but they were terrible on pop or anything with bass.  I listen to a wide range of stuff, from indie to pop to hip hop.  My most listened to stuff is probably Andrew Bird, Cat Power, Jack Johnson, MIA and JayZ. 

 

Please help!  I want to add them to my xmas wishlist.

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I have been through the site while researching on few headphones I was keen on buying. However my first post is about portable audio players, I have narrowed down to the Sonos Play 5 and the b&w zeppelin. Anyone here who can provide input regarding these devices. I also need to decide on which headphones I might get but I will be discussing that later. From what I have read over the past few hours, there aren't many portable audio player reviews on this site, but hoping for any sort of information

post #1341 of 5343

 I'm getting my mom some IE's for Christmas and I'm looking for anything below 100$. she listens to Greenday, soft rock, and audio books(eesh).  any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I managed to crush my phone and Shure headset through a weird freak accident, anyways this means I am in the market for a new set of earphones/in-ear monitors. I have been using some cheap HTC earphones with new phone, although I found the cable surprisingly sturdy (it was one of those thicker flat ones like Beats have) the sound quality is horrendous. I know what qualities I am looking for, but sadly I don't know which products I should steer away from, and which ones I should get. That's where you knowledgeable people come in. I have a broad taste in music but I guess different genres of rock and metal are the majority of my music library.

What I am looking for:
  • Sturdy cable as I am not the nicest person with the earphones I use daily while traveling.
  • Have a microphone so I don't have to pull my phone out of my pocket.
  • Decent audio quality (The headphones I use at home are Sennheiser HD650 if that tells you anything about what kind of sound I like)
  • Around 110€/90£


I am hoping someone here can help!
Edited by Wobbley - 11/17/12 at 7:43am
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Thank you to TwinQY for the heads up about this thread.

 

I'm looking for a pair of IEMs, namely one that is comfortable and compatible with small (really) ears. In terms of musicality, a good soundstage would be nice along with decent noise isolation. I currently have the SRH840 over-ear headphones, and their sound signature is something that I'm used to and comfortable with, so something along the lines of that would be what I'm looking for; warm with a tight bass I suppose, I don't have much expectations with the trebles, just nothing too harsh, though I doubt I would be able to recognize it anyways. I generally listen to pop, Korean pop, acoustic, instrumental and slow songs, with the occasional rap and rock. My budget is somewhere around $100, hopefully below that - but I'm willing to go as far as $150 (CAD).

 

Thank you!

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Hi,

 

I would want to buy an IEM which resembles the similar sound signature of SoundMagic E10 but with more bass and better overall sound quality without sacrificing for mids and treble would like even wider soundstage.

 

Please recommend me a good pair,

Thank you

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^weird i was just going to ask about the e10

 

from my time with it i may suggest the audiofly af56?  IMO it had amazing bass presence for the price (probably right at the edge of what i personally would consider overpowering) while still retaining damn fine soundstage and clarity.  wasn't the best fit or isolation for me which is why i returned it but you may want to give it a try.

 

as for me, right now it's e10 vs dunu trident vs rock-it sounds r20.  mostly listen to a lot of rock/indie with a healthy dose of electronic and smattering of rap/jazz/classical.  looking for something that has good isolation probably foremost, decent bass response (probably quality over quantity, like deep well-textured sub bass rather than copious mid-bass), fairly clear mids and highs, decent detail, and decent soundstage.  a lot to ask for i know but whichever comes closest i would prefer that.  or suggest something else but keep it around the $40 if possible.  have also tried shure se215 (LOVED the build, but sound sig was too muddy IMO), and ADDIEMS (love the clarity and bass isn't half bad, but tips are a nightmare and the cord is way too short and fragile feeling).  turbines were also OK but build quality sucks and they sounded even muddier than the SE215s.


Edited by Rhymenoceros - 11/18/12 at 12:14am
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Originally Posted by dauhak View Post

Hi,

 

I would want to buy an IEM which resembles the similar sound signature of SoundMagic E10 but with more bass and better overall sound quality without sacrificing for mids and treble would like even wider soundstage.

 

Please recommend me a good pair,

Thank you

 

Any budget? Going on a limb, maybe try the RE-ZERO/PFE012/A161P. Still need a budget range though! (Comfort, isolation, should be factored in as well)

 

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Originally Posted by gvillecreative View Post

Hi guys!

 

I am a total newb and no where near the level of all you great audiophiles.  Can you make a rec?  I'd like to get some in-ear buds that create an experience similar to my Grado SR60 headphones.  I don't need noise cancellation at all.  I have a budget of about $100. 

 

My music listening habits, in case it helps:

About 15 years ago, I bought a pair of really nice Polk Audio speakers. They are amazing, and my music sounds incredible on them, but since I rarely had time to sit in my living room for an hour and listen to an album in front of them now that I'm older, I searched for a good pair of headphones a few years ago.  I ended up on here and decided to buy a pair of Grado SR60s, which have completely rocked my world.  I love them.  They make music come alive.  They are crisp, the music is vibrant, I get decent bass, etc. But now I am even more mobile than I was before, with a crazy lifestyle and want an easy to wear in-ear for good listening while walking etc.  I hate listening to the oem $15 fake ipod earbuds that I've been using.  The distortion and muddiness hurts my soul.  Please help a girl out. I want to create the experience of listening to my SR60 headphones, in an in ear.  I recently bought the monoprice cheap ones, which were GREAT on indie, but they were terrible on pop or anything with bass.  I listen to a wide range of stuff, from indie to pop to hip hop.  My most listened to stuff is probably Andrew Bird, Cat Power, Jack Johnson, MIA and JayZ. 

 

Please help!  I want to add them to my xmas wishlist.

 

PFE012s are Grado-sounding. Grado IEMs (iGi, GR10) are Grado-sounding as well. The Klipsch S4 (used to be fairly popular) are sort of Grado-sounding. If you can stretch that budget, the FXD80 would be the best sounding pseudo-Grado out of the lot. Find a REALLY good deal on some X5/X10s, and that's as close as to shoving some actual sr60is into your ear canals. 

 

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Originally Posted by Shankster View Post

 I'm getting my mom some IE's for Christmas and I'm looking for anything below 100$. she listens to Greenday, soft rock, and audio books(eesh).  any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

At that price, the GR06 sound really good for softer music. The Rockit R-30 and SE215 would work as well.

 

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Originally Posted by Wobbley View Post

I managed to crush my phone and Shure headset through a weird freak accident, anyways this means I am in the market for a new set of earphones/in-ear monitors. I have been using some cheap HTC earphones with new phone, although I found the cable surprisingly sturdy (it was one of those thicker flat ones like Beats have) the sound quality is horrendous. I know what qualities I am looking for, but sadly I don't know which products I should steer away from, and which ones I should get. That's where you knowledgeable people come in. I have a broad taste in music but I guess different genres of rock and metal are the majority of my music library.
What I am looking for:
  • Sturdy cable as I am not the nicest person with the earphones I use daily while traveling.
  • Have a microphone so I don't have to pull my phone out of my pocket.
  • Decent audio quality (The headphones I use at home are Sennheiser HD650 if that tells you anything about what kind of sound I like)
  • Around 110€/90£
I am hoping someone here can help!

 

Every time the mic/remote thing comes up, I have to put up a vote for the PFE122. The SE215 (mic version) has this really nice, thick cable, look into that as well.

 

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Originally Posted by Chimecho View Post

Thank you to TwinQY for the heads up about this thread.

 

I'm looking for a pair of IEMs, namely one that is comfortable and compatible with small (really) ears. In terms of musicality, a good soundstage would be nice along with decent noise isolation. I currently have the SRH840 over-ear headphones, and their sound signature is something that I'm used to and comfortable with, so something along the lines of that would be what I'm looking for; warm with a tight bass I suppose, I don't have much expectations with the trebles, just nothing too harsh, though I doubt I would be able to recognize it anyways. I generally listen to pop, Korean pop, acoustic, instrumental and slow songs, with the occasional rap and rock. My budget is somewhere around $100, hopefully below that - but I'm willing to go as far as $150 (CAD).

 

Thank you!

 

Probably should have answered you in the old thread beforehand, sorry to make you have to wait!

 

I can't imagine the HF5 not fitting anybody's ears (they're thin, and straight, and plunge in like a knife - not as painful, obviously). It's (slightly) warmer than the ER4, which I would peg as being neutral in tonality. The bass is very, very tight. Only thing is that the treble is a bit revealing - smooth, but it's going to bring out all those nasty thing in your typical K-Pop recording. Try listening to some B2ST or KARA on these - ouch!

 

I'm guessing from all those other genres, you listen to stuff like Toy, IU, Loveholics, ballad stuff (well, it's what I would listen to). The PFE122 (I recommend these way too often, but they just suit so many people that it's hard not to) are just heavenly with that stuff. 

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Somebody PM Amos and ask him to rename the thread "just ask twinqy". wink.gif
post #1348 of 5343

Hey everyone,

Back again

 

Situation:

Looking for a new pair of in-ears for christmas:)

 

I have been looking at the offerings from the likes of Brainwavz, Soundmagic and Meelectronics

 

Music I listen to is mostly rock, alt rock and top 40.

 

I guess 'balanced' is how I would describe the sound I want, but I just mean I don't want bass that's boomy or treble with too much sparkle.

 

I would really like for the mids to not be recessed.

 

Looking at spending around $50

 

Thanks =]

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Originally Posted by sacrifice13 View Post

Hey everyone,

Back again

 

Situation:

Looking for a new pair of in-ears for christmas:)

 

I have been looking at the offerings from the likes of Brainwavz, Soundmagic and Meelectronics

 

Music I listen to is mostly rock, alt rock and top 40.

 

I guess 'balanced' is how I would describe the sound I want, but I just mean I don't want bass that's boomy or treble with too much sparkle.

 

I would really like for the mids to not be recessed.

 

Looking at spending around $50

 

Thanks =]

 

Since you've mentioned Soundmagic, the E30 is about as "balanced" as you can get at that price. Extremely balanced, inoffensive, clean sound. Makes me regret that I sold mine frown.gif.

 

 

 

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Somebody PM Amos and ask him to rename the thread "just ask twinqy". wink.gif

 

Oh, god, you're right basshead.gif. Please, help, somebody, anybody....

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Every time the mic/remote thing comes up, I have to put up a vote for the PFE122. The SE215 (mic version) has this really nice, thick cable, look into that as well.

Thanks for the great suggestions! The PFE122 seem good, but I was unable to find them locally (Norway) meaning that the prices goes up around 20% in addition to a 20£ handling fee (yes our customs suck) bringing it way out of my price range. The SE215 I have looked at before and was unaware that there is a mic version of them. Is there a special postfix for the mic version i found SE215-CL and SE215-K. I did not find the microphone version anywhere although I saw you could order a cable with a mic from the official site.
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