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I may have more money burning a hole in my pocket than I have good sense.  I'm shopping for headphones......
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Doc can tell you about the DT1350s......

I don't think you are going to dislike the sound of the DT1350 but I don't see what you are gaining. It certainly won't be in soundstage with a closed on ear HP. The W4's imaging and space is the most impressive of any of the IEMs I have every tried in my limited IEM experience.

The DT1350 is prolly one of the best options to have on your head for a workout in the sense that the split headband helps hold them very firmly in place on one hand, but on the other it is hard to imagine having pleather cups on my ears while sweating and all that. Plus I personally have to tinker with them to find the sweet spot in terms of proper seal to get get every bit of depth out of them so I could imagine depending on your workout this may or may not be a problem preserving that seal while being active. They do have the bass speed you desire and you get low extension at the same time and they are not really bright like the DT series. More mid less sparkle.

Anyway I think sticking with the W4 on sale right now is a wise choice for workout purposes but the 1350 won't disappoint either in terms of sound.
Edited by Doc-holliday - 11/24/12 at 2:21pm
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Will do, Doc.  Thanks a lot for your help guys.  Appreciate it.

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(Apologies for the cross-post from the UE 900 appreciation thread. I posted there first before discovering this thread even existed. This appears to be a better place for the post)

 

Hey everyone - first post. Thanks ahead of time for providing your expertise - it's appreciated!

 

About 11 years ago, I bought my first and only IEMs, the venerable Etymotic ER-4Ps. They've served me extremely well over the years and I really love how they sound. That said, I must admit that I haven't heard any other "good" IEMs. But don't mistake me for an audio newbie - I'm a 2 channel audiophile and am well-versed in describing what I like and don't like about what I'm listening to. I've just not had a ton of cause to invest in IEMs.

 

I have the luxury of working from home. I used to listen to my KRK Rokit 5's (with a Triad Speakerworks Inline silver sub) while working. It's no candle to my 2 channel system, but good enough for non-critical listening. But lately, I've not been able to really use those. I have a 5 month-old who is at home with my wife and his room shares a wall with my office. So I can't really listen to my monitors and have been heavily relying on my Ety's, which are driven directly by a Revolution 5.1 sound card on my computer (and my iPhone 5 when I'm out and about).

 

I'm in a good financial situation and can afford to spend some money on some great IEMs now, so I'm looking to add another pair:

 

  • I love the ER-4P's noise isolation. Just unbelievable. But I don't need isolation quite this good -- enough to not hear my crying baby next door would be sufficient.
  • I generally wear my Ety's down and not up, but I think I could adjust to wearing up, if necessary. I use the clip to avoid microphonics, which is a good-enough solution for me since I'm sitting at my desk. I learned early-only, however, that I can't run in these things - the microphonics annoyed the snot out of me.
  • I must have a microphone. I use them often enough with the iPhone 5 that pulling them out isn't an option, especially since there are several great IEM's with microphones.
  • The triple flanged tips on the Ety's create a fantastic seal for me. I can get them in easily, but have to remove them carefully so as not to hurt myself. I probably have a pretty easy ear to fit.
  • I love the neutrality and detail of the ER-4P's. _love_ it. That said, my listening tastes have expanded over the years from standard rock/pop/classical to a ton of EDM. I've always thought that the bass in the ER-4Ps was "good enough" and accurate, but I'm pretty sure no one would mistake them for having visceral impact or extended, full bass. I suspect my brain fools me into hearing a harmonic of the fundamental that makes it sound fuller than it is, regardless. It's been adequate for everything but EDM, when I really wish I could unplug and listen to my KRK/sub combo.
  • If I could get the neutrality of the Ety's and add some punch and extension to the bottom end, that's what I would do. I realize one option would be for me to get an external amp, but I really would also like a microphone. Plus I have money burning a hole in my pocket.
  • I don't mind a slight v-shape to the sound for EDM. When iTunes was my preferred player, I used to EQ it that way for EDM, so if the headphones added that shape (subtly!) for me, I'd be ok with it.
  • For IEMs, I couldn't care less about soundstage. I have a 2 channel system for that sort of listening.

 

...all of which leads me to the UE 900's. Based on what I've described, are they the best thing for me to try first? If not, what would you recommend? ~$400 price range would be good. For example, I don't think I could stretch to the PFE232's.

 

Thanks!

Hauser

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...all of which leads me to the UE 900's. Based on what I've described, are they the best thing for me to try first? If not, what would you recommend? ~$400 price range would be good. For example, I don't think I could stretch to the PFE232's.
Oops.... im an idiot.... see twinQY below.
Edited by Doc-holliday - 11/24/12 at 5:16pm
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Honestly I have not heard the UE9000 yet but have the UE6000 and I loved them. Yes they are more of a V shaped phone with great bass emphasis for EDM type tracks. In my brief time to listen to them I was able to enjoy more bassy music and tracks as much as I did a couple acoustic tracks with nice female vocals. The highs were natural enough and not presented in a way to give a false sense of detail like other consumer phones I have heard if that makes sense.
The UE6000 is half the price if you are interested in looking it up. You aren't paying extra for the wireless function and it does have a detachable cable with the iphone controls.
Best of all they have them at Best Buy so you could roll in and take a listen. If you don't need ANC and bluetooth, I think you will be happy with them for EDM.

UE900, Doc, not the UE9000.

 

Sorry, haven't heard the UE900, even though I have the ER4p. Maybe someone else can chime in here.

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UE900, Doc, not the UE9000.

Sorry, haven't heard the UE900, even though I have the ER4p. Maybe someone else can chime in here.

Lol oops.... time to go back to sleep.....
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i currently own skullcandy ink'd, bought them on black Friday for $10, my question is, should i get another pair? i like the quality but dont know if there are better brands

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They aren't very good. Kinda blunt, but that's how I felt. Not really having to do with the price I guess, they're just mediocre through and through. 

 

Went to a local audio store today and tried both the 240s and 440s. I have to say I agree with that assessment entirely. The 440s are great and I guess I expected a bit more out of a Shure product, but the 240s didn't sound too good at all. Partly out of impulse, I purchased the 440s, and I have no complaints about the sound in any way. Still kind of on the fence with their size and weight but I don't forsee taking them back because they sound so nice. Thank you so much for the advice :)

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i currently own skullcandy ink'd, bought them on black Friday for $10, my question is, should i get another pair? i like the quality but dont know if there are better brands

$20 JVC FX40
$20 Sennheiser CX200
$30 Sony MH1C
Even the $7 SHE3580
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by another pair i meant like another kind, not the same one i already have

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are skullcandys really that bad?

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Hi guys I need some advice.

I want to get the Beats Earphones but don't know which one! OMG I heard the Tours are super good. Dr. Dre says so. I especially like the way the white ones sound. Any advice?

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Lol jk.

I'm looking at some UE600s, but kind of hesitant of pulling the trigger since there are quite a number of reviews regarding horrible construction/durability quality. Could you guys confirm this please? I'm looking at the $69.99 ones on Amazon...

Or if you have any suggestions for <$70 iems that would be great too.

Source: iPhone/iTouch
Files: 320kbps, 256AAC, Apple Lossless
No amp

Thanks!
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by another pair i meant like another kind, not the same one i already have

If you are happy....In a word "NO". You are all set.

If you are not and you want some over head headphones:

JVC HAS400B
Phillips Downtown ($40from Ben's Outlet)
Koss Porta Pro $29 from sears on sale apparently

Just lurk around headfi for a while. Search around and learn more about it and you will know if you want something else or not.
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Originally Posted by Empire1 View Post

Hi guys I need some advice.
I want to get the Beats Earphones but don't know which one! OMG I heard the Tours are super good. Dr. Dre says so. I especially like the way the white ones sound. Any advice?
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Lol jk.
I'm looking at some UE600s, but kind of hesitant of pulling the trigger since there are quite a number of reviews regarding horrible construction/durability quality. Could you guys confirm this please? I'm looking at the $69.99 ones on Amazon...
Or if you have any suggestions for <$70 iems that would be great too.
Source: iPhone/iTouch
Files: 320kbps, 256AAC, Apple Lossless
No amp
Thanks!

 

Any sound preferences? For sheer build, I'd stick with any of the Dunus. 

 

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Originally Posted by JoshuaC-F View Post

are skullcandys really that bad?

 

The Ink'd used to be a okay value, but now with all the newer budget stuff, it simply doesn't hold a candle most of them. Newer skullcandies are promising, seems like they got an actual sound engineer designing these now. Anything pre-Aviator just isn't good really.

 

Again, if you want some suggestions for cans (not the in-ears), gonna have to state what you're looking for in terms of comfort, isolation, build, sound signatures.

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kk


Edited by JoshuaC-F - 11/24/12 at 6:05pm
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