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Hi. Some might remember me. I'm the very picky lady from the UK who settled happily on Bose AE2 for specifically comfort reasons.  (and they sound great after burn-in).

 

I'm looking for some IEMs to replace the ones that came with my phone. Just something for the school run, for my tablet and for when i'm out and about. I've got the standard ones wot came with my nokia, with buttons on.

 

I'm looking for something that ISNT bass heavy. I like the sound of the Boses, they're terrific (to me) so i'm looking for something that reproduces the same kind of quality that the Boses do, without being all thumpy thumpy bass heavy.

 

I listen to a lot of rock music - mainly pink floyd, david gilmour, etc. I want to hear the detail, not be overwhelmed by thump.

 

Thank you for any suggestions of what to get, and where to get them from.

 

Its my birthday Thursday so i'm looking to get myself summat nice :)

post #2 of 16
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I was looking at soundmagic PL30 or E30 - i like the look, i like the over-the-ear way they are worn, and i like the red/blue bits, helps easily confused peeps like me tell left from right ;)
 

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post #4 of 16
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I've seen that thread, but it doesnt get as much traffic as a new post does.

post #5 of 16

.. and that's probably because people make a new topic rather than use that specific thread which generates a lot less traffic to the thread in question. 

 

I do get the feeling that the people posting "what to buy"-threads are usually the ones never to be seen again after they've gotten the response they want. Well unless they need a new product once again anyway. So I guess it makes sense that the majority of people making these threads don't really care about keeping the portable forum nice and tidy redface.gif


Edited by Staal - 4/30/12 at 3:58am
post #6 of 16
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Shrug - i'm a woman in a hurry ;)
 

post #7 of 16

I don't see how your gender is related to the matter.

 

Anyway, if you found the Bose AE2 to be good value, I wouldn't spend too much time finding a £50 IEM as they'll probably all be representing good value to your ears. tongue.gif

 

Check out joker's IEM review and comparison thread. It's sorted by price, so you'll get lots of info on the choices available. 

post #8 of 16

Hifiman REO would be a nice choice I'm thinking. I'm not sure if you've read up on them. There's a pair for sale on the boards here. Or they can be had on ebay for around the price you're asking. ijokerl here gives them a very good wrap Sound (8.3/10)

They are first of the bat here in this review thread


Edited by H20Fidelity - 4/30/12 at 4:05am
post #9 of 16
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I have read the multi-IEM thread from front to end - its like french to me.

 

I was hopefully looking for some suggestions based on my preference for the Bose signature.
 

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Quote:
Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post

Hifiman REO would be a nice choice I'm thinking. I'm not sure if you've read up on them. There's a pair for sale on the boards here. Or they can be had on ebay for around the price you're asking. ijokerl here gives them a very good wrap Sound (8.3/10)

They are first of the bat here in this review thread

 


Thank you for this! I will off to investigate :)

post #11 of 16
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does anyone else have any suggestions?

post #12 of 16

Vsonic GR06 maybe?

post #13 of 16
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ooh, i quite like the look of that one.

post #14 of 16
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still leaning towards soundmagic cos i can get them pretty cheap...

post #15 of 16
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someone has recommended me the sony ex510s - what say you lot?
 

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