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Too Many Reviews Argh! Custom IEM for £750?! (approx $1200)

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Months of review reading and questions, still a final decision is as elusive as a virgin in Hollywood. tongue.gif

As a filmmaker, aspiring singer, musician and music lover - I want a custom that is realistic and natural, a reference stage/studio monitor - packed with more detail than the crown jewels, but with an ALIVE feeling.

So far I'm being drawn towards the FutureSonics MG6Pro but there are so many options out there I'm a bit lost tbh lol.. And I'm suffering with dirt cheap headphones till I order frown.gif


Thanks! Leo
Edited by leothurpv - 5/7/12 at 8:06am
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Are you looking for suggestions, or do you just want to vent? Or both? tongue.gif

 

My personal suggestion would be to get the UERM; it'll most definitely serve you well with any professional application. As for the 'alive' feeling you're looking for, it's in the music. Don't let the earphone dictate those terms, especially if you're going to be using it for mostly professional purposes.

post #3 of 6
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Suggestions please! Lol thanks - I will vent if I buy the wrong one... XD

That's another thing, it will be used professionally but at £750 I want it to be for pleasure too - can't afford 2 pairs yet :P and I mean I don't want dry sound.
post #4 of 6

The Westone ES5 are very alive, natural sounding CIEMs and offers both reference quality and fun to listen for daily use.

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Originally Posted by leothurpv View Post Suggestions please! Lol thanks - I will vent if I buy the wrong one... XD  That's another thing, it will be used professionally but at £750 I want it to be for pleasure too - can't afford 2 pairs yet :P and I mean I don't want dry sound.

 

The thing about customs is that they're rarely 'bad' or 'unsuitable'. They're all designed as musician/studio monitors, and for the most part are all suitable for both personal and professional use. However, some are more accurate than others, and the UERM is designed to be one of the most accurate monitors around. If you're concerned about price, then the Heir Audio 4.A is perhaps the best value product of them all. I find them to be highly neutral earpieces with excellent cohesion and depth. In fact, the higher-end models from Heir are also worth considering. None of their products seem to be overly dry, but seem to maintain a vestige of accuracy at each turn. Heir's owner transfer policy also guarantees that your custom won't drop too much in value should you ever want to sell it off.

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May want to wait on Aurisonics to announce their next CIEM's soon. The AS-1's may be good, but not 100% sure. They are designed for musicians, but audiophiles claim they are a bit shouty on the mids. I'll be making a review on mine soon, as they should arrive this week. The 'b' variety comes with tunable ambient ports and tunable bass so you can customize them to your needs each listening/use.

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