What are some IEMs that are comparable in sound with Sennheiser's MX880 earbuds?
I had listened to some MX980 and MX880 a while back while searching for the best earbuds for me, but decided on the MX880 because the MX980 were too big for me.
I purchased the MX880, but ended up returning them because I was not satisfied with them.
The mid and top end were gorgeous! I absolutely loved the sound. But there was no bass at all.
They were burned-in more than 100 hours. I was using them with my Sony walkman, Xperia Arc smartphone, and laptop with a Nuforce uDac. Regardless of the set up, the bass was always lacking, whether it was mp3, flac, or movies. I gave them two weeks, but I ended up going back to my Sennheiser PX100-II for portability.
I don't really want a pair of IEM because they feel uncomfortable to me, but I am out of choices for earbuds... so I will give IEM a chance.
I did enjoy the MX880, but they were really lacking in bass.
I liked the clarity and speed and smoothness of the MX880. I wouldn't mind something more liquid smooth, but in the end, I would just like similar to the MX880/980 but with more audible lower frequencies.
Budget: Less than $160
Source: Walkman or Xperia Arc smartphone. (May be amp'ed by Fiio E6)
Edited by audioqueso - 6/12/12 at 5:59am