Alright, so over these past two months, I've researched many threads including ClieOS's and Joker's - I've bought these three IEMs:
- Ultimate Ears TF10
- VSonic GR06
- Sennheiser CX300
... And I didn't like any of them. The GR06 are still brand new and were used today after a couple hours of burn-in (still burning-in) at school, and it sounded very thick, muddled, and unclear. It was detailed and the bass extended very well, but the overall sound quality was lacking. The treble wasn't crisp as most make it out to be. It seemed like the mids and bass swallowed it up. The TF10 isn't too bad, but it still feels very lacking in mids and the highs aren't as edgy as I liked. The CX300 was a lot like the GR06 in terms of sound signature.
So I ask you, Head-Fi, what IEM should I go for next? For a reference of my personal tastes, the ATH-M50 is my favorite headphone and hits everything spot on for my likes; extended bass and sparkly highs (although it could be a touch bassier). I've heard some recommend the CKM series, so I might look in to that. Other than those, what else would you point me towards? I'm looking for IEMs that are very similar to the M50's sound signature. Price doesn't really matter as long as it stays sub-$120.
IEMs I've been looking at:
- Thermaltake Isurus/CKM99
Edited by Agony - 6/14/12 at 5:14pm