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hey guys i wanted to know if someone could help point me out in the right direction

 

i used the senn ie8 for about a year n half but they broke so i sent them off for repair, a few weeks later i was told sennheiser would not repair and was given a refund. the problem is i didnt really want to spend £230 on earphones again to get the same sound quality so i looked around and settled on getting the shure SE215, i have used them for 3 weeks now, to be honest im not as happy with the sound as i thought i would be. ill make a small comparison now, im not very good at explaining but ill try my best. biggrin.gif

 

ie8 bass - a good amount of quality bass, not deep but a nice natural bass that gave the music weight.

 

Se215 bass - small amount but goes deep like subwoofer deep, good for drums but made the music sound lighter.

 

ie8 mids and highs - a lot more laid back and natural sounding mids with a laid back highs with no sibilance smile.gif

 

Se215 mids and highs - mids are more forward and agressive, guitar sounds excellent but it becomes too harsh after a short while and the highs got sibilant at louder volumes.

 

i have sent the shures back and now looking for another set as a replacement that will sound more like the ie8 and sibilant free

 

could anyone help and reccommend some iems in the £100 / $155 range that might be more for me?

 

thanks for reading. dt880smile.png

 

 

edit; i forgot to mention that i only listen to metal.


Edited by Samsara - 6/16/12 at 6:06pm
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Frankly, I don't know how  you can enjoy metal with the ie8? I also listen to a lot of metal but for me metal is all about tight and controlled lows, clear and forward mids and aggresive presentation. The ie8 with its overly smooth presentation and recessed and veiled mids just doesn't do justice to how heavier music should sound. That's why I would pick ie7 instead of ie8 any day. Anyway, you will probably enjoy the sound of yamaha eph-100.

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Frankly, I don't know how  you can enjoy metal with the ie8? I also listen to a lot of metal but for me metal is all about tight and controlled lows, clear and forward mids and aggresive presentation. The ie8 with its overly smooth presentation and recessed and veiled mids just doesn't do justice to how heavier music should sound. That's why I would pick ie7 instead of ie8 any day. Anyway, you will probably enjoy the sound of yamaha eph-100.

 

because it sounded more natural and detailed with the ie8 plus no sibilance but like i said with the se215 the guitar was a lot nicer sounding with a good crunch. it was the harshness and sibilance that stopped me from enjoying the music.

 

ill check out the yamahas :)

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Every regular member knows what I'm about to say but its the truth, the R-50 imo is one of if not the best IEM you can get under $200 and even $250.  Its bass has good punch and extension but they're not bass monsters, it very clean with good texture.  The mids are very balanced with great detail and are smooth and somewhat warm sound signature.  Highs are again detailed but not sibilant so they're never fatiguing.  Now my favorite part the presentation with nice width, depth and good height along with awesome imaging and separation.  For the price of $119.99 and the fact they sound like IEM's costing 3 times as much the R-50 is one of the best bang for buck IEM you can get.

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i would like an iem fast enought for extreme metal, something the ie8 failed at.

 

v never heard of the R-50 who is it made by? 


Edited by Samsara - 6/17/12 at 7:02am
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I own a pair of Vsonic Gr07 for almost a month now ($160 shipped almost everywhere) and i've been listening almost 100% metal, (Anthrax, Megadeth, Exodus, Iced Earth, Maiden, Sodom, Kreator, Sacred Reich and such).
Great for their price, very detailed sound, and they can take even the faster tracks on my list. Very happy with them

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