New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

In Ears for $300

post #1 of 42
Thread Starter 

I know very little about headphones. Want to spend $300 or under on some in-ears. Comfort, sound quality (obv) are priority. A decent warranty would be nice as well.
Comfort: Multiple sizes are a plus
Sound Quality: I likah da bass; but good sound overall is important, not just bass.
Make suggestions. GO!

Thank you in advanced, after browsing the net this forum won.

post #2 of 42
Etymotic ER-4 series...

For the Win !

Jim
post #3 of 42
ER4 for bass, I think not!

Sennheiser IE80 yes!
post #4 of 42

For bass IE80 or FX700 ;). With IE80 you can also upgrade cable and improve sound even more. I consider my IE80s better than the FX700s TBH.
 

post #5 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by randomkid View Post

ER4 for bass, I think not!
Sennheiser IE80 yes!

What part of TRUE music duplication lacks bass?

Only that part which rests with the end users misuse of the product.

Idealy, a flat (true) audio output device is desired. Then properly equalized to tailor the sound to the end users taste.

To buy any headphone that alters true sound is to buy a deficient product.

Just my opinion, Jim
post #6 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post


What part of TRUE music duplication lacks bass?
Only that part which rests with the end users misuse of the product.
Idealy, a flat (true) audio output device is desired. Then properly equalized to tailor the sound to the end users taste.
To buy any headphone that alters true sound is to buy a deficient product.
Just my opinion, Jim

 



Generally a flat headphone/IEM will be on the  brighter side and may sound thin IMO. It is a preferential thing but (IMO) combining a bright source with a bright headphone doesn't sound natural in general and is fatiguing. Although having bass overpower the other frequencies isn't good either. Bass is there though to lead the other instruments, not to be drowned out or overpowered by treble. For that very reason synergy is key and combing a bright/neutral source with a darker headphone or vice versa is key.


Edited by lee730 - 6/23/12 at 4:40am
post #7 of 42

Want bass just get a Hippo VB ahaha, will blow you head of and is also cheap. If you have any questions just get to me on my review of it!

 

[REVIEW] Hippo VB: Bassy, Bassier, Bassiest!

post #8 of 42

I have the ER-4S (identical to ER-4P w/adapter) and they're a great value.  The reproduction is very flat though as others have mentioned, there's no deviation in sound from the original recording in these IEMS.  If you like incredible detail and great vocals, I think they're perfect.  But if bass is really that important to you I guess I would look elsewhere.

post #9 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by rahzim View Post

I have the ER-4S (identical to ER-4P w/adapter) and they're a great value.  The reproduction is very flat though as others have mentioned, there's no deviation in sound from the original recording in these IEMS.  If you like incredible detail and great vocals, I think they're perfect.  But if bass is really that important to you I guess I would look elsewhere.

 

Is it really flat though.  It isn't a neutral IEM.  Look up the neutral post on the forums.

post #10 of 42

Vsonic GR07 have a reputation for being neutral and balanced. They are waaay within your budget.

post #11 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cassadian View Post

 

Is it really flat though.  It isn't a neutral IEM.  Look up the neutral post on the forums.

Look up neutral post in the forums? Really? Come on...

 

This forum is full of people who don't know the meaning of flat/neutral. (period)

 

Flat/Neutral refer to the specs, the waveform produced by the headphones output. (How closely it matches the source output)

 

Like I said, and continue to see/believe, these things are not known by the majority of members here.

 

It's all good though. I like to control my sound through additional controls. Not be dictated (locked in) by the headphone manufacturers.

 

But what do I know? I like Apple Ear Buds.

 

LOLz, Jim

post #12 of 42
OP Said he likah da bass, stop with the neutral recommendations.
post #13 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post

Look up neutral post in the forums? Really? Come on...

 

This forum is full of people who don't know the meaning of flat/neutral. (period)

 

Flat/Neutral refer to the specs, the waveform produced by the headphones output. (How closely it matches the source output)

 

Like I said, and continue to see/believe, these things are not known by the majority of members here.

 

It's all good though. I like to control my sound through additional controls. Not be dictated (locked in) by the headphone manufacturers.

 

But what do I know? I like Apple Ear Buds.

 

LOLz, Jim

 

He knows more than you in all likelihood.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/564465/misconception-of-neutral-accurate

post #14 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cassadian View Post

 

He knows more than you in all likelihood.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/564465/misconception-of-neutral-accurate

A fine opinion, but not totally accurate.

 

Just my opinion, Jim

post #15 of 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by AstroTurf View Post

A fine opinion, but not totally accurate.

 

Just my opinion, Jim

 

Would you say its colored with a slight mid forward sound wink_face.gif

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav: