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Recommendations for In-Ear Monitors

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hello everybody!

Since I'm sick of my iPhone's bundle earphones, I'm looking for new IEM.

My budget is about 60-70$ (I am no audiophile, just want a good sound for a fair price).

I listen mostly to progressive rock/metal.

I'd like a balanced sound, maybe with a slight bassy impact (I don't like when the bass gets over everything).

Sound isolating is very important for me, because I ride the bus a lot.

My source will be my iPhone 4.

I used to have the JBL Reference 220 and enjoyed them a lot.

 

After reading many reviews of many models, I've narrowed my options for two:

MEElectronics A151, or

VSONIC GR06.

 

Which one of these will give me the best results? Also, I'm open for other suggestions :)

Thanks!

post #2 of 10

If you're listening to prog, you really don't want much bass at all, tbqh. What you're actually wanting is something with an emphasis lower, and upper mids. That's where you feel the impact of the drums, and where you hear the electric, and bass guitars.

 

My recommendations would be:

 

SoundMAGIC PL50

SoundMAGIC E30

 

Or anothing else in that price-range that's either neutral, or mid-emphasized.

post #3 of 10

Personally I would probably go for the MEElectronics option. I think it will give you the sound you're looking for and the best bang for your buck.

post #4 of 10

I find that soundmagic is generally significantly better than anything meelectrics supplies. I've owned just about everything both company offers.

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks you guys!

XanderTJ, the pl50 would cost almost 20 bucks more than the meelec, does it worth it? And do they isolate as well as the meelec?


Edited by assaf18 - 6/25/12 at 2:27pm
post #6 of 10
With the correct tips, isolation is sufficient.

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post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 

Good, I think I'm gonna go for them. Will certainly update when I have them.

 

Thanks a lot for the help :)

post #8 of 10
If the stock soundmagic tips don't work, klipsch, Sony hybrid, auvio hybrid, hisound audio, and comply foam tips all fit on the soundmagic in-ears.

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post #9 of 10

I really like my Soundmagic E30s.  For the price they're very balanced and have good sound.  What they don't do too well is isolate which is why I'm kicking them out of my gym bag.

post #10 of 10

I would go GR06.

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