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post #16 of 21
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I strongly, strongly recommend AGAINST the Klipsch S4. The treble for me was so harsh, it rendered them unlistenable. On top of that, mids are recessed, and that's where most of the crunch in metal music will be. I love Iron Maiden and the S4 did them no justice. I actually bought them for $34 and still found them to not be worth anything close to that price in sound quality.

 

If OP can use eBay, the answer for his question begins and ends with Vsonic GR06 (strong bass, strong mids, strong volume, $63). If he can't, then maybe Meelectronics A161 (less strong bass, awesome mids, strong volume, $100) or Sony MDR EX310 (strong bass, strong volume, $85).


S4 treble harsh and mids recessed? Wow, that's not what I heard from them at all. In fact, the treble was lacking sparkle and mids were forward, with a little bass bleed through. Did you burn yours in? 

But of course the S4 aren't the best bang-for-your-buck. 

post #17 of 21

"Burned in" my first pair that I got in 2010 with over 50 hours of hoping they'd sound better. Never did, sold them. Public opinion swayed me again late last year to give them another shot. Couldn't take 10 minutes of listening to them without boxing them up and returning them to Amazon. Sounded the same as the well-used pair from mental memory, too.

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S4 treble harsh and mids recessed? Wow, that's not what I heard from them at all. In fact, the treble was lacking sparkle and mids were forward, with a little bass bleed through. Did you burn yours in? 

But of course the S4 aren't the best bang-for-your-buck. 

post #18 of 21
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"Burned in" my first pair that I got in 2010 with over 50 hours of hoping they'd sound better. Never did, sold them. Public opinion swayed me again late last year to give them another shot. Couldn't take 10 minutes of listening to them without boxing them up and returning them to Amazon. Sounded the same as the well-used pair from mental memory, too.


Well, I guess different people have different tolerance levels for treble... 

post #19 of 21

If you mean tolerance for bad treble, sure. But I do love bright, forward treble when it's good, e.g. Beyerdynamic DT880.

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Well, I guess different people have different tolerance levels for treble... 

post #20 of 21
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If you mean tolerance for bad treble, sure. But I do love bright, forward treble when it's good, e.g. Beyerdynamic DT880.


I see, because I found the treble on the S4 anything but harsh, but I sure aren't impressed with the treble. 

post #21 of 21
I think the Shure SE215 really suits you. I had them and I loved them
They are 99 USD, and has BIG bass, much bigger than the Klipsch S4, and is great for your preferred genres. They are very comfortable and isolate sound better than the S4. The Shure's cable is also detachable.
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