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I love my Earsonics SM3 V2 IEM, what headphone would be a good fit for me?

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I've only listened to IEMs my entire life. I've had many cheap earbuds, cheap IEMs, and a handful of nice IEMs. From the list of nice IEMs are the Triple-Fi 10's, Westone UM3X, and the Earsonics SM3 v2's. Out of the 3, I absolutely love the SM3s. I don't know what it is about them that I love, but I love them. I don't know much about low's, mids, highs, etc, but I know I like clarity and vocals that seem to be just up in my face (sound stage)?

 

I was blessed enough to meet a local audiophile with a pair of AKG 701's and I loved them! They were the first pair of headphones I've listened to (besides some crappy Beats) and really liked the sound so much that now I am thinking about diving into the full-sized headphone world.

 

I am debating between...

 

AKG 702

 

Sennheiser HD650

 

Removeable cable is a must, and I will be driving them with a Fiio E17 through a Sony Walkman Z or my laptop (will this be sufficient for either headphone)?

 

Which headphone would be best suited for me?

 

I most commonly listen to Trance, Hip-Hop, Rap (Eminem) and songs with vocals (Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, etc.)


Edited by lawlz - 7/28/12 at 9:42pm
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the akg is much more harder to drive than the HD650.. and you need to make a research on the amps that best work with them too otherwise you are not hearing the monster in them...

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