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Whats the best Balanced Armature iem you have ever tried?

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Whats the best Balanced Armature iem you have ever tried? Mine is the Westone um3x

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Etymotic ER-4 series...

Even tinyman says they are a Godsend.

Jim
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Best universal, AT's CK100 Pro.
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The ety er-4s. I also really like the brainwavz b2 and the audio-technica ck10 but the er4s is just more to my liking. I just prefer "harsher" more agressive treble and even though the ck10 is better in that respect compared to the b2, it still isn't exactly how I want it. Anyway, it's all a matter of personal preference and I don't think there will ever be a universal iem that everyone considers the best.

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Audeo PFE232 and ER-4S. Non-universal has to be the UM Miracle and my UM re-shell.

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SM3

 

Currently I prefer the TF10, but the SM3 beats it overall in terms of detail, accuracy, tonal balance, and acuity of presentation.


Edited by Gilly87 - 7/29/12 at 3:40pm
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A151, it's the only armature i ever tried wink_face.gif

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Phonak Audeo PFE232 or Westone W4R for me... 

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Throw up for me between TF10, CK-10, and Ety ER4S..though TF10 is my fav universal..

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Brainwavz B2 for me.  Lovin' it so far.

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Rockit Sounds R-50, Brainwavz B2.

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W4 <<< universal   .... AS-2 (hybrid) and 1964-Q <<< customs

 

Klipsch C3 was also pretty good.


Edited by ericp10 - 7/29/12 at 9:28pm
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Originally Posted by ericp10 View Post

W4 <<< universa.... AS-2 (hybrid) and 1964-Q <<< customs

 

Klipsch C3 was also pretty good.

 

I wouldn't consider the AS-2 a BA IEM since it has a dynamic.  I wouldn't consider it a dynamic because it has 2 BAs.  I would consider it a hybrid though. 

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I wouldn't consider the AS-2 a BA IEM since it has a dynamic.  I wouldn't consider it a dynamic because it has 2 BAs.  I would consider it a hybrid though. 

If you look at what I typed (again), I mentioned it was a hybrid. But clearly it's a BA in addition to the dynamic driver (since I've seen what it looks like in the inside). Those BA tweeters give the dynamic driver an extra hmph! So my comment is based on what I've heard those tweeters do for the IEM as a whole. I stick by my comment. To me, a "hybrid" simply means it is both.


Edited by ericp10 - 7/29/12 at 9:29pm
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For me: TF10 > Klipsch x10. I haven't tried any other BA's
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