Hey, I could really use some help... After having the original one driver/middle-of-the-pack PFEs since they first came out, the right channel finally went (most likely a cable issue; the cables on the originals are pretty bad). I was wondering if there was an IEM for around $150 (what the PFEs used to cost) that offers the same level of detail, musicality, and transparency as the PFEs, with a similar sound signature? I always used the grey filters so the sound signature was pretty flat (as shown by the grey line on the graph below)
Please help me, these were my absolute favorite sounding IEMs of all time and I don't have the money to spend on new PFEs because the price has been raised. I'm really sad to see them go
EDIT: And if there aren't any obvious options, I guess I could start the search over from scratch by letting you guys know my music taste... I listen to a lot of punk/alternative music (Circa Survive, Balance and Composure, Polar Bear Club, etc.), as well as some indie and classical stuff (Mumford and Sons, Yann Tiersen, Chopin). I also listen to the occasional EDM track so bass can't be completely anemic, but i'm no bass head (the PFEs had a perfect amount for me). I like a quick, balanced sound with good extension in the bass and treble and a nice natural-sounding midrange that's not overly warm nor cold/analytical. I think what I liked so much about the PFEs was that they were very quick and detailed, without being fatiguing and without placing any particular emphasis on certain frequencies. Everything just sounded right to me and everything seemed to sit perfectly in the mix.
Edited by i_don't_know - 8/1/12 at 1:07am