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Originally Posted by Tamirci View Post

Just received mine and I must say that this is way too good for a V shaped sounding heaphone :) Even at point zero it displayed its capabilities.

 

Yeah, these S500 are the budget Trance kings for me. basshead.gif


Edited by Lifted Andreas - 1/31/13 at 3:21am
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So now that I'm set with my portable on-ear for studying, I need a good IEM for running and working out. Which IEM, out of these four, would have a similar sound signature to the S500's? Something that has similar bass, good mids, and maybe a little easier on the highs of an out-of-box S500.

 

MEElec M6

Shure SE215

Soundmagic E10

Brainwavz R1

 

I'm leaving out the FX40 since I hear it has even crazier highs than the S500. Comfort is also a big plus. I'm a huge fan of the SE215's form factor, though I don't mind the bullet-like E10.

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I really enjoy my R1s, but I wouldn't say that they sound a heck of a lot like the S500s. Which is good, for me, since the S500s are too aggressive for my ears. In fact, lately I have been enjoying them far more than the S500s. People say that mids are recessed but I wouldn't say they're any more recessed than the S500. It does have a lot of bass, which again some have complained about, but I enjoy them immensely.

That said, I have absolutely no experience with the others you mentioned so can't give a particularly informed or unbiased opinion  redface.gif.
 

I do know a few people have complained about driver flex, but I guess I was lucky enough not to receive a unit with that problem. Brainwavz QC does sound like it can be a little spotty, but they are apparently really good with sending replacements.

My only complaint with the R1s is that the wire is a real pain, but of course they now offer an updated model with memory wire in it. Some also complain that the shape isn't exactly ergonomic, but I never found it an issue.


Edited by hatefulsandwich - 1/31/13 at 8:04am
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Thanks, sandwich. I'll definitely keep the R1 in mind. My main concern with it was the wire, but if that was fixed, then it's looking mighty attractive.

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mh1c
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Given the mhc1's infamously bad cable, I doubt they'll be a very good IEM for working out and running. They are touted for their excellent sound, though.

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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

Given the mhc1's infamously bad cable, I doubt they'll be a very good IEM for working out and running. They are touted for their excellent sound, though.

 

+1

 

No way MH1c are good for exercise lol

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Originally Posted by hatefulsandwich View Post

Given the mhc1's infamously bad cable, I doubt they'll be a very good IEM for working out and running. They are touted for their excellent sound, though.

Aye. It's the only reason I left it off my list.

 

The GR02 BE's also get a ton of praise sound-wise, but I'm not a fan of that form factor. Reminds me of the AKG IEM's I had, and those were not comfortable at all and kept falling out.

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Originally Posted by CapitaFK View Post

So now that I'm set with my portable on-ear for studying, I need a good IEM for running and working out. Which IEM, out of these four, would have a similar sound signature to the S500's? Something that has similar bass, good mids, and maybe a little easier on the highs of an out-of-box S500.

 

MEElec M6

Shure SE215

Soundmagic E10

Brainwavz R1

 

I'm leaving out the FX40 since I hear it has even crazier highs than the S500. Comfort is also a big plus. I'm a huge fan of the SE215's form factor, though I don't mind the bullet-like E10.

i have to sat the jvc ha fx3x. I just git the fx3x and and the fxd70, which dsnuts sais is closer to s500

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To me the closest sounding IEM to the S500s are the FX40s. The sharpness and harshness definitely smooth out with burn in.
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Well, ds said that fxd70 is the closest to s500, so I got it and I still think that fx3x is closest to s500

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Originally Posted by kova4a View Post

Well, ds said that fxd70 is the closest to s500, so I got it and I still think that fx3x is closest to s500
I haven't heard the 70s, but I wasn't a huge fan of the 80s.
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I haven't heard the 70s, but I wasn't a huge fan of the 80s.

Well. I see how some people may like it but it'd prefer a  relatively mid forward signature. The fxd70 is more mid-forward but pretty engaging still

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I haven't heard the 70s, but I wasn't a huge fan of the 80s.


How can you not be a fan of the 80s?

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Edited by Dsnuts - 1/31/13 at 2:17pm
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How can you not be a fan of the 80s?

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Add to that Metallica and Iron Maiden and I'm in

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