I'm new in the forum, and it's the first time in my life I start a new thread. So, be kind with me (and with my English)
My current gear is:
- AKG K324p IEM
- AKG 271 MKII + FIIO E10 Dac/Amp
The two headphones sound similar: it's a mid-type sound, and I really don't like it. So I decided to try something new. Since it's an experiment, I'd like to buy a IEM under 200$.
That's what I'm interested in so far:
1. Analytic sound: Phonak PFE 112, Etymotic HF5
2. Warm and sweet sound: Beyerdynamic DTX 101, TDK EB950, Yamaha EPH-100
3. Bassy sound: I don't have in mind any IEM in particular
I've read plenty of discussions on those IEM's, including the big |joker|'s list. But I just can't decide by myself which is the best for me in this moment. As I said, I want to experiment something new.
I listen to a lot of music and I know that it's not possible to find an IEM that sounds good with everything. So I've decided that the priorities this time are Jazz and Funk music. In particular my perfect IEM has to sound best with the Bill Evans Trio music (Waltz for Debby album, if you know what I mean). As for funk, I mean Funkadelic, Parliament, Red Hot Chili Peppers, James Brown, and, why not, Ben Harper. So, as you see, I would like something that sounds very sweet and warm. The bass it's very important to me. Either in quality and quantity. Not an overwhelming bass of course, but still something that make you feel the vibrations of the Scott La Faro's double bass.
Edited by jakerblues - 9/8/12 at 7:22pm