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IEMs with forward mids (budget around 70$)

post #1 of 40
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone,

I'm searching for a new iem and hope you could help me with some suggestions.

I currently own a pair of brainwavz m4 which have great clarity and a nice bass but i find the mids to be lacking.

Therefore I would prefer it if the mids were more upfront and intimate, for me the most important are the vocals.

 

So I looked through some threads and thought maybe the new brainwavz m5 would be a good idea because the mids are more foward than the m4

Another one I think could fit would be the vsonic gr06 and the sunrise xcape ie,

however I read in mark2410's thread that the mids of the xcape had some kind of distance to them.

Well I listen mostly to rock,pop,classic but also other genres and my source is a rockboxed sansa fuze.

You can of course suggest other iems and share your thoughts on the mentioned ones 

 

Already thanks in advance for your help biggrin.gif

post #2 of 40

Hey, Welcome to the Forums...

 

My standard answer is going to be an IEM from Etymotic.

 

Have a look, Good Stuff.

 

Jim

post #3 of 40

The JVC FXT90 or FXD80 are amazing for the price include very detailed forward mids, and crisp clear vocals.

post #4 of 40
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I've already read about the jvc iems that they're good but they cost more than 70$  frown.gif

In my price range I could get the etymotic mc5 but I'm worried that they could sound too boring

 

thanks  for your ideas

post #5 of 40
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Originally Posted by Kansho View Post

Yeah, I've already read about the jvc iems that they're good but they cost more than 70$  frown.gif

In my price range I could get the etymotic mc5 but I'm worried that they could sound too boring

 

thanks  for your ideas

Do you not have a return policy from the seller of IEMs in your area?

 

Jim

post #6 of 40
Thread Starter 

Well they're not available in my country and would have to import them which isn't a problem.

But I still would like to hear some other recommendations before I decide.

post #7 of 40
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Originally Posted by Kansho View Post

Well they're not available in my country and would have to import them which isn't a problem.

But I still would like to hear some other recommendations before I decide.

Fair enough...

 

Good Luck and enjoy whatever you purchase.

 

Cheers, Jim

post #8 of 40
eLook no further than audio technica ckm500, amazing sound, much better than etys.
And biggest problem etys beside boring sound is that triple flange isnt for anyone( they go realy deep, biflange too).
post #9 of 40
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Originally Posted by rikardoliepa View Post

eLook no further than audio technica ckm500, amazing sound, much better than etys.
And biggest problem etys beside boring sound is that triple flange isnt for anyone( they go realy deep, biflange too).

 

that's personal preference, many here would argue against that statement. All of the ety's are going to sound different than the CKM500, but that doesn't mean that the CKM500 is a better earphone. 

post #10 of 40

My ckm500s are definetly better than my m4s.

post #11 of 40
Thread Starter 

Sounds interesting, so in what way are they better than the m4 and maybe someone could compare them to the vsonic gr06

post #12 of 40
CKM is better in every areas compared to m4 and gr06. Lows, mids, highs, soundstage.
M4 especcially lacks mids.
post #13 of 40

try out Phonak PFE012 and Final audio Adagio V.

post #14 of 40
Thread Starter 

Well, the Final audio Adagio V are over my budget as far as I know.

The Phonak could be an option but I think the ckm500 and brainwav m5 are  both a steal for their price.

post #15 of 40
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Originally Posted by SpringBiscuit View Post

try out Phonak PFE012 and Final audio Adagio V.

 

Haven't heard the Final Audio Adagio V, but disagree entirely with the PFE012.  It's a bass heavy signature with a slightly recessed midrange.  I would say the 112 would be a good recommendation (012 with grey filters).  If you can afford that, it would be a good choice.  Otherwise, the closest thing I would recommend is the Etymotic EtyKids or HiFiMan RE0 (or REZERO).  

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