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Desperate newbie in need of your help

post #1 of 39
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Hello there, this is actually my very first post on this forum. Its just that I take my music bitof more seriously than people around (from what ive noticed) and so I thought having a good equipment would even multiply my pleasure / joy while listening. I do not know the terms therefore I thought i might just give you info about which music I listen to and my budget range.
I mostly listen to electronic music, alltho I hate UKF dub (by that i mean i hear difference between dubstep and dubstep. Aswell as i hate people who actually started listening to dubstep and proclaim Skrillex-ish music as dubstep). To get to the exact genre I listen to UK garage, dubstep, chillstep, minimalistic techno, some not too noisy house and future garage (I do not like way too noisy music when it really relies on the volume. I can enjoy my music while the volume aint turnd on 100%. Aswell as i very enjoy each and every detail of the song and i feel how much it is at its right place the exact sound.) 
Here is list of some of my favourite songs: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VcQ6t6cSf-0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=tyi7F1yrVTc

http://soundcloud.com/ultra1sta/ultraista-smalltalk-four-tet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpp2LsDPJCY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA4uFRIg88w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8AvpBWu7PKE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1l4pDXbkic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJbLvzfGUVk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvOkBPZzzcs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlEkvbRmfrA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAKQvcIWMmE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spwIwWn9lME

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ayM3DHGew4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufGAn6ddT20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGpfszmCja8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRVwtSmgKP8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JomRbyRNTxI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=expmoslgtbo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mey8q2fIH5k
http://soundcloud.com/clicksandwhistles/clicks-whistles-cant-believe
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Alright, theese are few gems of my collection. I chose different artists, bitof different styles / genres and i hope it will help you to get imagination of what i appreciate when it comes to music. To get to my budget. I am willing to spend about 50 dollars tho im flexible if i get a good reason. Not looking for over ear headphones. More of IEM or ear buds. Honestly i do not know what both separately offer.
Thank you for your answers in advance.
Best regards, Tim.
[EDIT] Read something bout the IEM / Buds. Im in for the IEMs
[EDIT] Mom gave me 50 more bucks, therefore my budget is at 100 dolars atm. Help me out people! : )


Edited by TimothyVesely - 9/16/12 at 12:05am
post #2 of 39

A good starter IEM...

 

Etymotic MC5. Add Comply Foam Tips, and the NRB Mod.

 

An IEM that will remain in your collection for many years.

 

Just my opinion, Jim

post #3 of 39
JVC HA-FXD80 can be picked up from eBay just a few cents under $100 with shipping included, and that's the best $100 deal I have seen for the whole year.
post #4 of 39
Thread Starter 

Was just checking the ebay and ive noticed some call it JVC HA-FXD80 and some call it JVC HA-FXD80-Z, alltho Ive noticed the Z is on all of the pictures. Is it the same product or are those 2 different ones?

post #5 of 39
There should only be one model of FXD80, -Z means it has a 'gunmeta'l finish (which is the only finish FXD80 comes with). FXD70 comes either in black (-B) or silver (-S), FXC60 comes with either black (-B), red (-R), or white (-W). Well, you get the idea.
post #6 of 39
Thread Starter 

I am a bitof unsure as this will be my very first serious buy of some quality earphones. Ive heard certain sort of music requires different earphones, did you listen through few of those Ive posted? Dont get me wrong I just want to be 100% sure those are the best (in this budget size) for ME. More opinions would be appreciated.

post #7 of 39

If ClieOS says it...

 

You can trust it.

 

Jim

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Originally Posted by TimothyVesely View Post

I am a bitof unsure as this will be my very first serious buy of some quality earphones. Ive heard certain sort of music requires different earphones, did you listen through few of those Ive posted? Dont get me wrong I just want to be 100% sure those are the best (in this budget size) for ME. More opinions would be appreciated.

post #8 of 39
Well, to be frank I didn't listen to all of them, just 4~5 random selection to get the idea. The recommendation is based on the fact that FXD80 is an excellent all-arounder, which well with most genre. While I do recommend IEM based on music genre, it is not always 100% accurate to based on it alone. When I have no idea whether to recommend something more sparkly or something more bassy, an all-arounder is generally the best way to go, adding to the fact that this particular model has excellent value.
post #9 of 39
Thread Starter 

Ive noticed the topic about the "cosmic" CIEMs. Should I reconsider my buy of the JVC HA-FXD80 ?

post #10 of 39
Just because it is a custom doesn't always make it a better sounding IEM. However, I have not heard the Cosmic myself and thus can't offer you any opinion on them.
post #11 of 39

With Cosmic customs, you will have to factor in the cost of the impressions, shipping, and the time it takes to ship back and forth between Europe as well as the time it will take to make them. By that point, you are in another price range. If you are willing, it might be worth it, it might not. I would suggest taking the advice that ClieOS gave. His word is well respected around here.

post #12 of 39
Thread Starter 

Is it neccessary to use AMP with JVC HA-FXD80 to get the best sound?

post #13 of 39

Beneficial? Maybe. Necessary? No. What is more important, first, is to have a decent source, which means a good dap (like a rockboxed Clip+, or Cowon z2, if you can spend more) if you are using it as a part of a portable rig, or a good dac/amp(Fiio e10) for a stationary rig.


Edited by potatoos - 9/24/12 at 8:39am
post #14 of 39
Thread Starter 

Oh wow i feel so embarrased by writing this, but i do not understand it fully. I was planning to just put the jack into my iPhone and tune into my fav music. 

post #15 of 39
Thread Starter 

and excuse me for my lvl of audio knowledge...

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