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Do you own various sound signatures or stick to one?

Poll Results: Do you own IEM's with various different signatures or one(s) with all the same sound?

 
  • 72% (29)
    Different IEM's for different genres/moods
  • 27% (11)
    one sound signature or one IEM all the time
40 Total Votes  
post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

It's a pretty simple question, no need to argue, or say which IEM's are the best, or get into any burn-in debates. I was just wondering if most people picked different sounding IEM's for different genres or different moods, or if most people picked a certain sound signature and stuck with it for everything. Do you have a bassy IEM and a neutral/analytical one, or just something in the middle for everything? Or maybe your'e just a basshead and like everything with a 16db bass boost? Lets see.....

post #2 of 28

my denon 710 has bassssssssss......

my goldencrystal has clarityyyyyyyyyyyyyyy........

my past/future w4 had/will hav spaceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....:P

post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 

I used to be a one safe signature for everything kind of listener. I used to always want a sound that was just natural(not specifically neutral), that worked well for everything. I used to only use or even own one headphone or IEM at a time. I would always sell off the old headphone or IEM when I got something new. I was happy like that for a while, then I began to realize that maybe my metal music would sound better with something less bassy and more resolving. So the search was on for something neutral. Upon getting these neutral IEM's I quickly realized than neutral works well for everything, and absolutely 100% perfect for some genres. I also realized that although my neutral sounding IEM works perfectly fine for electronic music, I sometimes missed the extra bass for this genre in particular. So, now I finally realize why some people may want to own IEM's that sound different.

 

I'll be using my neutral sounding IEM's for about 90% or my listening, and my bassier sounding IEM with electronic music when I'm craving the bass.

post #4 of 28

There are also usability considerations. I use my Lune recabled TF10 while commuting for the noise isolation and cable ergonomics..

 

My ER4 gets most of my headtime in the office, but I do like switching over to the smoother IE80 when fatigue sets in.

post #5 of 28

Always been a one-IEM guy. Bought and sold through the years, but only 1 pair at any 1 time. 

post #6 of 28
Thread Starter 

It's early in the voting, but I am actually surprised to see the results split 50/50.

post #7 of 28

Phillips 3580 for the bass.

FX40 for the detail and clarity.

 

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post #8 of 28

Sometimes I switch not because of mood/genre but due to the fact that I don't want any jealousy among my IEMs.

 

Just kidding...mostly.

 
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 

Listening to some Purity Ring on my GR01(my neutral IEM), I could definitely live with these as my only IEM, but the Brookstone dual driver DDM clones are a bit more fun with this album. To bad the Brookstones isolate like ibuds.

post #10 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by RapidPulse View Post

Sometimes I switch not because of mood/genre but due to the fact that I don't want any jealousy among my IEMs.

 

Just kidding...mostly.

 


I try to have a rotational scheme between my iems... haha!

post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 

My CKM500's are definitely jealous of my GR01. Actually they are jealous of my Brookstone DDM clones too right now.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 23t23dS View Post


I try to have a rotational scheme between my iems... haha!

post #12 of 28

For IEMs, I usually only have one at a time that I use. I'm not really sure why, because for full-size I keep multiple around.

post #13 of 28

Too Many to List...

 

My Top 4 of All Time !!!

 

Etymotic ER-4B for Binaural Recordings

 

Etymotic ER-4S for Serious Monitoring

 

Etymotic ER-4PT for Party TYME

 

and last but not least...

 

Etymotic MC5 with the NRB Mod for CRANKIN IT UP !!!

 

All others just sit there looking longingly at my ears.

 

LOLz, Jim


Edited by AstroTurf - 9/17/12 at 9:36am
post #14 of 28
Mainly one on the go IEM (SE535) then one full size for home listening (HP100)

Happy with this.
post #15 of 28
Thread Starter 

Anyone else?

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