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post #1 of 16
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I've been using the bose ie2 headphones for a little over a year. I heard that they aren't anything to write home about and I'm desiring a little more from my listening experience. I listen to rock, metal, country, classic rock and things of that sort. My price limit is about 200-250 dollars. Which IEMs would be best for my needs? I heard good things about the UE trifi10 but the comfort level and appearance concern me. Thanks in advance for your help!


Edited by Aydindurantas - 9/17/12 at 1:08pm
post #2 of 16
Thread Starter 

Bump. Please help.

post #3 of 16

We really need more info than that.

 

What sort of sound do you like?

Where will you be doing your listening?

 

Help us narrow it down.


Edited by conkerman - 9/17/12 at 1:45pm
post #4 of 16
Vsonic GR07 mkii

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post #5 of 16
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I'd like to be able to hear the bass of the drum, clarity in the guitars and vocals. I guess a heavy tone. This is my first dive into hifi audio since I'm sure the boss ie2 doesn't count. I will be doing most of my listening on the go. I take the bus into the city for school. I will also use them at home on occasion. Up to about $250. For rock and metal and classic rock mainly. Thanks !

post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by WasabiWa83 View Post

Vsonic GR07 mkii
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+1

post #7 of 16
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Just out of curiosity, would I notice a big increase from my bose ie2 going to the GR07?

post #8 of 16

Somone is selling used E530s for $150. great price if you don't mind used earphones. In my experience their customer service was been pretty good in case they crap out on you down the line. I had mine replaced for free even though it was out of warranty (I wouldn't expect that though.)

 

The cable sucks and it isn't detachable tho. :(

 

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-SE530PTH-Isolating-Earphones-Push-To-Hear/dp/B000P6M6HY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1347917470&sr=8-3&keywords=shure+e530


Edited by ovid87 - 9/17/12 at 2:39pm
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
The E530s are better than the gr07s?
post #10 of 16

The e-Q5 is another that would be a good choice or also the BA200 and GR07.

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Aydindurantas View Post

Just out of curiosity, would I notice a big increase from my bose ie2 going to the GR07?


Yes. The GR07 are really great iems and are really good for those genres. I listen to mostly metal and rock and love how these sound with that type of music. The bass is strong and fast enough to keep up with rock and guitars sound amazing on them. The bass won't satisfy a basshead but it does go crazy low. There's plenty for your type of music. Try them out for a while and return them if you don't like them. :-) They're the best iem I've heard and handle an eq well without distortion.

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post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

Sounds like i'm going to go with the GR07s. Has anyone that used them also tried the bose ie2? Just curious how the two compare. Thanks!

post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

Also how does the GR07s compare to the Triplefi 10s?

post #14 of 16

ACS T15, Phonak PFE1xx, Monster Gratitude (you may not like the fit).  Three suggestions in your price range.  Maybe even something like the Dunu Tai Chi might fit you ;)  If you want something with a funner sound, the V-Moda Vibratos may be a good choice (it has the sound you're looking for: heavier sound, strong drums, good clarity in guitars and vocals).  

post #15 of 16

I'd certainly say so, but it looks like someone already nabbed the $150 used pair!
 

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