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IEM for Classical Music <~$50

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I'm looking for some IEMs for listening to classical/orchestral/instrumental music.  They will be powered by a phone and nothing else.  I already have the DT770/250 with FiO E10 for home listening, but they obviously are not portable.  My current IEM sounds OK, but the right speaker is giving out and basically acts as an earplug now, so I really want a new pair.  I know that anything under $50 is going to be very similar in quality, but that still doesn't mean there is good pairs and bad pairs.  I would be willing to go to $80 or above that if it was really worth it, but I'm not spending just as much as I did for my DT770.

Thanks for your help.


Edited by cmander10 - 9/30/12 at 3:06pm
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The HiFiman RE0 (highly recommended) are amazingly crisp, clear and detailed for the price and compete well with much higher price IEMs and there soundsignature match well for classical genres music. BTW they don't need AMPs help to get loud and out of many DAPs they sound amazing.

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The HiFiman RE0 seems to be a great buy.   Anything from Sennheiser, Ultimate Ears, Eyomotic, Westone, Shure, MEElectronics, Klipsch, Audio-Technica, AKG, etc. etc. etc (I'm not going to name them all).  If the RE0 is clearly the best, then I will obviously buy it, but I would like to hear other opinions.
 


Edited by cmander10 - 9/30/12 at 10:35am
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build quality on hifiman RE0 isn't the best though... 

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post #8 of 14

superlux 381f is great for classical music. I personally rotate between 381f and aurisonics ASG-1 + JVC s500

post #9 of 14

Shure SE215's all they way. You can get them for under $100 from earphonesoulutions. They will blow away anything under $50. There a little weird to get fitting right when you first get them but after that there great.
 

post #10 of 14

I like SE-215, but wonder about useful for classical.

post #11 of 14

My SoundMAGIC E10s sound very detailed and clear. Good build quality and a steal at 30 bucks.

post #12 of 14

Focal Price CK700's if you like a V shaped sound signature.
 

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I'm free this weekend so I can actually do some research.  If anyone has anymore suggestions that would be great.  Thanks for all previous suggestions as well.

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Also open to buy portable headphones, mainly to keep my ears a little (but not much) warmer while walking around campus and if they have better sound quality than an IEM (but no sound leakage).

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