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Alternatives to Sennheiser IE80

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  I know that IEM and headphones really shouldn't be compared, but I am having the hardest time choosing between an IEM or headphones.  I just got a the hisound 3rd gen studios coming, so I want some new IEM/headphones to complement them.  

 

From an IEM point of view is sennheiser IE80 still held as the top ?  If I were to get headphones which one would come close to those ?  I was really anticipating the v-moda m-100, but it doesn't look like I'll be able to get my hands on those till next year.

 

I listen to mainly modern music so hip hop for the majority.  I don;t like overpowering bass that drowns the vocals out.  Vocals have to be clear.

 

 

I would appreciate some suggestions whether its IEM or headphones and for headphones I just want Over the Ear design.  

post #2 of 4
Tbh honest, I can't imagine having both as they fulfil different purposes for me. The IE80's are phenomenal however and a great all round sound for me. You'll note I keep saying for 'me'. It could be different for you. I listen to mainly chart stuff, David Guetta, Adele, etc.

Over ear headphones..I've been listening to the Momentums recently and they're on my shopping list for casual listening headphones.
post #3 of 4

V-sonic Gro7 MK11

post #4 of 4

ive tried the ie80 and the bass do not drown out the vocals-they stay clear

if you're listening mainly to hip hop, they are probably one of your best choices

i have the vsonics and sometimes there isnt enough bass as id like

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