I'm looking for a decent IEM for my iPhone 4 to replace current Apple IEM. I know iPhone is not a very good source, but it's the most convenient way to me.
I tried IE6 (& IE80) of my wife, they sound significantly better than Apple IEM. Sennheiser is the most famous brand in China, and IE60 looks more stylish (to me) comparing with others. However, after some study, I found SE425 and ER-4PT are highly regarded and IE60 has very few reviews. The only concern is that the IE60 is declaimed as suitable for iPhone (lower impedence), while the others especially ER4 may be slightly harder to drive.
Could you give me some advice about the choice (they cost almost the same in China market)? It's highly appreciated. My basic requirements are:
- Low impedence & no need of Amp, "best" suited for iPhone (mic is not necessary).
- Mainly listen to pop music (flac or mp3) at home or in office.
- Somewhat robust (my wife's IE6 fails immediately after two years warranty, while Shure and Etymotic provide only 1-year warranty).
- Somewhat stylish.
Edited by netmask254 - 11/10/12 at 9:29pm