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I switched over to Cans from IEMs........... you???

post #1 of 13
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I had used IEMs for the last 10yrs, but I finally realized that they bothered my ears after a couple of hours of use.  All of them made my ears hurt after awhile.  I dealt with it, and loved the sound of good IEMs, but the pain finally took its toll.  Anyhow, have any of you all made the switch like I did?  I found some Cans with a similar sound signature as the SL99 IEMs that I sold.  The Sony MDR-V55s have great bass which is a neccessity to me, but also have amazing mids/highs.  I love these bad boys. 

post #2 of 13

Still use both, iem's have their place in terms of portability and being discreet.
 

post #3 of 13

I have finally found a pair of iem's that I enjoy for both sound and comfort. Vsonic gr07's. But I use full sized hp's most of the time still. 

post #4 of 13

I used the Sennheiser IE80 which was my first good iem/headphone. 6 months later I sold them because of discomfort, now im rocking a Hifiman HE-400, life is good.

post #5 of 13

I've never gone the custom IEM route, but I agree, with my funky ears, I could never get a perfect fit that would stay comfortable for me.   

post #6 of 13

Not a huge fan of IEM's. Uncomfortable to my ears and full size headphones sound better to me.

post #7 of 13

IEMs are the best for people on the move. I don't understand how can someone get over the ear or even portables headphones for going around other than style.  

post #8 of 13

And eventually to speaker. 

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by GSARider View Post

Still use both, iem's have their place in terms of portability and being discreet.
 


Agreed. I use IEMs on the go, on airplanes & trains, and at the office. I use cans when I'm at home, both for playing instruments and when on the computer. It doesn't have to be a one or the other type of thing.

post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I have finally found a pair of iem's that I enjoy for both sound and comfort. Vsonic gr07's. But I use full sized hp's most of the time still. 

 

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Originally Posted by GSARider View Post

Still use both, iem's have their place in terms of portability and being discreet.
 

Agreed on both, except I own a GR01 instead of the GR07. I guess I like a bass light sound. Q701 and GR01 are my two current choices. 

 

An open headphone at home, and a well isolating, and easy to power IEM when out of the house. 

post #11 of 13

I'd be interested in hearing more about the gr01. I'm having a small love affair with the gr07 atm though. Just really enjoying them.

post #12 of 13

I've never heard the GR07, so I can't compare. There are plenty of comparisons floating around here on head-fi though. Supposedly from what I've read, the GR01 has a bit less bass, but is tighter and faster, and has a smoother, less peaky treble, and overall just more resolution and detail. 

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I'd be interested in hearing more about the gr01. I'm having a small love affair with the gr07 atm though. Just really enjoying them.

post #13 of 13
I still use both on a daily basis, IEMs when commuting/ in school, and my full sized cans at home with my computer. Only thing now is the fact that most of my music is in FLAC, and my iPhone can't play it without me converting, which takes too long frown.gif first world audiophile problems...
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