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post #1 of 13
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Ok so I'm looking so find 1 IEM to keep and that will do me for years instead of always buying and experimenting. I'm looking help with this to find the perfect one.

 

I listen to EDM, mainly vocal bassed Trance. If you could take the time to give a quick listen to a few samples here of what I listen to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yv7_iw_ViY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=617NIb4sxHQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItvzR6y_kjA

 

So theres the 3 samples if you guys could help me an IEM that would be perfect. As I'd rather take one blow to my wallet then keep buying IEM's to see what their like.

 

Thanks etysmile.gif

post #2 of 13

What's your budget or maximum spending limit? Help us help you.

 

But the easiest way to find a perfect for you is by listening with your own ears--I HIGHLY recommend going to a proper headphone/earphone store (one that has demo units in store)--Listen to all the IEMs' demo units available and see which one fits your taste best.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

Sorry forgot about budget, Ideally around $200 but can got a little higher if its worth it. Problem is theirs not a lot of places round here where I can demo most good IEM's. If their is a place then its most likely mainstream things like Beats.
 

post #4 of 13

I saw your profile and realized that you own T-PEOS H-100; I'd say for Trance that's about as good as it gets. If your music files are good quality then you're good to go, but if your music files consists of low-bitrate files then you should use your budget to get better quality files.

 

So basically I recommend you to just keep it and enjoy your music for now; if you insist on finding your perfect IEM, you might want to consider raising the budget to $350-$400 range. I doubt you'll get a vast improvement from your H-100 at around $200 anyways.

post #5 of 13

We have the same taste in music, IMHO the best IEM for vocal trance that I own or ever heard are...

  • TF10
  • W3
  • H-100
  • X10
  • UE700

 

There is another one with a slightly unique signature, JVC FXZ100, this is also good for vocal trance, but it gives you the sensation of being in the club, standing next to a subwoofer, during Cosmic Gate set, it is a triple-dynamic IEM with the third dynamic driver being a kevlar subwoofer.

 

this is the thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632273/jvc-ha-fxz-100-200

 

...otherwise, TF10 and W3 are probably the stand out two, follows by H-100...

post #6 of 13

SM3v2 is wonderful for vocals and EDM but I don't know if you can buy it anymore in the US. W3 is also very good. Selling mine because I prefer the SM3v2, but it's in your budget if you're interested.
 


Edited by Zalithian - 2/3/13 at 7:44pm
post #7 of 13

Just face it. As long as you're on here, you're never going to stop spending and looking for something new.

 

The best solution is to get off head-fi, keep your current earphone, and just start enjoying music.

post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by zMarkon View Post

Ok so I'm looking so find 1 IEM to keep and that will do me for years instead of always buying and experimenting. I'm looking help with this to find the perfect one.

I listen to EDM, mainly vocal bassed Trance. If you could take the time to give a quick listen to a few samples here of what I listen to.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yv7_iw_ViY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=617NIb4sxHQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItvzR6y_kjA

So theres the 3 samples if you guys could help me an IEM that would be perfect. As I'd rather take one blow to my wallet then keep buying IEM's to see what their like.

Thanks etysmile.gif

I'm going to take a completely different approach to everyone else, and offer an alternative option. if you already own H-100 keep those and amp them, extract everything they're worth using a silver plated LOD or interconnect. When I use C&C BH portable amp on high gain through output2 my H-100 absolutely tear the place to pieces with EDM, they behave rather differently using output 2 on this amp, Sub-bass gains great amounts of impact, detailing and treble almost blows the house down, sounds far fetched but I'm not far from the truth. You gain better control and a smoother presentation.

Would be the best way to spend your money imo, The amp is $100, there's already several happy buyers. Best I've heard H-100, by far.

Here's the thread to check out anyway.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/644363/c-c-bh-portable-headphone-amp-80-hours-from-a-single-charge-buyer-review
Edited by H20Fidelity - 2/4/13 at 12:51am
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by tomscy2000 View Post

Just face it. As long as you're on here, you're never going to stop spending and looking for something new.

 

The best solution is to get off head-fi, keep your current earphone, and just start enjoying music.

 

Haha so true...

 

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post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by H20Fidelity View Post


I'm going to take a completely different approach to everyone else, and offer an alternative option. if you already own H-100 keep those and amp them, extract everything they're worth using a silver plated LOD or interconnect. When I use C&C BH portable amp on high gain through output2 my H-100 absolutely tear the place to pieces with EDM, they behave rather differently using output 2 on this amp, Sub-bass gains great amounts of impact, detailing and treble almost blows the house down, sounds far fetched but I'm not far from the truth. You gain better control and a smoother presentation.

Would be the best way to spend your money imo, The amp is $100, there's already several happy buyers. Best I've heard H-100, by far.

Here's the thread to check out anyway.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/644363/c-c-bh-portable-headphone-amp-80-hours-from-a-single-charge-buyer-review

 

Yeah quick update on this, the H-100's arrived today just as I was on my way out. So I have them with me now and wow...

Blown away by these, thinking about doing this now! My source would be Sony Xperia Arc S, I'm going to get that amp and improve these even more. Just can't wait to get home and give these a better listen to..

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by zMarkon View Post

Yeah quick update on this, the H-100's arrived today just as I was on my way out. So I have them with me now and wow...
Blown away by these, thinking about doing this now! My source would be Sony Xperia Arc S, I'm going to get that amp and improve these even more. Just can't wait to get home and give these a better listen to..

You would not be disappointed, I consider the pairing a fairly high energy experience.
Edited by H20Fidelity - 2/4/13 at 4:40am
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by zMarkon View Post

 

Yeah quick update on this, the H-100's arrived today just as I was on my way out. So I have them with me now and wow...

Blown away by these, thinking about doing this now! My source would be Sony Xperia Arc S, I'm going to get that amp and improve these even more. Just can't wait to get home and give these a better listen to..

 

Good to see another fanboi of H-100, the most interesting thing about the H-100 is that you either love it, or hate it, there is no in-between...

post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 

Yep! listening at home they just seem to get better. Must admit they did put a smile on my face. Going to get the C&C UH amp for these I think.

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