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IEMs that sound like the HD25-1-ii?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

For anyone who has the 25s, what IEMs have you heard that remind you most of them?

 

To quote ljokerl's review, I'm looking for IEMs that are

 

well-balanced, have good clarity and detail, and are quite transparent when it comes to sources. The bass is tight and accurate. It’s hard-hitting in character and more punchy

 

I'm open to suggestions at all price ranges, but much more likely to buy below $150. (I've had some great JVCs and Phillips around $25 in the past, so I won't discount anything as too cheap.)

post #2 of 6

The GR07, Sony EX600 are pretty close to your requirements and they are well balanced.

post #3 of 6

The HD25 is much livelier than either of those. The R50 or CKN50 may be more suitable.

post #4 of 6
Thread Starter 

From looking at reviews, these all seem like pretty reasonable suggestions to me. The Ath CKN50 sounds especially interesting - it's a microdriver and the IEMs I've used that sounded most 25-like were cheap JVC microdriver units. This description from a review "high end (crisp but not harsh), slightly fuller mids, and deeper, tighter bass (but less of it)" certainly sounds right.

 

I am suprised that no suggested JVCs though - I expected their new microdriver units to the main suggestion, but that was purely extrapolating from their cheaper models.


Edited by scuttle - 2/5/13 at 4:43am
post #5 of 6

"The bass is tight and accurate. It’s hard-hitting in character and more punchy"

 

reminds me of EX1000 immediately

post #6 of 6

EX600 is similar to EX1000, if i score the EX1000's bass for 10/10, the EX600 would be 8/10.

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