What are owners / peoples thoughts for a good match $150 ish IEM for the x3?
I got some brainwaves r3 pretty much free from mp4nation, but I really don't like them, especially as the memory wire stuff goes Over the ear.....I just can' get them to fit well, even with comply's, so a bit hesitant about the vsonic gr07 I have seen mentioned.
I know nothing about IEM's, having been ardently anti.....but now....why not?
I listen to a wide range of genres, So a good all-rounder?
So you know - there are no shops where I can try out or even look for at least 2500km so I am stuck with what I buy....
Far out. I am so pleased with this machine. I really had my doubts.
The R3's don't fit me too well either.
What bands artists and genres do you spend more time on? I know you say a wide range and I do as well, but there are indeed some genres I want my music to sound good on etc.
The Brainwavz S1 is a very good all around IEM. The Astrotec AX30 is not as easilly availble in the USA or much of the world right now. But the AX30 is superior to the S1 and cheaper. The S1 is built better, more accessories, only $10 more expensive, and much easier to buy however.
I've heard good things about the GR07 BE's being good all arounders. I heard the GR07 MK2 and that one wasn't an all around IEM. Let's see, what other popular IEM's.
The TF10 if you can buy one for sub $200 is also a great all arounder IEM. Dunu DN 19 Tai Chi is also quite good.
Please remember FiiO that there are A LOT of people who really wish to have a more advanced eq on the x3! If the 10 band equalizer from the x5 would be transfered to the x3, this machine would be freaking great! To me that is the only thing that is missed in this device. So yeah, don't forget that FiiO:) You would please so many souls if you did this!
Long ago, FiiO did state that they would, if possible, like to port the X5's GUI to the X3. HOWEVER, this was long before they decided on the new fancy look of the X5's. I'm not sure if the X5's GUI is lisenced by another company or how 'portable' it is or if its the same 'lisence'.
That statement doesn't have any real weight right now due to how much they changed since they made that post. (The post was made at around the time the X3 was releasing)