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Lookin for some IEMs Sony XBA 4 ip vs Shure SE 535 vs Atomic Floyd Superdarts

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I'm looking for some experienced comparisons out of the 3. I might end up getting 2 IEMs as i've come into some money from PPI (Payment Protection Insurance).

 

I'm a little dissapointed the sony XBA does not include a 6.3mm gold plated adaptor like the other 2 do. Does anyone know where I might find a decent one?

 

I will be using these phones out of an android phone, and an iPhone. What DACs will work with each phone?, and can I get away with using a headamp, and ripping the mp3's at 320kb or using FLAC?

 

Right now I have seen some HRT dac models, and am I correct to say there is a model for the android and iphone?

 

The only headphone I have is the Sennheiser HD25 II in addidas blue.

 

Alot of questions I know, however IEMs are not try before you buy. Thank you for input.

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I have switched to FLAC and ALAC and I have not looked back. The only area that I missed the smaller files is on my iPhone. So I simply went to a 64GB one. This has made all my listening so much more enjoyable. I have 55 albums and it is 19GB total. Everywhere else size does not matter. I am not sure what your day to day is like, but if you need/want durable and stay in your ears, use the Shure's. I have seen the XBA's in the wild and they are not for active listening. Same for the AF Sup-darts. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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I have switched to FLAC and ALAC and I have not looked back. The only area that I missed the smaller files is on my iPhone. So I simply went to a 64GB one. This has made all my listening so much more enjoyable. I have 55 albums and it is 19GB total. Everywhere else size does not matter. I am not sure what your day to day is like, but if you need/want durable and stay in your ears, use the Shure's. I have seen the XBA's in the wild and they are not for active listening. Same for the AF Sup-darts. Hope this helps. Good luck!



This thread is from February. Try not to respond to super old threads.

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Why does it matter. I felt I had a contribution, so I made it.

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