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IEM under $150 for Alternative Rock

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hey Guys 
Im no audiophile but ive been experimenting with a few mid-fi iems under 120$ but somehow i couldnt find the right sound signature 
Ive searched around here on head-fi but most of the options mentioned here are really expensive for the genre i listen to 
I listen to alternative rock , metal and all of rocks subgenres except death metal nd hardcore etc
im basically looking for a guitar driven sound with deep punchy bass(i need a really good amount of bass) and a good amount of treble 
i heard that a fun V shaped sound is the best sig for rock 
i want to enjoy my music and listen for extended periods of time without getting bored
so i guess a colored sound is what im looking for (correct me if im wrong)
ive owned the Klipsch image s3 , velodyne v-pulse , RHA- Ma350 and most recently the shure se215 ltd 

decent iems but i found all of them to be lacking for rock , particularly in the guitar part and soundstage 
when listening to the se215 i found them to be a bit boring like i hear the music playing , but thats it , no enjoyment , nothing

anyway in conclusion im looking for an iem with a fun sound with a wide 3d soundstage 

im choosing between these iems but feel free to add more as i want my next iem to be a keeper :P

Klipsch X10
fischer audio consonance 
UE 700 
Thinksound Ms01 or ts02
Maybe Monster turbine pro gold 
Yamaha EPH-100 if i can find them as i heard they were discontinued

Sorry for the Long post 
Thanks so much in advance
 

post #2 of 12

IMO GR07, JVC FXD80, Sony XB90EX, FXZ100 willbe great match for these genres music with more guitars presense in music and tight punchy bass with sparky extended highs. 

post #3 of 12
Hey Gunmetal, lendmeurears.com has the V-Sonic GR07 on sale for $139. I will be buying a pair of these myself.
post #4 of 12

sony 3ip is great.

post #5 of 12

The Klipsch X10 or TDK BA200 would both work well with the style of music you listen to.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

I heard the ba200 suffered in the treble department and finding the right fit was somewhat difficult 

Xba3 sounds interesting but does it have a fun and engaging sound ?
also i read on celios' multi iem comparison that the gr07 can sound boring 

X10 sounds good but can its bass compete with dynamic iems?

and what about the turbine pro golds , are they good for rock and any word on the thinksounds ?

sorry for rambling lol but i want to get this right and not keep buying iems 4 or 5 times a year :P 

thanks for ur time guys

post #7 of 12

"im basically looking for a guitar driven sound with deep punchy bass(i need a really good amount of bass) and a good amount of treble "

 

sounds like GR07 is your choice. 

post #8 of 12

The X10's bass can compete with dynamic driver, I think it sounds better because it has the impact and depth of dynamics but its cleaner and more detailed bass because of the BA.

post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by scottgibson73 View Post

Hey Gunmetal, lendmeurears.com has the V-Sonic GR07 on sale for $139. I will be buying a pair of these myself.
+1 but I would have to recommend the Bass Edition as well.
post #10 of 12

You are essentially describing the X10s in their entirety. Not much else that would usurp them in this case. They do the V-shape, with deep bass, great energy for rock, and guitar-mids perfectly. 

 

GR07s, as mentioned, would also be very apt, as they attempt to do the same thing through different means.

post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much guys
I guess I'll be pulling the trigger on the x10s
post #12 of 12
Hey Gunmetal, Amazon has the X10 on sale for $89.99 !
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