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post #1 of 14
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Im finally decided to get myself a pair of IEMs....

But, like almost everyone before getting anything, I dont know which one to get..

 

Im not the biggest audiophile but I love and appreciate good sound/music

The music I listen to is mostly current mainstream pop songs, ballad, kpop songs, etc.

I dont listen to heavy metal, rock, etc.

 

I do not and will not use a headphone amp

 

I used to own a Shure SE215.

 

Any suggestions??


Edited by davidthepark - 5/5/13 at 8:28am
post #2 of 14

First off http://www.head-fi.org/t/541494/multi-custom-in-ear-monitor-review-resource-mfg-list-discussion-26-reviews-um-pp6-added-3-12-13

 

You can refer to this page for various information about customs.

 

Secondly, this new article has recently been released. I would definitely recommend checking it out. http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/totl-madness-24-top-line-custom-ear-monitors-reviewed

 

 

Also, what budget are you looking at. Because, the CIEM market is pretty diverse in prices from as low as $200 to as high as $2000. Knowing this will make it easier for us to recommend customs.

post #3 of 14

I have decided to jump too. I will be going with JH audio. I have loved all the UE stuff that he designed including TF10s. The Heir and UM were very tempting too.

post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

First off http://www.head-fi.org/t/541494/multi-custom-in-ear-monitor-review-resource-mfg-list-discussion-26-reviews-um-pp6-added-3-12-13

 

You can refer to this page for various information about customs.

 

Secondly, this new article has recently been released. I would definitely recommend checking it out. http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/totl-madness-24-top-line-custom-ear-monitors-reviewed

 

 

Also, what budget are you looking at. Because, the CIEM market is pretty diverse in prices from as low as $200 to as high as $2000. Knowing this will make it easier for us to recommend customs.

 

My budget is under 1k.

Im looking at JH audio, Westone, Unique Melody but Im happy to get more suggestions

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by davidthepark View Post

 

The music I listen to is mostly current mainstream pop songs, ballad, kpop songs, etc.

I dont listen to heavy metal, rock, etc.

 

 

How do you like your bass, mids, and treble distributed with your music? 

 

Also, refering back to the 24 CIEM review, it seems that the new JH13 might be a great all-rounder. 

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by EveTan View Post

How do you like your bass, mids, and treble distributed with your music? 

 

Also, refering back to the 24 CIEM review, it seems that the new JH13 might be a great all-rounder. 

 

Im really looking at JH13, ES5, and the Miracle.

 

I don't need too much bass but I still want to feel the "emph"

Which of the 3 is more comfortable? Seeing the 24 CIEM review made me more sure that I should get one out of the three but dont know which...

Help =(

post #7 of 14

I find the ES5 slightly more comfortable than the JH13 and I think the JH13 sounds slightly better.  I do not have the UM.

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by davidthepark View Post

 

Im really looking at JH13, ES5, and the Miracle.

 

I don't need too much bass but I still want to feel the "emph"

Which of the 3 is more comfortable? Seeing the 24 CIEM review made me more sure that I should get one out of the three but dont know which...

Help =(

ES5 for comfort, plenty of impact and bass slam never harsh, very forgiving of crappy recordings.

 

JH13 for amazing imaging, clarity, and coherence, but a bit "V" shaped.

 

Miracle for classical and acoustic purists...the bass on the JH13s might bug critical listeners a bit.

post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by Tyll Hertsens View Post

ES5 for comfort, plenty of impact and bass slam never harsh, very forgiving of crappy recordings.

 

JH13 for amazing imaging, clarity, and coherence, but a bit "V" shaped.

 

Miracle for classical and acoustic purists...the bass on the JH13s might bug critical listeners a bit.

Basically all I listen to is pop, kpop, ballad, acoustic covers....

what would fit me the best?

 

 

(PS Im not a singer so will not use these on a stage or anyhting)

post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 

Also, how is the Heir Audio 3.a?

post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 

BUMP

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by davidthepark View Post

Basically all I listen to is pop, kpop, ballad, acoustic covers....

what would fit me the best?

 

 

Really depends on your listening preferences at this point.

post #13 of 14

I ended up with a pair of JH Audio 10 x3 Pro true 3-way crossover as my budget custom.  I auditioned the JH6, JH7 and JH11 all of which had their issues in my mind especially the ones with 2-way crossever.  Listening to Maroon 5 was horrid on a 2-way, but the 3-ways did a much better job at separating the bass, mids, and treble.

 

I say whatever brand you go for make sure you go with a 3-way crossover.

post #14 of 14

Are you really sure you want to go for customs?

Have you taken a look at the ASG-2, the Fitear models, 1p2 or all the other top-tier universal IEMs?

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