Originally Posted by kayrish
Hi, I currently own the Klipsch S3s. I really love these headphones and am looking for a new pair of in ear headphones for under about $130. Comfort is very important as my ears are a little sensitive. I listen to mainly OSTs (Official Soundtracks) from various Animes. Occasional Jpop/Jrock and rap. I'm a huge fan of bass but not the overly excessive vibrations. More like the comforting crisp thuds every now and then. I'm wanting headphones that also emphasize on mids and highs while keeping bass alive. Examples like listening to the vibrations of a guitar while hearing the booming of drum toms. Of course vocals are of importance too. I'm sorry if I sound too demanding but these are the things I like. Please suggest new pairs that I could get
Thanks a lot
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You probably won't be able to get equal emphasis across the board (everything being forward) but otherwise it seems a balanced signature would do just as well. Around that price something like the BA200 or RE-400 would be worth a look. In terms of crisp bass, they add a bit of smoothness and the notes are pretty rounded, so if you want more emphasis on the crisp part, perhaps the UE700 or the A161P.