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Suggestion for a new IEM

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Thread Starter 

Sorry to create a new thread, but this is for discussing my requirement in detail.

 

I am currently using the Klipsch Image S3 (my first IEM) and is quite satisfied with its sound signature.

 

I usually listen to Jazz, Blues, and Rock (my favorite artists are Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and the likes).

 

I want to upgrade my IEM and would like a balanced signature - normal to mildly warm and clear bass, proper mids and smooth treble (not a big fan of treble). My budget would be around 120$, but can go upto 200$ if something really compelling comes up.

 

Could anyone suggest something to match my taste? Till now, I have kind of looked into MEElectronics' A151 and A161, Vsonic's GR07, and a couple more reviews but not really convinced about them.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

[EDIT]

More info: I would listen on my Sony Xperia P phone (with PowerAMP). I usually keep the equalizer to neutral, and listen in medium volume. The listening environment is usually quite noisy.


Edited by sandy1988 - 5/17/13 at 1:02pm
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You can still go into detail with your requirements over here - http://www.head-fi.org/t/596233/buying-portable-or-in-ear-headphones-seeking-guidance-dont-start-a-new-thread-ask-for-advice-here

 

Warmth, balance, cleanliness and smoothness - sounds like the either the A161P or BA200's signature to me. The GR07s might be a bit overly crisp and sparkly in the treble for your tastes, though I wouldn't be able to say for certain. The X10s aren't exactly "mild" but if you mind a tad bit more fun they remain "balanced" for the most part so might be worth a look. 

 

Have any criteria in regards to fit or comfort? How about build?

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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the response.

I usually wear them over the ear, won't really mind other fits. My existing eartips are silicone. I can live with any material if they are comfortable enough not to hurt my ears.

Regarding the build quality, the more durable, the better. Don't have any fascination of the look, except the color, which should be as understated as possible (black - best, white - big no).
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