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I would like some help on figuring out what my ears enjoy the most. If i find myself enjoying sets such as monoprice 8320's and panasonic hje900's and to a lesser extent Sony xba-1, then what type of sound sig would that indicate?

I also enjoy my jvc fxc51's alot, but they just don't make the guitars and snare sound as good as the others.... Based on the above mentioned sets, could someone recommend other iem's i might enjoy?
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You mean "tanks?" ;) lol it sounds like you like a fun, v-shaped signature with sparkly treble. The monoprice and panasonics are fun-sounding iems. If the fxc51 sounds anything like the fx40 and fx31, it's got lots of treble emphasis, maybe too much which gives snare drums too much snap, which I dislike as well. You probably like the xba-1 less because it doesn't have as much extension on either end. You might enjoy the meelectronics m6, which is v-shaped and has lots of treble energy. Treble is peaky though, but that might not bother you.
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Is it certain cans that you prefer across ALL music types?

 

I find myself matching music type to headphone.  That's not good either...too expensive.  I'd prefer finding the 'One Can to rule them all'.

 

 

Doh.  Cans...toilets..back to square one!

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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post

You mean "tanks?" ;) lol it sounds like you like a fun, v-shaped signature with sparkly treble. The monoprice and panasonics are fun-sounding iems. If the fxc51 sounds anything like the fx40 and fx31, it's got lots of treble emphasis, maybe too much which gives snare drums too much snap, which I dislike as well. You probably like the xba-1 less because it doesn't have as much extension on either end. You might enjoy the meelectronics m6, which is v-shaped and has lots of treble energy. Treble is peaky though, but that might not bother you.

alright my first REAL reply! so v shaped.... i was assuming that i had a mid centric preference. i figured thats where guitars and drums were usually located in the spectrum. yeah i have noticed a little grainy treble in the fxc51...as far as the xba 1 goes, i feel it has nice bass, for a single B.A. but yeah, the mids and treble especially arent all that great. i own the mee m6. have had it for about a year. really dont care for it. nice bass, but treble seems very thin and harsh sounding..... might you have any other suggestions?

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alright my first REAL reply! so v shaped.... i was assuming that i had a mid centric preference. i figured thats where guitars and drums were usually located in the spectrum. yeah i have noticed a little grainy treble in the fxc51...as far as the xba 1 goes, i feel it has nice bass, for a single B.A. but yeah, the mids and treble especially arent all that great. i own the mee m6. have had it for about a year. really dont care for it. nice bass, but treble seems very thin and harsh sounding..... might you have any other suggestions?

 

Yeah the treble on the M6 is quite harsh due to the peaks and it can only be fixed with VERY precise EQ (which I'm not capable of doing). Unfortunately I haven't heard a lot of v-shaped IEMs that I like, but have you checked out this thread? http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-philips-fidelio-s2-shockingly-amazing-pg-724-zero-audio-carbo-basso-pg-601/
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Is it certain cans that you prefer across ALL music types?

 

I find myself matching music type to headphone.  That's not good either...too expensive.  I'd prefer finding the 'One Can to rule them all'.

 

 

Doh.  Cans...toilets..back to square one!

 

If you want ONE headphone that will work for all your music, buy a good neutral/flat headphone that responds well to EQ and that's smooth and extended at both ends, then use EQ to boost the bass and/or treble for certain types of music when you feel that it's lacking.
Edited by blueangel2323 - 6/21/13 at 7:28am
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Thanks everyone
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