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Any better IEMs than MEElectronics a161p for around the same price??

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     Hey y'alls. Im considering purchasing the MEElectronics a161p IEMs, but I was wondering if any of you have any recommendations of other IEMs in relatively the same price range that I should check out before I buy.

 

     I like a natural sound signature with a slightly forward midrange. A little extra bass isn't bad either as I will be using these for travel mainly. I am a little sensitive to hot treble but I don't like recessed treble.

 

     Isolation is also obviously important, and soundstage and comfort are last on the priority list. Any suggestions are welcome!

post #2 of 12

Check out Audiofly AF78 

 

http://www.audiofly.com/en/headphones/af78-detail.html

 

or Vsonic GR-07

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/category/ear-monitor-headphone-reviews

post #3 of 12
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The AF78 sounds pretty good, do you have any impressions on its sound and isolation? 

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I think Im still set on the a161p.

 

Any more suggestions??? All are welcome!

post #5 of 12

RE-400?
 

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RE-400?
 

Do you have any impressions on the isolation and sound?

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Do you have any impressions on the isolation and sound?

 

I bought the RE-ZEROS for $69 last year and am very pleased with the value.

 

The RE-400 is the next generation...per ljokerl in his Multi-IEM review (http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-292-iems-compared-lime-ears-le3-and-le3b-added-07-31-13-p-740)

 

Sound (8.9/10) – The RE-400 takes the place of the RE-ZERO in HiFiMan’s new, more streamlined lineup. For the most part it stays true to what we’ve come to expect from the RE-series earphones--its tone is mostly neutral and the sound is about as clean and transparent as it gets. The RE-400 seems to be endowed with a slightly more robust low end compared to the old RE-ZERO--there is a slight mid-bass lift audible with the newer model. This gives its bass a little more weight and depth and tilts the overall tone slightly in the “warm” direction compared to the RE-ZERO, RE272, and Etymotic ER-4S. This is not necessarily good or bad—those who want a ruler-flat bass will likely still prefer the 272, but it will allow the RE-400 to cater to a wider audience, which is a definitely plus in my book...The overall sense of space easily beats out similarly-priced sets such as the MEElec A161P and Ultimate Ears 600, and even offers slightly better depth than the older RE-ZERO.
 

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That sounds pretty good! I think I will give the RE-400s a shot, thanks GearMe!

post #9 of 12

No problem...hope you enjoy them!

 

We should be thanking ljokerl though...   :-)

 

Truly a great thread he has put together.

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I agree! I think ill be looking there more often if I ever want to get some more expensive IEMs.

 

BTW, do the RE-400s need an amp? or are they good un amped? I will mainly be using them with my iphone 5. I have a fiio e11 that i could use with a line out cable, but if there any better amps/dacs that I should check out I certainly will.

 

Thanks!

post #11 of 12
I would like to suggest the RockIt R50, check out ljokerl's multi-iem thread for his take. As for my take: I actually bought the a161p along with the R50.... I promptly returned the a161p after hearing the R50. Now, I really enjoyed the a161p for a few days, its got great sound! The a161p has a better overall package, it has a mic/button, a better selection of tips, a computer cable adapter, removable over the ear guides.... A really nice value overall!! However, when the R50 came, I instantly noticed it had more sparkle and a better soundstage. So, purely on sound, I felt it was worth the extra $$.
I have not heard the RE400, but gathering from this community, its fantastic and a value champion. You probably cant go wrong with that purchase either!
Good Luck, and Happy Listening!
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I agree! I think ill be looking there more often if I ever want to get some more expensive IEMs.

 

BTW, do the RE-400s need an amp? or are they good un amped? I will mainly be using them with my iphone 5. I have a fiio e11 that i could use with a line out cable, but if there any better amps/dacs that I should check out I certainly will.

 

Thanks!

 

I typically listen through my Clip Zip...but I do think they sound a little better through the e10

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