Originally Posted by shotgunshane
Balanced and differing impressions are welcome. I'm not sure why so aggressive. I really enjoy the delta signature. It, the soundmagic e10 and Sony mh1 are my favorite budget iems. I will be hearing the new quadbeats soon though.
My favorites for cheap enjoyable sound recently have been the Delta, Maxell CN40, and Sony HPM78. Delta has the best build but lower technical capability than the other two. Further back the GR02(actually RO2 Pro before the "G") was a cheap favorite as well as the Senn CX250. Kanen KM-948, Cyclone PR1 Pro, and PL30 certainly worth mentioning from back a ways. Lots of good cheap stuff that has been quite a bit of fun.
Notice how I still gave the Delta a nice review cause they have something to offer. I feel the HPM78 toasted them and were better than the MH1 and possibly the Quadbeat. I gather I would like them better cause the Sony had some of the lowest reaching bass(and not as much as say the MH1) and good treble reach as well plus a great signature. Maybe some hype with Delta, with DSnuts(as per his usual) or even this thread title cause they are not the champs. The point is that it is probably best to hold the tongue and understand people either get along better with a phone or get carried away or excited a bit in their writing and just adjust mentally to it and trust others are doing the same (which they are). The urge to correct or balance any exaggeration out may be strong but it will lessen:) Plenty of us have been there and in the end it is just a bunch of budget phones and not worth getting worked up about or getting into arguments over. I think once you've been around here long enough most develop a hype filter as well as some other necessary filters.