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Great IEMs with Strong BASS and SOUNDSTAGE under $200?

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Thread Starter 

I am currently on the hunt for a pair of IEMs with powerful bass and great overall sound quality.  As of right now, I own a pair of Beats Tour and am completely over them.  The bass isn't too bad...it's the rest of their performance I could do without.  The instruments tend to blend together resulting in an overall muddy sound.  I would prefer a pair of cans with clarity in the highs, solid mids, and strong bass to back them up.  I've been researching threads and reviews on head-fi.org for nearly one month, and have narrowed a list of choices that I feel would suit my taste.  Comfort is a big concern ( I wear them 8-10hr a day at work ), Isolation not so much (although preferred), a microphone and iPhone controls would be great (I'll mainly be using them with my iPhone) but not mandatory. On a day-to-day basis, I typically listen to rock, hip-hop, indie, and jazz.  Thanks to all who help, I'm stuck right now.

 

The List-

 

Hisoundaudio Wooduo 2

 

T-Peos H-200

 

ATH-CKS1000

 

Vsonic GR07 BE

 

Ortofon e-Q5

 

TDK BA200

 

Moshi Vortex

 

Atrio MG7

 

Sony XBA-3


Edited by underdogdev - 9/11/13 at 3:24pm
post #2 of 19
sony mdr 7550
http://www.head-fi.org/t/558083/sony-mdr-800st-review (Japan version of the same thing but different labeling)
http://www.amazon.com/JVC-Victor-Headphones-HA-FXT90-Japanese/dp/B004VHAJJU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379023151&sr=8-1&keywords=jvc+fxt90
www.head-fi.org/t/559335/quick-impression-sony-mdr-7550
www.head-fi.org/t/679045/review-sony-mdr-7550
mine is just a week old... i have yet to write full review but i can say it definitely fills your sound requirements.


street price... these days it can be had less than or equal your budget
Edited by TheBoss - 9/12/13 at 3:23pm
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks so much TheBoss, I'm definitely going to look into them.

post #4 of 19

Sennheiser IE8/80, Vsonic R07BassEdition, Westone 3

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Sony XB-3

post #6 of 19
The fischer amps fa 4e xb comfort is awesome, sound is simply spectacular price is around 500$ check the thread
post #7 of 19

We know that you love your fischer Amps but they aren't 200USD and won't be in the near future ;)

post #8 of 19

200$ = used like new:) Lol

post #9 of 19

Bass and soundtage for 200? Kef M200, easily. they have great, textured bass that kicks hard and a nice wide soundstage with great imaging.

post #10 of 19
**** didn't see that on my iphone i need to use tapatalk instead of safari
Edited by Kurdt-bada - 9/11/13 at 5:40am
post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by LCfiner View Post
 

Bass and soundtage for 200? Kef M200, easily. they have great, textured bass that kicks hard and a nice wide soundstage with great imaging.

 

And big-ass hooks coming out of the top...

post #12 of 19

+1 to the 7550 although the isolation isn't great, and they don't have iPhone controls. 

 

Out of the ones you've listed I've had the XBA3, GR07, BA200, and H200 - out of those GR07 Bass Edition will be your best choice. The others don't have an abundance of bass and the soundstage is medium at best. 

 

I highly suggest the UE Triple Fi 10. You can routinely find like new ones for under $200.

 

Also the IE80 is known for its bass and soundstage although finding one under $200 will be tough.

post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

+1 to the 7550 although the isolation isn't great, and they don't have iPhone controls. 

Out of the ones you've listed I've had the XBA3, GR07, BA200, and H200 - out of those GR07 Bass Edition will be your best choice. The others don't have an abundance of bass and the soundstage is medium at best. 

I highly suggest the UE Triple Fi 10. You can routinely find like new ones for under $200.

Also the IE80 is known for its bass and soundstage although finding one under $200 will be tough.


Thanks so much for the reply...I am definitely going to look into the UE Triple Fi 10. I appreciate your expertise.
Edited by humbl - 9/12/13 at 10:38am
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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post
 

I highly suggest the UE Triple Fi 10. You can routinely find like new ones for under $200.

 

I owned this IEM for 4 years.  Add another $100 (like I did) for better eartips and to replace the stock cable (that likes to break in a year or less)


 

They pair well with iDevices with headphone output impedance <1 such as iphone 4, latest generation of ipod touch and ipads. 

 

To OP, if you do get the TF10... make sure you have source with output impedance less than or equal to 1 ohm. Above 5 ohm you loose some detail in the highs. 


Edited by TheBoss - 9/12/13 at 10:45am
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I owned this IEM for 4 years.  Add another $100 (like I did) for better eartips and to replace the stock cable

$100 for tips? Customs?
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