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250-350 USD to blow on a pair of IEMs, need help

post #1 of 9
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Okay, so as the title says, I have about 300 bucks to spend on some IEMs, max budget is 350, no more, and it'd be nice to have a removable cable. Possibilities I have thought about are Shure SE425s, Westone UM3X, Aurisonics ASG-1.3, and the ER4PT. If you have experience with any of these, which one would you recommend? I don't have a preferred sound sig, but I do like a more neutral, but slightly bassy sound.


 

Thanks!

post #2 of 9

If you don't mind used, like new condition:

 

W4

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004M4RTUY/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

 

or slightly over budget for the new.

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Originally Posted by Carlsan View Post
 

If you don't mind used, like new condition:

 

W4

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004M4RTUY/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

 

or slightly over budget for the new.

 

Thanks for the suggestion, but I can't order or ship from online. Where I live (HK), the Westone 4R, which is the only one they stock, costs about 420 USD, and I can't really stretch to that. :P

post #4 of 9
I was going to also recommend the w4/r but if the budgets not there its understood.

The um3x are nice but very small soundstage.

The shure se425 are good but they cost slmost as much as the 535 and the 535 are better than the 425 imo by a large margine. But the 535 are mid forward slightly bass light and very sensitive . I think both 425-535 arent very bassy they are both morr neutral on the bass side.

I suggest finding a sound sig thst you are looking for.
post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

I was going to also recommend the w4/r but if the budgets not there its understood.

The um3x are nice but very small soundstage.

The shure se425 are good but they cost slmost as much as the 535 and the 535 are better than the 425 imo by a large margine. But the 535 are mid forward slightly bass light and very sensitive . I think both 425-535 arent very bassy they are both morr neutral on the bass side.

I suggest finding a sound sig thst you are looking for.

 

Thanks! Have you heard the UE900's? They look pretty sweet and from reviews I've read are on the same level as the Westones.

post #6 of 9

UM3x or even better, the SM3.  You will find them cheap in the for sale section.

post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by Gasdoc View Post
 

UM3x or even better, the SM3.  You will find them cheap in the for sale section.

How is the sound of the SM3? Also how are they in terms of comfort?

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by EPICFAILXD View Post
 

 

Thanks! Have you heard the UE900's? They look pretty sweet and from reviews I've read are on the same level as the Westones.

 

UE900 is a little more neutral. Has less bass than the W4. 

 
Even though it costs much less than your budget ceiling, the VSonic GR07 MK II or Bass Edition may be just what you're looking for. Read up on the reviews. They hit way above their price point, come with a great bundle of accessories, have a neutral signature with clarity for days, and they'll let you save almost $200 bucks - something you could sink into a portable amp or DAP... or new music!
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Picked up a pair of ASG-1.3's today, loving the sound as they're extremely musical and the soundstage is vast and immese, fantastic texture and imaging too. Will burn them in and write a review when I have more time. My wallet despises me now.

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