I recently purchased Sleek Audio SA1 from Amazon for $40. I loved the sound of those but there was an issue that I couldn't get them to stay in my ears properly so I had to return them. They had such a lovely unique sound that I liked a lot. There wasn't huge bass but mid-bass was more than awesome, mid range and treble had a great detail. Soundstage in SA1 was also very good for me. SA1 had switchable bass/treble ports and I used the bass ports. Therefore, I wish to get something close to their sound.
Currently I listen through Brainwavz Beta and their sound is OK, but the SA1 was so much better that I am seeking for an upgrade. Brainwavz Beta's sound is too mid-based for me, bass and treble are both very limited on them. I have also had Bose IEMs but they were worse than Apple Earpods for me. I remember I have had some ~$50 Marley earbuds and some cheap Logitech Ultimate Ears too but either of them haven't been too satisfying. I listen directly from iPod Classic's headphone port and I don't really care if the headphones have mic/controls or not.
I have no idea what could have made SA1 so unique and great for me. Could it be the 6mm driver since it is only IEM with 6mm driver that I have heard?
Only suggestion for myself I have JBuds J6M because of their 6mm drivers and similar shape to SA1 but I cannot find any reputable review for those.
Anyone have more suggestions for me? I listen mostly electronic and pop music.
In the end, I ended up with Monster iSport Livestrong earphones. I can get comfortable fit with them without using the SportClips at all, and the sound is good enough for me. They are pretty bassy, and I like the big bass of these, mids are good too, highs are a little lacking but still decent. I think I will go with these for a while now. :)
Edited by Joni1991 - 11/11/13 at 1:48pm