I'm sure all the information is in this thread but since I'm lazy and busy I'll ask anyway. I'f I were to buy affordable iem's what should I get? I don't need iem's but I've been thinking about getting a pair anyway. I have my mind set on a certain high end iem's but before that I would like to get an affordable pair as reference before I go all in. Pistons, ostry? What else is there? I have my preferences with soundsignature but those are irrelevant now. I just want something that best shows the potential on inexpensive iem. I've heard my share of good headphones but I've never owned good iem's.
What kind of music do you listen to? What part of the frequencyrange do you like the most? (sub bass? high bass/low mids? high mids/low treble? high treble?) Are you looking for something musical or articulate?
Answering these will give us a better idea of what to suggest.
If I could have only one headphone I would prefer quite laid back sound. Slightly bassy, lush mids but some treble presence is also needed. Big soundstage is a huge plus. My main headphones dx1000 and sa-5000 are complete opposites but I enjoy both. I'm just looking for good iem's be those bass, mids or highs oriented... I won't be using these cheap iems much I just want to try out some good affordable iems just to get some perspective how those compare to fullsize headphones.
Edited by Beocord - 6/19/14 at 11:34am