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post #5161 of 14100
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Originally Posted by benandfaith View Post
 

I'm wanting to jump on the IEM bandwagon and would appreciate some advice.

 

The only iem I have is a very old Sennheiser CX 300. I bought this before I cared about how my music sounded.

 

Since then, I've gotten into mid-fi more and have purchased some headphones and an amp/dac:

- Samson SR850 (almost identical to Superlux 688b)

- Takstar Pro 80

- Audio Technica ATH-AD900x

- Fiio E07k

 

I listen to a lot of soundtracks (Gladiator, Last Samurai, etc.), classical/instrumental, R&B and pop (especially pop ballads). A little bit of rock, but mostly soft rock. No metal, dance, rap.

 

I like the airy and analytical sound and open soundstage of AD900x for soundtracks and classical/instrumental, but prefer the Pro 80 for pop ballads, R&B and rock.

 

I find the CX 300 to be quite bad with bloaty bass and lack of soundstage. So I'm wanting to ditch the CX 300 and get something better.

 

What can you recommend?

 

Ideally I'd like an 'all-in-one', veering towards 'musicality' rather than 'analytic'. Perhaps something that will be a good complement to the Penon IEM as I will be buying from Penonaudio and will be picking up the 'free gift' $9.99 IEM along with whichever China IEM I choose.

 

Any advice would be appreciated!

 

I only discovered this thread 2 days ago and have read about the last 50 pages. Am tossing up between the ones being spoken highly of here: Xioami Piston 2.0, T1E (am leaning towards this one), Havi B3 Pro (old version), VSD3S, KC06/KC06A (getting a bit over budget and will have to be significantly better for me to choose to get these). 

 

Budget, ideally, is between $40-60. 

 

 

TBH your best best is probably the Havis especially since you already have an amp available. For soundtracks these things are freakin unbelievable due to the clarity/separation + soundstage. I haven't got my t1e in yet but I plan on using them as a "fun" iem while I'm doing other stuff and listening to metal probably... Any time I'm listening to anything else I always pick up the Havi over most everything else I have (even my Dunu 2k a lot of the time...)

 

Seriously, EVERYONE should own the Havis. I (and many oithers here) are totally in love with them 

post #5162 of 14100
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Originally Posted by jcwyly View Post
 

 

TBH your best best is probably the Havis especially since you already have an amp available.

^ This

post #5163 of 14100
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Originally Posted by jcwyly View Post

TBH your best best is probably the Havis especially since you already have an amp available. For soundtracks these things are freakin unbelievable due to the clarity/separation + soundstage. I haven't got my t1e in yet but I plan on using them as a "fun" iem while I'm doing other stuff and listening to metal probably... Any time I'm listening to anything else I always pick up the Havi over most everything else I have (even my Dunu 2k a lot of the time...)

Seriously, EVERYONE should own the Havis. I (and many oithers here) are totally in love with them 

+1!
post #5164 of 14100
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Originally Posted by jcwyly View Post

TBH your best best is probably the Havis especially since you already have an amp available. For soundtracks these things are freakin unbelievable due to the clarity/separation + soundstage. I haven't got my t1e in yet but I plan on using them as a "fun" iem while I'm doing other stuff and listening to metal probably... Any time I'm listening to anything else I always pick up the Havi over most everything else I have (even my Dunu 2k a lot of the time...)

Seriously, EVERYONE should own the Havis. I (and many oithers here) are totally in love with them 

+1
post #5165 of 14100

I could use another pair of IEMs, but there are so many opinions here :) I currently have the Vsonic GR02s. I just need another pair so I can keep one permanently in my bag. I see the ttpod T1E and Havi's are getting much love, but which are better for me? I do have a portable amp (FiiO E17), but I don't use it all the time with my phone. So ideally it would also sound good without amp. Could someone give their two cents on this? Anyone got both?

 

Found an interesting color by the way..


Edited by kanyesskirt - 7/27/14 at 8:15am
post #5166 of 14100
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Originally Posted by kanyesskirt View Post

I could use another pair of IEMs, but there are so many opinions here smily_headphones1.gif I currently havae the Vsonic GR02s. I just need another pair so I can keep one permanently in my bag. I see the ttpod T1E and Havi's are getting much love, but which are better for me? I do have a portable amp (FiiO E17), but I don't use it all the time with my phone. So ideally it would also sound good without amp. Could someone give their two cents on this? Anyone got both?

Found an interesting color by the way..


That's the t1 if I'm not mistaken and not the hyped t1e wink.gif
post #5167 of 14100
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Originally Posted by Pastapipo View Post


That's the t1 if I'm not mistaken and not the hyped t1e wink.gif

Yes I'm aware, but look at that name. 

post #5168 of 14100
I. WANT. THE. SONY. ZX1.

That thing looks amazeballs.

Now I just gotta wait for the US release...
post #5169 of 14100
I have the zx1 Japanese edition smily_headphones1.gif
post #5170 of 14100

Now DX.com has the entire T1e color scheme for sale.

post #5171 of 14100
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Originally Posted by Hal Rockwell View Post
 

Now DX.com has the entire T1e color scheme for sale.

Wow, that just happened because earlier today they only have red/blue/purple.

post #5172 of 14100
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Originally Posted by kanyesskirt View Post

Wow, that just happened because earlier today they only have red/blue/purple.
sq to price ratio is extraordinary on the t1E
Edited by Hisoundfi - 7/27/14 at 10:16am
post #5173 of 14100

I ordered my pair last night! :etysmile:'

And a lot of other great things are coming as well...

post #5174 of 14100
Hey Hisoundfi,man you gonna make me order them tomorow before i get my paycheck...but that means i will fight with my wife !!!
post #5175 of 14100

I'm deciding between T1E and Havi B3 now. If I go for the B3, I should get the old version?

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