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Hey guys sorry for the noob question, I haven't been participated here since I was trying to decide on a headphone/amp combo way back. I'm looking for some in ears around the $50 range and I really can't decide. I was thinking of jumping on the Xiaomi Piston/Zero Audio Tenore/Basso train but other in ears have caught my attention, especially the TTPOD T1-E. I'm looking for something fairly balanced sounding/a bit more to the bassy side but at the top of my list along with those things are comfort (I haven't been able to find a comfy pair of in ears which has made me stay away from them) and isolation. I need something good at isolating for the bus which is loud and annoying but something where people can't hear what I'm listening to. I was originally thinking of going for something like the Shure SE215 or the Hifiman RE-400 but it seems there are good options at half the price, even the Vsonic VSD3S has a removable cable at half the price.

 

I've just been doing a ton of reading and it seems like it's never going to end without asking. 

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Guess what I recommend?

Lol
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Originally Posted by Hisoundfi View Post

Guess what I recommend?

Lol

 

No don't say it, I've read almost all your posts in the TTPOD thread :etysmile:

 

I am really attracted to the TTPOD T1-E, the clear one sort of looks like the Shure SE215 which I like. I'm just questioning the isolation. Are these legit too? (http://penonaudio.com/Xiaomi-Piston-black?search=Xiaomi). I could always just bundle them with my choice from Penon. 

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No don't say it, I've read almost all your posts in the TTPOD thread etysmile.gif

I am really attracted to the TTPOD T1-E, the clear one sort of looks like the Shure SE215 which I like. I'm just questioning the isolation. Are these legit too? (http://penonaudio.com/Xiaomi-Piston-black?search=Xiaomi). I could always just bundle them with my choice from Penon. 
I was gna say beats or skullcandy 😁

Jkjk

So your attracted to my lovely iems huh? That's fighting words! You keep your hands off her she's mine! 😁jkjk
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I was gna say beats or skullcandy 😁

Jkjk

So your attracted to my lovely iems huh? That's fighting words! You keep your hands off her she's mine! 😁jkjk

This too ....

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I was gna say beats or skullcandy 😁

Jkjk

So your attracted to my lovely iems huh? That's fighting words! You keep your hands off her she's mine! 😁jkjk

 

I've also creeped your profile and read your list of IEMs. Guess what? Most of the ones I mentioned are on there. Only joking! It seems like you hold them in pretty high regard though especially to the ones I mentioned. I just can't decide, there are so many in that range on Penonaudio. Worth it to expand my budget to a Havi B3 or re-400/se215 range? I'm coming from nothing in the in ear land and only DT 770's in the headphone land so I don't need too much. 

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The trifecta...

Havi b3 pro1, t1e, kzedse

And an amp
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I've also creeped your profile and read your list of IEMs. Guess what? Most of the ones I mentioned are on there. Only joking! It seems like you hold them in pretty high regard though especially to the ones I mentioned. I just can't decide, there are so many in that range on Penonaudio. Worth it to expand my budget to a Havi B3 or re-400/se215 range? I'm coming from nothing in the in ear land and only DT 770's in the headphone land so I don't need too much. 

What's your source(s)?
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What's your source(s)?

 

Source is a JDS cMoy BB that I got when I anticipated me purchasing IEMs to take around with me. But do any of the IEMs I listed sound great without a source too (they would be plugged directly into an iPod)? I would definitely use them just directly sometimes. 

 

edit: Meant source is my iPod and amp is my cMoy obviously, haha. 


Edited by Atlas77 - 8/22/14 at 3:16pm
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The only ones on your list that truly needs an amp (or a god DAP) to perform are the Havi B3's but they're also the ones that are most special (many would say best), ain't that typical wink.gif

The Tenores have the best isolation of the ones you list but poor QC makes it really hard to recommend them.

the T1E and VSD3S are both excellent and easy to run out of any source. A bit different flavours but still not to far apart in overall sound signature. Only personal preference can rank one above the other. I out the Vsonics on top and Hisoundfi put the T1E's on top ( just a hunch wink.gif ).

Isolation is a bit individual due to fit but for me the B3's, VSD3S and T1E is about the same and all pretty good with the right tips.
Edited by peter123 - 8/22/14 at 3:26pm
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I'd throw the Ostry KC06A into the mix. I recently acquired it and really like it.
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I'd throw the Ostry KC06A into the mix. I recently acquired it and really like it.

They'd certainly isolate way less than the others though.
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They'd certainly isolate way less than the others though.

You are correct oh great one. I missed the isolation requirement. I might suggest then the Narmoo S1. I used it on a flight recently and it did well.
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I'll second the VSD3S. They isolate really well due to the closed housing. If you want to go up to 100 bucks there's a lot more stuff out there. The VSD3S is better than the SE215, but not the RE-400. RE-400 is more neutral so depends on your sound sig preference, but for a first purchase, try the $50 range. 

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