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Recommendations for some beater IEMs? (SHE3580's?)

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I'm looking for a pair of cheap IEM's to carry around. I keep managing to destroy my Brainwavz M1's (and later the Brainwavz Betas) every 6 months or so, and I can't afford to keep replacing them. I loved the M1's for their clarity and soundstage/imaging - I listen to a lot of classical and I love picking out little details and being able to pinpoint where they're coming from. I tried replacing them with Monoprice 8320's (well, the 9927's). While the 8320's are probably more clear than my M1's, their bass is lacking and their high's sound way too harsh to me - violins tend to be almost painful (this is a deal breaker as I'm a violinist). Are there any similar budget IEM's I could look into? Maybe something warmer? Also I've heard about the SHE3580's - would they be a good fit?

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The SHE3580 are V-shaped, so I'm not sure if you would want to have recessed mids when listening to classical.

 

If you don't mind buying something else by Brainwavz, why not check out their new Delta IEM.  Since it is new, only a few reviews exist at the moment but the people who have them do seem to like them, and they only cost $20.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/680253/brainwavz-delta-iems-new-low-cost-champs

 

I don't know what your budget is, but as you talked about MP8320 and SHE3580 which are in the $10 region, I don't think there is too much choice in that price range.

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