Originally Posted by TwinQY
Would you be asking for qualities similar to the M50/HD25 beyond that of merely frequency response? Timbral qualities, texture, detailing, positioning/presentation, the likes? Specifying a bit more would be immensely more helpful
Thanks for the response. Beyond frequency response similarities, I would rather the mids and the upper ends of said IEM to be a bit more smoother than the M50s, or slightly more laid back, with a treble with similar sparkle to the M50 and HD25, if not a little less. Although I said I wanted a typical V-shape response, I do want the mids to retain clear and not muddled without much bass leaking through. That being said, I don't really ask for much in the bass department; I just want a slight, noticeable punch (a-la HD25) while still remaining controlled and not boomy. I do realize I'm asking for a lot in a sub-$150 IEM, so sacrificing some of these qualities isn't beyond me.
I've been looking into the Shure SE215 and Etymotic HF5, would these fit these qualities well? I have a feeling I'm going to get recommended the TF10 a lot; I've already owned the TF10 for a while before deciding to let go of it, and the sound was a little dark to me for a reference point. I didn't mind it, but a slightly brighter sound would be preferrable.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by Agony - 10/20/13 at 8:04pm