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Need help choosing a new pair of iem's

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hi,

 

Looking to purchase a new iem with a huge soundstage (good width and depth) with airy and forward vocals/midrange sort of like your sitting in the front row seats in a concert or on stage. Currently i'm using the E-Q7 and CK100 as my main iem's. So I wish this new pair to atleast match or surpass them in terms of details and clarity. In terms of bass I prefer it to be neutral. I would like my treble to have good resolution/clarity with some sparkle but never harsh or sibilant, and also well extended. Also I would like the iem to have good imaging and instrument seperation. I mainly listen to Japanese music and the genres I listen to is really diverse - rock, metal, female vocals, jazz, instrumentals, post rock, math rock, shoegazer, experimental, pop , hip hop, rap, r'n'b etc.

 

the iem must also be comfortable and have good isolation because I will be using them on my commute. 

 

My source will be the Z1070 but I am also thinking of purchasing the new F887 Walkman.

 

 

Currently I'm looking at the Heaven V and VI by FAD but other recommendations are welcome.

 

 

 

Thanks.


Edited by Love Music - 9/15/14 at 2:37am
post #2 of 8
Thread Starter 

Bump

post #3 of 8

I never fail to be impressed by the Tralucent 1plus2's soundstage. 

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Sorry I should have mentioned my budget should be around $500 max. Thanks for the suggestion.

post #5 of 8

Maybe check out the Sennheiser IE80? I've heard that they have a large soundstage. 

post #6 of 8

For greater clarity, go for Heaven V.

For warmish sound, go for Heaven VI.

Want something special, or in between? Go for Heaven V Aging.

 

Want to totally avoid sibilance? You're in the wrong neighborhood. FAD may be sibilant on some tracks.

Want a good match with Japanese music? You're right there. Takai-san tuned FAD with traditional Japanese musical instruments.

 

Want other alternatives? Wait for new Audio Technica products. Or if you don't mind, Radius TWF-22. We can chat in PM for more.

post #7 of 8

 

Heaven VI is fantastic and answers your needs, but if you are not going to pair it with a highly resolving source, Heaven IV will be a great choice too at much lower price.

post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the suggestions. Are there any other iem's apart from FAD that matches my description. Just want to have more choices to choose from.

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