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post #136 of 445

How can I convince myself to fork out the cash for the IM70? Hmm... :rolleyes:

post #137 of 445

Just go for it. I haven't regretted my purchase for the 70's yet. They're really good.

post #138 of 445
What about the 50's?
post #139 of 445

Haven't tried the 50's, so I really can't comment on them.

post #140 of 445

I'll write my thoughts once I get my IM50s maybe tomorrow? They are still at the post office.

post #141 of 445

Yeah, I'll be interested in your impressions of the 50's.

post #142 of 445
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Originally Posted by kahaluu View Post
 

Just go for it. I haven't regretted my purchase for the 70's yet. They're really good.


Same here, i bought the 50's just to try them out, but probably end up saved somewere...  They were cheap enough that didn't hurt my wallet that much...

post #143 of 445
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Originally Posted by MelloWatic View Post
 

How can I convince myself to fork out the cash for the IM70? Hmm... :rolleyes:

 

Just do it. Its cheap enough (relatively) that it won't hurt too much. And its definitely well worth the cash - perhaps more. My lunatic ravings convinced a friend to try it out. He wasn't in the market for (yet) another pair of IEMs. He tried em. Made a generally impolite remark on how good they sounded. Bought them on the spot. 

 

I'm no ATH fanboy, but man, these IEMs really do sound great, for the money.

post #144 of 445
So how does the IM70 (and perhaps the CKS1000 if someone has heard it) sound compare to the Westone 3? I sold my W3 but now i kinda miss it. I really ike the sound of the W3: the fun-sounding, the crazy yet awesome bass,... but i have to sold it because the treble is just too sharp for my taste.

I listen to all kind of music, but most of them are EDM, Pop and Latin music. I'm a basshead but i don't like dark-sounding or reccessed mid iem (if the mid is reccessed but just a little bit and still clear and bright like Westone 3 then it's fine). I like bass, but not the type of bass like the IE80 (i like Westone 3 bass, fast and punchy, both in quantity/ quality, not only on the quantity). More over i like colorful and foward mid, the treble just need to be right, as long as it's still ok to listen. Oh and i don't use any amp or DAC. I just plug-n-play directly from my Touch 5.
post #145 of 445
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Originally Posted by legendcheater View Post

So how does the IM70 (and perhaps the CKS1000 if someone has heard it) sound compare to the Westone 3? I sold my W3 but now i kinda miss it. I really ike the sound of the W3: the fun-sounding, the crazy yet awesome bass,... but i have to sold it because the treble is just too sharp for my taste.

I listen to all kind of music, but most of them are EDM, Pop and Latin music. I'm a basshead but i don't like dark-sounding or reccessed mid iem (if the mid is reccessed but just a little bit and still clear and bright like Westone 3 then it's fine). I like bass, but not the type of bass like the IE80 (i like Westone 3 bass, fast and punchy, both in quantity/ quality, not only on the quantity). More over i like colorful and foward mid, the treble just need to be right, as long as it's still ok to listen. Oh and i don't use any amp or DAC. I just plug-n-play directly from my Touch 5.

 

Never heard the W3, but the way  you described the bass and mids you like (and highs), I think the IM70 would fit the sound signature you prefer.

post #146 of 445

+1. Seems like the signature would be perfect for you.

post #147 of 445
I agree with everyone else. Sounds like they would be right up your alley. Plus you get that truly natural sound and timbre you can only get from dynamics.
post #148 of 445

You haven't heard them...

post #149 of 445
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Originally Posted by quartertone View Post

You haven't heard them...

Who me? I know what dynamic driver IEM's sound like as a general rule. I don't need to hear the 70 to know a dynamic delivers great timbre and lively bass. The vast majority do, unless tuned differently ( i.e. HiFiMan). So based on the description of others, coupled with his description of his preferred sound sig, and my experience, I concur. He should enjoy this particular dual dynamic driver IEM.
post #150 of 445

I have/have had 6 dual dynamic phones, and they all sound different.

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