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~$100-$175 IEMs

Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 37% (3)
    VSonic GR07 MK2
  • 0% (0)
    Rockit R-50
  • 12% (1)
    TPeos H-100
  • 12% (1)
    Audeo PFE 112
  • 0% (0)
    RHA MA-750i
  • 37% (3)
    Westone 3
  • 0% (0)
    BA200
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Looking to purchase my first $100+ IEMs. Looking for all-rounders, with a good balance between clarity/accuracy and "fun"-ness. I literally listen to every genre depending on my mood. 

 

The only thing keeping me back from buying the GR07 MK2s is durability, as I have a tendency to be unintentionally rough with my earphones. On the other hand, I might consider buying some cheap bass IEMs for the purpose of working out while treating the $100+ ones as delicately as I can. Ideally, though, it would be nice to have a sturdy pair that won't sacrifice sound quality for portability. 

 

I'm tempted to grab the PFE 112s, as they're on sale for 2 more hours, but it seems that some folks find them to be accurate but not-fun-sounding, relatively speaking. 

 

In a nutshell, *ideally*, the earphones will have the durability of the SE215s and the (alleged) versatile sound quality of the GR07 MKIIs. Comfort/fit is very important too. 

post #2 of 13

PFE 112s have my vote, they are can be really nice sounding as long as you -try- to treat them right.

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ThickGlasses View Post
 

PFE 112s have my vote, they are can be really nice sounding as long as you -try- to treat them right.

Thanks. Would you consider them significantly better than the 012s?

post #4 of 13
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Originally Posted by graniteX View Post
 

Thanks. Would you consider them significantly better than the 012s?

Not super significant, but enough to warrant the price difference, and keep in mind that sound is always subjective.

post #5 of 13

From that list, I would go for GR07mk2 but I prefer the signature of GR07be even better. I find the vsonic quite durable, they are well built. It has a slimmer side profile than SE215 so I would say it is more comfortable too. I got the H-100. I don't like its signature at all. I can barely use it for more than 1 hour. Once I got the vsonics, I don't use the H-100.

post #6 of 13
I would go for the RHA or the Vsonic. Personally, I like the RHA better.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lin0003 View Post

I would go for the RHA or the Vsonic. Personally, I like the RHA better.

thanks. the one thing that keeps me from getting the RHA is that I've used one of their cheaper models, and it broke within about a month. I guess the 750s do have thicker cables, though

post #8 of 13

PFEs are great but in no way fun. I'd recommend the GR.

post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by josephLinrad View Post
 

PFEs are great but in no way fun. I'd recommend the GR.

thanks. 

 

also, it seems that a number of people are a fan of the Sony XBA-30s. anyone know how they compare to the GR07 MK2s and such?

post #10 of 13

The Vsonics have amazing durability btw.

and I would recommend considering the DUNU 1000s

post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Nusho View Post
 

The Vsonics have amazing durability btw.

and I would recommend considering the DUNU 1000s

thanks! yeah, some people seem to say that the vsonics are very fragile and are not suitable for exercise, whereas others say the exact opposite. 

 

unfortunately, the dunus are a bit out of my price range (>$200)

post #12 of 13

I don't know about the other vsonic models but the gr07's are very well built. Check out the GR07BE appreciation thread, recently they were discussing the suitability of exercising with them.

post #13 of 13

I do not know where you have gotten the idea that the gr07s arent very well built. One of the resounding qualities of this iem is its build quality :). 

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