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Am torn between the RE400, ER-4S, GR07, GR01, and possibly other IEMs of your recommendation. I love an analytical sound with not much emphasis on any frequencies.

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Hello guys, as the title shows I need an IEM upgrade because I believe that my Fiio X3 that I am using here is able to squeeze more sound quality if I use better IEMs which brings me to the four mentioned above. I chose these IEMs at first because they generally offer detail and neutrality, which are the two traits that I put above everything else(well maybe price LOLLOLOLLOOL).

Before that I would like to add that I seem to prefer my sound not exactly neutral, but with maybe a hint of brightness? The sound I am getting from my DT 880 250 Ohm Pros is the type of sound I prefer, along with Beyerdynamic's other headphone selections. I love my sound clear, detailed and analytical. I want the full sound spectrum, the bass, midrange and treble to be present and not altered so much.

 

So in essence I am just looking for a pair of detailed and analytical IEMs and is able to be run efficiently on my Fiio X3 and with full authority. Actually I want it to be like the younger brother of my DT 880 which I use when at home. I care for the sound quality first, then price, then isolation, and finally the build quality. Portability is ignored because I have many pockets on my legwear. Budget is $300 below but can be higher if it can be justified though not so much.

 

Suggestions, ideas, recommendations, anything really. Thank you and have a nice day.

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Hello.

 

Not really a fan of IEMs but I did have the RE-400s and they sound extremely good!! BUT... they are very flimsy! I baby all of my gear and the left side of my RE's stop producing sound in a few weeks. Thankfully, Hifiman offer replacements and I got a new pair which I quickly sold! Now, I received a PM from the guy which I sold the new pair a few months ago because he experienced the same thing... :(

 

So beware... the price is great, the sound is great but... ;-)

 

Other than that, all I have are the Shure SE215 and Denon C300... I don't consider either of them neutral, they are more on the "fun" side of things (especially the C300s, they are VERY bassy! ;-)).

 

 

Good luck.

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Thanks for the feedback, well if that is the case then I should look for other options first then. How can you describe the sound of the RE-400 though?
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It's a highly detailed headphone with smooth mids and highs, very inoffensive. It is a "bass-shy" headphone but can carry a bit of heft when the music call it, just don't expect too much bass and they will surprise. They are a bit into the "warm" side of sound which I like (i.e. I like headphones such as Sennheiser HD600, Mad Dogs, Ultrasone Signature Pro, etc.)

 

In case you hadn't seen it, ljoker has an awesome IEM thread here:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-307-iems-compared-inear-stagediver-2-stagediver-3-added-12-23-13-p-829

 

 

Thanks.

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