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post #1 of 6
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Hey guys hope everyone is having a happy holidays. Its been a while since I've been on the forums so its nice to be back!

 

So as the title says I'm looking for an upgrade over my current Klipsch X10s. I've tried a good amount of IEMs over the past year from Westone 3, Sennheiser IE80, UE TF10, Yamaha EPH-100. All of them have been pretty good but not exactly what I've been looking for. I'm looking for a comfortable IEM with clear mids & highs with an impactful bass but not so bloated to the point where it intrudes on everything else. I listen to mostly r&b, hip hop, alternative rock, acoustic, and some trance/electronica. 

 

I've been looking at the Audeo PFE 232 for the longest time and now that they have been discounted finally are something in my ballpark. I've also been eyeing the Shure SE846 and Sennheiser IE800 but I'm kind of afraid to spend that much on an IEM. Also at the prices I'm looking at it would it just be better to go with customs? I will be using these mostly on the go through my ipod and on my laptop. Still looking into a portable amp/dac to go along with it. 

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

post #2 of 6
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BUMP!

post #3 of 6

I suggest the GR07BE. You can get it here for $130 with free shipping:

 

 
Here's a review:
 
I have both and the Shure don't even come close. The SE 215 are good for what they are, fun headphones for people that want a warm, not critical listening. They are outclassed by the V Sonics on pretty much everything, is not even a contest. In fact, they are not the best in their price bracket, and in fact even headphones that are cheaper, like the Dunu's Landmine, are better. Of course, personal preference plays a huge part in our selection, and you might prefer the Shure's sound signature. So they are not better but you might end up enjoying them more.
 
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Originally Posted by zamorin View Post
 

I suggest the GR07BE. You can get it here for $130 with free shipping:

 

 
Here's a review:
 
I have both and the Shure don't even come close. The SE 215 are good for what they are, fun headphones for people that want a warm, not critical listening. They are outclassed by the V Sonics on pretty much everything, is not even a contest. In fact, they are not the best in their price bracket, and in fact even headphones that are cheaper, like the Dunu's Landmine, are better. Of course, personal preference plays a huge part in our selection, and you might prefer the Shure's sound signature. So they are not better but you might end up enjoying them more.
 

 

Thanks for the recommendation! I was wondering how the fit and comfort of the GR07BE. The reason is that the housing looks relatively large and comfort and isolation is pretty important to me. To compare I had the Sennheiser IE80 and the housing of those gave me a good amount of discomfort. 

post #5 of 6

The housing is quite small actually, the side profile is thinner than the SE215. It's very comfortable for me. I think it is smaller than the IE80

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Originally Posted by zamorin View Post
 

The housing is quite small actually, the side profile is thinner than the SE215. It's very comfortable for me. I think it is smaller than the IE80

 

Thanks for the info! Definitely will take a look at them.

 

I was thinking of extending my budget to $800-900 so considering Noble 6, Aurisonics AGS-2, Earsonics SM64, Sennheiser IE800, Shure SE846. 

 

Anyone have an insight on any of these IEMs? 

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