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What Is The Best IEM For Me?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

First off let me say that I rarely post here on Head-Fi but I do enjoy reading threads and hearing all your awesome opinions. I know there are a lot of threads on this subject but I have yet to see one that fits my requirements. I'm looking for a pair of IEM's for less then 140$. The headphones must be from Amazon because I have gift cards there. I listen to a lot of music genres, everything from old big band music to dubstep. I want a good emphasis on bass without any decrease in mid and treble SQ. I had the Denon C300's and they sounded perfect but I could get over their awful fit. I know the GR07's are a solid choice but they are currently 180$. So to sum it up what are the best bass emphasized IEMs for under 140$ on Amazon! Thanks Head-Fi!

post #2 of 21

FWIW GR07 isn't bass-emphasized, so you can scratch that off your list. Monster Gratitudes aren't particularly bass-emphasized either, but are more than most headsets, and seem to be a great deal for their current fire-sale price.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Cable-Gratitude-In-ear-Headphones/dp/B0057X4TWA/

post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

I was referring to the GR07 Bass Edition which have ample bass. Really all I need is a good durable all around headphone. The bass should come second to overall SQ 

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I was referring to the GR07 Bass Edition which have ample bass. Really all I need is a good durable all around headphone. The bass should come second to overall SQ 

Yeah about that you see...... For untrained ears. it will be lacking... u shouldn't be disappoint at all am i wrong? I agree with what Soundstige said... try the gratitude or try to run the extra yard and get the Turbine pro coppers ( thats exactly what you need as to ur description) 

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Turbine-PRO-High-Performance-Speakers/dp/B002EL4RIO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388550096&sr=8-1&keywords=monster+turbine+pro+coppers


Edited by Sylaw - 12/31/13 at 8:22pm
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 

I would also point out that I do have "trained" ears. Im no stranger to Audiophile grade sound. I just never spend much money on IEM's. I have a budget Audiophile desktop set up consisting of a Music Streamer II, a M-Stage with OPA627's, and currently only a pair of Q701 (I sold some other cans). Dont take my armature nature on this forum as a direct reflection on my ability to asses SQ and the various subtleties of a particular headphones sound signature. 

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I would also point out that I do have "trained" ears. Im no stranger to Audiophile grade sound. I just never spend much money on IEM's. I have a budget Audiophile desktop set up consisting of a Music Streamer II, a M-Stage with OPA627's, and currently only a pair of Q701 (I sold some other cans). Dont take my armature nature on this forum as a direct reflection on my ability to asses SQ and the various subtleties of a particular headphones sound signature. 

Calm down Nigga .... XD ahahah 

post #7 of 21
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Sorry didnt mean for that to come out as snarky as it did. I was hoping that information would just add some insight and help give a little more detail to my question :)


Edited by DStanizzi - 1/1/14 at 2:59am
post #8 of 21
Have a look at RHA MA750 it's what you're looking for in sound signature, keep in mind fit can be a problem for some. If not possibly consider Monster Turbine, they're pretty neat for the price. Or if you can sum up $150 Westone 3 are going for good price atm keeping in mind they have the bass you want however as a fraction veiled on the mid range. Still I think Westone 3 should be on your checking list. Another to consider could be Dunu DN-900 hybrid.
post #9 of 21

+1 for the W3 especially because of the price they're at right now. Another option might be the Shure SE215 LTD. Right in your price range, emphasized bass, although pretty solid SQ overall.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-SE215LTD-Isolating-Earphones-Enhanced/dp/B009ZNFEEU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1388586114&sr=8-4&keywords=se215


Edited by JoeDoe - 1/1/14 at 6:36am
post #10 of 21
Just a heads up on those Westone 3, I was reading in another thread the price has jumped back up. So... Not sure.
post #11 of 21
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Just a heads up on those Westone 3, I was reading in another thread the price has jumped back up. So... Not sure.

Yep, you're right. 

 

They're back above $200. Scratch them off the list!

post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 

What about the Yamaha EPH-100SL, They seem good but I see many mix opinions regarding their bass. Can anyone comment on how they would stack up to my requirements. 

post #13 of 21
+1 for the RHA MA750
post #14 of 21
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Okay this is the last question I will ask, I swear! What is better the RHA's or the Yahama's. I think both have their advantages and both have good bass, not monster bass but good.  The one thing that's killing it for me with the RHA's is one it has a remote that is really only comparable with Apple Products. And two they are a behind the ear design which I don't prefer. Has anyone used both and can give me an A/B-ish comparison as I have yet to find one on Head-Fi.

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Originally Posted by DStanizzi View Post
 

Okay this is the last question I will ask, I swear! What is better the RHA's or the Yahama's. I think both have their advantages and both have good bass, not monster bass but good.  The one thing that's killing it for me with the RHA's is one it has a remote that is really only comparable with Apple Products. And two they are a behind the ear design which I don't prefer. Has anyone used both and can give me an A/B-ish comparison as I have yet to find one on Head-Fi.

From what I've heard, the RHA and Yamaha's has very similar sound, but the RHA's have better comfort especially if you have narrow ear canals, a volume remote, and costs less. I went with the RHA's along with the GR07-BE, Westone 3's, and Klipsch X10's, which will all be arriving tomorrow. I'll update this weekend on how they all compare to each other, as I will be only keeping one of them.

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