I am thinking more and more about IEM's and CIEM's while "on the go" with the Hugo.. the HD800's are great at home and some times in the office (depending on the project I'm working on) and the T5P's are better while "out and about" and when I or people around me want's silence.. but they take up too much space if I decide to take them off to do other things. If I'm treveling I would like to have my iPad Mini, the Hugo, chargers, and.. something small to transfer the best possible sound to my brain, in a small as possible messenger bag.. only problem is that my ear hurts with earplugs.. and I love my HD800's.. and want that kind of sound, soundstage ++.. maybe smaller closed headphones could work, but.. the T5P is not good enough.. and the DT1350 are even worse (to me anyway).. so what should do? Any suggestions?
Closest IEM I heard similar to the HD800 tonality wise is the AKG 3003i. They sound so alike. If you want an IEM that resemble full size headphones, I fully recommend 1p2 that sound similar to AKg3003 & has a greater depth and deeper bass. The 1p2 sound stage is pretty amazing as it really sound out of your head.
These IEMs will beat any close headphones hands down when traveling in trains, buses & especially on the plane as they isolate better retaining much of the bass that would otherwise loss by the surrounding noise. I have no experience with CIEM so far. IEM with comply foams like the TS500 isolate so well in my 1p2 that I cannot hear anyone except when I see their mouth move. I can't even hear any sound when I rub my fingers right next to my ears with comply tip.
Ok back to Hugo