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Is there a REALLY noticeable difference in IEM's?

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Okay, i am a complete scrub when it comes to headphones, ive never owned any high-quality IEM's or headphones...ever, but i recently just ordered the Velodyne vPulse IEM's, and I'm just wondering if ill notice a big difference from the past IEM's i have used (phillips SHE35xx the 15 dollar one, and Beats by Dre. I didn't notice the difference between the 2, Beats just cost a hundred bucks more.) I will be recieving the vPulse tomorrow. I am just wondering what to expect :) thanks for the help guys! and yes i know beats suck ass as I have been reading hate post lols


Edited by Mustard Mayhem - 1/15/14 at 9:07am

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Originally Posted by Mustard Mayhem View Post
 

Okay, i am a complete scrub when it comes to headphones, ive never owned any high-quality IEM's or headphones...ever, but i recently just ordered the Velodyne vPulse IEM's, and I'm just wondering if ill notice a big difference from the past IEM's i have used (phillips SHE35xx the 15 dollar one, and Beats by Dre. I didn't notice the difference between the 2, Beats just cost a hundred bucks more.) I will be recieving the vPulse tomorrow. I am just wondering what to expect :) thanks for the help guys! and yes i know beats suck ass as I have been reading hate post lols

 TLC..

 

YES, ABSOLUTELY..... think of it as a pyramid (illuminati)......

 

so think of it as a pyramid like a food chain. the lower the IEM's compared to the Top Tier there is a HUGE difference between the 2. to say night and day is to understate. comparing the JH roxy's to a 5.00 iem the jh roxy's are $1600.00.....this hobby is kinda finicky though, in a sense that there ARE iem's that arent super expensive that sound as good or better than iem's that might cost 200.00 more. while on the flip side. you have to understand there is a ceiling to in ear monitors. once you get to a certain point in the pyramid better becomes obsolete, and dIfferent Takes its place....

 

so if you compare a 1,000.00 to a 1,000.00 you are going to get better, but different....in a sense ALL iems come to that point where you are going to get different sounds sonics verse better.

 

so to answer your question in short. yes

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 TLC..

 

YES, ABSOLUTELY..... think of it as a pyramid (illuminati)......

 

so think of it as a pyramid like a food chain. the lower the IEM's compared to the Top Tier there is a HUGE difference between the 2. to say night and day is to understate. comparing the JH roxy's to a 5.00 iem the jh roxy's are $1600.00.....this hobby is kinda finicky though, in a sense that there ARE iem's that arent super expensive that sound as good or better than iem's that might cost 200.00 more. while on the flip side. you have to understand there is a ceiling to in ear monitors. once you get to a certain point in the pyramid better becomes obsolete, and dIfferent Takes its place....

 

so if you compare a 1,000.00 to a 1,000.00 you are going to get better, but different....in a sense ALL iems come to that point where you are going to get different sounds sonics verse better.

 

so to answer your question in short. yes

i understand now! thanks Moose9 +1 to you haha

Wow! thanks for this :)

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Hmmm, if you are not hearing a difference between the Beats (very muddy and bombastic to me) and the Philips SHE-3580/3680 (full, clear, amazing for $15), then I would suggest you stick with the $15 Philips.  They won't get you any chick/street/club cred because they aren't what performers and pro athletes wear, but they are great for listening to music!

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Hmmm, if you are not hearing a difference between the Beats (very muddy and bombastic to me) and the Philips SHE-3580/3680 (full, clear, amazing for $15), then I would suggest you stick with the $15 Philips.  They won't get you any chick/street/club cred because they aren't what performers and pro athletes wear, but they are great for listening to music!

oh no, i dont own either of those, im just saying that ive used both before and didnt notice a difference haha, i got the Velodyne vPulse coming in the mail tomorrow, they are rated as one of the best IEM's to buy for $100 dollars, im just wondering if there actually will be a noticeable difference between a 15 dollar pair (Phillips SH3580) and these haha

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oh no, i dont own either of those, im just saying that ive used both before and didnt notice a difference haha, i got the Velodyne vPulse coming in the mail tomorrow, they are rated as one of the best IEM's to buy for $100 dollars, im just wondering if there actually will be a noticeable difference between a 15 dollar pair (Phillips SH3580) and these haha


When in doubt, keep spending money. :tongue_smile: 

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When in doubt, keep spending money. :tongue_smile: 

I love this dude... haha exactly what i was about say XD .  we are connected :p 

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oh no, i dont own either of those, im just saying that ive used both before and didnt notice a difference haha, i got the Velodyne vPulse coming in the mail tomorrow, they are rated as one of the best IEM's to buy for $100 dollars, im just wondering if there actually will be a noticeable difference between a 15 dollar pair (Phillips SH3580) and these haha

Did you compare them side-by-side? It's easy to forget what something sounds like if you hear one, and then listen to another a few days or weeks later.

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Did you compare them side-by-side? It's easy to forget what something sounds like if you hear one, and then listen to another a few days or weeks later.

unfortunately i did not, they were my friend's earbuds, i listened to each of them during different periods haha (im still in highschool, 16)

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You also need to factor in the sources - hardware, file type, music genres....even your own ears will affect what you hear.

 

I haven't heard either IEM so can't comment on expected differences between the two

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source was my school's laptop but i will mainly be listening from my ipod touch 4th gen,  and it was from spotify. also i listen to rap, rock, mainstream hip hop, underground rap, heavy metal, dubstep, chillstep, techno sometimes, and film scores

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You also need to factor in the sources - hardware, file type, music genres....even your own ears will affect what you hear.

 

I haven't heard either IEM so can't comment on expected differences between the two

also files like bitrate,lossless ect

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also files like bitrate,lossless ect

Yeah, thats what I meant by file types ;)

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Yeah, thats what I meant by file types ;)

i will be mainly just listening to spotify off my computer and ipod, wont be listening to that other stuff you mentioned haha

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i will be mainly just listening to spotify off my computer and ipod, wont be listening to that other stuff you mentioned haha

even if you arent listening to lossless or flac or aflac files and just say 320kbps, there is still gain to be had with better iems or headphones

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