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post #1 of 4
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So I got around $100 (give or take) to buy 2 pairs of IEMs (around $50 per pair) - one for me and one for my girlfriend. I've been looking through a lot of similar threads and I'm just a little bit overwhelmed by all the choices (brainwavz, meelect, sony, etc...). I figured I might as well make a post to help narrow down the selection.

 

For me, I listen to a lot of different music, but in general I tend to stick to alternative through rock. Everything between Mumford & Sons to Buckethead to Blink 182. I'm generally listening at work, or at school so I'd hate to bother other people with what I'm listening to. I think I'm a tad partial to warm tones, or at least I like to be able to hear the guitar clearly (guitarist at heart), but I also enjoy a little bit of extra bass, or at least enough to hear the bass lines.

 

My girlfriend on the other hand listens to a lot of pop music, and lot of "singing" music (think along the lines of Josh Groban, Celtic Women, and Journey). She tells me she likes the vocals more than anything else. She is also fairly active, so some headphones that would stay in her ears while jogging or biking would be ideal. And again, she listens a lot at work as a massage therapist, so it's important that her headphones won't be heard by other people.

 

These are just summaries of what we're like to help narrow down what might be ideal headphones for us. Obviously my budget really limits things and so I'm not necessarily looking to meet all those needs, but instead just wanting to get the most out of my money for the sounds that we like.

 

Any help would be very appreciated!

post #2 of 4

Hi,

 

I've read good things about Nocs NS400 (around 59 dollars I think).

 

I had Yamaha EPH-50 and I don't recommend them (excesive bass and sibilance).

On the other hand I still have my Yamaha EPH-100 which are really good, but cost twice the price of Yamaha EPH-50.

 

Best Luck!

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I took a look at the nocs, I don't think either of us really use the inline controller and some of the reviewers said that they were a bit worried about the strength of the cord coming in and out of the controller. Do you know of anything similar? What all do you think about the brainwavz line (I heard m4 is the best in the line)?

post #4 of 4

Well, I can't really help you much in this topic, since I don't have much experience with IEMs.

 

Some other head-fiers have a lot of experience with those IEMs you've listed and many more.

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