Originally Posted by xaddictionx
Some nice matching with IM50!
Originally Posted by bedlamite
Got a pair of the IM70s to replace the terribly disappointing Shure 215 SEs, and I'm loving these! The 50/70s aren't neutral by any stretch of the imagination, but while bass and treble are accentuated everything is still crystal clear. The 70s are a touch cheaper than the 215s and outpace them in every respect, for what the 70s and 50s cost these are an absolute steal. I still hate the memory cable but I guess I'll learn to live with it. Stock tips aren't great either but I transplanted the Sony hybrids from a cheap pair of Sony EX10Ls onto my 70s and those work great.
I hope 3rd party will come with compatible cable without the memory wire. I also prefer without memory wire on the cable.
Originally Posted by Feriens
Thanks for the great review!
A quick question though - right now I use HiFiMAN 601+T-Peos H200 and I'd like to know, if ATH-IM70 will be an upgrade or downgrade for my setup? I am more of a hybrid/pure dynamic signature fan, so I don't consider 01-04 series an option.
I really enjoy good vocals, folk and rock music with an occasional drum'n'bass or trip-hop splash...
Right now when writing this reply, I'm listening to Hifiman 601 Slim 8G + ATH-IM50, and enjoying them Quite a good pair, rich and organic sounding
All the IEMs already returned to AT, so at the moment I don't have IM70 with me, and I didn't try IM70 with Hifiman 601. I only have my IM50 with me.
But from my experience with IM70, Hifiman 601 should be able to drive them nicely, as IM50 & IM70 are easy to drive. With IM50 on 601, my listening volume only around 4 or less.
As whether it will be an upgrade to the T-Peos H200, I'm not sure, as I don't have experience with T-Peos H200. But whether it is an upgrade or not, most likely you won't be regretted with IM50 or IM70, paired with HM-601.
Edited by earfonia - 2/17/14 at 2:37am