Originally Posted by Katun
Are the memory cables as bad as the ones on the SE215? I recently got rid of those because they were hard to fit and the memory cable was too darn stiff.
How's the SE215 compared to the IM50 / IM70 sound? SE215 is about the max amount of bass I can stand in an IEM. Perhaps I should go the IM01 / IM02 route.
If SE215 bass is your max, IM70 bass has more body, fuller, and extend lower. And IM50 has even bigger bass although not by much. So maybe IM50 and IM70 would be out of your choice. You should try IM02 with low Out Z player, sound way way better than SE215.
Originally Posted by gr34td3str0y3r
Thanks for the write up. Now what to get? I just spent 60,000 yen on my first audiophile set up. Cans, dac, and amp. My wife and wallet are not happy. No way I am forking out the cash for the imo4 or imo3. But I will have enough change in my change jar to pick up any of the other models. I just got the odac and o2.
People were asking about price. Just check out amazon japan. The imo2 is going for about 15,000 yen and the im70 for about 10,000. The imo3 a little over 32,000 and the imo4 for 43,000
Just FYI 10,000 yen is about 100$ usd.
I think the imo2 would be cooler to add to my tiny collection. But I think the im70 would pair with my musical tastes more.
But then again, I did just get the m100 cans. Pretty bassy. Maybe something not so base heavy would be a nice change to try out. I won't be able to add new gear often. I am rather poor. So getting a wider variety of gear is probably better.
Anyway. Thanks again for the detailed review.
IM70 to me is a good all-rounder. Meaning, even with great variety of personal preference, I think most people will like IM70 sound signature, and probably won't regret purchasing it. But you should try IM50 as well, depending on your recording, it might be a better value. I really like IM50 for my Stockfisch recordings, especially played through Hifiman HM-601. Really a good match. So if your music is close to Stockfisch type (a lot in YouTube), most probably you would love IM50 and IM70. But if you listen often to classical, IM70 is a better choice then IM50, and IM02 is even better.