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IEMs good for a mix of music such as stereo, rock, voice (<$200, portable, comfortable)

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~sorry, new to these forums and my terminology is not the best, if people don't understand what i'm looking for because of the broad terms please just post questions that will draw a better idea of what i'm looking for please.

 

Hi, I listen to all types of music and am looking for an upgrade from a klipsch s4 because the plugs broke.

I'm no audiophile but the klipsch s4's were definitely an upgrade from my other IEMs that i just buy in store.

Looking for an upgrade from these, hopefully under the $200 range.[preferably a brand that ships to Australia]

They will be used to and from college, at home etc. Don't think i'll use them for jogging because that's how my s4's broke, i used them in the rain and couldn't get them working again... if i move the jack around i can get an instrumental but no mids [any fixes here besides replacing the jack? because they will cost $50 atleast i got quoted]

 

Oh, and i forgot to mention. An IEM that would work well without an amp (not really sure how these works but i hear some high end ones need them.) So something that works straight away with a galaxy s4 or an ipod touch or laptop.

 

 

I'll list some of the types of music and artists I like to listen to [i jump from genre to genre, i like mainstream music and stuff on the radio i guess].

- stereo music: derulo, tiesto, zedd, david guetta [i like clear sound, don't really know the audio terms so give possible suggestions I guess  )

- rock: linkin park, thousand foot krutch [not into screamo]

- voice: john legend, taylor swift, katy perry, youtube covers such as sam tsui, jason chen, jayesslee [again, clarity]

 

I appreciate everyone's suggestions so please post away :).


Edited by d4rkfang - 2/20/14 at 7:22am
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bump :)

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I've been pleasantly surprised by my Philips S2s which I bought for $129 on Amazon US. They sound great un-amped from my iPhone and the build quality is top notch. I thought the black and gold color scheme looked tack in the photos but it's really black, brass and tan. Really beautiful design and fun to listen to. The IEM market has new great entries all the time so you probably have a lot of other sub $200 options in Australia. Check out Innerfidelity for some nice IEM reviews http://www.innerfidelity.com/category/ear-monitor-headphone-reviews
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Erm, ever thought of vsonic gr07? I hear the vsd1 is good too. If can, try to hunt the for sale forums for hybrid iems cos it seems BAs won't be bassy enough for your genres. Hybrids like dn1000 and t-peos h200 will have the clarity you desire and the punch for your club music. Do note that what I give is more of a personal opinion and that I am not easily affected by sibilance while you might be. Hybrids might be sibilant to you and not to me
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Erm, ever thought of vsonic gr07? I hear the vsd1 is good too. If can, try to hunt the for sale forums for hybrid iems cos it seems BAs won't be bassy enough for your genres. Hybrids like dn1000 and t-peos h200 will have the clarity you desire and the punch for your club music. Do note that what I give is more of a personal opinion and that I am not easily affected by sibilance while you might be. Hybrids might be sibilant to you and not to me

 

Nope, I haven't. I will research more into hybrids, never really come across them before :)

 

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I've been pleasantly surprised by my Philips S2s which I bought for $129 on Amazon US. They sound great un-amped from my iPhone and the build quality is top notch. I thought the black and gold color scheme looked tack in the photos but it's really black, brass and tan. Really beautiful design and fun to listen to. The IEM market has new great entries all the time so you probably have a lot of other sub $200 options in Australia. Check out Innerfidelity for some nice IEM reviews http://www.innerfidelity.com/category/ear-monitor-headphone-reviews

Thanks for the link! I will look into the S2s

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