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Need help choosing a pair of 200-350$ IEM's, mostly for acoustics. (need to isolate sound good)

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Hello, I'm new to Head-fi. I am really in to music, I do compete in Sound Quality with car audio. I'm a student now and why I need new IEM's is because those i have had earlier sucks... (not good enuff ( <75$ )) 

 

Because I have such good audio in my car ( >4000$ ) I want IEM's with some SQ. I want a wide soundstage and I want good response in all registers, nothing overwhelming.

I would like if the availability is good because I live in Sweden and if the brand is small then I need to import, which lead to problems with repairs etc...

The purpose for new IEM's would be in school, so i can concentrate. Therefore I need good isolation, they do also need to fit comfortably because I do often use IEM's for great periods of time 8h+.

With previous IEM's i have also had problems with the cable, It becomes (backlash?)(not working). Therefore I wonder if I might need a pair with detachable cord.

I'm also interested in Active-noice cancelling, I have listened to bose qc20. They sound "good" but not great... But again I want good isolation.

I will power them with my iPhone because thats where i have my music. I do only listen to Spotify 320Kbit/s and Flac 1000-4000Kbit/s.

 

To sum this up:

SQ

Good isolation

Work for long periods of time

Good isolation

 

Right now I don't have an idea of what to buy, the only setup i have succeeded to find is Sennheiser IE80 with Comply Tx-500 Isolation PLUS But I am afraid of them not isolate good enough and missing some in the higher register... :/  And after those there is bose qc20 and those dosn't sound like 300$ IEM's... In conclusion of that I am very open for your opinion and recommendations.

 

Edit: I listen mush to acoustics, countryrock and ofc some top 100 songs (top 100 on spotify)...

 

Thanks 


Edited by Fr0zenfr0g - 3/2/14 at 1:59am
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I've used Etys (ER4P and HF5), but they don't give you all the frequencies. They're very neutral except for considerable bass roll off, which makes them sound a little bright.

 

I've read very positive reviews of a model made by a small company based in Poland called The Custom Art (http://www.thecustomart.com/music_art-custom.php). Here's a brief review: http://theheadphonelist.com/custom-in-ear-monitors-reviews-list/custom-in-ear-monitors-review-previews/#MusicOne. I would get them myself if had more time at work to listen to music or if I lived in a louder place. I hope for the former, but not the latter.

 

Edit: I found the full review, http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/custom-art-music-one-review/.


Edited by Claritas - 3/2/14 at 2:12am
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Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

I've used Etys (ER4P and HF5), but they don't give you all the frequencies. They're very neutral except for considerable bass roll off, which makes them sound a little bright.

I've read very positive reviews of a model made by a small company based in Poland called The Custom Art (http://www.thecustomart.com/music_art-custom.php). Here's a brief review: http://theheadphonelist.com/custom-in-ear-monitors-reviews-list/custom-in-ear-monitors-review-previews/#MusicOne. I would get them myself if had more time at work to listen to music or if I lived in a louder place. I hope for the former, but not the latter.

Edit: I found the full review, http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/custom-art-music-one-review/.
After reading that preview those MusicOne's catched my attention. From what I did understand about them, they have a profile close to how my equipment in my car lounds like <3
But how does coustom IEM's work...

Thanks weren't mush for recommending those...

But for you other guys, this doesn't automatically mean that I don't want a few more to choose from.
post #4 of 7

Have a read on VSONIC VC1000, though you might have to import this, cost about UDS$120 from eBay.

 

Extremely comfortable, small, deep fit, this is my first choice when flying, as it isolates against the aircraft engine noise, and I can wear it throughout the flight without any problem whatsoever

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Originally Posted by djvkool View Post

Have a read on VSONIC VC1000, though you might have to import this, cost about UDS$120 from eBay.

Extremely comfortable, small, deep fit, this is my first choice when flying, as it isolates against the aircraft engine noise, and I can wear it throughout the flight without any problem whatsoever
Thanks for the recommendation, I like the review's but I think that the others (coustom art) kinda speaks to me more.
The thing I'm mostly worried about with the VSONIC is the deep insertion...
(I have written one more post which I don't know when gets approved)
post #6 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Claritas View Post

I've used Etys (ER4P and HF5), but they don't give you all the frequencies. They're very neutral except for considerable bass roll off, which makes them sound a little bright.

I've read very positive reviews of a model made by a small company based in Poland called The Custom Art (http://www.thecustomart.com/music_art-custom.php). Here's a brief review: http://theheadphonelist.com/custom-in-ear-monitors-reviews-list/custom-in-ear-monitors-review-previews/#MusicOne. I would get them myself if had more time at work to listen to music or if I lived in a louder place. I hope for the former, but not the latter.

Edit: I found the full review, http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/custom-art-music-one-review/.
I will search for an audiologist and then I might try a pair of ONEs...
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Ok, I have sent my ear impressions now but then i did find Cosmicears... How does the BA2 and BA3 perform compared to the Music ones?

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