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Hi, I need some advice.

I have Soundmagic E10 & I'm quite happy with the sound for general music, except for orchestra & opera music (like Russell Watson, John Groban & others).  I just feel the sound is too contained in my head,  lacking spaciousness & airiness.  Sometimes it also sounds too muffled & dark ???

 

I'm looking for another budget IEM with different character this time, something that provides wide soundstage & airiness, but without sounding too hollow & thin.  I'd like to hear some punchy bass to make it sound more dynamic , but not necessarily thumping like E10.

 

So far, reading here & there a bit,  it seems I have 3 candidates:

- MEElectronics M9  (worried some comments about being too boomy, which worries me about the lack of details & spaciousness)

- Soundmagic PL30  (my biggest concern is the lack of bass, at least I've heard many negativity in this dept)

- Soundmagic E30  (some says PL30 is more airy & spacious)

 

Which one do you think is the best option?

 

Frankly I don't know what to expect, but in general I'm quite worried that too much airiness will also sound too hollow ?

Can anyone help me compare them in term of details, spaciousness, airiness, mid & bass ?

Thank you.

 

 

Note:

 

I have a friend which has Kanen MD52 and I've heard it before, and I don't really like the sound because I think it's too holow.

And according to this review:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/389871/kanon-kanen-md-52-and-soundmagic-pl30-impressions

PL30 is identical to MD52 ???

If it does, then I think PL30 is definitely not an option for me.  MD52 sounds so thin & hollow.  I feel like hearing music in a deep tunnel with lots of resonance.


Edited by Serville - 3/5/14 at 6:20am
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Hi, I need some advice.

I have Soundmagic E10 & I'm quite happy with the sound for general music, except for orchestra & opera music (like Russell Watson, John Groban & others).  I just feel the sound is too contained in my head,  lacking spaciousness & airiness.  Sometimes it also sounds too muffled & dark ???

 

I'm looking for another budget IEM with different character this time, something that provides wide soundstage & airiness, but without sounding too hollow & thin.  I'd like to hear some punchy bass to make it sound more dynamic , but not necessarily thumping like E10.

 

So far, reading here & there a bit,  it seems I have 3 candidates:

- MEElectronics M9  (worried some comments about being too boomy, which worries me about the lack of details & spaciousness)

- Soundmagic PL30  (my biggest concern is the lack of bass, at least I've heard many negativity in this dept)

- Soundmagic E30  (some says PL30 is more airy & spacious)

 

Which one do you think is the best option?

 

Frankly I don't know what to expect, but in general I'm quite worried that too much airiness will also sound too hollow ?

Can anyone help me compare them in term of details, spaciousness, airiness, mid & bass ?

Thank you.

 

 

Note:

 

I have a friend which has Kanen MD52 and I've heard it before, and I don't really like the sound because I think it's too holow.

And according to this review:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/389871/kanon-kanen-md-52-and-soundmagic-pl30-impressions

PL30 is identical to MD52 ???

If it does, then I think PL30 is definitely not an option for me.  MD52 sounds so thin & hollow.  I feel like hearing music in a deep tunnel with lots of resonance.

you should try E30 over pl30. E30 is an upgrade over pl30. It has improved bass which I was missing on almost all the songs in PL30.

The major concern for me in E30 is the comfort. They are too tiny for my ears. Fortunately I got better tips with my lenovo mobile headset. Yes they are airy, sound wider, really good for the price. but sometimes I find them bit harsh and loud. its my personal opinion, may not be the same experience for all. but I would prefer soundmagic over MEELEC for non sibilant and crystal clear sound.

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