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Hello, Help Budget IEM Recommendation

post #1 of 16
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Hi new registered user here :) but already visiting the forum for reviews and comparisons.

 

I just want to receive some recommendations.

 

I am looking to buy the Soundmagic E10. It's 2100 Php here in the PH. http://www.tipidpc.c...hp?iid=14841683
I will buy at that store. It's like US$48.

Can you recommend other IEMs in that range up to 3000Php($68)?

I can't find good earbuds so I'm now looking at IEMs.

 

I have some ear problems, are IEMs that bad for the ears?  I don't know where to buy after market tips.
I read from headfi that the E10 is not that comfortable.

 

Btw, my portable player is the Sony NWZ-E463. I am currently using a very short Nokia earbud T_T and its better than other bundled earbuds/IEMs.

But still.... MEHHHH. 

 

I listen to anything but not an a cappella.

 

Example songs/artists/bands that I listen to:

Pendulum ~ Encoder,Witchcraft,Crush,Watercolour
Secondhand Serenade~ It's not Over (im not an EMO)

FM Static~ Tonight

Linkin Park~many songs like New Divide

Some Japanese songs
The Kooks~ Naive

System of A Down

Paramore

Red Jumpsuit A.

Unwell

 

I know its funny that I listed those songs, I cant resist.

Recommend me other IEMs that is available here http://www.tipidpc.com/useritems.php?username=X_Eggy.

 

Thanks.

 

post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by MonoChrome Grey View Post

 

I have some ear problems, are IEMs that bad for the ears?

 

What ear problems exactly? Because if it's a bad enough problem then no IEM or headphone might be good enough in terms of sound quality or comfort.

 

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Originally Posted by MonoChrome Grey View Post

 

I don't know where to buy after market tips.

 

That same store carries Comply tips, but check to make sure they'll fit. They have a fit guide on their website.

post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

What ear problems exactly? 

Sometimes it's clogged. I have allergic rhinitis. and my ear produces more than average earwax. i don't want my IEMs to be so dirty.

 

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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 
That same store carries Comply tips, but check to make sure they'll fit. They have a fit guide on their website.

  That store in Robinsons galleria? I looked for e10 in comply's website and i saw the compatible tips, ill just tell the model in that store right?
  I wonder why they did not list those in their tipidpc items.

post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by MonoChrome Grey View Post
 

Sometimes it's clogged. I have allergic rhinitis. and my ear produces more than average earwax. i don't want my IEMs to be so dirty.

 

You might have bigger problems than dirty IEMs, like pushing in your IEM only to push the accumulated earwax deeper into your ears. You might want to look into supra-aural headphones.

 

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Originally Posted by MonoChrome Grey View Post
 

  That store in Robinsons galleria? I looked for e10 in comply's website and i saw the compatible tips, ill just tell the model in that store right?
  I wonder why they did not list those in their tipidpc items.

 

Yup it's not listed but they have some. Call them up and make sure they have the model you're looking for, as they stock only some of the 400 and 500 size.

post #5 of 16
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 Sometimes it's clogged. I have allergic rhinitis. and my ear produces more than average earwax. i don't want my IEMs to be so dirty.

 

I would strongly advise against sticking anything like IEMs into your ear, or at least asking a medical professional for their advice. 

post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

The problem is no one sells earbuds now.

Yeah I want headphones but supra-aural isn't for me. I only like circum aural and I can only use earbuds or IEMs at work or while commuting.

I guess I have to work on my ears first then think about IEMs later. Thanks.

How about IEM recommendations?

post #7 of 16

From the list you provided, take a look at the SoundMagic E30, it does not have a deep insertion so that may be better for your ears.

post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by MonoChrome Grey View Post
 

The problem is no one sells earbuds now.

 

http://www.amazon.com/YUIN-Yuin-Pk1-Earphones/dp/B001B41X7I

post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

 

http://www.amazon.com/YUIN-Yuin-Pk1-Earphones/dp/B001B41X7I

I mean a store that's easy to go to. thats out of the budget that i said, i even need to ship it right? Do gogadgets/egghead sell earbuds?

 

 

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Originally Posted by wskl View Post
 

From the list you provided, take a look at the SoundMagic E30, it does not have a deep insertion so that may be better for your ears.

Does it sound the same as the E10s? I read most of E10 reviews that its really good for its price and if the E30 doesnt need a deep insertion it will maybe sound different. 
so i need to insert the e10 tips whole? while the e30 about half of the tips only?

And with my problem with my ears, i will clean my comply tips(if i buy a pair) more frequently.

post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by MonoChrome Grey View Post

 

Does it sound the same as the E10s? I read most of E10 reviews that its really good for its price and if the E30 doesnt need a deep insertion it will maybe sound different. 

 

They do sound different, but that's because they have different driver tuning and not because of how they fit in the ear, you can read reviews on the sonic differences.

 

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so i need to insert the e10 tips whole? while the e30 about half of the tips only? 

 

You are more or less correct on this.  The E10 is barrel-shaped so you may have to insert it in your ear canal deeper so that it does not fall out.  With the E30, the shell will rest on your ear like an earbud so the tips can only go inside your ear canal a limited distance, they won't go deeper even if you wanted to due to the design.

 

If you have no issue with a deeper insertion, then by all means go with the E10.  I only mentioned the E30 because I thought a shallow fit would be better for your ear condition.

 

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 And with my problem with my ears, i will clean my comply tips(if i buy a pair) more frequently.

 

I would recommend you to try the silicone tips first, just because they are much easier to clean and more durable.  From my own personal experience, Comply tips last me about 6-9 months before I need to replace them which can be quite expensive in the long run.

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by wskl View Post

 

I would recommend you to try the silicone tips first, just because they are much easier to clean and more durable.  From my own personal experience, Comply tips last me about 6-9 months before I need to replace them which can be quite expensive in the long run.

Yeah that would be expensive because i dont have much income. ill definitely try the stock ones first. so thats how long comply tips last typically? but the comfort and isolation is good right?

 

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  The E10 is barrel-shaped so you may have to insert it in your ear canal deeper so that it does not fall out.
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 The E10 uses a conventional straight-barrel design. The housings are a bit wide at the front and have short nozzles, preventing deep insertion.

From http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-311-iems-compared-hisoundaudio-ba100-added-03-06-14-p-878

I'll just have to try them at the store I think.

post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by MonoChrome Grey View Post
 

I mean a store that's easy to go to. thats out of the budget that i said, i even need to ship it right? Do gogadgets/egghead sell earbuds?

 

Well I was only refuting the "no one (taken in more general terms) sells earbuds" part :p But I've seen earbuds in there before. I just didn't bother since the isolation isn't enough for me, and I endure the itch in IEM tips (well, not anymore with the Aurisonics ASG-1)

 

Anyways here's a seller you won't have to go to, but note I haven't verified the authenticity - it's just an example of where else you can get earbuds or IEMs. Just do a search on that site - some counterfeits are more obvious of course, like $50 IE80's. CX300's use an IEM type tip but they don't (need to) go in as deep as the typical ergonomic IEM shell (Shure, Westone, Earsonics, etc).
http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=29826249


Edited by ProtegeManiac - 3/10/14 at 9:16pm
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by ProtegeManiac View Post
 

Well I was only refuting the "no one (taken in more general terms) sells earbuds" part :p But I've seen earbuds in there before. I just didn't bother since the isolation isn't enough for me, and I endure the itch in IEM tips (well, not anymore with the Aurisonics ASG-1)

I searched that asg-1, it does look like it has a nice fit into the outer ear. does that fit make isolation better? how much is that? i searched for it but asg-1s shows up and its $499. yeah earbuds doesnt have isolation at all, it doesnt isolate you enough from noisy people. How could you endure such itch? i cant stand it so i scratch my ears or poke it thats why have ear problems XD

post #14 of 16
the e10's are impressive
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by MonoChrome Grey View Post
 

I searched that asg-1, it does look like it has a nice fit into the outer ear. does that fit make isolation better? how much is that? i searched for it but asg-1s shows up and its $499. yeah earbuds doesnt have isolation at all, it doesnt isolate you enough from noisy people. How could you endure such itch? i cant stand it so i scratch my ears or poke it thats why have ear problems XD

 

I might just have a higher tolerance than you, but I still have a much lower tolerance than the average person. On a long MRT ride I've seen one guy who never took off his Shure IEMs; on the same trip I've pulled out my M6P's and scratched my ears twice. Another factor though is the heat, and ergo sweat, aside from just the shallow insertion of the ASG-1 eartips. When I'm researching in libraries now (well, except UP's main lib, which desperately needs a new A/C system not just for the people but also the books), or inside coffee shops that aren't crowded (cutting down on smoking so I find myself sitting indoors more) I can go for more than an hour before I take them off.

 

I got the ASG-1 Rev 2 used, but at the time it was $299 new. I think the $499 ASG-1 on the website or Amazon has the nice-looking backplate. Personally, even if I was buying a new custom shell version, I wouldn't go for that one. I might love the look, but the wear and tear might make me want to reshell it again within two years anyway, especially if it looked that great brand new. As it is I'm considering the AS-2 (the 2-way custom shell version) but I'm in no rush. I have too many other things to spend on first.

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