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IEMs with small housings for listening in bed

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I like listening to music before I go to sleep, laying on my side.

 

Unfortunately, with most IEMs this is far from a comfortable position. The pillow pushes against the protruding housing and jabs into my ear.

 

Luckily, my primary IEM is a VSonic GR06, which has a very slight housing that doesn't jut out from my ear at all. I can listen to music in bed for as long as I want, free of discomfort.

 

But I'm thinking of getting another IEM, and I'd like to limit my search to ones that won't stab my ear.

 

Would you suggest some (decent sounding) IEMs with small housings for comfortable in-bed listening? If you have any personal experience listening to these IEMs while laying on your side, was there any discomfort?

post #2 of 7
Thread Starter 

bump please

post #3 of 7

best i found for this: hifiman re400 and re600

post #4 of 7

Regardless of sound sig and price, you could consider the following

 

VSonic VC02

Hifiman RE400

Audio Technica ATH-CK10

PFE112

Shure se535/SE215

Soundmagic PL50

post #5 of 7
+1 on the re-400. Even better than the shure e500 i had before for listening in bed.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the recommendations. I'll check them out. :)

post #7 of 7
If budget isn't a concern perhaps the Custom Art Music One would be a good fit.

Single driver custom in silicone which would mean it won't move about too much, the shell is soft so shouldn't cause any discomfort when in your ear and if pressure is applied while you're on side.

The only inconvenience being the current seven week waiting period and the fact that you'll need to get impressions made and ship them to Poland.

I do pretty much the same thing and have had my universals get pushed in quite deep and the ear tips getting lodged in my ears!

I had the acrylic JH13 and while it doesn't move about too much it can still cause some discomfort if unnatural pressure is applied. Quite happy with The Music Two at the moment.
Edited by Ritvik - 3/22/14 at 5:51am
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