Hello everyone this is my first post on Head-fi and i have to pairs of headphones that i want a comparison of. In terms of sound quality I want to know which one is better. The apple in ear earphones vs the shure se 215. I also want a comparison between the audio technica m50s and the klipsch status. the genres of music that i listen to are rap/hip hop, electronic ( dubstep, dance ), classical, pop, alternative, and rock. If i could get a comparison as soon as possible that would be great. BTW I am not a basshead, but I do like a little bit more bass than a flat response headphone would give.
Apple in ear vs shure se 215: Audio technica ATH m50 vs klipsch status
Lol is this a joke? No offense, the SE215/M50's are much better than (apple?) or klipsch. Anything klipsch makes is mediocre and therefore also doesn't hold value, as they drop in price 75% in mere months. Their new X11i is just a silver X10i lol.
The SE215 is a good first choice, probably one of the best values on the market. Slightly bass-heavy than other higher end Shures, where are almost completely neutral. I tend to recommend the SE115 or SE115m over the SE215 because IMO the previous generation Shures have a much better fit than the current generation.
The M50 is also a head-fi favorite. Consider also the Grado SR80i's, which are an introduction to the aggressive grado sound signature. Keep in mind that the SR80i's are open, whereas the M50 is closed.
What's your budget?
Sorry my old profile stopped working and no this isn't a joke i wanted a comparison of the apple and shure headphones because they are close in price range. My budget right now cannot exceed 200 dollars. I'd rather not get open back headphones at the moment.
Get a refurbished Monster Miles Davis Trumpet and never look back ;)
The apple earbuds are perhaps the worst dual BA's on the market, and also the cheapest. I'm surprised they even used dual BA drivers. There is bass presence, but it's not controlled or "tight" like the Miles Davis Trumpets. Also the highs are grainy and undetailed. I just remember this from a few years ago, because I tested my friend's pair -- hopefully my memory was accurate.
# of drivers doesn't necessarily mean better. I enjoy my SE425 (2 driver) over my XBA-4 (4 driver) Sound is subjective but as far as warranty and build quality goes, hands down the Shure. If you are looking at something under 200, I'm sure you can get a better IEM than the 2 you've posted.
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Yamaha eph100(fun bass)
Shure se315 (neutral)
Donscorpio dolphin (in the middle)
M audio q40 (basshead)
Beyerdynamic dt770 80 ohm (basshead)
Xiaomi pistons( near basshead)
Donscorpio bass colour (basshead)
Onkyo es hf300 (fun bass)
Phillips fidelio s1 and s2 (in the middle)
Rha ma750 (mostly neutral)
Soundmagic hp100 (neutral)
Apple earpods( bass lacks extension... Mids are thin... Highs are harsh and have a ton of siblance... No isolation... Not textured at all... For people who just dont know sound...)
Martin logan mikros 90 ( bass light)
Edited by zunehdrocks - 4/26/14 at 4:41pm
I'm pretty sure you got the answers above.