My name is Justin and I'm new to the headphone/audiophile world, but am more than ready to soak up all the information this site has to offer. (or at least what information my brain may be able to retain)
My first question for you folks is what IEM would you suggest?
This is going to be a gift for my father. Some background on the dude, he's 56 and is the one who turned me onto musical artists like Sade and Daft Punk back when I was in elementary. I'm pretty sure he's one of the few senior citizens in the neighborhood an aftermarket subwoofer in his car. He's had one in each car he's owned since I've been alive (27 years) haha. He has a Massive Audio NX5 running his Morel Dotech Ovation front stage, Morel Maximo rear deck, and RE audio sub getting its signal from a JL Audio Clean sweep. It may not be the top shelf products, but I think they're a step up from what best buy is carrying. This kind of explains what kind of IEM I'd like to get him. I can't afford the top tier stuff yet so I'd like to settle somewhere in the middle far away from skull candys.
In addition, my father gave me my first set of speakers, early 90's Bowers & Wilkens, and he cared enough about the sound waves going into my ears while growing up so I'd like to return the favor.
I'm looking in the 80-150 price range at the moment.
Some IEMs I'm considering are:
In no particular order
The devices I think he might be using are either an Apple Shuffle or some kind of Galaxy Android type of phone.
Please keep in mind that my Dad is kind of a basshead and he will mostly be using these at the gym so they need to be able to withstand some abuse. He wont be using them while doing a tough mudder, but they won't be for book reading if you catch my drift. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.
Look forward to hearing your suggestions.
Edited by juggz999 - 5/16/14 at 2:41am