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IEM to supersede UE TF10

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Hello,

 

I own the ultimate ears TF10 IEM and I've been pretty happy with it. One thing that bugs me though is the recessed nature of the mids, I find that I can't enjoy some of my music to its fullest with this kind of sound signature. I'm toying with the idea of buying a new IEM in the 250$ range (or less, if possible), but I'm not sure that this would be a worthy investment - I would like to get a significant improvement over the TF10 and not just some minor adjustment. I haven't looked at the state of market for a couple of years now (after buying the TF10s) so I'm hoping someone might help with proposing an IEM that is:

 

1) In the 250$ range (or less)

2) A significant improvement over the TF10

3) Has rich and detailed mids, without sacrificing other aspects

 

Maybe I'm asking too much here and my TF10s are just fine but I would like to know what you think. I looked at the DBA-02 mkII and they look promising, but from what I've read they don't really blow the TF10 out of the water.

 

Thanks!

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I have the TF10s an I have heard the DBA-02 extensively. In my opinion the DBA-02 is a little light on bass and overall had a really bright signature which is very different from the TF10s. I would suggest saving more and getting a different pair of IEMs. You might like the westone 3 or westone 4r. They are more neutral/balanced than the TF10s and are known for their lush mids

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Thanks for the advice, I will probably move directly to higher tier IEM when I get the chance.

 

@mattering: have you tried the westone um3x? how would you compare it to the westone 3/4r?

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Thanks for the advice, I will probably move directly to higher tier IEM when I get the chance.

 

@mattering: have you tried the westone um3x? how would you compare it to the westone 3/4r?

I have tried the UM3X extensively as well and in my opinion it is more "dry" and overall a less "fun" sound signature than the westone 3s. But it is REALLY detailed, even more detailed the westone 3s :). Again its a matter of preference, and my ears are not the same as yours so do take my word with a grain of salt haha.

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Hello,

 

I own the ultimate ears TF10 IEM and I've been pretty happy with it. One thing that bugs me though is the recessed nature of the mids, I find that I can't enjoy some of my music to its fullest with this kind of sound signature. I'm toying with the idea of buying a new IEM in the 250$ range (or less, if possible), but I'm not sure that this would be a worthy investment - I would like to get a significant improvement over the TF10 and not just some minor adjustment. I haven't looked at the state of market for a couple of years now (after buying the TF10s) so I'm hoping someone might help with proposing an IEM that is:

 

1) In the 250$ range (or less)

2) A significant improvement over the TF10

3) Has rich and detailed mids, without sacrificing other aspects

 

Maybe I'm asking too much here and my TF10s are just fine but I would like to know what you think. I looked at the DBA-02 mkII and they look promising, but from what I've read they don't really blow the TF10 out of the water.

 

Thanks!


sorry but you are asking too much.

 

i dont believe ive heard any IEM that "blows them out of the water" that said there are many variation that may be better for you.  or perhaps just offers you a different flavour, certainly the TF10 isnt perfect.  for starters it needs a powerstation behind it to sound its best, its mids are so distant they barely get out of the well their stuck in. 

 

for your money, things like the RE-400, DN-1000, GR07, q-JAYS, R3 and im sure several others im not recalling right now would get you something very different to what you have.  just remember, at the level the TF10 sits at there just is no such thing as "better" things are simply different or "better" for you.

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