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150 to burn. Looking for advice.

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
My old etys gave its last breath so I am looking for something new. From the current knowledge gurus, what should I consider? I am looking for IEM, clear, neutral. Listening mostly to jazz, classical, folk, blues. I loved the fit and isolation of my etys. A big big bonus would be to have a mic.

Any suggestions? Thank you!
post #2 of 24

Maybe the RE-400? It doesn't have a ic though unfortunately. 

post #3 of 24
Thread Starter 

Thank you for recommendation! I will check it out.. they look promising. 

My old ones ER6 were great. I know the sound was lacking the bass ( as most of the Etys, from what I understand ) I the crispness of highs and the sound detail was mindblowing.. I wouldn't mind something similar maybe with a touch more base. I was thinking maybe the HF2s ?? But again, I know Etys are old school nowdays and there are millions of new players on the market with fantastic qualities.

 

Since I don't really follow up with the forum, and it has gazillion of posts, reviews, I was hoping maybe someone could point me to few iems.

So far I have on my eyeballs:

 

HF2

RE-400

RHA MA750i looks very nice, but I am not sure if this is not a bass overkill for me ?? hmm )

 

.. anything else I should be checking out ?


Edited by polishruben - 6/25/14 at 6:22am
post #4 of 24

Get Ety's HF!:)

post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by polishruben View Post
 

Thank you for recommendation! I will check it out.. they look promising. 

My old ones ER6 were great. I know the sound was lacking the bass ( as most of the Etys, from what I understand ) I the crispness of highs and the sound detail was mindblowing.. I wouldn't mind something similar maybe with a touch more base. I was thinking maybe the HF2s ?? But again, I know Etys are old school nowdays and there are millions of new players on the market with fantastic qualities.

 

Since I don't really follow up with the forum, and it has gazillion of posts, reviews, I was hoping maybe someone could point me to few iems.

So far I have on my eyeballs:

 

HF2

RE-400

RHA MA750i looks very nice, but I am not sure if this is not a bass overkill for me ?? hmm )

 

.. anything else I should be checking out ?

The MA750s are quite bassy. 

post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 

:) to suprime leader Lin003:  I assume you have them ( the MA750s ). If I use eq ( I know, cardinal sin ), could I tune town down the bass? I assume so..

 

I love the detail in high. So my question is how flexible with eq tweaking the ma750 is ? My original etys ER6 ( not the i version ), sounded lovely but once in a blue moon I wished it had slightly more defined bass.

As a graphic designer I am drawn to the design and durability of MAs, but down the road it is all about the sound.

post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by polishruben View Post
 

:) to suprime leader Lin003:  I assume you have them ( the MA750s ). If I use eq ( I know, cardinal sin ), could I tune town down the bass? I assume so..

 

I love the detail in high. So my question is how flexible with eq tweaking the ma750 is ? My original etys ER6 ( not the i version ), sounded lovely but once in a blue moon I wished it had slightly more defined bass.

As a graphic designer I am drawn to the design and durability of MAs, but down the road it is all about the sound.

Yes, I have owned the MA750 and here is my review. 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/products/rha-ma750i-noise-isolating-premium-in-ear-headphone/reviews/9962

 

They do pretty well with EQ and are rather detailed but IMO their sound sig is the thing that is limiting them, being a bit too bassy. 

post #8 of 24
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Originally Posted by polishruben View Post
 

Thank you for recommendation! I will check it out.. they look promising. 

My old ones ER6 were great. I know the sound was lacking the bass ( as most of the Etys, from what I understand ) I the crispness of highs and the sound detail was mindblowing.. I wouldn't mind something similar maybe with a touch more base. I was thinking maybe the HF2s ?? But again, I know Etys are old school nowdays and there are millions of new players on the market with fantastic qualities.

 

Since I don't really follow up with the forum, and it has gazillion of posts, reviews, I was hoping maybe someone could point me to few iems.

So far I have on my eyeballs:

 

HF2

RE-400

RHA MA750i looks very nice, but I am not sure if this is not a bass overkill for me ?? hmm )

 

.. anything else I should be checking out ?

Ety HF & RE-400 are 2 of the best value IEMs, period.  Either of those would be excellent.  I prefer those to some sets that are 3-4x the cost considering how neutral they are.

post #9 of 24

May I suggest Westone W2. I have them; they're neutral and have more bass than ER4S (from what I read).

post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
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May I suggest Westone W2. I have them; they're neutral and have more bass than ER4S (from what I read).

w2 ? wait, aren't they like 300 ?

post #11 of 24

I'd say something like:

  • Apple ADDIEM (it's neutral, but not the best, still a good value, sound-wise, for 80 bucks)
  • HiFiMan RE-400 (best bang for the buck, my suggestion)
  • Etymotic HF-5 (or HF-2/HF-3; leaner and more neutral)
  • Phonak PFE-022 + grey filters (I recommend this over the HiFiMan if you can find them)
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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post
 

I'd say something like:

  • Apple ADDIEM (it's neutral, but not the best, still a good value, sound-wise, for 80 bucks)
  • HiFiMan RE-400 (best bang for the buck, my suggestion)
  • Etymotic HF-5 (or HF-2/HF-3; leaner and more neutral)
  • Phonak PFE-022 + grey filters (I recommend this over the HiFiMan if you can find them)

I don't know if it's a good suggestion for the price.  If you search around the forum, there are so many options for way less than that with isolation(this is a huge factor when it comes to sound performance).

post #14 of 24

Personally I would just go with the RE-400 instead of the MA750. 

post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by polishruben View Post
 

w2 ? wait, aren't they like 300 ?

Oh, they used to be cheaper. Check ebay.com as well.

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