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Thinking about ditching the XB90EX. What to get as the replacement?

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I am thinking about ditching the XB90EX which I purchased last year, I love it, but I can't admire it, sorry. They are overpowering the other frequencies too much with the bass, which I don't like. I am a bass junkie, but not to the level where I will like to trade bass with clarity. So what to get? AT CK line-up or what? On a budget, similar to XB90's price.

 

Just to make myself clear, I am a bass head, but I think I like sub-bass, but mid-bass (not sure about the term). I had a Shure SE215 and I loathed it, because of it's bass pattern. Bass used to thump in places where I didn't like them to be, where on XB90 the pattern is proper but the amount is not. So anything which has same signature like SE215, I want the exact opposite of it :p

 

Vocal clarity and detailed mids are the priorities here, of course I need an insane amount of bass too, it should be sharp, punchy and you know, physically shattering. I don't know what was the name of the IEM which came with my S4 i9500, but I liked the signature of that IEM. Now I have a Moto X and the IEM will be used with this phone only. Have a E11 too if that matters in anything. Also, comfort and fit are big factors too, I mean if it's like XB90 it will very much do, but not less.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

PS : One more thing, kindly stick with mainline brands like AT, Sony etc, as where I live those rare and less known brands are not that much available.


Edited by ithehappy - 7/10/14 at 7:59pm
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Hmm, bass heavy but not too heavy? Try the Sony XBA-H1 or Astrotec AX35.

 

If the AX35 is not available in your area, try penonaudio.com, they ship worldwide for free. :D

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Getting the XBA-H1. Thank you.

 

The price is slightly over my budget but it's okay.


Edited by ithehappy - 7/11/14 at 11:33am
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Getting the XBA-H1. Thank you.

The price is slightly over my budget but it's okay.

No problem, glad to be of help!
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