Hi there folks. I've got a pretty hefty IEM shopping list and I was hoping that you could help me trim it a bit. (I started reading reviews, impressions, etc. around 4 months in advance and I wasn't able to decide yet T.T) Prime source is a 5th Gen iPod Touch.
Zero Audio ZH-BX700 Carbo Doppio - Found these for around 11300 yen (roughly 110$)
JVC HA-FXT90 - around 4600 yen
TDK IE800 - around 7800 yen
Ortofon e-Q5 - around 12500 yen
Sony XBA-40/30 (30 seems harder to come by)- around 14000 yen
Vsonic GR07 - would cost around 100$ I reckon
Vsonic VC1000 - 120$ probably
Total budget is like 270-330$. I listen to all kinds of rock and metal (technical death metal, black metal, sometimes djent and similar stuff mostly) and a little bit classical (mostly Vivaldi with some Wagner and sometimes Mozart)
Although I do enjoy my Beyer DT1350 and Senn Amperior quite a lot, following "improvements" would be very welcome;
-It sounds as if it gets a bit distorted for complex and fast stuff (namely death, black metal, though it pleases with rock)
-It could be a little more spacious
-Sometimes cymbals sound too real life-like for my taste (I wear earplgus for them normally) (an example would be Psycroptic stuff, though it might be due to bas mastering but I wouldn't know)
-Little more space, maybe better mids
Also I would appreciate a lot if anyone would be able to share a brief comparison of Vsonic VC1000 and Zero Audio Carbo Doppio.
As a newb, I'm not 100% keen on terminology and stuff, but I this will do. Thanks in advance.
Edited by soltenebrum - 8/1/14 at 6:18am