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Looking for ~100 iem

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Hi im new here and looking for an iem that will suit my tastes. I want great clarity with some bass impact but not overly done. All help and recommendations are welcome. Right now I am currently looking at the Brainwavz S5, Shure 215, and Yamaha Eph-100. Thanks again
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I currently own Audio Technica Solid Bass IEM and I don't think its overly done. I love them and you should check them out

post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the suggestion. Are you sure the bass isnt over done. Bass isnt really what I am looking for and dont know if the bass will overshadow any of the mids and highs. Clarity is really the main aspect I am looking for.
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The yamaha are a pretty good pick. They have some nice sub-bass, so there is a nice thud to the deepest bass notes. The shure are a little rolled off in treble, but the treble is still pretty good. With the shure though, you hear the bass, more than you feel it. There isn't much bass impact. The treble is a little rolled off too, but that doesn't mean the treble doesn't sound good. Both are really good sounding, and it comes down to what kind of iem you want. An easy everyday one like the yamaha, or a sealed (this can be fatiguing), highly noise isolating earphone that takes a little more effort to put in like the shure. Keep in mind that the shure allow to replace the cable. I bought the fiio upgrade cable for them which is about the same as any replacement, and is easier to wear. I think you would be happy with either choice as far as sound goes. If you pick the shure, just know that the foam tips usually give you better sound than the rubber ones
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Originally Posted by curtisngl View Post

The yamaha are a pretty good pick. They have some nice sub-bass, so there is a nice thud to the deepest bass notes. The shure are a little rolled off in treble, but the treble is still pretty good. With the shure though, you hear the bass, more than you feel it. There isn't much bass impact. The treble is a little rolled off too, but that doesn't mean the treble doesn't sound good. Both are really good sounding, and it comes down to what kind of iem you want. An easy everyday one like the yamaha, or a sealed (this can be fatiguing), highly noise isolating earphone that takes a little more effort to put in like the shure. Keep in mind that the shure allow to replace the cable. I bought the fiio upgrade cable for them which is about the same as any replacement, and is easier to wear. I think you would be happy with either choice as far as sound goes. If you pick the shure, just know that the foam tips usually give you better sound than the rubber ones

How is the build quality on the yamaha eph-100 because I know the Brainwavz's is built solidly and the Shure's have the replaceable cable? Do have any input on sound quality of the brainwavz compared to the others?  Im starting to lean towards either the yamaha or brainwavz because they seem to have the sound im looking for.

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How is the build quality on the yamaha eph-100 because I know the Brainwavz's is built solidly and the Shure's have the replaceable cable? Do have any input on sound quality of the brainwavz compared to the others?  Im starting to lean towards either the yamaha or brainwavz because they seem to have the sound im looking for.
I haven't heard the brainwavz. Yes, the shure cable is replaceable, and the earpieces swivel at the connection. The yamaha also have an aluminum housing. The straing reliefs are good enough. The yamaha cable is pretty minimal, but it isn't weak. The yamaha also come with a lot of sizes, a 1/4" adapter, and an extension cord. What sound signatures do you hear about the brainwavz that you like?
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Thread Starter 
@curtisngl
The brainwavz, from what ive gathered, have an overall balanced sound leaning towards the bass and mids with no treble harshness or sibilance I think its called. Your reply however, has removed any doubt about the build quality of the yamahas and I will be pulling the trigger on those due to my recent discovery that they are also great for EDM. Thanks.
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I just picked up a pair of JBL Synchros S200A IEMs and really like them.  Not only do they come with the standard set of 3 silicone ear tips in various sizes, they also throw in a pair of Comply Tip foam ear tips.  I tried the foam ones, and really appreciate how much sound insulation that they provide, and they are very comfortable.

post #9 of 9
Theres also the rha ma750
http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/reid-and-heath-acoustics-ma750-ear-monitor
It has a 3 year warranty btw
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