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Or perhaps I should have said for 75 euros since I live in Europe (specifically Czech Republic). My name is Timothy and Im 20 yrs old guy about to start my university studies in September. Im sorry for such a demanding first post but I just bought myself an iPod shuffle (wondering what your opinion on it is as an audio source) 4th gen to expose my ears to music not only when Im at home because I am a guitar player and believe listening is one of the most important things when it comes to learning an instrument. So I was wondering if you guys could help me find some good in ear monitors in that price range that would fit mostly acoustic guitar music (note separation, clarity is what I need I assume? I apologize Im so new to this stuff) . Thank you very much and once again sorry.
Timothy

EDIT: Not sure if it is to any help but here are some examples of music I enjoy listening to.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-3Cy_v_8bw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppx58MN-z8U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkinLvUrUYE


Edited by T1mothy - 8/10/14 at 5:47am
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Not sure about your availability or local pricing, but this is a good place to start:

 

http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/innerfidelitys-wall-fame-ear-monitors

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the reviews dont say much about the source he uses. I lurked a bit around and read that wether you amp or not is a big factor when deciding what iems to buy. Also I was thinking about something that would provide me good note separation because I learn by transcribing with my own ears. The hifiman RE 400 are outta my budget. I found Westone UM1s to be within my budget and they actually are sold locally. Would those perhaps fit? I am so overwhelmed with all the options, I feel lost.

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IEM's are not my forte by any means.  Have you looked into the Buying Guide here?  Often time reviews are linked.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/headphone-buying-guide

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the reviews dont say much about the source he uses. I lurked a bit around and read that wether you amp or not is a big factor when deciding what iems to buy. Also I was thinking about something that would provide me good note separation because I learn by transcribing with my own ears. The hifiman RE 400 are outta my budget. I found Westone UM1s to be within my budget and they actually are sold locally. Would those perhaps fit? I am so overwhelmed with all the options, I feel lost.
How much is re400 in EU? Here in the US is $100
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Its about 130 here.

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Its about 130 here.
I don't have too much IEM so don't want to mislead you, but I have had a couple in the $100 range. What about Shure 215? In my opinion its separation is not as good as hifiman and I don't like it's muddy feeling at all, but it has detachable cable and better looking.
For cheap IEM with good SQ, try asking people in here. http://www.head-fi.org/t/684159/chinese-asian-brand-info-thread-headphones-iems-amps-dacs/5745
Sorry can't help too much
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I think mudiness is something I need to avoid (if that is the correct word for opposite of good note separation). Id like something with clear sound since the single note lines in gypsy jazz can be darn fast. And woah I dont find 100dollars stuff to be cheap.

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