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Help Recommend IEM for acoustic songs

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

I'm in the market for an IEM.  maybe in the $100-$150 range.

 

I currently use a Senn HD 215 but I want something that I could use outside.

 

I'm thinking of buying a DAP : currently looking at the Hidizs AP100.  So the IEM should also work well with that DAP.

 

The kind of music I'm listening to are mostly acoustic/unplugged. I like to hear the pluck of the guitar strings, the clarity of it all.

 

Thanks for any suggestions.  Thanks!

post #2 of 7

The Hidizs AP100 is a very capable player and well built - I like it.

 

I've found the midrange particularly attractive when listening to acoustic music personally, but you think you want a lot of energy up top (in the higher frequency range)? No problem with that, it's a taste issue.

 

I'll suggest the Westone UM Pro 10 for it's clarity or the Etymotic HF5, but you might find these a little light on bass. It depends on your taste.

 

Single BA models are generally regarded as being great for clarity.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the recommendations,


I've seen that Vsonic GR07 Classic is being recommended as well,  is that better than the UM Pro10 or the Etymotic?


Thanks

post #4 of 7

Sorry - weekend happened!

 

We have some GR07 (classic edition as opposed to bass edition) in the office and I've just tried them with some classical, a bit more bass thump than the two I suggested, but pretty accurate sounding. If you want something similar to the SE215 then the GR07 is the one -it has dynamic drivers like the SE125 does and sounds very good. If you want that underlying bass/foot in the sound then go dynamic.

 

You might love the sound and accuracy of a balanced armature such as in the two I suggested, but I took the 'accuracy' part of your request without the fact that you have the SE215, which is dynamically driven. If you've never noticed a sensitivity to higher frequencies then the BA choices I gave are worth looking into still.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for your suggestions.

 

Will try to buy that GR07 Classic. 

 

On the AP100 that I bought, they have included the AKG K374. Still waiting to be shipped here but will try to buy the GR07 as well.

 

 

and oh, i don't have the Shure SE215.. what i have is the Sennheiser HD 215 headphone. :P

post #6 of 7

I would recommend the RE400 as a very natural sounding IEM with a very balanced and natural sound.  These are on sale ($79) from their original price of $99, which is already an excellent price.

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by theneos View Postand oh, i don't have the Shure SE215.. what i have is the Sennheiser HD 215 headphone. :P

 

Oops, time for an eye test! :bigsmile_face:

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