$100 "warm" sounding IEMs, do they exist?
Oct 21, 2008 at 5:42 PM Post #17 of 34

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Thanks everyone. BTW, this forum is one of the most active I have come across in a long time -- great site!

I'm leaning towards the UM1's from everything I can find out about the multitude of <$100 choices.

I'm looking to pair these up with an iBasso P3 (happy birthday to me) and a refurbed Nano 1G (Rockboxed).
 
Oct 30, 2008 at 3:09 AM Post #19 of 34

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ar you joking?
shure are not warmn at all! they are damn flat and balanced.
i vote for UM1.



The UM1 is flat and balanced too. There's not much options for warm phones at the price range, the best would be the d jays, Superfi 3 and the Denons C551 and C751.
 
Oct 30, 2008 at 3:53 AM Post #20 of 34

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I thought the UM1 is on the warm side, if it is not warm enough, the Super.fi. 3 won't be either.

I just reviewed the Philips SHE9850, to me it's pretty warm sounding, you should be able to get it around $100.
 
Oct 30, 2008 at 3:57 AM Post #21 of 34

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Maybe a bit cheat, but Etymotic Er6i + FiiO E3 are pretty warm and good sounding, plus they're less than $100
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I have got to say, the er-6 have a wonderful sound, but are not warm. I would say Shures are warm though.
 
Oct 31, 2008 at 9:44 PM Post #23 of 34

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For $100 i would go for C751, better sound quality than C551 overall. C551 is still good tho.
 
Nov 4, 2008 at 3:27 AM Post #24 of 34

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$100 "warm" sounding IEMs, do they exist?


Sure they do
 
Nov 4, 2008 at 1:28 PM Post #25 of 34

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audio technica CK7 dynamic drover. punch well above their weight
 
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Sony MDR-EX500
 
May 22, 2009 at 4:05 AM Post #30 of 34

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The SE210's are not warm. They just have very rolled off treble, and I wouldn't say they have much bass either. They have very forward mids and that's the bulk of the sound signature. The highs are hard to hear and the bass is as well. Now, if you consider just mids to sound warm then I guess they are, but I wouldn't recommend them unless you want to focus only on mids as that is about all they do well - aside from isolate.
 

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