Best >$250 in ear for my needs
May 30, 2011 at 8:53 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 22

TJguitar

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I'm looking for a balanced IEM for listening to a wide range of music.
 
I'd like it to be detailed but not necessarily analytical and it's of the highest priority that it sounds good with every kind of music. I know this is very vague but right now i'm just trying to get some ideas. Thanks =) 
 
 
 
 
 
May 30, 2011 at 9:49 AM Post #2 of 22

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Ortofon e-Q5 is a prominent contender among few BA IEMs.
Priced above 250 but MusicaAcoustics offers discounts for HEadfiers.
Check reviews for this and other BA on James444 BA thread
 
 
May 30, 2011 at 9:53 AM Post #3 of 22

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Huh, to me, what you described sounds exactly like the GR07, and it's only $150.  It works with every genre I've tried it with no sweat, and it's very balanced.  Of course, I haven't listened to anything any more high-end than that, so take that as you will.
 
I use it with classical, electronic, rock and pop music, and I've never felt any part of it was lacking for me.
 
May 30, 2011 at 12:34 PM Post #5 of 22

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Custom 3, SM2, EX700, MTP Gold, IE7, IE8 and GR8.
 
May 30, 2011 at 1:51 PM Post #6 of 22

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Going on what I have heard I 3rd the GR07 vote. I too listen to a very wide selection of music and prefer the GR07 over the higher I have owned including SM3, IE8, MTPC, and a few others.
 
May 31, 2011 at 6:12 AM Post #7 of 22

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Ok then the vsonics do look fantastic for my needs. Another one i've come across that's just in my budget is the ATH-CK10
 
Is there anyone who's heard both that could comment? 
 
May 31, 2011 at 6:35 AM Post #8 of 22

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Ck10 is hard to find this days and is over priced too due to Expensive Japanese currency..
e-Q5 is a better option in my opinion is by this reviewer, e-Q5 is a very close call to Ck10 in terms of sound reproduction,
Check the review below
http://anythingbutipod.com/2011/01/ortofon-e-q5-review/
 
Jun 1, 2011 at 6:26 AM Post #13 of 22

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So i'm almost certain that if i get in ears i'll be getting ck10's. The reviews are super positive and the increased isolation and build quality over the gr07's has really won me over.
 
I'm about to reveal the extent of my noobiness with the next question but; Would there be a significant SQ difference if i bought full sized closed backs of a similar price?
 
 
Jun 1, 2011 at 7:10 AM Post #14 of 22

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Im awaiting my Gr07 right now, but I do have the Ck-10 and get some tips for them as the stock tips are pretty much horrible. I have some Complys on them and I really cant imagine a EIM sounding any better than what I have. The bass has increased but the clarity is all there too. Tips make a huge difference to the ck's, you can use shure triple tips, sony hybrids, monster triples and even decored shure olives. So without hearing the Gr07 yet, I give major thumbs up to the Ck-10.
 
Jun 1, 2011 at 7:40 AM Post #15 of 22

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I still like my sony tips real small. They arent all stiff, i like that.
 
id go for ck10.
 

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