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Hey, so I've decided to get myself a pair of IEMs for my birthday. I've posted here before and was told to get the CA Andromedas, but I can't bring myself to spend that much plus I really want to get customs, so instead I've been looking at the Alclair RSM (originally the Reference, but I added to the budget). I was also recommended the 64 Audio A6t and the Empire Ears Spartan elsewhere.

I'm looking around the $700 mark; flexible, but I would really prefer to keep it around $700. I prefer a more neutral sound with an emphasis on female vocals, like a "Japanese tuning" so to speak, and good subbass extension (most to least important)

I'll be using it with my LG V30 (really don't want to buy a separate DAP). I've also been recommended to get the iFi IEMatch, which I'm not against getting, but not sure if I would need (it was recommended for the Andromedas).

I would prefer to stick with US manufacturers as I don't want to wait months, but if there's an international brand that'll only take like 8 weeks, I think I can handle it. Thanks so much for all the help!
 
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You should write to Alclair and describe the sound you are looking for and what's your budget. I'm sure they will take care of you. I myself have RSM Quad, can send you a graph with general frequency response if it can help you with deciding.
 
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Based on their descriptions and their handy little "frequency response" chart, I've decided the RSM Quad is Alclair's best offering for my budget and tastes, but I was more concerned with whether there were any models from other companies that would fit better.

I appreciate the offer for the FQ response graph, but it would be kinda meaningless without other models measured in the same fashion to compare to.
 
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