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question for you... $1000 pair of IEMs or $1000 pair of cans? why? does one of these have something the other doesn't? oomph? power? bass? can a IEM match a a good pair of cans?
 
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Full size.
There are only two reasons to go for an iem, and sound quality is not one of them:
portability and sound isolation.
 
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Definitely full-size. The lack of soundstage makes it very fatiguing to listen to music with IEMs.
 
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thank you sir, that was a very very straight up answer, perfect!

i have another question though... does anybody know what the best model AKG makes? would that be the 701?
 
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K1000
 
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Spot on,

iem's strength is really in its isolation and compact size.
 
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i would not buy k1000 with $1000...

u need to spend another $1000 or more to get an amp to pair with it...

moreover, it's not the best money can buy at $1000 anyway.

but given $1000, and if i can only choose one, i would forgo outdoor listening as my needs for good sound when i am outdoor is lesser than my desire for my wants for good music when i am indoor.
 
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whats the best model they currently make?

Where does the 701 sit in this?
 
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I believe the 701 is currently their flagship headphones. Seems like some people love them, and others feel that the sound signature is a little weird.
 
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Quote:

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K1000- moreover, it's not the best money can buy at $1000 anyway.


It is the best money can buy. I prefer it over the HE-90, R10, O2 and every other headphone ever made... and it's much much cheaper than they are. But you do need a good amp.
 
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I received my triple fis yesterday. They are excellent but not better than the HD650 as I was expecting. The mids are more forward and I wanted that. I might enjoy the trples more after i learn to get a good seal that can stay...but i know they are not better in any way. they are priced practically the same.

In favor of the IEMs I must say the triple fi have a HUGE sound that doesnt resemble such tiny things. The sound seems to come from outside of your head most of the time. Still they are not in the same league of the HD650, although not necessarily too far behind (that is an underamped HD650, from the lyrix).
 
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