Klipsch X10 stolen: Looking to buy $20-$30 IEM. Details inside.
Mar 1, 2012 at 12:56 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 15

CrystalT

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My X10 were stolen, so I'm in the market for some knockarounds. $20-30 is my budget. I listen to the following genres most often:
 
Power Metal (Mostly more progressive acts like Circus Maximus, Symphony X, Lost Horizon)
Djent, and Djent/Deathcore (AAL, After the Burial, TesseracT, Haunted Shores, Periphery, Within the Ruins)
Misc (Yuki Kajiura, Concertos, Doom/Death, Black Metal, underground Rap, Freeform Hardcore)
 
My preference is toward neutral headphones. I typically don't like extra bass headphones, or super bass-light headphones, but they do have their appeal with at least 40% of my overall library.
 
Mar 1, 2012 at 4:54 AM Post #3 of 15

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+1 for MEP-933. Add some Sony Hybrids and you're good to go. In your price range, nothing even comes close. But you have to be comfortable wearing them over-the-ear, because they have a significant amount of microphonics.
 
Source of recommendation: http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-225-iems-compared-id-america-spark-ue-super-fi-4-added-02-26-12
 
The MEP-933 is item 3C21 in the index. Also check the bottom of the first post and you will see overall rankings.
 
Mar 1, 2012 at 6:09 AM Post #4 of 15

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The JVC FXC51, Panasonic HJE450, Philips SHE9700, Sony EX310 and CX300 are recommended and they all sound fun(on detailed side).
 
Mar 1, 2012 at 9:52 AM Post #7 of 15

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thats a brilliant price for E30! Very balanced sound with a fairly airy presentation. Link to my review is in my sig.
 
Mar 1, 2012 at 7:50 PM Post #9 of 15

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Many have comfort issues with the FXC51 as it is a microdriver IEM, and the hard driver enclosure goes inside the ear canal. The Panasonic RP-HJE450 sounds nice, however it does seem to have some extra bass. Not overwhelming, but not quite neutral.
 
How about the Meelectronics CX21? I guess other will suggest the CW31. The Sony EX310 is way over $30. I haven't seen it for much under $50. If I could get it for under $30, I would probably buy it. The $8 JVC Riptidz sounds rather decent for its price.
 
 
 
Mar 1, 2012 at 8:35 PM Post #10 of 15

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You should checkout the at ath-ckm50. The price fluctuates on Amazon however I bought a pair for my wife that she tried on and they are too big for her ears. If you are interested pm me I will ship to you via USPS in the USA for less than 30.
 
Mar 1, 2012 at 8:39 PM Post #11 of 15

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Quote:
You should checkout the at ath-ckm50. The price fluctuates on Amazon however I bought a pair for my wife that she tried on and they are too big for her ears. If you are interested pm me I will ship to you via USPS in the USA for less than 30.



He's already had the ckm50s. I remember him from the thread. 
 
Mar 3, 2012 at 3:35 PM Post #12 of 15

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+3 on ckm50.
 
I have MEP-933 and its bass sounds hollow to me.
 
 
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+1 for MEP-933. Add some Sony Hybrids and you're good to go. In your price range, nothing even comes close. But you have to be comfortable wearing them over-the-ear, because they have a significant amount of microphonics.
 
Source of recommendation: http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-225-iems-compared-id-america-spark-ue-super-fi-4-added-02-26-12
 
The MEP-933 is item 3C21 in the index. Also check the bottom of the first post and you will see overall rankings.

 
 

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