- Jun 20, 2015
Let me start by you getting to know me, I don’t have any kind of audiophile experience and I currently don't have a lot of money to throw around. I don’t use a dac or amp but I am saving up for a Fiio e10k, for IEM I use them in the car driving to college playing rock from my phone. For headphones it’s usually playing games and listening to grunge and rock from my MacBook.
I have recently bought the KSC75 mostly because of this site and mad lusts guide. I needed a headphone with a bigger soundstage (for gaming) and that sounds good with rock and grunge. The KSC75 hit both of those on the head! I really like the openness and fullness of the sound with good mid bass for the presence of the bass guitar. The detail is really nice on them as well. Gaming is great because of the soundstage on them, being open headphone.
Where I need help is finding a similar sounding IEM in the sub $50 range and a headphone with very similar qualities in the sub $100 range but lower the price the better in my book. I really want headphones with better positional cues for gaming but still sound good for grunge and rock. I have done research and these are what I came up with. Please leave any recommendations if you have any.
For IEM’s the two choices I came up with were the Xiaomi Piston 2 and the Ostry KC06. I heard both have a more open feel to them and sound good, hopefully sounding close to the KSC75’s. For the Headphones I came the result of the Superlux HD668B and the Koss UR55. Both being sub $50 and open headphones that sound great.
Please leave any recommendations if you have any? Thank you for your time!