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Looking to buy a new IEM (>$200)

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  1. venalitious
    I have gone through two pairs of Sennheiser IE8's (As my dog has pulled them out of my ears while sleeping and chewed on them), and I don't really want to pay $200 for another pair of them, especially since their customer service is not very good.
    So I am looking to buy a new pair, which are similar to those. They were extremely comfortable and sounded great, just did not have the good of isolation. 
    So open to all suggestions, just keep it under $200.
     
    And would anyone be willing to buy my broken IE8? The right ear bud tip is chewed off, but other than that they are perfectly fine. Unless of course someone knew a way to fix it (Saving me some money). As it is chewed off right after where the tip would "lock-in", so I cannot put a tip on it in the condition it is right now.
     
    All help appreciated.
     
  2. yello131
    Dogs like to screw things up! well your IE8 was only 200 buks?  Was it real or fake ?
    As far as I know IE8 prices at $300 level...
     
    For under 200 with good base there is Radius DDM, which is without a doubt a forgot jewel and very few out there own them.
    But there are reviews and this are best value IEMs no kidding..
    Now for isolation, look somewhere else, as Radius DDM dont do much.
    Perhaps a BA type IEMs such as Re252  or DBA02  will be better for you if isolation is a must!
     
  3. venalitious


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    They were real. I bought the first pair used for 200. Then my dog chewed them up and got a replacement pair for 200. 
    Before I bought these I was actually contemplating getting the Radius DDM's, but I have heard from lots of people they were uncomfortable, so I got put off from buying them.
    I do not like the look of the Re252's (Too big and bulky), but I will check out the DBA02's.
     
  4. nyjets28
    sorry but how is getting a new IEM going to solve your problem of your dog chewing up your iem's? haha maybe keep the dog away at night. 
     
  5. nyjets28
    dba-02, westone 2 are both good choices, imo.
     
  6. imackler
    Try the Shure SE215 at $100.
     
  7. venalitious


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    Well I have learned my lesson from the incidents. I will no longer sleep with them in my ears.
     
  8. venalitious
    Bump!
    And also I found out that I can in fact where certain tips on my chewed earphone (IS that what you call it?). It's a tiny bit loose but, it's MUCH better than nothing.
    Still looking for other recommendations as well.
     
  9. Omnirai

     
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    The DDM has a uniquely coloured sound that is definitely not for everyone, not to mention the frequent fit issues and the subpar isolation as you mentioned. However they certainly make a great recommendation for someone who likes the IE8.
     
    The RE252 is dynamic-driver if I remember correctly and in no way shares any sort of similar signature to the IE8, so I won't recommend that. Future Sonics Atrios are hard to beat for bass at their price range of course. Perhaps if TC included some more sound preferences we can come up with better suggestions.
     
     
  10. venalitious


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    I am not really sure what I am looking for in an IEM. 
    It just needs to have low, boomy bass, be comfortable, and to be crystal clear. I cannot stand muddy sounds at all, it drives me crazy.
     
     
  11. DougofTheAbaci
    I've been hearing of the UltimateEars Triple.fi's running for around $150, which makes them the best bang for your buck. I would check into those.
     
  12. venalitious


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    I was looking at those on amazon last night. They look good and from reviews seem to perform well, but I have heard of fitting issues.
     
  13. jackmccabe
    the re262's would be absolutely perfect for you they have AMAZING bass.
    They are also really comfortable.
     
  14. mark2410 Contributor
  15. venalitious


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    I would if it were the cable that was broken. That is fine. It is just my right earbud (What is the correct name for it?) where the tips go on is chewed off. Everything works fine, it's just I cannot keep a tip on it.
     
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