- May 22, 2007
Ok so a few years ago I was into iems. I started with the shure e4c which I loved, and were my first experience with good transducers...until the cable broke. After that I picked up a less expensive but well regarded (at the time) pair...the klipsch s4... and enjoyed them. Than I went on a bit of a run and had the Monster Copper, Westone 3, and Earsonics SM3. I was not that impressed by any of them and genuinely felt that while they improved on the S4 none did so to the extent that warranted the increase in price ($250 at the time). After these I have also owned the Monster Miles Davis, Triple Fi 10, and TDK BA-200. Again (and I am not knocking any of these iems which many people love) I wasn't really all that excited by what I heard..to me, these iems (with the exception of the s4 which as not quite as good) sounded like re-tuned versions of each-other but with the same fundamental level of sound quality. However I need more than that...as an example, the only headphones I have tried that have really stood out to me over my baseline for really nice quality sound (denon d5000 and modded d5000) are the Beyerdynamic T1 and Fostex TH900. So I guess my question is, does it make any sense for me to continue with more reasonably priced iems and try some of the newer ones like the fxz200, rockit r-50, gr07 mkII, Dunu hp1000, etc?...or will all of these sound rather like re-tuned versions of sets I have tried doing some things better and some things worse?