- Jun 24, 2011
I recently bought a fake set of ADDIEM's. I also recently bought a fake 32GB microSD, and got that money back too. Plus, my birthday is in late November, so I have that money too. All in all, my budget has extended just a little bit, from $15 to $110. Right now, I am looking at Westone 1 for $85, RE0 for $80, A151 for $50, Brainwavz M1 for $40, and Etymotic HF2 for $108. I want something that has a large soundstage, extreme clarity, but also with a "lush" midrange; something I'll enjoy. If I don't enjoy it, what's the point? I would appreciate some help with this, now that I have an adequately respectable budget. Musical interests now consist of almost entirely Queen; not sure why. I guess I just like them. I want, specifically, something that will make Made in Heaven and Innuendo sound full, but also something that makes A Night at the Opera and Queen II sound as detailed as I know they should be. Quiet Riot also needs to sound okay, as well as SOME Pendulum, once in a while. If it doesn't work for that, no big deal. It seems like the Westone 1 should give me the midrange I want, but sacrificing possibly too much clarity. HF2 sounds perfect, but I'm worried about soundstage and bass. I usually don't care, but some things require it, and if it isn't there it bothers me. I like the RE0's clarity, but I don't think I'll like the "thin" sound, as my V6 can be somewhat boring. The A151 sounds okay, other than maybe soundstage, but if I can get something better, I absolutely will. I want something like my MDR-V6, but maybe fuller, larger soundstage, and more detail, if that isn't too much to ask. I would also be open to suggestions, but I'd prefer it to be from somewhere like Amazon, where I know I can return it for no charge. I'm picky, and if I don't feel like I'm getting a good enough product it's going back. It's still going to be used out of an unamped Captivate, as I don't intend to have an amp larger and more expensive than the phone. That defeats the purpose. I hope this should be enough information, if not too much. If you need anything else, just ask. Joker's reviews are somewhat limited in my price range, having only ten in the top end, and waaaaay too many in the bottom. The A151 gets a 7.5 ish, and the Westone 1 gets a 7.4, so I'd definitely prefer not to go lower than that. I may also consider the Fischer Silver Bullet. Out of all of these choices, which do you think would suit me the best? Feel free to comment anything at any time.