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Multi-IEM Review - 352 IEMs compared (Pump Audio Earphones added 04/03/16 p. 1106)

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  1. Pianist
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    I don't believe I even tried any of the bass settings other than the stock one, so yeah - I think IE8 has overblown bass even on the stock setting, unless you don't really have a seal. But in that case, the highs will become too thin and peaky.
     
    I don't believe I've heard an IEM that sounds like HD650. Maybe Shure SE530/535 sounds similar, but they are too incoherent IMO. What qualities are you looking for exactly?
     
  2. putente
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    Well, the HD650 is my favourite headphone, all-around! Since the summer here where I live is really hot, I can't really use the HD650 in those hotter months, so I'm after an IEM that will sound as close as possible to them...
     
  3. eke2k6
    I'm referring to the overall tone. Yes, the IE8 is bassier, but not by much. It's about a notch above the GR07, with the dial at stock.
     
    The IE8 is simply the closest I've heard.
     
  4. Pianist
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    Well, I can recommend an Etymotic HF series or ER4 as great alternatives to HD650 to my ears. No, they don't sound like HD650 - they are certainly less warm, dryer and more upfront. But the difference is not that great actually. The Etys are very well balanced like HD650, they just have emphasis on different qualities. What really matters is the sound quality IMO. HF5 is a bit behind HD650 in sound quality, but only slightly so. ER4S has a higher sound quality than HD650 - more resolving, neutral, accurate and natural IMO.
     
  5. jhelsas
    As far my memory go, the SE535 is very similar to the HD600, but not so much to the HD650, but that's based on memory and on the feelings that they caused me.
     
    For some strange reason, not in every music, but in some music, both the HD600 and the SE535 made me stop, listen and say: "WOW"
    I was realy, realy, close to buy the HD600, but chose the DT880-250 instead, mainly due do the fact that I found it more flexible genders-wise. And I didn't buy the SE535 basicaly because I had just spent months-worth saving between my speakers, a new headphone and dac/amp.
     
    Still, I would try them before buying if you have the chance. In case you travel inside US, there is an airport store in some airports (at least in NYC and in Dulles airports) that sell lots of air gear, but they also sell IEMs, very good iems(I had the chance to try the SE425, SE535, UM3x and the AKG K3003i), and they have them in expo, for you to try. I belive it's inMotion Entertainment.
     
  6. Hawaiiancerveza
    Whats the difference between BA IEM and hybrid IEM?
     
  7. herng
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    thanks man for the reply, i have a tight budget ,around usd 45 dollar. i m looking for iem that provide high detail sound, clarity ,not so bass,in short just clear music. I m from malaysia, is very hard for me to get a good pair of earphone.
     
  8. jhelsas
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    Hybrid uses at least one BA and one Dynamic driver
     
  9. ljokerl Contributor
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    I only have an HD580 (which later became the HD600). It sounds pretty balanced (a touch warm) to me, though like jhelsas I preferred the DT880/250 (in my case for its treble energy). I would seriously consider the RE-400 at just $100 if that's the kind of sound you are after. 
     
     
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    A hybrid IEM would have both BA and dynamic drivers.
     
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    VSonic VC02 should do the trick nicely if you have it available to you. Otherwise I would go for the E30 over the E10 if you don't mind wearing it over-the-ear. 
     
  10. Hawaiiancerveza
    And what are some of the benefits of having hybrids? 
     
  11. Impulse
    AFAIK none of the designs are inherently superior, even BA aren't better than dynamics by default (tho multi-BAs obviously dominate the high end), just different approaches that may suit different preferences depending on how they're built and tuned.
     
  12. james444 Contributor
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    Hybrids try to combine the strengths of both technologies, the clarity and detail resolution of BAs for mids/treble and the texture and visceral feeling of dynamic drivers for bass.
     
  13. herng
    thanks again, is a great community here, what about this brand? 
    http://www.meelec.com/MEElectronics_M11_In_Ear_Headphones_silver_p/earphone-m11-sl-mee.htm
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  14. Zelda
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    well built, bad sound
     
  15. herng
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    tanx man, well i think i think i ll go for soundmagic e30.
     
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