Need new daily use IEMs
Dec 30, 2012 at 2:50 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

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I lost my klipsch x10 which I liked, so I need to get another pair:
 
- 100-300$, probably not more, probably.
- not custom fitted
- comfort and isolation are important, I'll be wearing them for hours every day, and they should shut out noises well. The klipsch was good for these; maybe another one can do better?
- sound quality should be good (?) but with maybe more bass? Since iems are generally bad with bass, although reviews said the klipsch has stronger bass than most. Is a stronger bass response on an IEM better than just boosting the bass in an equalizer? If it's not, I'd rather get an IEM with an accurate response
- microphonics - I'll be walking with these headphones a lot, so the movement preferably wouldn't affect the IEMs too much. This also means an IEM that doesn't need an amp, because I'm not going to carry an amp around, but I don't see any IEMs that definitely require an amp.
 
Thanks for any suggestions
 
I've looked at
- Etymotic ER-4P but then I read about how the heavy cable has a lot of noise transfer from the cable
- Westone 2?
- Sennheiser IE8 doesn't isolate
- Vsonic GR07? looks like has bass but not as much isolation?
 
Dec 30, 2012 at 7:29 AM Post #2 of 5

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If you liked the klipsch why not get another set taking advantage of amazons offer?
 
Dec 30, 2012 at 9:50 AM Post #3 of 5

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You'll need high quality source to get any bass from Ety ER-4, and it would be a very moderate bass anyway, these are definitely not for a basshead.
And i wasn't able to get good bass from W2 at all, they got all cranky and distorted under EQ
 
I would recommend getting either Westone 3 or UM2
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I've looked at
- Etymotic ER-4P but then I read about how the heavy cable has a lot of noise transfer from the cable
- Westone 2?

 
Dec 30, 2012 at 10:05 AM Post #4 of 5

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GR07s are great for texture across the spectrum. The bass is nicely detailed, but it does not hit hard at all. You may feel a tiny rumble on some really bass-heavy tracks, but most of the time I don't "feel" the bass. I love the quality texture to it tho. Isolation on the GR07 is acceptable. Listening volume is fine, but at quieter passages I can still hear louder things like a box fan in the room or the sound of one person calling to another across the room.
 
I've only had the Westone 3s for a day, but I swear they were made for epic movie soundtracks and club music with its spacious presentation and bass response. I enjoy those types of tracks the most with them, anyway. Good bass quantity to quality ratio and response when called upon in a track. Bassheads will probably want more bass anyway, but it gives quite a bit more satisfying rumble than the GR07. Provides more isolation than the GR07. 
 

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