Please help me find a decent, $25 iem from Amazon !!
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I got an Amazon giftcard worth $35 from AMD and would like to buy an iem using it. I'm from India and the shipping charges I guess is $10 max(?) So I have $25 to spend on the iem !! My priorities are 1. wide soundstage 2. details 3. 'true' bass 4. freq response should be uniform (!) Btw, its for my Samsung Wave and I listen music at min volume ! Also please post any good deal or discount coupon if you find for Amazon !! Thank you !!!
 
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Definetely the V-Moda Vibes, and as a 2nd the MEEelectronics M9. The Vibes have over 400+ pretty positive reviews, and the cord is one of the best cords I have seen. I have the Vibes and they beat the stuffing out of any IEM in it's price range. The price has come down substancially and these previously were up to $100.00 when they first came out. The Vibes have excellent Bass, good treble and good midrange. I have many IEM's and the Vibes consistently beat earphones over twice their price. You really can't go wrong with these, and although I have switched to MTPC as my new earphones, I had used the Vibe as my primary earphone for a good year and they have held up really well. 
 
 
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Thanks for reply ! I read some reviews of M9 and was planning to get that for 19.99USD. Let me check the prices of V-moda !
 
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So which is the best: Pl30 or M9 or Vmoda vibe ? Or is there any better iem ?
 
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Guys, how is the Jlabs J3 ??
Is it better than the M9 ?
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Many reviewers says that Vmoda Vibe have a very muddy low end !
Is it true?
Does its muddiness affects the mids and highs and how much ?
Please reply !
BTW, Vmoda Vibe is at 24.99$ @Amazon
 
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Guys, how is the Jlabs J3 ??
Is it better than the M9 ?
 
Cold and bright. Definitely not better than the M9 overall but it has some pluses.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Many reviewers says that Vmoda Vibe have a very muddy low end !
 Is it true?
Very. But it's possible to do much worse (e.g. Sennheiser CX300). I'd still go for the M9 if you're locked into amazon.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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The V-Moda can be muddy, nothing a couple of notches on your EQ can't smooth out. It destroys the M9 and J-Labs stuff though. The V-Moda has good bass AND pretty good treble and mids. The V-Moda is a quality unit with a great cord and great aluminum housing. The M9 was far too sibilant and has little bass, no matter what tips you use. After days of burning-in, they did not get any better. I hate to throw another unit in the mix, but I hear good things about the Lift Audio Icon 6 for $19.99. To my ears, the V-Moda sets the standard at this price point and has the least comprimises. Check the reviews on the V-Moda aside from Amazon, they are generally very good. Nothing else in this price range will give you as much good Bass without sacrificing the mids and treble. 
 
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