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Rank the IEM's you've heard

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  1. Focux
    Jomo Trinity Brass by far

    tried most of the other mentioned iem's like atlas, andro, solaris, u12, u18 etc.

    also tried elkronig and the "famous" one off K-Songwriter (if u might happen to know what that is)

    really nothing particularly outstanding

    give the Trinity a try;

    the terms bass, speed, energy and details will be redefined
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
  2. BananaOoyoo
    Haven't looked at any numbers, but a consensus for "best IEM" will be pretty hard to get. There are far too many individual differences in preference for that to happen.
     
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  3. Peter Hyatt

    By “consensus” I should have qualified as most popular, or “these show up on most lists” or anything suggestive of agreement.
     
  4. Peter Hyatt
    Anyone have a particular favorite IEM for classical or orchestrational music?
     
  5. kernel8888
    senn ie800
     
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  6. Dobrescu George
    Thank you for your kind words!

    I have a hard time making a standalone rank since I know people look after very different characteristics in their purchases. Even so, something like RE2000 / RE2000 Silver / Atlas would surely be among the first places, as well as Dita Truth. UM Martians would follow slightly behind because they are very specifically tuned, although the build quality is incredible with them as well. CTM VS-4 and IMR R1 are also ranked fairly high :)

    If we factor in the manufacturing quality, I can add that I have had ATLAS for little time, but it is holding up fairly well. I wouldn't rate it any lower because it has some driver flex, as Campfire has confirmed that it will not be posing issues with its life

    RE2000, I had the gold version for almost 1.5 years now, and it has seen good usage, yet it has no issues, so I can confidently say they hold up well to usage. Some rough edges exist in the build quality, like, minor aesthetic inconvenieces, but they are long-lived IEMs.

    I had to sent IE800 back two times, because of their cables hardening though....

    I had Ditra Truth for almost one year, and I can't notice any usage signs, plus it is going strong. No complaints here either.

    If anything is to complain about flagships, I think that ATLAS having some driver flex is a little inconvenient, and the cables of Dita Truth are a bit springy, but all of them have lasted well to usage so far
     
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  7. duaned
    Empire Ears Legend X
    Empire Ears Nemesis
    Sony IER-M9
    Campfire Audio Solaris
    Fiio FA7
    Fiio FH5
    Beyerdynamic Xelento
    Campfire Audio Andromeda
    Campfire Audio Atlas
    DVMP DMG
    Shure SE846
    Azla 01R
    Final E5000
    A&K Michelle Limited
    Campfire Audio Dorado
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
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  8. Incarnation
    Updated

    1) 64Audio U12T
    2) Empire Ears Legend X
    3) 64Audio A18T
    4) 64Audio A12T
    5) Empire Ears Zeus XR
    6) 64Audio U18T
    7) Jomo Flamenco
    8) Empire Ears Phantom
    9) 64Audio Tia Fourte
    10) Jomo Quatre
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
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  9. Kerouac
    Updated preferences...

    1) Empire Ears Phantom (from LPG + EA Horus *)
    2) EE Zeus XR (from RW AK380Cu + PW1960 2w)
    3) Spiral Ear 5-Way Ult *
    4) 64 Audio A18 Tzar *
    5) Vision Ears VE8 *
    6) EE Legend X *
    7) Warbler Prelude
    8) Rhapsodio Solar
    9) QDC Gemini *
    10) CA Andromeda
    11) Dita Fealty *
    12) CA Vega

    * loaners for weeks in a row
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
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  10. some1x
    1. 64 Audio A12t - easily best IEM I've heard in every way.
    2. Unique Melody Miracle (original version) - my first CIEM and I still love it. Presentation is balanced (maybe slightly less bass impact than I'd like), neither warm nor cool. Clear but not bright. Loses to modern flagships A12t in terms of low-end extension, headroom, and airiness.
    3. Hifiman RE2000 Silver - Better bass than UM Miracle, and more open / spacious sound stage. However, not quite as even across the frequency spectrum. Mids a bit recessed. The most warm and relaxed IEM in my collection.
    4. CustomArt FIBAE 3 - I use these on the go because the silicone body blocks external noise most effectively. Sound wise, its much too bass shy, but I can adjust to it after a while.
     
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  11. Stranger Than Fiction
    I don’t think there will ever be a consensus per se as everyone’s tastes are different. That being said, it is more or less the same makes and models dominating nearly everyone’s top 10. As is evident from my list I am something of a basshead. Unfortunately travel to Sydney is needed for experiencing anything from 64Audio and Empire Ears.

    Updated list for me:
    1. Noble K10
    2.Oriolus mkII (auditioned) / Noble Encore
    4. Campfire Audio Atlas / CA Vega
    6. Sennheiser IE800 (original - currently own) / Sennheiser IE800S
    8. Shure SE846
    9 Noble Katana
    10.CA Jupiter
     
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  12. Redcarmoose
    Not only are everyone’s preferences different from everyone else’s, but their own tastes can change from week to week. The lists are not written in stone.
     
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  13. aaf evo
    I can give mine a small update:

    Empire Ears Legend X
    64 Audio u18t
    64 Audio Tia Fourte
    Campfire Audio Andromeda
    Campfire Audio Solaris
    Empire Ears Zeus XR (preferably the XIV configuration)
    Campfire Audio Vega
    Shure SE846
     
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  14. bumpyhead
    I have SE846 and am mostly happy with it except sound staging.
    I am aware that there's certain limitation with IEM on that particular area but wondering what could be alternatives, if any, for better sound staging effect among the products which do not show 3k or above on their price tags?
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2019
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  15. cocolinho
    Andromeda
     
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