Suggestions for Detailed IEMs around $300?
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Hello all, this is my first post.

I have been reading these forums for quite some time but can't quite decide what IEMs I should get. I was hoping you all could give me a suggestion or two.

I have a pair of Shure 1540s and LOVE the detail and clarity. I had an old pair of Bose IEM, but they sounded horrible in comparison, so I got a highly suggested pair of Sony MDR-7550. The bass was great, but the separation, clarity, and detail was not quite what I desired.

I am looking for the following:
  • Clear, detailed, and great separation
  • Adequate bass, lots of bass is okay as long as it is fast and accurate
  • Sparkly highs, but not sibilant.
  • Most importantly, forward vocals.
I have been looking at the Massdrop Plus IEM and FLC8s. I want something for enjoyment listening, something musical, not necessarily analytical. I have a budget of around $300 (more if you can persuade me :p ).

I realize I am being quite specific, but if anyone can suggest something that at least comes close, that would be so helpful.

Thank you in advance.
 
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Maybe check out an Oriveti NP or a Campfire Orion. One of them might work.
 
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You could also take a look at the MEE Audio Pinnacle P1.
They are a cheaper option at 200 or less, but also seem to fit your needs.
I was looking for IEMs with similar requirements as you and went with them when I found them for €150.
 
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Surprised no one suggested the ER4XR, i heard that it has more bass than the old ER4S.
 
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Hello all, this is my first post.

I have been reading these forums for quite some time but can't quite decide what IEMs I should get. I was hoping you all could give me a suggestion or two.

I have a pair of Shure 1540s and LOVE the detail and clarity. I had an old pair of Bose IEM, but they sounded horrible in comparison, so I got a highly suggested pair of Sony MDR-7550. The bass was great, but the separation, clarity, and detail was not quite what I desired.

I am looking for the following:
  • Clear, detailed, and great separation
  • Adequate bass, lots of bass is okay as long as it is fast and accurate
  • Sparkly highs, but not sibilant.
  • Most importantly, forward vocals.
I have been looking at the Massdrop Plus IEM and FLC8s. I want something for enjoyment listening, something musical, not necessarily analytical. I have a budget of around $300 (more if you can persuade me :p ).

I realize I am being quite specific, but if anyone can suggest something that at least comes close, that would be so helpful.

Thank you in advance.
+1 for MD+. The bass has quite fast response, but doesn't go that deep (little deeper that ER4XR imho).
 
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Well for $50 you can get the KZ ZS10’s and they will tick most of the boxes.
 
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A friend just lent me the AAW A3H and I found it seriously impressive and a great value.
 
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