Which IEM to buy?

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by gunzmaiet, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    5
    Type (In ear/Ear bud/Circumaural/Supra-aural): IEM
    Budget: $125 Amazon Gift Card
    Musical preference (What do you listen to?): almost everything, but i listen to pop/hip hop more often
    Headphones preference (Quite bassy, detailed, warm, bright, forward mids etc...): bassy and detailed
    Any other details: must have headset/mic (volume buttons would be a plus)
  2. J-Phone

    J-Phone Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    4,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Device:
    iPhone 4 (Black)
    can you buy of ebay?
  3. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    5
    only 125 worth of amazon gift cards, so no

    i see new ADDIEMs w/o retail box (bulk pakaging) for $55
  4. J-Phone

    J-Phone Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    4,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Device:
    iPhone 4 (Black)
    you try looking up beats by dr dre? or in ear apple earphones with remote/mic
  5. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    5
    the beats are too much
    im looking at the ADDIEMs and wondering what the extra money should be used for
  6. J-Phone

    J-Phone Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    4,868
    Likes Received:
    10
    Device:
    iPhone 4 (Black)
    if you want cheap go to your local 99 cent store
  7. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Messages:
    3,188
    Likes Received:
    22
    Device:
    Nexus 4
    The OP is clearly looking for a set of high-quality earphones available on Amazon.


    I would recommend the Apple IEMs, but the build quality isn;t up to scratch.
    I need to re-solder the jack, and glue the wire casings around the earphones back in place. Still very good soundwise.
  8. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    5
    any thoughts on the Nuforce NE-7M, KLIPSCH Image 4i, Etymotic hf2 or Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5vi
  9. Shawa

    Shawa Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2009
    Messages:
    3,188
    Likes Received:
    22
    Device:
    Nexus 4
    Chung recommended the Nuforces to me, I've heard good things about the Klipschs, never heard of the others.

    Glad to help.
  10. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,325
    Likes Received:
    5
    well, the etymotics have triple flange eartips that should PWN at sound isolation

Share This Page