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$100 IEM? colonelsoh Feb 22nd, 12, 02:44 PM #1

Hi sorry for asking so many question in this section.

Im looking for sub $100 IEM im mostly into rock and metal. Meaty bass fetish here.

Any recco?

Personally i got these few choices right now:

UE 350 / 400

A-Jays 3 / 2

Duno Trident


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9VARZ Feb 22nd, 12, 03:36 PM #2
See if you can go and personally try them out.

They're all budget pieces using dynamic transducers and are not really "hi-fi" quality IEMs. So try not to ask too much of them when trying out.
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colonelsoh Feb 22nd, 12, 03:39 PM #3
I see I see. "Try not to ask too much" = im guessing **** up customer service? kk thanks for your advice.

Think i will go down on saturday.
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9VARZ Feb 22nd, 12, 04:26 PM #4
Oh no! Not customer service. Customer service depends on the shops selling them, and should not stem from the products in question. What I meant was quality of the sound from the IEMs.

Cos if you're after a more "hi-fi" sound, you'll need to at least double your budget first.

So don't expect too much from such IEMs or you'll definitely risk being disappointed.
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colonelsoh Feb 22nd, 12, 04:38 PM #5
*facepalm* my bad. Now then i realised your "them" ---> the sub $100 IEM's

>< sorry lol

Anw, nah i wont expect much, i just want some meaty bass within the $100 budget.

But then again thanks
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rickysio Feb 22nd, 12, 08:22 PM #6
Xcape IE. SoundMAGIC E10 looks decent as well.
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piezog Feb 23rd, 12, 06:49 PM #7
Try the Meelectronics A151 or the new Vsonic model. The A-Jays are terrible value. No experience with Duno. UE is so so at the $100 range.

Be warned the A151 isn't very meaty on bass.

For portable use with an Iphone, I'd recommend ER HF series, but they're in the $150-$200 range. No thumping bass, but superb isolation and clarity.
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rickysio Feb 23rd, 12, 10:51 PM #8
Dunu's SQ isn't the best bang for buck but as a package yes.
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UnDead_Swing Feb 23rd, 12, 11:12 PM #9
I am using Brainwavz M2, got it from a MO(Still doing BurnIn). Decent reviews and decent sound coming from them. But still prefer using headset for music. Guess I'm going for Soul headsets from amazon soon.

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UnDead_Swing Feb 23rd, 12, 11:14 PM #10
Reviews of M2
SOUND: I felt that they sound pretty nice right out of the box. They seem to have raised the bar for what I consider to be budget earphones. After just an hour of listening I was ready to say that these could easily sell for twice the asking price, and are a lot of fun to listen to. They made small improvements in refinement and bass control over the first 100 hours, but one could start enjoying them right away.

Pretty much agree to that. Cheap and decent.
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rickysio Feb 24th, 12, 12:27 AM #11
If you can find it, the Koss KDX200 is damn good as well.
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