shotgunshane’s IEM (custom and universal) recommendations, favorites and classics

Discussion in 'IEMs and Portable Gear' started by shotgunshane, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. limesoft

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    I got the B400 and the Creative Aurvana Trio. Aurvana Trios are for the bin, it's v shaped, sucked out mids, too much treble, too much bass. Oh well more cash down the drain

    B400 - they meet my do no harm standards, no peaks or crazy dips thank god. They are close to HD650 in some ways. I wish for touch more sub bass and highs, but unbelievably they sound smooth and neutralish-warm, with a touch more vivid upper mids. Not bad at all for a neutral do no harm presentation
     
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    I really love the tuning on the two Acoustune IEMs I've tried and now own. They don't isolate well. They're not the cleanest most revealing IEMs around, but something about them sounds so right to my ears. I can just enjoy the music without really having any gripes. Nice and smooth sound.

    Since I only received the HS1650 CU today and did not bring my HS1551 CU to work I don't want to offer too much in the way of comparisons at this point.. I may have a better sense of things in a few days after directly comparing the two, but the general sense I have is the 1650 is a little cleaner and tighter sounding. Slightly less thick. A little less upper mids and a little more treble. Both are highly enjoyable and definitely not world's apart in performance.

    I think it's unlikely that the HS1650 is worth the extra money as it's about 420USD vs 660USD from AccessoryJack if you get EMS shipping. The only reason I gave the 1650 a chance is because I wanted an IEM to keep with my home setup while my other two IEMs are used on the go.
     
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    Has anyone listened to the Sony IER-Z1R yet? They look like they might be my ticket back into the upgrade-itis sector of head-fi that I abandoned years ago. The price is a little out there, but everyone needs to treat themselves once or twice a year.
     
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    No love for Hifiman RE-500 which is almost like RE-262 but not quite? (RE-800 is a different beast but also worthy of mention - it has the highs like RE-262 had mids.)

    The main problem I have with both of these is that they really warrant custom eartips or shells but nobody I know of can make these with 4mm bore. Also both are deep fit. So did RE-262, but was shallow fit.
     

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