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IEM (In-Ear Monitor) Discussion Thread

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I want to start a thread regarding this category of audio devices and have a discussion with other members here
There has been a recent boom in this industry that started a few years ago which has been popularized by the brand KZ 🥰

I'll start with my recent purchases and include my previous items as reference.
Note: I'm no expert and not claiming that I'm a professional sound engineer or something related. These are just my preferences and personal opinion on the said products:

KZ ZSN Pro
-my first chi-fi, really impressed on the quality of this. this has been widely recommended by most reviewers sa youtube and it delivers lalo na sa price: performance. sounds really good. made me realize na yung m50 ko ay overpriced :lol: . my gripes with this, i don't like the "highs" nafa-fatigue yung tenga ko during long listening sessions.
-pinamigay sa kapatid. nagpalit. bought mine for around php675 with mic and including delivery.. nasira na nya.
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Blon BL-03
-this one is just better in every way sa ZSN pro for my preference lalo sa bass. still using this and is connected to my PC. i use this for voice chats.
-costed me around php1100 including mic and delivery.
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KZ ZST
-this is maybe the most highly recommended iem and started the revolution of chifi globally. sounds good. i even prefer this against the ZSN pro... the mids and highs are good. bass is ok.
-binigay sa kapatid. costs me around php550.

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Moondrop Aria
-my current daily driver and bought it on sale for around +2600 including delivery. nothing to complain about. this sounds excellent :love:
-buong buo mga tunog at ang linis pakinggan
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my previous non-IEM audio gears that are worth mentioning:
Audiotechnica M50s/LE
Klipsch S4

note: might attach pics in the future. i'm also not a bass-head but appreciates it. i prefer detailed mids and highs. back to work muna :ROFLMAO:
 
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oh by the way ano ba ang spec na tinitignan when choosing a IEM, yung number of drivers ba? bass kasi trippings ko

well until now hindi ko parin chinecheckout yung sa shpee ko
 
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oh by the way ano ba ang spec na tinitignan when choosing a IEM, yung number of drivers ba? bass kasi trippings ko

well until now hindi ko parin chinecheckout yung sa shpee ko
Tuning po malaking aspect when choosing kaya pwede matalo ng 1 driver and 4 drivers na iem pero depende pa din yan sa taste mo kaya importante manood at magbasa ng reviews at itesting muna bago bili kung pwede
 
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noon may nakita akong page na may physical store kaso hindi ko na maalala yung page

better talaga if ma-try muna
 
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Tuning at depende sa taste mo eh
Based sa mga napanood kong reviewers, maganda bass pag dynamic driver. Malaking tulong ang Balanced Armature drivers sa mids and highs. Pero, depende sa taste mo.
 
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Ayun nahanap ko na si techshop28 kaso sarado na pala pedro gil shop nila at more on shpee nalang sila, may show room ito noon eh wayback 2018 kasi sa kanila rin ako bumili ng DAC
 
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Hi, I'm using KZ ZSN Pro X. Can you give me example of good cable and ear tips for it?
highly recommended yung spinfit cp100 as replacement eartips
merong mga nagrerecommend ng memory foam tips, sinubukan ko pero ang daling mag-deteriorate
lately, yung nakikita kong highly recommended sa mga chifi groups: MoonDrop Sping Tips waveguide... nasa cart ko na pero +400 kasi :lol:

sa cable, nakikita kong mabenta kasi may kasama ng mic at high end cables pa gamit yung ua darkhorse (urban audiophile). pero parang id ko na sila nakikita sa lazada at shopee

mga nasubukan ko: yinyoo 8 core and 16 core cable atsaka faaeal upgrade earphone cable with mic
 
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Ano ba ang in-ear monitor? Hindi ba sya classified sa mga earphones? Meron lang ako is wireless earphone.
 
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Ano ba ang in-ear monitor? Hindi ba sya classified sa mga earphones? Meron lang ako is wireless earphone.
What are IEM headphones?

In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) are earphones used by audiophiles, composers, audio engineers, and live performers. They are made of premium materials such as acrylic, metal, and resin alongside plastic.

What model nung earphones mo badi?
 
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What are IEM headphones?

In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) are earphones used by audiophiles, composers, audio engineers, and live performers. They are made of premium materials such as acrylic, metal, and resin alongside plastic.

What model nung earphones mo badi?
Sabbat E12 Ultra.

Nakita ko rin sa Google ang description na yan pero di gaano na-specify yung actual meaning niya.
 
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Sabbat E12 Ultra.

Nakita ko rin sa Google ang description na yan pero di gaano na-specify yung actual meaning niya.
nice ganyan yung niregalo ko sa father ko netong december lang kaso nalalaglag daw sa tenga nya natatawa ako hahaha kaya pinalitan ko ng tip
 
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Sabbat E12 Ultra.

Nakita ko rin sa Google ang description na yan pero di gaano na-specify yung actual meaning niya.
TWS (True Wireless Stereo) naman ang category nyang sayo.
ang IEM kasi originally designed yan para sa mga artist for live performances nila nung 80s-90s... may target tone range silang habol depende sa gagamit. meron pa rin ganyan ngayon para sa bespoke IEMs that costs more than $1000, kung titignan mong mabuti sa mga live concerts, ganyan mga suot nila.
lately lang yan nag-gain ng traction sa mainstream market dahil sa KZ :rock:

watch this for more info
 
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waaaa sanaols naka Sabbat.. currently using KZ ZSN pro.. panalo sa quality at price ang KZ pra saken. mula sa ZST, ES4 at ZSN pro.. ok din monk :love:
 
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TWS (True Wireless Stereo) naman ang category nyang sayo.
ang IEM kasi originally designed yan para sa mga artist for live performances nila nung 80s-90s... may target tone range silang habol depende sa gagamit. meron pa rin ganyan ngayon para sa bespoke IEMs that costs more than $1000, kung titignan mong mabuti sa mga live concerts, ganyan mga suot nila.
lately lang yan nag-gain ng traction sa mainstream market dahil sa KZ :rock:

watch this for more info
Salamat boss. Pag aaralan ko yan. Kung magustuhan, baka yan ang bilhin.

waaaa sanaols naka Sabbat.. currently using KZ ZSN pro.. panalo sa quality at price ang KZ pra saken. mula sa ZST, ES4 at ZSN pro.. ok din monk :love:
Hi ate totie! Gawa ka FZFS thread :lol:
 
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waaaa sanaols naka Sabbat.. currently using KZ ZSN pro.. panalo sa quality at price ang KZ pra saken. mula sa ZST, ES4 at ZSN pro.. ok din monk :love:
Hello ate Lynn :hi:
Naka 3 ka na rin palang iem :thumbsup:
Hype lang yang sabbat panapat daw na cheaper alternative sa apple airpods 😏
Kung may balak kang mag-upgrade for better tuning, highly recommended si MoonDrop Chu (1200-1300) atsaka si KZ x crinacle CRN (1600) or KZ Zex Pro which is the same as the crn for only 1100-1300
 
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Killer talaga KZ haha dami pa parating na new models ng Kz eh, meron ako nakita around 4k something kaso hindi pa ako nakapag research ano specs at ganon sya ka-mahal
 
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Hello ate chai :hi:
Naka 3 ka na rin palang iem :thumbsup:
Hype lang yang sabbat panapat daw na cheaper alternative sa apple airpods 😏
Kung may balak kang mag-upgrade for better tuning, highly recommended si MoonDrop Chu (1200-1300) atsaka si KZ x crinacle CRN (1600) or KZ Zex Pro which is the same as the crn for only 1100-1300
Habol ko kasi ngayon is wireless.

All goods naman ako sa Sabbat. Sobrang ganda talaga ng audio quality. Kahit ung mga first time na pinasuot ko nito dahil may paparinig ako, nagustuahan eh. Ganda ng bass and treble quality. Hindi masakit sa tenga.
 
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+1 sa Moondrop Chu or Kz EDA(Balanced Version) sa 1k budget, CCA CRA sa lower budget tapos Moondrop Aria or Tinhifi T3 plus for 2.8-3k budget

Edit: wrong quote pala sorry 😅
 
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