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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 šŸ„°

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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honga


:wow: :clap:


Sennheiser HD800... asa pa :rofl:
wala pa ako :weep:
ang tinitignan ko for openback:
grado sr80x/60x or philips shp9500 for entry level experience
beyerdynamic dtt990 or sennheiser hd600 if i wanted an upgrade maybe :hyper:
I am eyeing for grado sr60x din haha.. not a pro pero it would be nice to have sennheiser hd600 based sa mga yt reviews.

Try ko lang tong samson sr850. Gusto ko lang ma experience open back. Kapag nagandahan ako tsaka na mag invest sa mas magandang brand :lol:
 
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I am eyeing for grado sr60x din haha.. not a pro pero it would be nice to have sennheiser hd600 based sa mga yt reviews.

Try ko lang tong samson sr850. Gusto ko lang ma experience open back. Kapag nagandahan ako tsaka na mag invest sa mas magandang brand :lol:
honga... hindi masakit sa bulsa yung samson sr850... kaso... i'm too invested sa mga IEM ngayon at mas masakit sa bulsa magshift ng obsession :rofl:
kung may 10k-20k budget ako pang-audio... i guess i'll need to invest sa desktop DAC/AMP atsaka a studio monitor speakers presonus eris and a better IEM like a moondrop kato/7hz timeless/moondrop blessing 2 :pacute::rock:
 
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honga... hindi masakit sa bulsa yung samson sr850... kaso... i'm too invested sa mga IEM ngayon at mas masakit sa bulsa magshift ng obsession :rofl:
kung may 10k-20k budget ako pang-audio... i guess i'll need to invest sa desktop DAC/AMP atsaka a studio monitor speakers presonus eris and a better IEM like a moondrop kato/7hz timeless/moondrop blessing 2 :pacute::rock:
will be investing sa dac din pero kelangan ng matinding research kasi like IEMs/headphone monitors, nakaka overwhelm pamimilian :lol:


samson sr850 is meh, i should have gone straight to senn hd600(lol) or beyerdynamic(need ko ng amp dito lol). will go back to mdr-7506 and aria :lol:
 
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I am gonna ask you the same thing. Seems like you do not have any idea what you are recommending. Oh, and i was not asking.
Oh wow, I didn't realize that escalated quickly. My apologies for misreading closed-back to open-back. And misreading is different from having no idea. Oh well...
 
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Oh wow, I didn't realize that escalated quickly. My apologies for misreading closed-back to open-back. And misreading is different from having no idea. Oh well...
this reply :noidea:
Research... Ask Google
off-topic naman eh... let's just drop this and move on :yes::rock:

will be investing sa dac din pero kelangan ng matinding research kasi like IEMs/headphone monitors, nakaka overwhelm pamimilian :lol:


samson sr850 is meh, i should have gone straight to senn hd600(lol) or beyerdynamic(need ko ng amp dito lol). will go back to mdr-7506 and aria :lol:
mahirap mag-invest sa +15k cans... most need an AMP kasi mataas na usually impedance nila... may tinitignan ako from beyerdynamic na DAC/AMP or MAGNI-MODI combo :rock:


abang-abang ng mga IEM sale bukas :lol:

edit: bad trip CCA C12! di nagbago presyo... tumaas pa nga :rant:
 
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this reply :noidea:

off-topic naman eh... let's just drop this and move on :yes::rock:


mahirap mag-invest sa +15k cans... most need an AMP kasi mataas na usually impedance nila... may tinitignan ako from beyerdynamic na DAC/AMP or AGNI-MODI combo :rock:


abang-abang ng mga IEM sale bukas :lol:

edit: bad trip CCA C12! di nagbago presyo... tumaas pa nga :rant:

Maganda din Schiit stack na Modi +Magni pero sobrang laki ng tax dito sa lugar ko. Kahit yung Modi na lang :rant: :slap:

makapag fiio na lang :lol:
 
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ngayon ko lang na gets to. so actually OG AKG K702 = Drop x AKG K7XX(with bass boost daw?)

hmm, mapapabili ata ako ng AKG K702 or yung K712:slap ng wala sa plan:think:
Not sure sa bass boost kc wala ako ng K702 for reference pero overall maganda and gusto ko ung sound stage hindi siya suffocating.
gamit ko lng sa ngayon is fiio e10k dac/amp tpos minsan Scarlett solo.
Waiting pa ako sa schiit stack na dumating.

Planar muna ung daily ko ngayon para maiba nman ung tunog.
 
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Not sure sa bass boost kc wala ako ng K702 for reference pero overall maganda and gusto ko ung sound stage hindi siya suffocating.
gamit ko lng sa ngayon is fiio e10k dac/amp tpos minsan Scarlett solo.
Waiting pa ako sa schiit stack na dumating.

Planar muna ung daily ko ngayon para maiba nman ung tunog.
I am returning samson sr850 for akg k702. 90% daw sya ng HD800 na super expensive :lol:


fiio e10k din binili ko, waiting pa dumating. :lol:
 
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I have KZ Zsn since 2019 and going strong pa

Bought a KZ B5.0 cable, decent battery life sana kaso not comfortable and the connection is not stable

Braided cable ftw :10: Jcally brand is highly recommended :thumbsup:

2nd, KZ Edx Pro

3rd, my new baby :pacute: Moondrop Aria :wub:

PS for newbies, check zpolt's youtube channel. Mapapa sana all ka sa collection nya :lol:
 
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