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I'm looking at 3. The Triple.fi 10, the Brainwavz B2, and the Head-Direct RE-0. I listen to a wide variety of genres, including Classical, Glitch, Melodic and Technical Death Metal, Dubstep, Electro, Folk, French House, and more. I prefer a cold and analytical sound signature, and I'm not super interested in lots of bass. I'd like a detailed and 'fast' IEM with a large soundstage. Out of those, (but feel free to give suggestions!) which do you think would suit my tastes best?
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I love my Klipsch Image S4's, if that helps your decision lol
I also listen to as wide a variety of music as you do.
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This would be more suitably posted at Head-fi lol. Also I think the Triple Fis aren't really in the same league as the other two IEMs you've listed. I love my pair of TF10s, if that helps also. redface.gif haven't tried the other two so I can't comment.
    
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This would be more suitably posted at Head-fi lol. Also I think the Triple Fis aren't really in the same league as the other two IEMs you've listed. I love my pair of TF10s, if that helps also. redface.gif haven't tried the other two so I can't comment.

The Brainwavz B2 is a flagship multiple armature IEM similar to the TF10. I'm mainly debating between The B2 and TF10, but I thought I'd throw in the RE0 just because.
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If you want something with no flavor and is a jack of all trades, then the TF10 is for you. I don't know how I'd describe the sound stage on the tf10 since once you put it on you really can't hear ANYTHING outside since it has the best isolation of all of the IEMs I've tried (and the isolation makes it PITA to take off). But if you want something fast and punchy then I'd look at UE's lower end models, which really have a sound signature similar to that of Grados.
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No fellow Shure fans? I always recommend them...awesome customer support too.
 
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If you want something with no flavor and is a jack of all trades, then the TF10 is for you. I don't know how I'd describe the sound stage on the tf10 since once you put it on you really can't hear ANYTHING outside since it has the best isolation of all of the IEMs I've tried (and the isolation makes it PITA to take off). But if you want something fast and punchy then I'd look at UE's lower end models, which really have a sound signature similar to that of Grados.

Considering that my airplane earphones went from Westone UM1 to the TF10, I would say that the UM1 was definitely better in terms of isolation, but had a lot less flavor than the TF10. The TF10 is actually a really good earphone (with a terribly stiff cable which I am replacing) that can do a lot and has really great sound stage for an in-ear but it is by no means perfect. It's rather massive and bulky and definitely sticks out. It's also not very comfortable unless you swap the two earpieces.
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