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State your budget! (Set an absolute maximum or give a relative maximum with + x amount if it will be amazingly better).
Max would probably be $350 (Saved for quite a while actually)

State your music tastes
Quite a bit of bass, I listen to rap and some pop and rock time to time

State what perks are highly desirable (low impedance, heavy bass, excellent for gaming etc..)
I don't like muddy mids

State what products you already have and are planning on using with your recommended item (state whether you have an amp if you're looking for headphones with high impedance for example)
I want to use it with my iPhone

State how you are going to use the item (e.g. out-and-about, at the gym, at home, PC / console, gaming, music etc). The more detail in this, the better
Music, when I'm outside so no headphones please!

State where you live and offer some sites that are known for having good prices / being reputable so we can help recommend you products in your country's currency (like Amazon or ebay)
Any North American website (USD)

Thanks guys. I want an IEM. tongue.gif
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post #2 of 22
Westone 4, Monster Turbine Copper Pro, Monster Turbine Miles Davis Tribute, Sennheiser IE8.
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post #3 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simca View Post

Westone 4, Monster Turbine Copper Pro, Monster Turbine Miles Davis Tribute, Sennheiser IE8.

The Westone is too expensive. How are Monster IEMs? Are they good or what? Most people tell me they suck so I'm not sure.
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post #4 of 22
Added the Westone because you could get them used for that much. It's up to you. I wouldn't have recommended something if it sucked.
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post #5 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Simca View Post

Added the Westone because you could get them used for that much. It's up to you. I wouldn't have recommended something if it sucked.

They have the Monsters at Best buy. So I can buy it with my gift card. tongue.gif I'll see some reviews about it and see if I want it. I really want some good IEMs because I hate my Apple ones!
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post #6 of 22
I don't think I'd recommend Westone for his music genres though. The Westone sound signature in general is pretty clinical and the balanced armature setups don't really do bass justice.

Then again...what do I know...I've only owned a Westone UM1 and a UM3X RC tongue.gif
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post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post

I don't think I'd recommend Westone for his music genres though. The Westone sound signature in general is pretty clinical and the balanced armature setups don't really do bass justice.

Then again...what do I know...I've only owned a Westone UM1 and a UM3X RC tongue.gif

Admittedly of the IEMs suggested the Westone's are the least bassiest, but they provide a nice punch.
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post #8 of 22
Instead of the Westone 4, you might want to consider the Westone 3. It has a more lively sound signature and more bass than the Westone 4 (at least from what I have read). You might also want to check out the triple.fi 10 by Ultimate Ears. They are also known for bass, but can sometimes feel uncomfortable because of the shape of their plastic shell.
    
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post #9 of 22
Westone 3 is fine to recommend but the triple fi 10s really have no place when the price range is 350. Their quality is great at less than 150, but bad for over that.

Also, we must not forget bass isn't his only concern.
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post #10 of 22
Aye, the TF10 is a good starting point into the world of multiple balanced armature in-ears but it is by no means competitive in the $350 price range.
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