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Senny IE 60, Klipsch X7i, or B&W C5?

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I've grown tired of Bose IE2s and am looking for a pair of headphones to replace them. I have a budget of $250, and from the reviews I've read these 3 appear to be some of the best of the best for my budget. Which ones would you recommend? I'm kinda leaning for the Klipsh as the B&W appear to not fit right for some and leak a bit of sound, and the Senny IE 60 is on tip of my budget. I'm looking for a pair that will really pack a punch the mids and highs, while giving some nice bass - but nothing overpowering. I don't listen to bass heavy genres, like electronica or dubstep.

I listen to rock and R&B from a variety of artists, one of which releases her next album this tuesday, DEMI. If it helps, here are three of the songs from the track: Nightingale Fire Starter and Warrior

TL;DR Which of the three best fit those three songs?
    
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If you didn't mind about the composure and the punchy in Base, I recommend the X7i. Except for those disadvantage to the base and some thin sound, overall sound is very nice. Very clear mid (upfront mid-range presentation), crisp high with wide soundstage and nice instrumental separation.
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The C5 seems to have quite an odd fitting configuration indeed...I agree the Klipsch is the safest bet here. Senn is not very well known for their IEM's, even the old flagships IE8/80 were criticized for being overpriced. The new Sony XBA30 should be around your price range as well.
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If you didn't mind about the composure and the punchy in Base, I recommend the X7i. Except for those disadvantage to the base and some thin sound, overall sound is very nice. Very clear mid (upfront mid-range presentation), crisp high with wide soundstage and nice instrumental separation.

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The C5 seems to have quite an odd fitting configuration indeed...I agree the Klipsch is the safest bet here. Senn is not very well known for their IEM's, even the old flagships IE8/80 were criticized for being overpriced. The new Sony XBA30 should be around your price range as well.

Thanks for the help guys! I have yet to pick up a pair yet, but was about to do so tomorrow - that is until LinkPro suggested the Sony XBA30 headphone.gif

I think I will go with the XBA30s, I've looked on amazon the reviews on both amazon and head-fi indicate amazing quality, and overall I'm seeing a much more positive response than the X7i reviews and comments I've read. (head-fi review). They're still within my budget, looking to be $170, which is a major plus. I think I'll have myself a pair of those biggrin.gif

Thanks guys! +Rep
    
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