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I was debating between the SE530 and the Triple.fi 10 pro, I think I'll be happier with the UE if the SE530 has so much bass impact.
I should qualify ...

I enjoy bass slam.

And the above comments are made while listening through an XM4 headphone amp with a very bass heavy OPAMP in it (AD822) ...

I'm also listening with the XM4's bass boost circuit enabled.



...

Without any of those things considered ... the bass is pretty much true to any given recording.

Not to be selling the SE530's or anything ... cause I'm also very much interested in hearing the Triple-fi's ...

But they are quite decent IEM's ...

    
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Sorry Nammy.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f42/fs...e-91-a-321461/
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We should trade when I get my triple.fis next month
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We should trade when I get my triple.fis next month
You may be joking, but after you get used to them and all ...

Just PM me if you want to do a two week swap or something.

    
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Oh no I'm not joking, I'd be up for it, I'm interested in comparing the two best rated IEMs as well.
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Oh no I'm not joking, I'd be up for it, I'm interested in comparing the two best rated IEMs as well.
Just say when ...

Would be fun.

    
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Just say when ...

Would be fun.

s1rrah, we have similar taste in the music depart for eletronica [thievery corp and so forth]. what IEM would you recommend for that style of music + house.
I really don't want to spend over 300$, but if the 530's are really that good so be it. I want IEM's so when i ride my motorcycle.

and i want the slam, i want it in my face. i use to own super.fi 3's and the bass slam was so weak it was ridiculous. i'd be using a portable amp with it. what do you suggest?
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The Tomahawk is more than double in some cases. Best value is probably the Mini^3, but Soloz would know better than me.
I wasn't denying the value of the mini3. No doubt if you made a desktop version you could probably squeeze a bit more out of it.
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s1rrah, we have similar taste in the music depart for eletronica [thievery corp and so forth]. what IEM would you recommend for that style of music + house.
I really don't want to spend over 300$, but if the 530's are really that good so be it. I want IEM's so when i ride my motorcycle.

and i want the slam, i want it in my face. i use to own super.fi 3's and the bass slam was so weak it was ridiculous. i'd be using a portable amp with it. what do you suggest?
@phospholipid:

I should preface this by saying that when I'm interested in really heavy bass slam ... I either use an EQ or (my preferred method) the bass boost circuit on my XM4.

The latter, the XM4's bass boost circuit is fantastically capable and worthwhile at providing a very respectable punch to just about anything you listen too while not being overtly muddy or 'woolen'. It really works good and I couldn't ever see myself getting rid of this particular little amp until I hear another with a bass boost circuit that bests it (I've compared it directly to a SR-71 and was not swayed ... even though the SR-71 was slightly more transparent; but it couldn't beat the XM4 in the bass department.)

...

That said ...

Those are the variables which make me enjoy the SE530's in my more bass prime tracks.

I'm sure the same effect would transfer well, in more or less degrees, to any other IEM (that is, an amp with good bass boost).

Although, if you spend the time reading all the reviews online regarding the SE530's, you'll find that they are very well respected and known for their HUGE bass capabilities, EQ'd/Amp'd, or not.

(long story short ... I'd highly recommend the SE530's to you for listening to electronica/ambient/d&b/dub type music ... and ESPECIALLY with the addition of an amplifier that has a good clean bass boost circuit; the final sound is really rather impressive).

...

And unaffected, the SE530's also provide very capable and present bass, more than most other IEM's and full sized cans ... including my RS1's and SR225's.

...

All of that considered ...

Try to listen to some before buying. Also, try to listen to other offerings such as the Westone IEM's and the Super Fi's ... both of which I've read favorable things about. I personally would love to spend some time with the Westone UM2's ... but haven't had the chance yet.

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Yeah I listened to the Super.fi 5EB and the pro before I bought my E4c last year, the EB really defines bass slam. It made my head shake.
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