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Old 26th August 2016, 00:14   #211
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Any recommendations on balanced sounding earphones in the 10- 15k range?
1) Sony XBA-H1 - Don't think Sony is a minor player in the league of specialised sound-makers, this one demolished Bose's and B&O's for sound quality, it is a hybrid driver (balanced armature + dynamic bass) which ensure crisp and clear instrumentals, vocals and also decent bass. For a cheaper option XBA-A1 is awesome and its hands down the best earphone I've used. The inputs are gold-plated for pristine quality transfer. Its also DSEE-HX enabled to upscale lower quality bitrate files.

2) Bang & Olufsen H3 - Hey its a Bang & Olufsen, a luxury brand, the number one in snob value, prestige and heritage and its milled out of a single block of aluminium.. can't get a better gift than that. Sound quality won't be as good as XBA-H1 but B&O will surely kill the initial shortlist of yours.

My pick would be the Bang & Olufsen eyes closed.
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Old 26th August 2016, 16:10   #212
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I've recently purchased FiiO EX1 IEM for Rs.4,999 from Amazon.in and I'm loving it. I use it with my Moto G2, PowerAmp music player to listen to 320kbps mp3s.
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Been using a Cowon EM1 since the last 2months and post the burn-in of the IEM they've been sounding rather pleasing. Clean and tight bass, crisp midrange and clear trebles and vocals. Just the way I like it. For the price of Rs. 1100 on Amazon it is an excellent choice for any person who is looking at good SQ on budget prices.

Also use a Senheiser HD180 studio headphones bought for a cheap Rs.900 only. Again an excellent studio monitor headphone for it's price. Clean clear and crisp sound post burn-in. Can recommend it to people who are looking at studio monitors on budget. Use it for casual sound mixing on laptop and boy it has been impressing me a lot.

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Using Sennheiser CX 275s In the Ear Headphone for past one year and satisfied quite well. Bought them for Rs.2000 last year, now they are retailing for Rs.1750 in most online stores.
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Anyone used the Sennheiser CX 213 ? I have used the CX 180 and they were really good but I seem to have damaged them a bit. Now wondering if I should go for the same or if CX 213 would be better.
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Anyone used the Sennheiser CX 213 ? I have used the CX 180 and they were really good but I seem to have damaged them a bit. Now wondering if I should go for the same or if CX 213 would be better.
Senn heisers have very thin, soft wire. The insulation starts cracking after an year or so. I had a CX 180, then a CX 300ii. Both suffered similar issues. Why not consider Audio Technica ? I used to own a ATH CK505. They were not very bassy as senn heisers, but the mids and highs were better. Only issue that i faced with AT is that, they weren't exactly comfortable for my ears.
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Senn heisers have very thin, soft wire. The insulation starts cracking after an year or so. I had a CX 180, then a CX 300ii. Both suffered similar issues. Why not consider Audio Technica ? I used to own a ATH CK505. They were not very bassy as senn heisers, but the mids and highs were better. Only issue that i faced with AT is that, they weren't exactly comfortable for my ears.
ATH CK505 doesn't seem to be available. Any others you would recommend?
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ATH CK505 doesn't seem to be available. Any others you would recommend?
Sound magic ES18 seems to be getting good reviews around. I haven't tried them yet though.

I use Beyerdynamic DTX 102 iE now. Quite good for 1.8K. Very balanced. Under 1K, Panasonic RP TCM125 Ergo fit would be my choice. They come with mic and look sturdy enough to withstand abuse for daily use.
CX180 for the price, its hard to fault. Cable quality seems to be the only issue. I have witnessed 3 CX 180's fail in a similar fashion as mine. . If you are impressed with CX180 (I was), go for it. It usually fails only after an year or so. Enjoy while it lasts. .

Audiophiles opinions are welcome.

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My pick would be the Bang & Olufsen eyes closed.
Thanks for the reply buddy. However, I finally decided not to overdo it since the purchase is for wife, and I'm not sure how she would adapt to premium earphones.

So picked up a VFM pair instead.

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FiiO EX1 IEM
That's what I've finally ordered as well. Extremely good reviews worldwide both for Titan1 and FiiO EX1, and I think with a bit of EQ, this could be made to sound as sweet as the Titan3 as well which costs double the price.

Exciting times ahead.
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***Deal alert***

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear Headphones are available for 4000 on Amazon and order through app using Citibank Credit/Debit card for additional 15% discount, so effective cost would be 3400. They are definitely worth picking up at that price point! Usually price is around 5100 or so for the same pair of IEMs.

I ordered one this morning and they will be delivered tomorrow. These IEMs will join my existing collection of Klipsch R6 and Beyerdyanmic DTX 102ie.
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I just bought the MEE 6 Pro earphones after a lot of research and its great.

Hope this review video helps, check it out.
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