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Old 04-23-2008, 09:40 AM
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Default Help Finding BEST lowend smooth bass IEM

I need a recommendation for the best IEM with the hands down lowest and smoothest bass. What would be a better combo with my D2? 1) Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 EB or 2.) CrossRoads XBi? I might be leaning towards the XBi for the comfort (they look similar to my Sony EX51's) but don't want to give up low bass quality.

I currently have the Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 Pro's and drive them with my D2 (MP3-320 and FLAC). Still not enough smooth, low, bass with all tweaks (BBE, EQ, etc.) turned up, down, and sideways. I still love my Sansa E280 (Rockbox'd) with the Sony EX51's. That Sansa combo has really deep bass (but can clip if pushed too far at the edge). Rockbox really opened up the Sansa's amp (at the expense of battery time). Doesn't matter though when it brings a smile to my face when listening to Will Smith's "It's All Good". There are several really deep bass segments in it that are hidden with other combos I've listened to. Unfortunately, I can't hear it with the D2/EA Triple10 combo.The Sansa can't drive the Triple10's very well. The D2 can't get the lows into the EX51's. I hope Rockbox for the D2 will have the same result of exposing more low end. (I hope soon!)
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