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Old 06-14-2011, 03:34 AM
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the sibilance that i hear with my earphones is really putting me off playing any music whatsoever.
i only have cheap creative earphones at the moment. i had a pair of 630s and i'm sure i never noticed any sibilance, and i was very happy with them, however they died.
next i got some 830s and thats when i started to noticed everything.
i've just bought some new 630s but the sibilance is still there.

it makes me wonder if it was always there and somehow i didn't notice? now however its difficult simply not to listen out for it.

so i'm after some new earphones that may be sibilant free. is there such a thing?
i have a clip+ and i'm willing to pay between $100-$150 for some new 'phones.
i like to hear the bass.

suggestions of any good IEM in that price range would be very appreciated, thanks.

ps. i've been reading some good reviews of various Etymotic earphones, would you recommend this brand?
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:44 AM
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I recently bought the Meelectronics CC51 and they are sibilance free (IMHO). Here a review:

http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/sho...d.php?p=557709

Some reviewers notice a tiny bit of sibilance, but I don't hear any.

I got them for 30€ which was a steal, but you can get them for about 60$.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826735022

Of course there are better IEMs, but for the price they don't disappoint. And the bass you ask for you will get.
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:22 PM
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Only phones I've ever used that were even near my sound preference that didn't have sibilance is my Westone ES3X. I've tried a few sets of the Etymotics but they just don't sound good enough to my tastes. I'd rather some sibilance and a sound signature worth listening to.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:37 PM
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Maybe the MEElectronics A151. Check out WalkGood's review.
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