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Old 01-07-2012, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by keyb_gr View Post
What a great list.

So it seems the ranks of IEMs with good isolation still aren't terribly crowded - Etys, Shures, Westones, Phonaks and some custom UEs and Earsonics. And they typically still aren't for bassheads. Good to know.

Funny seeing ye olde ER-6 (non-i) in the list. The assessment seems about right. They did isolate well, but needed some massive EQ to sound half-decent. SE420s were a definite step up in both handling and sound, though I still use some EQ.
You can take the phonaks off your list. The PFE has decent isolation, but not what I would classify as good. Certainly not something I'd take with me on an airplane. Now, if you are willing to use comply tips, that changes. But complys come with their own downsides.
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