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Old 12-21-2010, 10:00 PM
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hi all, i need an iem for metal music with a budget of roughly 120USD as i live in singapore and prices here may vary alot or so.. i listen to power metal mostly, with a few j-rock songs and some orchestra. i need the bass to be present but not boomy and making the whole sound muddy. like you know its there and it extends well and feel soundstage. mids shouldnt be recessed as i need guitar solos to sound good

hope someone here would know what may suit my needs best
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:14 PM
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myzq: You are in Singapore? Run, don't walk to the Jaben store in Singapore. Try the Hippo VBs or the Hippo 10s/10EB.

http://jaben.net/

I am a metal/prog/guitar nut - that stuff sounds terrific through those 2.

From your description, your sonic preferences are similar to mine. If you can get em, do look at the Panasonic HJE900 - the single best pair of IEMs I own pretty much have heard to date.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:38 PM
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i DID want to get hje900 from jnr, but wth sold out. i ordered in nov but news came to me that it was discontinued whatever. disappointed because i read alot through forums and came to that decision. was in hk awhile last two weeks, how are the prices there? think its more expensive? however went to um forget that place but its a rather "shady" mall or something and browse around with my family and i saw that the tf10s at one watch shop a kind of nice price. kind of nearly half of the price in singapore. by meaning of "shady" because i saw a sign that directs people to an adult video shop. haha.

edit: seyo shop is mighty expensive..for the pannie

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:51 PM
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HK prices for this kinda stuff is meh. I am actually kind of bummed about that. For sure, prices for alot of gear/tech stuff is cheaper by about 10-15% in the States vs HK. There are exceptions though [for instance, in HK/China, the iPhone4 is fully subsidized with a 2 year contract, but in the States same 2 year contract requires 200USD or so for an iPhone4].

Beware of counterfeit stuff - you and I are basically in the knock-off center of the universe.

I still say look at the Hippo VBs or the Hippo 10s/eb from the Jaben store in Singapore - haven't been there myself yet, but some here have. You can try before you buy
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:33 AM
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yea. EBAY seller from singapore. wanted to get a pair of fx500 but got ripped off cos its fake. luckily a refund could be made. the cord splitter area wrote "JAPAN" instead of "CHINA", but i'm still returning it because the wood housing gave it off i guess. cracks and look shoddy. will go there tomorrow because today i'm not free

OT random: btw you asian or caucasian? haha
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Old 12-22-2010, 12:35 AM
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Chinese, ABC from NYC.

And say hello to Uncle Wilson over at the Jaben store [if he's around]
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haha try to. i'm shy. thanks
edit: i've read some build quality issues on hippo vb..? :|

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Old 12-23-2010, 04:04 AM
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I second the Hippo VB's.

Also take a look at the phonak audeo pfe. It's what I use I find it excellent with metal and orchestra. Especially when blended together. The highs can fatigue me after a while but a quick change in a players EQ setting can fix that.
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