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Old 07-04-2011, 06:44 PM
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Hey guys, getting a Cowon J3 and I feel I should get myself a good pair of IEM's to go with them.

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Whatever you think would compliment that taste. Isolation is very important.

I was thinking of the Hippo VB's, but since they're known as a "basshead" kind of headphone, perhaps they'd be a bit too bassy for me? I tend to deal with lows a lot (drone etc.) but not necessarily bass.

Any advice would be great. Thanks!
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:51 PM
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Pana HJE900 or Brainwavz M2 would be fine for your taste, in my opinion.
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Lows without bass? lol

No, VBs are very nice phones. You have similar musical tastes as me, apparently, and some phones that have great clarity for that metal is the Panasonic RP-HJE900. Though, I don't know how much they are in the UK, but they meet your price requirement stateside. I've been using them for almost a year now, and they sound phenomenal.
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Looking at the Panasonic's. The build quality looks brilliant, as does everything else about 'em - thanks for the advice!

EDIT: Price is perfect. I think I'll go for them. Thanks!
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Klipsch Custom 1 is on sale for $25 right now at Cowboom.com
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Klipsch sucks.
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Kind of realized that the isolation on the Panasonics is a common complaint, and isolation is rather important to me. Is there any similar alternatives? I can up the budget if I had to, but probably no more than £150 (if that).
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Kind of realized that the isolation on the Panasonics is a common complaint, and isolation is rather important to me. Is there any similar alternatives? ... (if that).
Try better tips than the included ones and isolation will improve, like the sony hybrids.
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Got plenty of those, I'll give it a shot when I buy them next week.
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Also the M11 double flange, Eterna double flange.
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I've found, in the past, that double and triple flange tips do a good job at isolation--as long as you don't mind the flanges tickling your brain (they really can tickle the inner workings of my ear) ...
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