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Dudes. Anyone got a decent recommendation for a set of IEMs? I’ve tried some Westone UM10 triple drivers but the sound was terrible. Unusable. I’ve got about £500 budget. Cheers. 

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It's a long thread but this is the best places to start if yu've got a couple of days....!

 

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10 hours ago, Hammer_ said:

Dudes. Anyone got a decent recommendation for a set of IEMs? I’ve tried some Westone UM10 triple drivers but the sound was terrible. Unusable. I’ve got about £500 budget. Cheers. 

If you can push your budget a little, a set of UE6 customs will change your world.

http://www.custom-inearmonitors.co.uk/iems/ultimate-ears-ue-6-pro-custom-in-ear-monitors.html

 

Also - the UM10 is a single BA not a triple. Are you sure you tried a triple driver? That UM10 will be pretty much useless for live use. Not enough lows and certainly nowhere near enough headroom. You’ll be going into distortion with the very mention of bass.

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On 04/10/2019 at 08:51, EBS_freak said:

If you can push your budget a little, a set of UE6 customs will change your world.

http://www.custom-inearmonitors.co.uk/iems/ultimate-ears-ue-6-pro-custom-in-ear-monitors.html

 

Also - the UM10 is a single BA not a triple. Are you sure you tried a triple driver? That UM10 will be pretty much useless for live use. Not enough lows and certainly nowhere near enough headroom. You’ll be going into distortion with the very mention of bass.

Thanks dude. I’ve now got some Shure SE 846 and they do the job perfect 

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KZ AS10. They are under £40, but they are stunning. 5 way drivers too. I’ve had mine for a few months now and I’m so happy. The low end is awesome. Do yourself a favour and take a punt on them. Save yourself hundreds. 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KZ-AS10-5BA-HiFi-Stereo-Earphone-5-units-Balanced-Armature-Driver-In-ear-Headset/123319069726?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=423718172480&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Paired up with a Behringer P2 belt pack you can have a great sounding wired IEM set up for £70. 

https://www.thomann.de/gb/behringer_powerplay_p2.htm

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1 hour ago, ratman said:

KZ AS10. They are under £40, but they are stunning. 5 way drivers too. I’ve had mine for a few months now and I’m so happy. The low end is awesome. Do yourself a favour and take a punt on them. Save yourself hundreds. 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/KZ-AS10-5BA-HiFi-Stereo-Earphone-5-units-Balanced-Armature-Driver-In-ear-Headset/123319069726?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=423718172480&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Paired up with a Behringer P2 belt pack you can have a great sounding wired IEM set up for £70. 

https://www.thomann.de/gb/behringer_powerplay_p2.htm

I think that ship has sailed now... especially if he's spent up on those Shures. The Shures will sound better for listening to music.... but for live use, headroom is king.

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9 minutes ago, Sharkfinger said:

Oh balls, me and my big (keyboard) mouth.

Ha ha.

Yeah, without biting too much, there's always a bit of a snakeoil claim on this. Is the pseudo physics actually real... or even perceivable?

By the way, I have a set of 64s... and I would always advocate that ambience ports are bad news, especially when you are somebody craving bass. However... I have the M20 modules in there for the greater isolation as I perceive it to be less fatiguing than when I put the solid (orange) blocks in. Whether this is actually true or just me trying to convince myself that there is a difference, is open for debate. When the band is playing, the real world difference between the solid block and M20 is negligable... so I just sticked with the M20 in case it is actually doing anything like reducing fatigue or pressure.

The other consideration is, is that I run A12ts... so even if there is a loss of bass due to the Apex modules, then it's not as if there would ever be a lack of bass... because they are absolute bass monsters with so much bass on tap it's ridiculous...

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On 03/10/2019 at 22:35, Hammer_ said:

Dudes. Anyone got a decent recommendation for a set of IEMs? I’ve tried some Westone UM10 triple drivers but the sound was terrible. Unusable. I’ve got about £500 budget. Cheers. 

I also have a set of  Westone UM Pro 30 (as well as a custom set of 64Audio) but I find these to be excellent.  I found that with universal fit, getting a really good seal to be absolutely crucial. Try different ear inserts maybe?

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