Help with IEM choice and suggestions

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  1. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Guys, I am torn apart between IEMs below:

    1) RHA MA750
    2) YAMAHA EPH-100
    3) DUNU DN-1000

    I am looking for "exciting" (V / U shaped) IEMs with present but well controlled bass.

    Price range is $100 - $200. If you have experience with above or any other IEMs that you can recommend, please share.
     
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    I have Monster Turbine Pro Copper and reckon it has perfectly controlled bass. And simple Monster Turbine too.
     
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    Thank you very much for suggestion.

    Monster Turbine seems not to be imported to Japan, however I spotted CT version for $160. Will read more reviews on it.
     
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    I've read some on ATH-IM50 / ATH-IM70, as also mentioned in this review, they are great all rounders (balanced sound), not really V-shape comparing to other products.

    They do seem like a good value for $100. If I am to limit my budget to $100, I gonna compare them to shure SE215 or sennheiser cx 5.00 and decide from there.

    Thank you.
     
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    I did more research and finally got Dunu Titan 5.

    Those are exactly IEMs I was looking for. It has present, strong, but yet controlled bass. V-shape sound.

    Doing 2 weeks research before buying IEMs did pay off. I got exactly what I wanted.
     
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    You have bought headphones without even listening them before? Bold move...
     
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    Yeah. Dunu is rare where I live. No physical shops have them in stock, so I can't go somewhere to listen to them.
    But I read enough of reviews to image how they sound and compared to other IEMs. Lot of reviews had similar points about Titan 5, so I didn't have trouble realizing how they sound. And reviews are very positive.

    Anyway, had to purchase them through internet, got it for good price though ($150, instead of $200 which is average price in Japan).

    EDIT : Was surprised there plenty of Russian reviews on Titans.
     
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    How do you like them?
     
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    Well, I live in a big(est) city here, so I always listen headphones before buying. And most other big cities have specialised shops. Also many guys do pasture in several audio forums and constantly swap their hp, players and amps with each other.

    Btw, in soviet times analogue audio equipment from Japan was considered the best here. Sharp (legendary 999 and 777), Sony, JVC, Pioneer, Marantz and Akai (when we shifted to deck/block systems). TDK was the most popular audio cassette.
     

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    Present but controlled bass to details. Fun V-shape sound. Good build quality.

    What makes Titan 5 special to me is also just right amount of bass. Its not bloating, yet its not shy. It's there and it's gently in your face when you put them on.

    I was very surprised with soundstage, it definitely present and I am very happy with it. But its probably a sound "decoy", since you can't really have natural soundstage with closed IEMs.

    I wore them outside yesterday. Walked with them for 2 hours, cable noise was not issue at all, so didn't have to wear them over ears.

    This people write much better review with more experience, read below if you interested:
    http://totallydubbed.net/2016/03/12...t-earphone-that-improves-on-the-dunu-titan-1/
    http://www.head-fi.org/products/dunu-titan-5


    There no much swapping in Japan. Maybe inside of some audio communities, but I never bothered to join.

    Oh yeah, I remember my grandpa had a Pioneer cassette player when I was in Volgograd. I remember it had equalizers on them.
     
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    So you did live in USSR... How did you manage to land in Japan?
     

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