Anyone have any notable things to say about any cheap in-ears (like KZ, for example)? Thanks!
My hearing is worth more than $100. My ears are a lifetime ownership.I would recommend starting at at least $100 for IEMs.
Since comments that don't agree with you constitute "attacks", I'll apologize up front for beating the living heck out of you in the following:Yes, and I got attacked for agreeing with you before.
.....but only worth $250??My hearing is worth more than $100.
I wear GKN headphones $250
Why aren't you posting angry text at Bermuda then? I guess I'm a softer target.Since comments that don't agree with you constitute "attacks", I'll apologize up front for beating the living heck out of you in the following:
.....but only worth $250??
but I'm sure we'll find out with the last word.
There is no anger in my text whatsoever. You are the one who is reading it that way. You are not a target (soft? maybe), but you are attempting to weaponize your "victimhood" simply because I don't agree with you.Why aren't you posting angry text at Bermuda then? I guess I'm a softer target.
If by "critical" you mean that I'm correcting you, and trying to steer others from misinformation then sure. You may be right about the softness.But in any case, you try so hard to be critical.
I'd be the first to admit that. Right along with the fact that a $50 set of IEMs can protect as well as thousand dollar custom molds, just like I was saying.It just so happens the $250 GKN's protect as well as $900 IEMs. But you'd never admit that.
What?? That might be the worst analogy that I've ever heard. Hearing loss due to high dB's is inevitable if no precautions are taken.egarding the amount of loud live shows and gun ranges you've experienced without hearing damage... well it's the same old story about how your grandmother smoked 60 a day for 80 years and died in a car crash. Hearing damage happens, and you don't know it until it's too late.
Again, there is no anger whatsoever, and I'm sorry that you are taking it that way and consider it an "attack".Not sure why you are getting so angry and personal abut this. Take a chill pill.
Thank you for bringing this up! I forgot that, while I was doing the research for CIEMs, I took notice of the db reduction/sound isolation difference. The CIEMs I was looking at (+ a couple of the other brands/offerings) were rated at around -20 db to -25db, with the Shure UIEMs being rated between -29 db and -37db.Believe it or not, custom molds fall into the -25 to -30 dB reduction range which is right in line with proper fitting, non-custom IEM's (at -25).
This too. This entire debate is moot if you turn it up too high. But, theoretically: the more noise reduction, the less you have to push them.Regardless, I think we all can agree that any time you are pumping sound into your ears, whether it be through custom or non-custom IEM's, or isolation phones w/ speakers, all of the protection afforded by them goes right out the window if the volume knob goes up too high.
Ok then, if it makes you happy, @bermuda , you're wrong! There. That's as "angry" as I'm going to get.