IEM under 1K

Revolution

Wise Old Owl
Hi,
I need a a IEM under 1K.
With of without Mic doesn't matter for me.
I want it to listen Music mainly except other small things.
I have entry level mi smart phone and I will use IEM with that.
I have to commute in noisy bus and train near 5 hours every day.
So IEM must be comfortable for 2+2 hours daily with good noise cancellation feature.
Please don't suggest Sound Magic.
My last PL11 last for 10 months and this ES18 lasted only 8 months.
My bro and elder sister both have 1MORE Piston Fit Earphones with MIC and its OK but did not like its Bass,build quality or noise cancellation that much.
I'm also looking for only small size good silicon earbud.
Where can I buy that specific size only ?
I have no problem to buy more than one pairs if those are not super expensive.
 
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Revolution

Revolution

Wise Old Owl
Got KZ ATE recently.
But not impressed at all.
Using with Redmi Note 5A and Poweramp.
Do I need to Tweak any Settings(EQ) ?
Which is better Silicon Earbud or Foam ?
Please help!
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
Foam or Silicon Ear tips wont make a change in SQ. I have expensive comply foam tips but I find them highly overrated. Use flanged silicon tips, very comfortable to ear.
 
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Revolution

Revolution

Wise Old Owl
Thanks!
Do I need to change EQ to get better SQ ?
Searched at web but could not found good EQ setting for KZ-ATE.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
I have never messed around with EQ, I also owned ES18 and KZ ATE.

ES 18 < KZ ATE <<< E10c.

After I bought E10c, its so good I bought E10bt recently as well (same earphone with bluetooth). YOu should never have bothered with KZ ATE now, because e10c used to be a 2.5k product whose cost has gone down to 1k since a year or 2. There is no way KZ ATE could match E10c's sound quality.
 

whitestar_999

Super Moderator
Staff member
How much better is e10c compared to es18? I mean in movies/tv shows will it have remarkable improvement(kinda like going from 300-400 philips to es18 like).
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
My personal guarentee, its going to be a remarkable improvement. You may take the opinion of saiyanGoku who also upgraded from ES18, KZ ATE and usied E10c.

PS : Both my E10c and E10bt are refurbs, both working fine. E10bt has a bulky battery unit which is it's only negative.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
Can you check your ES18 packaging, maybe it has flanged ear tips. Im not sure, but all my flanged tips came from e10c and e10bt box. Perhaps es18 also has that as well.

KEITHNICO 6Pairs Clear Three Layer Silicone Eartips Earbuds Ear Tips Replacement Cushion Ear pads For Headphone Earphone(S M L)-in Earphone Accessories from Consumer Electronics on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

I cant vouch for their quality as I use standard soundmagic flanged tips (double flanged). But this is what they look like.
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
I use amazon music, and black player. I dont equalize much as im a noob at those things.

Kind of offtopic but musicbee (windows app) is an excellent music storage for your PC. it can synchronize your tracks from phones keeping folder structure and artist info intact. Try it out.
 

shreeux

Movie Buff
My personal guarentee, its going to be a remarkable improvement. You may take the opinion of saiyanGoku who also upgraded from ES18, KZ ATE and usied E10c.

PS : Both my E10c and E10bt are refurbs, both working fine. E10bt has a bulky battery unit which is it's only negative.

Finally which one is good to buy?

Wired
&
Wireless
 
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