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FOBean
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Jan 23, 2018
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I already love my Nuforce EDC IEM's, and now I'm interested in trying out their BA Drivers, for their supposedly better clarity, detail and smoothness. I just can't decide if I want the Nuforce HEM 1, HEM 2, or the HEM 4? I can't afford anything higher than the HEM 4's, so for now I just need to pick one of those 3 unfortunately 😕
I really only listen to audience Recordings of shows/concerts (with HQ mics, preamps and recorders). Mainly what I recorded myself, so I want something that is balanced overall (lows/mids/highs), with great clarity and detail, and with a good low-end that's punchy and decays quickly, if that helps you narrow down the search for me 😎🎧
I noticed that the HEM 1 and 2 are almost identical, but the HEM 2 comes with more accessories and has a BA driver WITH the crossover, and I think that is the only difference between the two, correct? Is the difference audible though? I certainly don't mind spending the extra $25 on the HEM 2's (vs the HEM 1's @$75), as long as it's worth it! And I don't have to wait for the next HEM 1 drop here on Massdrop if I go for the HEM 2, because a few places online have them for $100 even in stock! So please take that into account as well please 👍
Thanks in advance for any help, advice or experience that you can give me regarding the 3 different types of the Nuforce HEM's (1, 2 & 4)😇🎧
And FWIW, my setup is: Sony Walkman NW-A35 (with tempered glass screen protector & TPU material case with WM Port cover)>Darktrain Custom Right Angle 1/8" cable>FiiO E11K HP Amp>Massdrop x Nuforce EDC IEM's>Comply Isolation+ Large tips!
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Jan 23, 2018
jaydunndiddit
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Mar 6, 2018
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The HEM1 or 4 may be your best bet. The HEM2 reminded me a lot of a DD earphone. Warm, punchy, rolled off up top. The 4 is the most mid/vocal focused with a 'polite' low-end so it may fit your taste better. Same applies to the HEM1 but it doesn't share some other characteristics of the HEM4 (soundstage, imaging, etc.).
Check out this link for a comparison between all the HEM offerings: http://superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/nuforce-hem-series-balanced-armature-iems.1715/
Mar 6, 2018
FOBean
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Mar 7, 2018
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Thanks for the reply bro! I've since acquired a pair of the Primo 8 IEM's and do love them, although I wish that they had a tad more low-end to them! I also really like the EDC's too.
So from all of the reviews I've read, I think that the HEM 2 is more geared towards me and what I want in a Nuforce IEM! Supposed to be a bit warmer than the Primo 8 and the rest of the HEM Series are, with the resolution and detail of a BA Driver! I've found them online for $100 even brand new, so I will probably grab a pair of those pretty soon!
I'm also looking at the Westone UM Pro 30 IEM's, since they have a 3 Driver BA setup, and are supposed to have more low-end than the typical BA IEM! I'm saving up now and found them a few places online for $250, which is much cheaper than their average price of $400😎👍😇🎧😉
So right now I'm not sure if I should grab the HEM 2 or the Westone UM Pro 30 IEM's? I just want a little bit more bass than the Primo 8's have, but with the same amazing resolution, soundstage and detail!
Thanks again for getting back to me, I really appreciate that!
Mar 7, 2018
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