I am fairly new in here. Been reading a lot of posts and often wonder what music you base your recommendations on - especially if some of you are giving your feed-backs based on a substantial preference for hiphop. If so then I would really love to hear…
…what are some of the iems you highly recommend for hiphop listening?
…what are some of the parameters that you think are important or less important when listening to hiphop?
…have you experienced a more pronounced limit to the gains from higher end gear (e.g. monarch, z1r) when listening to hiphop compared to other genres?
Some characteristics of hiphop: bass and drums are often a main ingredient. Vocal are often delivered by African-American males. Use of non-analog instruments. Use of samples. Lots of lo-fi recordings.
Myself. I mainly listen to hip-hop music (been doing for the last 25 years) with some soul and old funk records. I do love some nice bass rumble (think I prefer quantity and slow decay - but not entirely sure). I also like an iem that gives you the feeling that the sound is coming from outside of your head (not sure what this is is called) and some clarity + air?..but i basically lack experience with a wide variety of sets.
I have been following HawaiiBadBoy since 2016 who listen to some of the same albums as I do - but I dont listen to ANY of the rock records that makes up a large proportion of his library.
My IEMS: BLON 03 (currently my daily driver - love the bass rumble), Hifiboy OV3, Sony xb90ex, Audio Technica IM70 (love bass rumble but lacks treble ). Owned multiple pairs of the original Vsonic GR07 BE (loved them even thou they could use some more bass slam). Currently using lg v30 as source.