Best IEMs to find in your ears after waking up on the floor and you can't remember the night before

Sonic preferences notwithstanding I might recommend the ADV M4 or, for a bit more cash, the Ortofon EQ5. Both are mids-recessed (the M4 has a bit of an 8k spike that may or may not bother you at higher SPLs), but I find that signature agreeable for low-volume listening out-of-doors. Moreover, as someone who’s always had issue with IEM fitting these two are compact enough that I don’t believe I’d have trouble rolling around with em.

Do note that both use fixed cables and that the one on the Ortofon doesn’t seem nearly as hardy as the one on the ADV.

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Interesting. Low volume levels would be important. I have things with good sound quality. This would not be for critical listening, but streaming quiet stuff, or even news before I fall asleep. As a side sleeper, headphones don’t work.

Hell. Yes :laughing:

(preemptively hit send, my bad)
To elaborate upon my comment about preferring recessed mids, I’m not sure whether it’s Fletcher-Munson’s fault but the sound just sounds significantly less awry at lower volumes. As a bonus one needn’t necessarily sacrifice SQ when going for non-neutral tunings, and my ears thought the Ortofons quite nuanced during the time I spent demoing them. Caveats about its having a frighteningly thin cable still stand, though:


From: https://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/ortofon-e-q5/

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https://www.dubslabs.com/bedphones/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs8Dq7uah3gIVz15-Ch3oAgOREAAYASAAEgLiwPD_BwE

“to the internet!” and found…

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Based on the story you told, I’d say the least of your problems is which IEM to buy :wink:

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ha…I had a bunch of NSFW jokes to go with his story but refrained…

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Those look interesting. I’m not after fidelity for this use. Nice pointer. On the consideration list.

This reply both to you and @DarthPool. I try to make my posts interesting. I had a lot of NSFW content in my head that my internal editor artfully removed. Yes, many problems - like “How often do you sleep on your arm?”
and “Someone took your keys? Did you look down and check your pants to see if [anything|anyone] else is missing.” Or even, “As a still-working 64 year old coot, don’t you have better things to do than try and entertain the young’uns with mis-remembered stories from your youth?” “Took your keys? The way you told it the first time, it was pre-automobile, and they un-hitched your horse.”

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Good to know I’m not the only oldster on the forum :older_man:t3: :+1:

Perhaps this graph will be of use to explain to the youngsters:
Age%20vs%20Care

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I’d certainly agree with your graph in regard to many things as I get older, but other things hold much more significance as time passes.
Although I’m not sure quite how to indicate/display this sentiment in a graph :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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So I went for the WIRED version of the “bedphones” at $59 list. They give you a 15% off coupon. I forgot to apply it before going to Paypal, so I cancelled the order. Then they flash me a 20% off coupon (I was going to re-order with the 15%) Sweet.

I hope the headphones are OK. The idea is comfort, not sound quality. But there is nothing about AAC or AptX in their ad, so I figure wired is going to be better. And cheaper is better. They want $99 for the bluetooth version.

Now if someone wants to go back to my starting post, and set some Oculus Rift VRs on top of my aching eyes, and transport me into another world . . . .

In the old days … well that thought was NSFW.

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If the IEMs that I’ve owned/tried, the Klipsch X10 is the most comfortable, followed closely by the Shure SE425 and SE846. If you want to go up to TOTL level, the Effect Audio+Empire Ears Arthur is real comfy as well. Speakers probably work best for comfort; just turn down your partner’s hearing aids. :wink:

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I’ve got agree with regards the Shure’s I own both the 425 and 846 and they are both really comfortable.

My go-to IEMs are Sony SBH 80’s. Bluetooth and small transducers. Very comfortable with the right tips. I’m a side sleeper, too. My second choice is the Apple buds that come with the phone. Also comfortable for a side sleeper because of their design.

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Well I’ll report on the funny bedroom not-IEMs. If they don’t do the trick, I may look further.
“Anything further Father? Further Father? That can’t be right” - Groucho Marx

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I’ve slept with my shures in plenty of times. My shure se425’s are flat in my ear and sleeping with them in is a regular occurrence at school.

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The 425 are the best ones I have tried for sleeping in. Though I haven’t tried all that’s out there.

Quick Report on Bedphones-

They seem to be just what they say they are. Somewhat better sound than I expected. There’s a real transducer in them. The catch is getting them positioned to sound good. One presses them flat over the ear canal, then move the “memory” wire around until it makes your ears stick out. :wink:

Pretty comfortable. Should be fine for a side sleeper. Not for critical listening, but more than good enough for radio, talk, or low to moderate volume music to doze off to.

The packaging comes with a nice little sleep mask so you can nod off when the lights are on, or drive through New Jersey without viewing offensive “scenery”.

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That piece of design alone made me love the headphone. Cables break cause I abuse them, but I will gladly maintain these now that they’ve broken in. The sound is just damn hard to beat for the price.

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