What is the best IEM / Inear?

Before going to the new poll, let’s quickly discuss the winner of last week’s poll on “The best headphone“.

The results are are in, and the winner is the Sennheiser HD800(S) which received 18.66% of the votes. You can find out all about the HD 800 S here:

The top 3 answers at this time are:


This week we’re trying to find out what your all-time best IEM is, no matter the price. Make sure to first check the list, to see if your (new) choice isn’t there already. There’s no need to add the same IEM 3 times.


4/5 - (16 votes)

Lieven is living in Europe and he's the leader of the gang. He's running Headfonia as a side project next to his full time day job in Digital Marketing & Consultancy. He's a big fan of tube amps and custom inear monitors and has published hundreds of product reviews over the years.


  • Reply October 17, 2020


    LCD-4 ( Audeze ) .. everything about it is hard to beat .. an unmistakable likable sound signature.

  • Reply October 18, 2020


    Hello, I am not sure what you’re trying to find out here. The results will be heavily skewed towards popular headphones, as no one can rate a headphone they never heard. Also, by “best”, assume you mean “personal favorite”? Cheers.

  • Reply October 31, 2020

    Gheorghe Petean

    There are so many amazing IEMs ,
    My all time favorite are Ultimate Ears Live , they have this special driver that makes the harsh detailed sound of balanced armature drivers somewhat closer to the naturalness of planar magnetic headphones and price quality for me are unbeatable.
    But I love also the majestic sound of Legend x , or the detailed sound of A and K Laila.
    Hands down the best IEMs Campfire produced until now are the Solaris S E ( own them also )which are a hair more interesting as both other Solaris the old and the 2020 edition clearly with a more dynamic bass and vocal presence a larger soundstage and not loosing anything from the qualities the other 2 have.
    Then I think Audeze Isine 20 are really wonderful the quality for the price is just absolute unbeatable.
    Then the amazing Tia Fourte or the Elysium SE are probably the best IEMs created , the sound is just of a class of themselves!
    Friendly George

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