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 No, I'm quite behind on Audio-Technica dynamics.
 I have one, sent to InnerFidelity for measurements. But based on initial listening I thought it sounded like a slightly improved A63. Same basic signature, not more v-shaped like the Piston 2.  Sorry, this is very difficult to decipher, not sure I got the question right. If you like the bass quantity of the DN-1000, the DN-2000 and FLC8 may not be bassy enough. In most other ways they are better, but I always recommend the DN-1000 over them when enhanced bass is a strong...
Happy New Year, everyone! We're among the last to hit midnight here in California, but hopefully everyone has had a great night!  On Amazon (from Amazon.com and not a 3rd party seller, if possible). Stores with an offline presence should be fine too if they carry it (e.g. B&H)
Last new review for the year - the crowd-funded dual-BA LIFE Headphones. As usual, the most up-to-date rating list can be found here. Happy holidays, everyone! 
New IEM Buyer's Guide is posted for the holidays: http://theheadphonelist.com/2015-holiday-buyers-guide-the-most-gift-worthy-earphones-for-audiophiles-and-music-lovers/   Tried to tackle a few of the more common recommendation requests received around this time in addition to the usual sound recommendations. A few previews of reviews still to come in there as well. 
 I don't have an LCD-3 or a Noble K10. You can find my full AF180 review on InnerFidelity, though: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/audiofly-af180-ear-monitor-reviewed#WgxC36rHiFbDJiQp.97  Someone asked this fairly recently. I think we settled on the Philips Fidelio S1/S2 and Havi B3 Pro I being good options to avoid hiss with such sources. They're a little more neutral compared to the warmer PortaPros, but not vastly different, and hiss shouldn't be a problem at all.
 Out of those I've only tied the AF180 and the T20 and they sound nothing alike. So you really need to narrow it down based on what type of sound you want (balanced, bassy, bright, etc) before making a decision that could cost you $500. I would pick the AF180 for vocals and the $299 price is very nice if it comes with a warranty. However, it's not a bright earphone - the upper midrange is actually a bit subdued, almost smoothed-over, so if you don't like that sort of thing...
 The FLC8 is not that bass-heavy, nor does it isolate better than the DN-1000. It's a very good earphone and an excellent buy, but it doesn't fit your needs as stated.  You can buy it from lendmeurears.com  To maximize comfort AND noise isolation with that particular sound signature you can't really do better than those Klipschs. You can consider the Yamaha EPH-100 but comfort is a maybe - for me it's very comfortable but it is larger than the X10 so that won't be the case...
 That's surprising, I always had Nuforce pegged for a more niche US brand. Hope they do the trick! 
 I tend to recommend sweat-resistant earphones for this. Balanced armatures are not known to take sweat that well. The Westones someone recommended above seem like they would be a good choice. I was unimpressed with the sound of the Adventure Alpha I've tried but back then they were well over $100. The Betas should be a better value. My personal go-to for this is the Audio-Technica ATH-CKX5iS but you can't wear it over the ear. And the MEElectronics M6 but it sounds like...
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