I'm reconsidering the HD-25's again just because I think it's a safer choice but now since I have enough money for a UM3x I'm torn whether or not to get a Headphone or another IEM.. maybe I should sell my MD's...
The mds decay while good for rnb hip hop etc is absolutely rubbish in regard to heavy metal, you can tell there are notes it misses and well it doesnt sound good.. BUT for most main stream music, jazz etc they are a great iem but again let me emphasize this if you plan on listening to parkway drive don't bother!
+1 Thought about the UM3x? bass may not be as much as TF10s but I personally prefer the laid back presentation but forward mids over the TF10s but then again I paid $100 for the TF10s.. and In regards to "taking too long to put them in" I personally find the TF10s easier to fit in my ears but I'm sure many wil disagree with me and say that UM3x are fairly easy to pop back in and out.
Yes yes, and if these sound like TF10s with a less fatiguing sound sig then that sounds perfect to me, I can't study with m50s or TF10s when I study as i just get a headache after an hour and I can't listen to my MD's cos their drivers are so delicate it takes me liek 15 seconds to take them in and out and it's just annoying so I guess TMA-1s here i come!