I hae several brands to choose from and only their relatively higher-end ...to a budgetary limit...models will be listed. I'd appreciate everyone voting.
Out of yr choices I'd definitely go Etymotic. While I wouldn't describe them as a 'fun' phone (as in excessively coloured, boomy bass, pronounced mids), they do allow you to get into the music in a way that belies their pricepoint. And 6i has bass improvement over 6 (that nice clean, detailed Ety bass) & is easily driven. I think you'd be surprised at how enjoyable Etymotic can be - the clarity contributes to your appreciation of your music IMHO.
But if you're a headbanger, or rapster (wondered why you included an EB model -at least I think that's the extra bass Crossroads)...maybe you'd prefer a more coloured SQ.