As you can see from the number of my posts (2) I am new here. I am also new to IEM's. I am not an audiophile. My current headphones consist of Grado SR-60 and SR-80, Sennheiser PX 200 and 280.
I got my wife some HF5's for mother's day for the $100 buck price for her iPod and she likes them. I would like a pair for myself but not for $150 as they are Ok but the bass seems somewhat lacking.
I have read a number of reviews but I am interested in just a basic bottom line comparison.
On a scale of 1 to 10 if the non-IEMs (are these mushrooms?) that come with a phone or MP3 player are rated as 1 and the HF5's are rated as 10, where do the cheaper IEM's such as the EP-630, SoundMagic PL-30, and the CX300 II, fall? Would these be rated as closer to 1 or to 10? These can be had for $10 (Dell EP630) to $25 for the CX300.