Round nozzles here as well.
Hope this isn't the wrong place to ask this. I follow this thread religiously and use it as a comparison for most of my IEM purchases. I'm looking for a budget IEM for my son in law. I would like decent sound (doesn't have to be spectacular as he's not an audiophile at all). More importantly he needs good isolation (wearing them on the train) and more than anything something that's durable, cables etc. as he's rough on his gear. I'd appreciate any recommendations. TIA
How "budget"? If it's $60-ish, that sounds like an Etymotic MC5 to me - the best isolation you'll get for the price, clear (non enhanced-bass) sound, reinforced cables. If you can go up to $100, the Shure SE215 would be a good choice - it has user-replaceable cables, which are a plus for longevity, and a bassier sound signature that's generally better-suited for non-audiophile users.