gr06 i think will suit you best , not a bass phone , really nice mids and a bit peaky highs , and i like those highs . only trouble is over the ear is the only way with gr06 .
and man , hf5 worth that push of $10 , at $110 you are getting gem of a phone . best balance for the price range . jhelsas has shared a well priced link too .
se215 is over priced , here it is $120 , and at the price i can get a gr06 and a ue500 . and image s4 is the least you need , least refined phone for $70 . unless you want big bass with
harsh high . MEE a161p , sadly is not available here .
Doesn't meelec ship worldwide from their site?
There's some work to be done on the scale and more customs incoming but I expect them to stay top 3 for a while .
can anyone tell me how ue700 fares? the sound quality and build
i have one here but have mixed feelings about it (sometimes sound very marvelous in my ears but at times can be irritating)
please ignore the price comparison between ue700 and triple fi 10 cos ue 700 is priced at S$189 and the latter is at S$649, though i noe amazon sell ue 700 at US$160+ currently
Sound-wise it's quite good though maybe not worth $150+ when you can get the Brainwavz B2 or Rock-It Sounds R-50, both superior tunings of the same driver in my opinion, for $120-140. Bass is linear but not very powerful as with all TWFKs. Treble is bright, I thought more so than B2 and definitely more so than R-50. I found the two different types of UE700s to sound different: http://www.head-fi.org/t/599247/heads-up-two-versions-of-the-ue700
Couldn't get a good over the ear fit with the A161Ps. I also sometimes like to lay on my side when I'm listening and the shell fo the A161P is a little large. Worried that a deep insertion tip may not be for me anyway. GR06 keeps coming up as a possibility but I did a lot of reading about Phonak 021/022s last night. Very interesting especially with the filters that change the sound signature. Might be a good starter for me so I can experiment and discover what signature I'm most comfortable with.
Besides relax time, I listen for hours at work, so comfort, isolation and build quality are important.
You won't be able to lay on your side with Etys, either.
FYI, the Phonak 021 only comes with 1 type of filters. Additional ones have to be purchase separately.