Can't wait to hear your impressions as well, kiteki.
IMO the isolation will always be a bit lacking with the IE7/IE8. I use MEElec 'balanced' bi-flange tips with mine as they are longer than stock and seal better for me.
The "first" universal flagship IEM and STILL top of the range for Ety... Newer products nearly always inflate prices to a degree... Then there's the whole issue of it being premium electronics, too... I like thick and loud sound so far but the ER4 is high on my want-to-sample list - if I ever wrote it down, lol
In that price range I'd say Beyer DTX 101 iE, Ety MC5, or maybe ATH-CKM99. If you were looking at the Shures I'd go with the Beyers as they are at least somewhat similar in sound signature and sound quality.
Glad the thread was helpful. Nice collection you've got there - I could be happy with those.
There was someone on head-fi that sold all their headphones after buying the SE210 and they disappeared.
I can kinda understand them, except the bass was the weakest thing ever, so it must sound the opposite of the SE215...
I think I've temporarily settled on the SE215 as my iem. It sounds good, but more importantly it actually fits my blasted ears and doesn't stick out at funny angles and cause discomfort. This has been the greater deciding factor for me above sound quality.
No, I haven't
Yep, good sound with poor fit is one of more unfortunate combinations out there. Glad you like the SE215.
Too bad they are not durable at all. I've been using my SE215's at the gym everyday for the past few months and they're pretty much dead now. Sound cuts out on both sides unless I keep my head at a certain angle and don't move all. It's pretty terrible especially because they are comfortable and sound decent.
My Meelec M31 have also been abused at the gym on a daily basis and they're still fine. I haven't used them in a while because they aren't as comfortable but they've never cut out on me.