Hey guys, so I've read all of the reviews for the $60-100 as well as the $100-150 IEM sections, and am a bit overwhelmed. I have been looking to upgrade from my Sony MDR-XB40EX for a while now, but have been reluctant to do so. A few years ago, I tried out the Klipsch Image S4, in part due to the stellar reviews it quickly received. I was not happy with the purchase, because I honestly prefer more bass. (I know, typical consumer is typical.) I swapped them for the Sony MDR-XB40EXs and was quite satisfied with the swap. I mostly listen to house music, but also some alternative/rock. The Sonys, to me at least, seem to be the best of both worlds.
My budget is around $100. I am intrigued by the aesthetics and reviews of the Brainwavz M2 as well as the Hippo VB and HiFiMan RE-ZERO. On a side note, the Fischer Audio Eterna also appeals to me, but it appears to be absent online. One concern I have is that these are several-year-old products. Have any stellar, bass-emphasizing in-ears come out in the past year? If not, and bearing in mind what appeals to me, what would your ultimate recommendation be?
Thank you for taking the time to read my plight! I am looking forward to any advice or recommendations!
why dont you try the xb41ex , try them at a sony store , at least here you can have a trail before you buy , m2 can be the way to go , hippo vb and fischer consonance are bass monsters and can be considered . but man , the xb40ex is said to be a only bass earphone that knows bass only . for that you need meelec m9 , in $100 i will say get the 1) m2 or hippo vb or the consonance along with 2) a meelec m9 which are now filthy cheap in price , i had seen them at $12 , and really good at bass .