.... A lot of people would say that there's a strong emphasis in the mids for the SE530s... now I'm in no way saying TheMarchingMule is wrong but you should extensively read up on EACH IEM from multiple threads before making your purchase.
This hobby can get really expensive and stressful if you take a "wrong" turn in your purchase... not saying you can't sent them back if you don't like them but this hobby can be fickle if you can't find exactly what you want.
If I am getting a Cowon S9, I want my socks to be blown off by the earphones as well heh.
The Monster Turbine Pro Coppers and Golds look pretty appealing to me right now, you guys seem to be kind of wishy-washy with the SE530's so I'll avoid that issue all together. I also want to avoid anything that is even remotely suggested to fit poorly, as returning some of these isn't possible once bought, and the TF.10 seems to be a horrible fit for some so I'll avoid that one. The Ortofons peaked my interest a bit, but coming in a $370 and shipping from Japan with no return policy, plus having fitting issues kills that one too.
So if bass is important, to me I'm thinking the Monster Turbine Pro Gold's right now. I'd love some Coppers, but I'm not sure where I can find some for <$300 in Canada.
I'm still browsing the forums looking for some assurance I wont be disappointed with them though hehe.