I bought the Klipsch Image X10s about a year and a half ago for $125 (Ultimate Electronics), and I pretty much loved everything about the sound quality and comfort. Mine had experienced a little tearing at the strain reliefs (apparently not that uncommon), but I was going to live with them.
Of course, nothing ever goes according to plan. I lost them . Since I'm leaving for college in a few weeks, I need to buy some replacements soon, and that's where the problem lays. What IEMs would you guys recommend around $200 that offer sound quality comparable to X10's (or better...)? The X10's seem to be known for their warm sound and strong bass, so anything along those lines is fair game.
I would prefer earphones that are easy to put in, so no squeezing expanding foams, or wrapping around the ear (I had some Shure SE210s before) and something more durable than the X10s. I've also had some Ultimate Ears (SuperFi 4 and 5's) but the experience wasn't exactly what I was looking for, at least from what I can remember.
Any suggestions? I'll be using them on a Zune HD and MacBook Pro with no amp.
Edited by Xirus - 7/27/10 at 3:09pm