I took recommendations from some head-fi'er's and made the jump from my Senn IE6's to Head-Direct RE-0's(sold to me buy a fellow-head-fi'er) .
I'm pretty happy, but not perfectly happy.
I bought a dedicated portable amp(Icon Mobile), as my Fuze needs to be cranked to around 70% to get adequate volume. I use the small bi-flanges included with my IE6's to get the best fit possible.
So, as for my gripes:
1)The shoddy build quality...I've had both shells break open me(had to super-glue them back together), and the stems of them worry me.
2)Lack of bass punch...I listen to a lot of metal(lotta bass pedal going), and I've had Mylar X3i's, ie6's, meelec m6's...you get the idea, I fed into my basshead interests.
3)Harsh highs...maybe it's a result of my tips and some of the music I listen to(lot of screaming)...
4)Isolation...could be a bit better, but I guess that's just how they are(I wear them over-the-ear)
Ok, so what I'm going for:
Price range...idk, maybe I'll say 100-150, but I can sell stuff and wait to fund a bit more. Ebay is my best bet, but I can also buy from here, or amazon. I can't really buy from random online retailers(funding issues as I can only get $ into paypal easily, and because of trusting ebay/amazon more).
More bass punch, obviously
Better build quality...I'd love removable cables, as I've yet to have IEMs that have them. Or, just something that is very well built.
Equal or more isolation, preferably something that has a good seal(such as the ie6's or meelec m6's)
A bit easier to drive, I guess...I'd like something that can be driven reasonably well by my Fuze or rockbox'd iPod
I've been doing a bit of looking and I say stuff like the jvc FX500, denon c710, Fischer DBA-02,panasonic Rp-hje900, radius hp-tw11r, etc.
Any other recommendations?
Thanks in advance
Edited by Baba booey - 8/18/10 at 12:36am