Posting a few posts here about my search for a new pair of headphones/earphones! I've got another question on the headphone board regarding active noise reduction -v- IEM's (feel free to weigh in here if you want).
But, here goes the questions... I currently have the following:
1) Shure E2C's plagued with the damn plastic copper corrosion problem - love the sound on these, and the sound isolation is decent.
2) Apple IEM's dual drivers - they're decent - good sound reproduction from what I can tell, but the Shures beat them hands down on sound-isolation. Honestly, I need more time back and forth to determine if I think the Apples have more punch at lows/highs - jury is still out. [And could be influenced by bad sound isolation. - My guess is they didn't want the litigation of kids getting run over by cars walking the road- so they made them totally pass sound.]
What I need is a good pair of IEM's that will sound-isolate quite a bit (noisy office and lab). I also want them to have great sound reproduction if possible. That being said, the E2C's are great- if I can better those, I'll be pretty happy (without the cable problem if at all possible.
I've heard the ER4's have a bit of a loss of bass and may be a bit tinny or sharp- what's your opinion of them? Any of you have had the e2c's and the ER4's? Can you comment on sound isolation between the two and freq response?
Any and all comments greatly appreciated!
ps- was going to go with a used pair of PXC-450's- but am thinking the $170s or so is the dollar amount to spend- is the jury still out WRT dual and triple drivers?
(Thanks for the help!!)