I have to admit, I'm not really an active user here. However, every time I've wanted to get a new pair of phones or wanted to get a recommendation for a friend, I've turned to you guys and you've never steered me wrong.
Last time I did this, I ended up with a pair of Westone UM-1's, which have served me very well. However, I'm a little tired of having to continue replacing Comply foams, and I kind of want to try something new. The warmth of the UM1's doesn't bother me, but at times I wish they had more... fidelity. I feel like there are songs where I'd like to hear more detail, even if that means sacrificing a little of those fat mids.
Knowing they're famous for their fidelity, I've been eyeing Etymotics- and specifically, there have been lots of rave reviews of the MC5's recently. Would you consider these an upgrade or downgrade from the UM1s? What are the MC5s better at, and what are they worse at?
I'd also appreciate any other recommendations- my budget is probably around 130 max, and I listen to all kinds of music- mostly indie rock but also electronic and a little jazz.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by b-dizzle - 9/21/10 at 8:59am