I've been doing some research on IEMs and I am debating between 4 choices.
1) Klipsch Image S4. (70 bucks new)
2) Klipsch Image X5. (200 bucks new, might try to buy used.. these are a bit pricey for my liking.)
3) Fischer Silver Bullet. (70 bucks new)
4) Fischer DBA-02. (no idea, don't even know where to buy them.)
I have read good things about all these headphones, and I am mostly interested in either the X5 or the silver bullet. I do not own a good set of IEMs so I do not have anything to compare them to. My budget is around $80 - $150.
I am looking for a pair that provides a full, wide, warm and complete sound. I want a bass that isn't overpowering, but perhaps "tight" and deep. As far as my headphone experience goes, I have used QC2 and Ultrasone proline 650s. Mids and highs are important as well.
I also want a pair that delivers high isolation, with low sound leakage. I ride the bus everyday, and I want to be able to listen to my music as loudly as possible without disturbing anyone else. I mostly listen to hip hop/trance/techno/metal, and everything in between. I don't want weird looks from people while I blast trance and it goes "BUMP BUMPB BUMP BUMP". Sound leakage of bass is what I am most worried about.
Comfort and durability are also of extreme importance. I will be wearing these the majority of the day. I also would like to be able to bike with these headphones in, so a pair that works well with sweat/jumping around would be better. They also will need to fit under my bike helmet.
I will also not be using an amp. I do like my music loud, so sound impedence is important. I have a Sansa fuze with high quality compressed VBR (mostly V0).
Any thoughts ? Any other recommendations (eterna, others, etc) are welcome. Thanks!
Edited by equivicae - 9/21/10 at 1:18pm