Comfort and isolation are essential factors as well, as I use them for 8 hours a day at the office
My musical taste is quite broad, mostly rock and metal, but electronica and acoustic music pops up as well.
For Entry Levels :
Get Either Klipsch S4 or Monster JAMz, Have either of the two fully burned-in and as a entry level iems it should satsfy your need =)
For More Higher Ends :
Miles Davis Tribute - Great All-Rounded, Very smooth and appropriately detailed, If compared on a direct lineage to JAMz, The bass impact is presented in a more enveloping and engaging soundstage.
Overall it is also more listen-engaging on its musicality than the JAMz
And other brands to consider is
Hippos (Beware of poor QCs though)
Jays (Pride themselves on Bass Extensions)
And the rest do refer to ljokerl 's iem review thread, it will help you alot regardless of your price range budget. Enjoy =)
Thanks for your input guys!
I looked up the W3's and a review here mentioned the Klipsch Image X10 - I can get the x10 at ~£150 where the W3's come in at £220. Any thoughts on the x10? I like wearing the cable over the ear and I'm not sure if I can do that with the X10 whereas the W3 is clearly made for it. I've inquired on a pair of Monster Turbine Pro Gold in the FS forum and while I hate the "bling" look the reviews do sound like their sound signature is exactly what I'm after.
Hmm MTPG is worth looking at, same for IE8. If you looking for bass monsters then be assured be it Turbine Pro Gold and Sennheiser IE8 Will not disappoint you definitely, That is until your ear's fussiness reaches another level~ Hehe
Well I do like detachable cables... But the IE8 looks like something that might not fit all ears? Mighty big and square, compared to the other bullet-shaped things like the Turbine Pros or the sleeeeeek X10s...
IE8 should fit, but I've heard that it did not fit everyone's ear. But from my personal experience it fits really good, but it has poor isolation. So if you're looking for an iem with good isolation... you should pass on IE8. Of course... you can always change the tips and tweak it around for your needs.
I'm pretty sure I'm going for a pair of MTPGs now - I've contacted two different sellers here on head-fi, one had another buyer lined up, the other hasn't replied yet. Two sellers on amazon have them "used" (open box) but won't ship outside the US
They were less than half the price of the OOH-LOOK-AT-ME-BLING-BLING-KACHIING MTPGs, so I figured I'd take the plunge and go for it. Some reviewers noted that the Atrios are great for rock and metal, so they should be right up my alley. I'll be sure to post my findings as soon as I get them
Heez Sure I will look forward to the reviews! And Yes the Gold and Coppers are pretty bling bling, I used to thought my miles davis were too oscentatious until i went to the shop can put them side by side. Man was i soo wrong xD Since Coppers and Golds full shiny surface tends to reflects light more than the MDs do, attracting that slighly lil more attention among the 3.