I'm looking for some earbuds, preferably IEM's. My requirements are, highest priority order first:
1) Low budget, ideally below £60 (~$90).
2) Sound isolation. The less I can hear (ideally even with nothing playing) the better.
3) I'm not savvy with the jargon, but what I'd like is accuracy to what the sound is. No need for added bass and such. I don't need it to favour any specific genre of music, the less discriminating the better.
Usage is all at computer; listening to podcasts, video games and the occasional music of varying genres.
Right now I'm drawn to the etymotic hf2 because of the excellent noise isolation and reportedly good sound quality. I believe they're the same as hf5 but weirdly, cheaper despite having the addition of a mic. They're within my price range (cheapest I found are £60 exactly).
Also on my list to consider are klipsch image s4 (spotted some on ebay for a steal price), maximo imetal 590 (can't find any in the UK) or etymotic mc5 or er-6i.
I'm guessing this isn't an exhaustive list of the buds that would fit my requirements. These are a request for my birthday in less than a week. Hope someone here can get me up to speed on what the ideal purchase would be.