Well, recently I've become quite interested in headphones, IEM's, and sound in general. I'm the "sound guy" at my church and run the sound board during the services.
Anyway, I've always used the stock earbuds that come with my players and never really cared about sound quality as long as the music sounded like music and there was no distortion.
However, I just picked up the Lenntek Sonix and am satisfied with the sound quality. What I want to know though, after reading over multiple reviews of IEM's is, what justifies spending over $20 or $30 on a headset? Does the sound quality drastically improve? Will I even notice the difference?
Just a little about my sound preferences. I don't like a lot of bass, which is ironic because the Sonix have quite a bit of it. However, I just like to experience the music in a dynamic way. I like to hear instrument separation and the ability to distinguish every instrument being played. Other than that though, I just don't understand how spending so much more on a headset will give me that much more of an experience. The isolation on the Sonix are fine to me, I was at the gym today with a lot of basketballs, people conversing next to me, as well as some volleyball players and they blocked out most of it. Also, I would like something similar to the build quality, as they feel solid and have a nice nylon cord. However, the microphonics is a bit bad unless worn around/over the ear, which is somewhat annoying.
Any suggestions on what to buy?
I guess what I'm trying to ask is: What should be my next purchase, is it worth it, and justify your answer.
Edited by raybans - 11/15/10 at 12:47pm