Hi. Been inactive on the head-fi forum for a couple of years now, but thought I´d check back here for suggestions on getting a serious in ear headphone (budget not over 5-600$ :) ).
A little history...
I had a pair of Ety ER-4P like five years ago, but had to sell them due to low cash flow in my student days ;)... As I remembered, I liked the sound from them, and I am thinking of getting them a second time. But, before ordering them, I wanted to check with you guys if you would recommend me otherwise. Something must have improved these last years... ?
My source is a iPhone 3Gs or MacBook Pro directly (no amp). I listen to alternative rock, melodic rock, progressive rock like Porcupine Tree, Muse, Dream Theater, Pink Floyd etc. I like a good bass punch, and a lot of soundstage (I love my Koss PortaPros) But I want a headphone that is suitable for all kinds of music, but more aimed at the rock side than the rap/ hip hop side.
I got the MONSTER Dre Beats Tour for my birthday but I must say I don´t like them very much. I get a perfect seal, and there is a lot of bass, but the highs seems so cut off and the clarity is bad and soundstage is too narrow for my taste. After reading here I understand that I am not the only one that have that impression...
So what would you recommend me? This time they are for keeping (until they break) and I might consider getting custom fit plugs.