This is my first post so please be nice !
I currently own a set of Grado SR80i (which I love) and use when i'm indoors, as well as a set of Shure e2C headphones which I have owned for about 7 years and have finally broken.
Now, I need to upgrade the Shures, to say they are broken is a little unfair, the plastics have started to crack and the cables are starting to pull and show copper, I just want a new pair of IEMs to be honest.
With regards to what music i listen to, everything and everything. My taste in music is incredibly broad. I will have tracks from William Fitzsimmons mixed in with the latest productions from Danny Byrd and High Contrast, maybe coupled with a spell of some old Slipknot and Children of Bodem classics.
Mostly all of the listening I will be doing will come from from iPod classic (160GB, the one with the low volume limit, I am told) and I really would like a fair amount of bass from the headphones.
Money wise, i'm looking to spend anything up to £100, whilst i appreciate this is by no means top money, it would appear that there a lot of great headphones available for this sort of money.
I am looking at the following, in this order
Head Direct RE0 - Everyone raves about them, but i am a little concerned about the build quality
Head Direct RE-Zero - Appears that they are better suited to "non amping" but have an annoying adapter for 3.5mm audio jacks
Future Sonic Atrio (M8/M5) - just tipping the budget, but look fairly unimpressive and ppl have mixed opinions about the new MG7 drivers.
Can anyone lend any advice or throw a suitable spanner in the works ?
This is not a simple "what headphones should I buy", I have done my research (which I hope comes through) but just need an opinion from someone who knows a lot more about this than I do.
Also, on an aside, I would prefer to buy from Amazon as I have £50 of Nectar vouchers to spend there ;)
Appreciate your comments.