I just purchased a pair of Ultimate Ears TF10s and just spent the last three hours listening to them. They sound great but I ran into a few issues. The first is something I think I saw in a post or two which is that the mids are very recessed. The second issue is that I apparently don't care for piercing highs. Don't get me wrong, they sound really clear and crisp but after a while it felt like a spike through my ears. Lack of mids and really strong highs are not a good combo for me I guess.
My goal is to find a good IEM and get it re-shelled for comfort and isolation. I spend a lot of time on planes and really want to block everything out.
I have gone through page after page of reviews on this site which is how I ended up buying the TF10s and I figured it might be prudent just to ask directly. I need to find some thing that has a fuller sound then the TF10s and preferably something that doesn't induce headaches from the highs. Due to the fact that re-shelling is going to be in the $150 range I really have to stick to around $200 for the IEMs. Now that I think about it, it is sorta strange to want to spend almost as much breaking brand new IEMs apart and reshaping them as I will on the original IEM to start with.
Any advice would be wonderful because If I keep buying things from amazon and returning them they are going to cut me off which would far more painful for me then kicking smoking... and I really like smoking.