I spent about 9 hours searching and reading now and I don't know why, but with every hour I feel more confused about my buying decision.
This forum seems like really offering the most informations and really worth staying.
I'm planning to buy a replacement for my 2,5 year old Sennheiser IE8s I was quite happy with (car vs IE8 => left channel only).
I'm not a musician, I just love listening to music (2-3h/day so they shouldn't hurt after 20 min), I am planning to spend up to 350€ / 480$ / 300 GBP for it.
Music: (hard) rock, (heavy) metal, jazz, funk/soul
Trying to explain my taste:
I read the multi IEM review and think I "need" "more" bass than the author does.
Not huge amounts / one gigantic woooooom that swallows everything else and very slow (I had a pair of Sennheiser CX300 and I didn't like them at all) but I really can't do anything with those UE Super.fi 3 Studio of a friend of mine (bass barely there, nothing at all or just bzzzzzz below a certain not very low frequency).
My IE8s were ok for me, maybe a bit too much for jazz/funk/soul (at minimum setting). I do want my future iem/p's to move some air, but only for the short amounts of time the music specifies and not limiting the rest of the freq. .
It sounds strange but I think I liked the bass of the ie8s because I could feel it a little bit on the skin/ear in addition to hearing it because of its lower isolation/looser fit(could be completely nonsense too, just ignore it eventually).
I do like warmer mids and hate way-too-loud-giving-me-headache sssssh highs (super.fi 3) (on well mastered tracks, otherwise I obviously can't blame the phones). Isolaton is not that important, a secure fit is.
There isn't much I really didn't like (ie8) but maybe that's just because I have nothing to compare with it. (maybe a little bit
From what I read until now, I could buy another pair of ie8s, triple-fi 10s (don't want 'em, don't like the antenna-like-stand-out-of-the-ear-feeling of most UEs) or Monster Miles Davis Tribute Jazz? What is the most "bass loving" ba driven iem(/p) and would that be a huge difference?
thank you !!