For my amp question, thanks!
However, I need help choosing a CIEM based on these categories-
-Build Quality: I want these in ears to last as long as possible, forever maybe, as I won’t be changing IEMs for a long time. I take good care of my headphones, but I will use them very often.
-Microphonics: From my experience, I never found microphonics a problem when listening to music, but from what I’ve read, microphonics appear to be a problem on IEMs. I play with headphone cables often, tangle them, wrap them, and untangle them when they get tangled because they’re a mess.
-Noise Isolation: I don't need too much isolation; just average (like 3/5 on a scale of 1-5). It’s nice to filter out background noise, but it poses a safety threat, so I prefer average isolation.
-Comfort: I will be wearing my headphones for many hours at a time, and can listen to 200+ songs without removing them. Sometimes, I sleep with my headphones on. I want a non-fatiguing sound, and I want to feel as if the headphones weren’t there or as they were cushioning my ear.
-Song Genres: I listen to all genres. However I listent to classical, techno, electronic, jazz, rap/hip-hop/pop, rock (occasionally), and popular songs most. Examples include Approaching Nirvana, Eminem, John Coltrane, sometimes Miles Davis, Linkin Park, and many Billboard 100 songs. It will also be used for to watch videos/movies, conferencing/calling, and video games.
-Sound Signature: I like my sound to have resolution and seem 3D. Likewise, I value tonal accuracy, clarity, coherence and detail. Words to describe my preferred sound are rich, warm, organic and natural, realistic, transparent, and bright. Punchy bass and treble is important.
-Other Important Information: The source of my audio is usually my Sandisk Sansa Clip+, although at other times it will be my Asus N53SV-XV1 PC, and other times my Android phone (rarely an iPod or iPhone). Keep in mind that I will not be using an amplifier of any kind.
If someone could help me, that would be great. Really looking forward to feedback or replies! Thanks.
Edited by RobotsEatCookie - 10/20/12 at 8:41am