I am looking at some custom IEM's and decided to get a quick opinion. My price cap is $400, but feel free to suggest more expensive options. First of all, do you recommend I save up to buy some high-end custom IEM's or just go with a cheaper alternative for now? I am looking to get the following out of my IEM's:
Great fit (self explanatory)
Good sound isolation (however it is most important that the sound doesn't leak)
Extra punchy bass (I stress that bass is crucial to me)
I don't want clear IEM's that have to have a color option.
I'm going to be using this with my iPod touch and Fiio E7. I'm not too sure if the E7 will be sufficient in driving the higher end IEM's so please recommend a portable amp too. I mainly listen to rock, rap, hip-hop, metal, and a bit of classical.
The ones I've been looking at so far are
UE 5 Pro (Would the UE18 Pro be worth the investment?)
Alien Ears SQ4