I am new here and I am looking for IEMs. I would greatly appreciate some advice. Here are my requirements:
1. Shut out external noise to the extent possible. I study at school in a large hall that can be rather noisy. I was first thinking of getting the Bose Noise Cancellation head phones but browsing around here seems to suggest that it cannot shut out voices but only shuts out constant noise of the sort in planes.
2. Minimal microphonics. I have used Skull Candy's inkd earphones (not sure whether those are IEMs) and I found the microphonics extremely annoying. While, I will be removing my earphones when I eat or something. I like to walk and think and it would be nice not to have to hear the headphones.
3. Comfort: I am guessing this is hard to put as a requirement because I will have to try a few tips but your personal opinion on what you found comfortable would be awesome :)
4. Durability: This is really important to me. I will be using the earphones almost daily for roughly 10-12 hours. I am planning on getting a case and using it to keep the cords whenever I am not using the earphone but I know myself to be rather lazy in these things :( (Perhaps, this is the right place to state this, but I would prefer a decent warranty system)
5. Music: So my listening experience till now has primarily been using lame earphones. Compared to those I guess anything would sound better. The music is primarily a way to complement the "shutting out of external noise" bit so I don't think it is that much of a priority.
Budget $300 .
P.S: I went through this gigantic review thread by lijokerl but it seems that one of top ones within my prices range Audio Technica CK 10 is discontinued. I am not able to figure out what product on their web page is equivalent. So some equivalent suggestions would also be helpful.