Long time lurker, new member/poster.
First, let me apologize if these kinds of recommendation threads are annoying/not allowed, I know how many you guys must get and how annoying it is when people don't just search. I've tried searching, but since the iems aren't really that related, I couldn't find anything.
Brief history: College kid, listen to mostly rock and hip-hop, about 4 hours a day, sometimes more, usually studying (listening on mac/flac) or walking (iphone 4).
abbreviated iem history: shure e2c (meh), se210(meh), ety ER-6 (decent), 3 pairs of nuforce ne-7m's (loved).
I loved my NE-7Ms (that's why I bought 3 pairs), first 2 broke, 3rd pair was stolen yesterday. Unfortunate, but at least it's an excuse to try something new. From what I've read on here, the m2's seem like a solid pair of iem's, especially for the price and for my taste (bassy, fun, casual). However, I'm in love with the a-jays four: love the appearance, the flat cable, remote. I've read some mixed reviews about them, and I'm truly torn to the point where I've been 'checking out' and changed my mind mid-payment with both pairs now.
Any advice is greatly appreciated, and feel free to throw any other suggestions into the mix (< ~$100).
Priorities are comfort, bass, sound stage, style (in no order)