...but there isn't a general advice thread in the Portable section. I wouldn't call myself an experienced listener. My first halfway decent dip into the head-fi world was the Sennheiser PX100s. That prompted me to buy the Etymotic HF5s. I've had my HF5s for two years, and it's been a great two years. But the warranty has expired and they're starting to break, so I'm looking to upgrade. I think I like the analytical sound. Clarity and accuracy are pretty important to me. Whatever I get I want to be a definite upgrade though. I don't really have any money right now, but I'd like to know what I should aspire to save for. They also should be reasonably comfortable and durable (I will probably sleep with them). I am willing to consider both IEMS and Portable headphones. The price should be under $250.
Edited by blackcoffeex1 - 4/18/11 at 7:09pm