I am trying to find a good IEM to replace my incredibly old Sennheiser CX300. Tonight is the first night I've done any serious research on IEMs, but I've spent a couple hours looking over the forum and chasing links across the internet.
I've pretty much settled on one of these two IEMs. Considering I am a neophyte I really would like to get something that people consider a reference point, and these two IEMs are near the top of that list for my budget.
These will be used with an iPhone. They will never be amped.
Here is specifically what I'm trying to figure out:
1. How is the DB2 build quality? I carry my current IEMs in my pocket all day, usually wrapped around my phone, with my wallet and keys. They take an inordinate amount of abuse, and I don't see myself changing this habit. If the CX300 has handled it for years, it sounds like the CX10 can, but can the DB2?
2. Can AccessoryJack be trusted? They seem to be the last site left that has the CX10 anywhere near $250, and there have been threads suggesting they are legit, but I am wondering if anyone has specifically bought from them and can comment.
3. Can anyone describe the sound signature in comparison to headphones, and not other IEMs? The headphone I keep coming back to over and over again is the Senn HD600 (even over the HD650), and am wondering if maybe there is something else I should be considering based on sound signature alone.