been reading a bunch and now I want to ask a more specific question. I'm a guitarist both in clubs and church. I have experience with Shure E2's and E5's and for the past 6 months or so I've been using Westone UM2's. The Westone's are a vast improvement over either Shure model.
I am now using a Fractal AxeFx direct to FOH and at home and I plan on using the IEM's for tuning patches and live monitoring. I also sing a bit but I'd rate that as of secondary importance when choosing earbuds. I prefer something with a smooth top end and true midrange and bottom end. This way I can avoid ear fatigue and unwanted high end frequencies, which my ear does not do well with, and also be confident that I'm sending a great signal to FOH.
So if ~$400 was my maximum, which earbuds would you recommend? I've done some looking into Livewires Duals and Trips, Alien, 1964's, JH5's and UE4's.
Many thanks for your input!