Been a long while since I've posted, it seems.
Anyway, I've been sticking to circumaural cans, as well as monitor clip-ons ever since I've moved on from stock earpieces. While my current set of cans are pretty decent in terms of sound staging and detailing, they don't really offer a good amount of isolation. Then again, what to expect from a pair of open-backs, right?
I've been hearing a lot of good things about Ultimate Ears, but prior to the release of the UE 4 Pro, there wasn't a model in the custom fit range that was within my budget. Yeah, money's kinda hard to come by >.>
These are analytical, I get that. But what of the sound stage on these IEMs? Is the virtualization on these good enough to be able to really enjoy something along the lines of an opera? Well, to be honest I listen more often to rock and roll, techno, and progressive rock (Side note: I LOVE Pink Floyd! Had only recently managed to get a copy of The Wall; Genius :D), but I borrow some of my granddad's old discs when the mood hits me.
Lastly, in the event that I don't get these (though I really, really want them), could anyone suggest a similarly-priced pair of open-backed cans? Paradoxical, I know, but I can't bring myself to love closed-backs anymore, seeing as how the ones I've tried (not really all that many, actually) sounded kinda stuffy.