You could also try www.gimmedigi.com.
From HK. Probably about US$240 - US$250.
Edited by skyeosgp - 6/3/11 at 8:55pm
Sorry. Made a mistake. Should be www.gimmedigi.com.
The site looks genuine enough, a joint venture e-commerce site between HP and Hutchison Whampoa. I'm not vouching for the site, just sharing some info.
So i've just worked out that the ck10's will be too expensive for me and suspect that they may have been too bright for me anyway (which is why i'm not so big on the dba-02's)
Which leaves me with two options, the etymotic hf5's and the gr07's
The isolation on the hf5's sounds awesome but the vsonics sound like they have better bass response and are a bit warmer (which i prefer)
Awesome, that's pretty consistent with what i've read.
Thanks for the help guys.
Problem solved; gr07 it is
Will be sure to post my thoughts when i get them.
Having used both the GR07's and HF3(same driver on HF5), I can say they are both fantastic IEM's with different offerings. The Ety's sound may take some getting used to if you come to expect a big bassy sound, but I find the bass is extremely well detailed for what it is; I was actually able to detect some shocking nuances in bass notes that my other headphones and IEM's tend to gleam over.
However, the GR07 is a fantastic all-rounder. They are less likely to obliterate high compression music, unlike the HF5, while still sounding technical(in a good way)
edit: oh wow, did not realize how late I am to the party