Ok so after wondering why the hell I keep spending <$100 on IEM I decided to up the budget to around $250 for new IEM.
See my connundrums here:
A quick history of my IEM:
Random Altec lansing -> creative ep630 -> head direct re2 -> head direct re0 - etymotic mc 5.
iPhone 4, creative Xfi2, creative zen vision:m
Music: Rock, posthardcore, alt-rock.
I prefer analytical sound or balanced at much, but anything "warm" is just fatiguing IMO.
Basically I was set on Etymotic ER4P or PT, but after reading that their price a couple of months ago used to be $160-$180ish... and are now around $230ish on amazon... I just said. F it, I won't pay extra just because etymotic became greedy..
So i found on amazon the TF10 for $185.
And well it perfectly fits my budget of $250...
I also considered phiaton, but apparently the TF10 have better build quality than the PS200...
ATCK10 are hard to come by for international buyers as well...
*It has to be a USA company that accepts international orders, in order to have a courrier ship them to me. ( so Ortofon is out of the question.. as well as PFE)