Hey guys, my re0's cable seemed to have screwed up leaving me with a hollow, tin can interior sound. I'm looking for a gd upgrade, seeking re0's clarity with bit more bass and lusher mids. I'm placing more emphasis on gd mids this time around for my guitar-based/vocal tunes, Not very adverse to trebles (having had the re0s), but I'm thinking something slightly less bright might also be gd for long listening at the work-desk. Also just that little more bass as well to liven things up but not at the expense of the mids.
Budget: Max US$400 (cos I'm somewhat interested in the um3x with the removable cable)
Genres: 50% rock (nothing too hard eg. oasis, john mayer, incubus, rodrigo y gabriela), other 50% mix of jazz, blues, electronica (eg. krall, norah jones, candy dulfer, modjo)
My main caveat is comfort, cos I've very small ears and canals. (as a ref, I can only comfortably use re0s with the smallest single flange tips). So triplefi10s are out, and maybe even the sm3 v1, tho I've yet to try them. Also hate bi/tri flange tips, and foams as well. Very mildly germophobic. :P.
Other phones besides um3x I'm considering are the pfe 112, e-q5, ue700, q-jays, w3. shures might be overbudget. Not sure if I want the re262 cos I'm disappointed by the re0s dying in just 7 mths... Any thoughts and/or other suggestions?
Thx in advance!
(BTW, if it helps, i enjoyed e hd25, and e d1001 besides e weak mids)
Edited by mogumagnus - 6/13/11 at 3:49am