I am unfortunately back in the market for some good IEMs. I had some UE SF5 Pros that provided a few years of faithful heavy service and I was quite happy with, but alas, the casing for one of the buds shattered one day. Then I decided to try out the cheap root with some RE0s, and was pretty happy, though the lack of bass is sometimes disappointing. I would still be happy with the RE0s, except for the fact that the first pair I had had one of the buds die within the first month, and the replacement pair, which are now less than 6 months old, are experiencing adhesive failure, and the two parts of the bud on both buds are seperating. Guess that's what I get for trying to save money. I'm thinking of getting some extra adhesive to McGuyver them, but perhaps it's also time to explore a new pair.
In any case, I'd like to spend as little as possible, but I don't want to deal with companies that sell shoddily constructed products and then expect you to go without headphones for a week or 2 every 5 months when you have to replace the damn things because they fail. I'd like slightly bassier phones than the RE0s, but I really want phones that have accurate and high clarity reproduction. I know my source limits the quality (I generally stream songs from Slacker, Rhapsody, or Pandora), but I'd like the best I can get for as far under $300 that I can get. What would you all suggest these days?
Edit: Also, by any chance, does anyone know where you can buy an in-line control pack for a Droid? I've been having problems with my phone mis-interpreting signals from my headphones as in-line control commands.
Edited by metman - 6/21/11 at 2:54pm