To make my long story short, I own a pair of Grado SR-80i and Audio Technica AD700, but for some reason I'm more comfortable wearing IEMs, and although it might seem a little strange, I've been using a cheap pair of Sony IEMs I bought last minute for a recent trip a lot more than the others. So, I've decided to invest in a good pair of IEMs (budget: $100-$120 max). One of the main reasons is that I listen to a lot of music through my iPod outdoors (I know many of you believe that it's not be the best source, but as of today I have no plans to buy another music player any time soon), so I want something portable, comfortable and that I can use unamped.
I listen mostly to rock and metal, but it covers a wide range of bands, from Rammstein to Muse, from AC/DC and Led Zeppelin to Queens of the Stoneage, Nirvana, ... I listen to a lot of different music besides rock/metal; I love Depeche Mode, Ella Fitzgerald, Elton John, Madonna and even classical music (specially violin concertos and sonatas) and electro house. So you get the picture. I need an IEM that will be appropriate for all types of music and that will last considering how much I'm going to use them outdoors. What do you recommend?