My long-suffering phonaks gave up the ghost today. Ok, I sat on them. Either way though, they need replacing.
I enjoyed my phonaks with the black filter most: I felt the grey didn't give me enough bass, and the bass with the blacks had much better extension and detail. I did miss the greater detail in the mid-range and treble, but not enough to swap back.
I would like to try a different earphone though, as I was always frustrated with the fit with my phonaks.
I have been hearing great things about the CK10 and EQ-5, but am open to other suggestions. My music taste is generally prog, metal, folk and classical (in descending order of listening). I also need good isolation, because I work in a noisy lab and need to blur out the noise of a nitrogen generator!
So basically, I'm looking for an earphone with
- great clarity and tightness in the mids and highs
- fast bass, with great extension. Plenty of it, but not too overpowering
- excellent isolation
I would greatly appreciate any advice.