I am coming from the ER-6i's that have been recabled with the stock apple earbud cables. I had ultimatebuds.com do them for me. They have served me well for the past few years.
I had both great sound and the convenience of the iPhone remote controls + mic.
I was going to get the actual earphones replaced through them, but turns out they are discontinued and now much pricier.
I figure now is a good time to upgrade.
I am looking for something that sounds good, looks good, and has the mic/buttons on the cable for my iPhone.
I say looks good because I'm not a huge fan of the TF-10's and HF-5s sticking so far out. I like the fact that the ER-6i's were so small.
So i've looked into q-jays. But apparently the cables are really long and there's no mic/buttons.
The UE 700s also don't have the mic/buttons.
The X10i's apparently the mic doesn't work so well because it's located further down.
I like these because they are small and slick.
Are there other ones I should look at? Can I get any of these recabled for cheap so they have the functionality of the mic/buttons?
Pretty much, I'm looking to upgrade from what I thought was a great mix of sound + convenience to a better sounding IEM with the same convenience. Any suggestions?