Quick intro: name is Lawrence Robinson, 38yrs, based in The Netherlands. I've a background in DJ'g and am a big fan of music and quality of such in general. Lots of electronic (Depeche Mode, Jarre, Vangelis), pop (modern, Michael Jackson, 80's), dance (90's).
I'm looking to buy in-ears for my iPhone to replace the stock Apple buds, however as I'm not an audiophile willing to spend several hundreds I'm looking to find a set with a nice price and equivalent quality.
My search has been narrowed down to the mentioned 2 sets. The Etymotic seems very comfortable (a big issue to me, I hate getting "raped" in the earholes), yet low on bass reproduction. The SA1's look great, offer good sound quality and as an added bonus, are considerably cheaper.
What I'm looking for in my choice, in order of importance:
-sound quality (think prosumer).
-ease of use (tangle free cabling).
I look forward to your suggestions :)
Thanks and cheers!