Recently I've been in the market for some new IEM's for use in the office and while traveling. The Sennheiser CX300's out of my ipod have held me over for the past few years, but now the itch for something new is growing.
To preface this, I typically listen to classic rock, indie, metal, classical........most everything. Not having any experience with IEM's outside of my CX300, I've been pouring over these forums trying to make a choice and hoping I choose correctly. So I looked at pretty much the whole range of universal IEM's (customs are a bit pricey for me). On my short list were the um3x, ie8, sony mdr-7550 (I understand these may all have very different sound signatures).
While the um3x was my top choice, I was hesitant to pull the trigger at $320. That's when I came across the Sony EX600 for $125, and after reading some mixed reviews I decided that at 1/3rd the cost of the um3x, they were worth giving a try.
I have not even received them yet and cannot comment on their sound, but I wanted to put this post up in case anyone cared to give me their impressions on my choice. Care to compare or contrast any of those models (um3x, mdr7550, ie8, ex600). How do the EX600's fare against the pricier universals? From everything I've read here they sounded like good bang for the buck.
All comments, suggestions, comparisons, or whatever are welcomed.