For quite some time I have been using the Sennheiser HD-25 II as my only headphones both on my couch at home (plugged to an iPod Touch 4G or to an old but good east german amplifier) and (less frequently) while I am on the go (iPod Touch too). I mainly listen to a full album from start to finish (classic, jazz and some pop/rock). I tend to like an exact sound pattern.
I am starting to long for something different for my ears that first and foremost deliver a better sound quality but also something that is a bit more comfortable to wear. With the Sennheiser HD-25 II on-ear my ears are a little too much under pressure wich especially gets uncomfortable after longer sessions (1h-1,5h).
Now my questions is: Should I pick in-ears or over-ears? I noticed that top-level in-ears tend to be cheaper than top level over-ears. Would you say that it is true that I can get better sound quality for the same price with in-ears compared to over-ears. What else do I need to consider when choosing in-ears vs over-ears.
I have been looking at the the Sennheiser IE 8, would you think that this is a good pick in my case?