First, my budget is $300 max. My main sources are my iPad 2, iPhone 4 and laptop at work as well as a Pioneer VSX-815 at home. I listen to music such as Dream Theater, Tool, Nightwish, Within Temptation, Rush, Apocalyptica, movie soundtracks and classical as well as some dance and pop such as David Guetta and Tiesto once in a while. I enjoy every genre of music except western to be honest.
My current phones are all IEM's: Shure SCL3, UE 700, Klipsch S5i. I would like to get a good balanced sound with great soundstage as well as some bass presence as I enjoy some warmth. I have tried a few different models based on recommendations found on the forums here. The different models I can currently get fairly easily where I live in Canada which I have tried are:
- Bose AE2i
- Audio-Technica ATH-M50
- Sennheiser HD-558
- Sennheiser HD-598
- AKG 271 MK II
What do you guys think if I want to use them every day at work as well as home?