I need help on finding a pair of 'perfect' earphones suited for my needs. I first started the hunt for a pair of IEM's on my thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/585965/newbie-advice-on-new-iems-upgrade-from-s4s) but I thought I'd start a new one as I've changed the earphones in consideration. I will be upgrading from a pair of Klipsch S4's and have about £150 ($230) budget. I will be using them with my Cowon J3 whilst traveling, so comfort is a big factor. Also I would prefer the earphones to be straight-down-the-ears instead of over-the-ears. I mainly listen to hip-hop, R'n'B and Pop.
I've previously tried the Ultimate Ears 700 and found them to be bass light, harsh in the treble and overall inferior to the S4's so they were returned. I currently have a pair of Klipsch X10's and UE TripleFi 10's in hand but these will be sold/returned also. I found the X10 to be a bit recessed in all area's when compared to the S4's, but they are the most comfortable earphones ever. The TF10's were amazing in every aspect except comfort and fit, and because I will be using these earphones for traveling I find that the TF10's are not ideal for this. So the earphones in consideration now are:
- Atrio MG7
- Audio Technica CK90Pro
- JVC FXT90
- Sony EX700
I've read that these earphones have a good low-end response, but being and audiophile strong bass isn't the only thing I'm looking for. I do need great mids and sparkling highs. As I said in my previous thread the TF10's are the best earphones I've ever heard but the fit/comfort was an issue. In a perfect would I would like the sound of the TF10 with the fit of the X10 but I'm sure these earphones don't exist. So if anyone could give me some help/advice on these earphones, possibly outline which ones sound most like the Tf10's or suggest any other earphones that may be 'better' for my needs, I would be very grateful.
Edited by RokYa - 1/8/12 at 8:01am