I've always used mostly cold and anylytical IEM's, or at least set up the EQ that way, I like my guitars and vocals to be a bit above everything else, not much, just enough. I like a good thumping bass too. However, I am at a budget strain at the moment, I need a PMP and new IEM's, I usually dismiss headphones for a few reasons, size, isolation and they literally hurt my ears by pressing them into my glasses. Currently I am using Phonak Audeo PFE-112's, and they never came close to my old Sleek Audio SA6's. I am using some cheap Sony PMP that is just horrible. I have a 5th Gen 30GB iPod Classic I could RockBox, but I'd rather sell it for a new player, preferably something that takes microSD cards (I have a 32GB one to use).
So, my questions are, naturally, which IEM's and what player.
Want a warmer sound
Would rather have good onboard EQ than needing to learn parametric EQ (RockBox)
Small yet durable, both IEM and PMP
Price range $100-$200USD (absolute max)
So any and help is greatly appreciated, when my brain can handle it I really need to learn how to read specs and understand what is best for me on my own. The bulk of the expense would be going to IEM's as well, if anything I'm sure I can find an 8GB Sansa Clip+ pretty cheap, but I would really love another Cowon, I had a D2 a few years back and it was absolutely the best player I had ever used.