Is there anything better than the Atrios in terms of bass and isolation under $400? Any help would be greatly appreciated (I have lurked this site every time I decided to replace the Atrios).
I really like the heavy bass (I listen to techno/house) and the great isolation using Shure olive's. I need my new headphones to be equivalent or better, and am having a hard time discerning between the IEM's below from the multi IEM thread (thanks ljokerl!)
Monster Turbine Pro Gold
I'm leaning towards the Westone (does more expensive necessarily mean better?) I read the Westone vs Atrio thread and it seems that Atrios still win in terms of bass? How durable are the Westones?
Background: My 4th pair of Atrios finally broke and I want an upgrade. 1 lost and 3 broke (once replaced for free under the warranty, once replaced at 1/2 cost) - they have great customer service but this is getting a little silly. Granted the first 2 times were due to hard use (like rolling a chair over the earbud) but this last time I was at the gym and the left side died. And this time I was careful, always keeping them in the case etc. Am I just a clumsy fool? I have read a couple other durability issues on this forum.
Also, I know there are a thousand threads about the Atrios. I am asking specifically about isolation and durability in something with comparable bass.
Edited by dilemmalyn - 1/19/12 at 6:22pm