Currently, I only listen to my FX700s and EX1000s. I have sold off everything else because I found myself not using anything but these two IEMs. I have had the FX700s for some time now and love them; they have been my favorite IEM for quite some time now. The EX1000 is the only IEM that I have heard that can give it a run for it's money. I now use the FX700 for when I want that aggressive, v-shaped sound signature with the powerful low-end. I use the EX1000 for when I want the pure lush of a more balanced sound signature.
I have the Head-Fi bug again and would like to purchase another universal top-tier IEM. I have researched various IEMs daily now for quite some time and haven't been sold on one yet like I was with these two. I'm not going to name the ones I have been researching/considering because I want to keep the question open-ended.
For those of you that love and own the FX700 and EX1000, what other IEMs have you purchased that you've been happy with overall - whether it was a upgrade or sidegrade in technical ability?
I fear spending money on a set that I will not like, leave me feeling like I just downgraded or am missing something. I don't mind a different sound signature, just something of the same technical abilities and quality as these two IEMs. As a quick bio, I listen mostly to hip-hop and jambands (like Dave Matthews Band), and all of my files are FLAC.
Edited by BassInMyFace - 2/4/12 at 5:25pm