I've been using my CX-300 II pairs for over one and a half years until 2 days ago left phone's cable got damaged. I've read a lot of topics before registering here. I was happy with my Sennheiser except for the highs. The highs are not good at all, actually. I listen many genres of music like rock, folk, heavy metal and even hip hop(rarely). And importantly, I play classical guitar and I think I need some good pairs which have good mid performance. Here is some options I consider:
Soundmagic PL-50: I didn't read any bad comment about it, actually. Some of the reviewers say it is not good for bass lovers. I don't know how its bass is compared to my Sennheisers but it is not so important to have as much bass as CX-300 II has. Sennheisers was awful when there is too much instrument and people say PL-50 is "clarity" phones, so I think they are right for me. Price is 50$.
Brainwavz M1: They are also good performance-price phones as far as I know and from what I've read they are "balanced". From mp4nation.net, they are in pre-order and I can buy it for 25$.
Soundmagic PL-30: From what I've read, these have very similar sound signature compared to my Sennheisers. I can but them for around 20$.
Vsonic GR06: When I started this thread, it was not in my list however I a lot of good comments about it and it seems they are very good balanced in-ear phones for their price.
I don't want to pay 50$ or more singe I don't have too much opportunity to test the earphones before I buy. Btw, I'm running often and I really like the style of plugging PL-50 and PL-30 have. They probably give best comfort while running. What do you think, any comments?
Edit: My player is iPod Touch 4G 32gigs. I don't use any amps.
Edited by seyfulislam - 2/11/12 at 4:02pm