I'm a complete newbie to the audiophile world, but I'm finally sick of cheap earbuds crapping out on me and needing to be replaced at regular intervals and looking to invest a good amount of money into a more comfortable, higher quality and reliable model.
Genres: opera (so need something that does well with higher vocal ranges), jazz, pop/rock (where I kind of like bassy sounds).
I mostly listen to music while jogging or before I go to sleep, so comfort is something that I'd really like and would pay a premium for. A good warranty would be great as well, or barring that, well-known reliability and durability. A lot of the earbuds I've had would end up hurting my ears after extended amount of use. I guess my ears are on the small side?
I don't know if it's asking for too much for my budget, but I could be convinced to take it up higher if my current price range doesn't offer any earbuds that fit my specification.
Comfortable, opera/vocals/jazz/pop - if comfort really is that important, the PFE012 destroy the rest of the competition. Shells are extremely petit and ergonomic. As mentioned might take a bit more than what's on the budget though. E30s would also be a nice contender and well under the price as well.