This is my first post on Head-Fi. Just before I start, I want to say I've always loved music and have always tried getting the best possible sound, and this is the first step of my venture into being an audiophile. Soon I'm going to be purchasing a fairly hefty pair of cans (going to be asking for help in the suggestion thread over there, currently looking at Audio Technica ADH-M50's)
Price Range: I'm looking for IEM's in a range of $65-$100. I would really rather not have it go near the upper end of the budget, but if the difference between a say $70 pair of IEMs and a $100 pair is really worth the difference, I'd be willing to go for it.
Music I Listen To: I listen to pretty much only Metal and it's sub-genres. Mainly Metalcore, Post-Hardcore, and Deathcore. (two song examples which kind of sum these up are Life Cycles - The Word Alive, or, Abigail - Motionless In White) I also venture into other forms of Rock such as Punk, Emo, Alternative, and others. I also listen to a good amount of "techcore" (I See Stars) and dubstep. When listening to metal, I really enjoy having a good bass presence, but nothing overwhelming. I'm assuming I'd want more of a bass present IEM (which is what I've looked into, If I'm wrong, please correct me). I'd like it to perform well in preferable anything I throw at it though.
Sources: Pretty much the only source I'd use for these is either my iPod or my Smartphone (Droid 4 if it matters). So I'd want something that can be driven by those. I may occasionally plug them into an Astro Mixamp (which doesn't amp I believe).
Features I'd Like: Comfort, a flat/anti-tangle cable, stylish (if more of a visible IEM, if it kinda just hides in my ear then this doesnt matter).
IEM's I've Looked At: The Velodyne vPulse ($89.00). Klipshe Reference S4 ($67.42). I saw Monster Turbines listed earlier too ($79.96)
Retailer: Preferably Amazon, as that's where I'm planning on getting some of my other audio stuff, as well as other technology soon.
Thanks for any help! ~Failuyr