Originally Posted by Azathoth
Are you only looking for earbuds or in-ear type canalphones as well? Do you have a budget limit? I've tried the majority of the MEElectronics IEM's, and the A151 is the one with the highest quality cable (IMO for the price) and a balanced sound sig that will do most genres well, it's around $50 at Amazon IIRC.
I agree. The A151 have a great cable and build quality. The cable is supple and it feels very strong, and there's plenty of stress relief. I must say, though, the A151 have rolled off treble. I sold them to my friend (after I got tf10's) and he's been enjoying them for a few months, and they are holding up well.
In fact, like you said pretty much everything meelectronics makes has a great cable. UE's universal range also has some nice cables. I've owned the UE200 and UE400, and the UE400's sound great, as well has having a sturdy ribbon cable. Truth to be told, though, when it comes to cheap headphones with great cables + SQ, there's very few to be found. TF10's sound far better than all of these IEM's and they also have a user replaceable cable.