Well my trusty Shure E2C's are on the way out and so its time to find a replacement. Trouble is I'm now going round in circles trying to find a suitable new pair. Basically I do a lot of traveling by plane so want something that allows me to wear them for long periods (the shures did start to hurt after a while using the large rubber tips but these did provide the best seal for me) but also make it possible to sleep on the side of my head, so they'd have to be fairly flat to my ear. I'd be using them in the gym as well so maybe a pair that is or allows over ear wire would be good to minimise cable noise.
Sound wise I'm more about clarity (possibly slightly on the warm side of nuetral) over over-bearing bass. It will be mainly used un amped with a ipod touch and budget upto the region of £150. My short list at the moment consists of:
Etymotic HF5 & 3
HiFiman Re262 & 252
I am open to other suggestions / advice of course and look forward to any ideas.