I am new to high-end IEMs and have previously just used a stock car stereo or cheapo earbuds for music listening on-the-go. I've been using the Multi-IEM Review here to try and get an idea of what I want, but it has just made me realize that I don't really know what I want.
The guide speaks in terms using words such as analytical, dynamic, cloured, liquid, transparent, etc which I know the definitions of but still cannot identify with since I have no experience. For example, I think I want a big soundstage since I love how the music sounds when it surrounds me in my car stereo, but I am unsure if this is what a soundstage really is like. Highs, mids, and lows - I have no idea what my musical tastes signal preference to since they all seem to be emphasized in various songs at one point or another.
I'll be listening to strictly music on-the-go with no amp on my portable player.
I don't listen to rap, hip-hop, dubstep, electronic, etc.
I do listen to various forms of rock and indie.
I don't want something with low isolation standards.
I don't want something that eats my music player's battery quick.
I don't want to spend more than $350ish.
Other than that I really don't know what I want. Please help me get a better idea of what exactly I should be looking for in an IEM when I read reviews.