Having read an enormous amount of reviews about all of these, I just can't decide which one to pick. I hope that there are people in here who have owned a few of these, and give me a more clear view on isolation, comfort and sound quality.
From what I know, is that I prefer either an IEM which has a V-shaped sound signature or a neutral analytical one as described below:
If on a scale from 1 to 10, with 5 completely neutral and 10 extremely heavy on that part of the sound (1 being rudimentary), I'd like a sound signature (order: bass-mids-treble) of about 6.5 - 5 - 6,or 5-5-5 so I can easily equalise the source to the sound I like.
I usually listen to house, dance, a little rap, but sometimes i'm in a mood for either classical or guitar music. Therefore I'd like the IEM to be a little all-round (which means: not raping any genre)
I'm not that picky on comfort (I adapt to a different shape quite easily), but I do prefer an IEM which can be worn over-the-ear (due to usually long listening sessions). I'm not into looking like a derp when wearing an IEM though, so it shouldn't look too ridiculous when I'm wearing it.
The isolation of an IEM depends on your own ears, but as long as a normal conversation is hard to comprehend ( sometimes my parents are full of ********). I don't have high demands on isolation.
Cables are mostly fine, as long as it doesn't gather a lot of dust on itself and doesn't snap while looking at it.
I'm going to listen to it from an Samung Galaxy S3 smartphone (it had an wolfson audiochip I thought), maybe it's going to be amped by an FiiO E11 (cheap and cheerful), or, if I feel more like spending, an Headstage Arrow HE12.
If there is any on-ear headphone which does exactly this, that is an option too.
(Note that I'm not a native English speaking person, I apologise for any mistakes I might have made).
Edited by BamBoomBots - 5/17/12 at 1:03pm