So I'm looking to get a good set of IEMs for going directly out of my iTouch (possibly soon to be iPhone). Right now I have the ADDIEMs, but I'm looking for something with a little better sound. My home system is Bifrost -> Asgard -> HD600 and I'd like something that sounded similar (but lower fidelity, of course).
My budget is probably $100-$200, but feel free to try to convince me higher. But again, I'm not going to amp this or use an extra DAC, so there is a limitation on where I should be going.
Like about the HD600:
- Balanced sound with present but clear bass
- Not too bright
- Nice mids
- Speed (it can make quick beats fairly discrete, though I know it's not the best at this)
Dislike about the HD600:
- Maybe a little more PRAT
Music (rough order of listening frequency)
- Indie rock
- Electronic (mostly breakcore, with very fast, split beats)
- Art music (baroque through modern)
I'll say isolation is important, but isolation can work out differently for every person, so I'm not going to put it at the top of my list. I'd like something fairly durable. Discreet aesthetics are nice.
Edit: added information tdshain requested below
Edited by qoouep - 6/19/12 at 11:21am