The only high-end IEM I've owned are the Monster Coppers, which I feel pretty underwhelmed with since I was expecting a much bigger Wow-factor after reading all the hype about high-end IEMs. I want my music to wow me and I want my favorite songs to sound as if I've never truly heard them before.
What I'm looking for most, in order of preference:
Isolation (I will be listening to them in a Casino poker room)
Soundstage (I want it very 3-d & large, but HATE for my sounds to seem distant)
Clarity (Not muffled, distant, or hollow junk)
The SM3's reviews seemed to point at them being perfect for the sound I was looking for, but I decided that I don't want an Over-the-ear IEM for convenience purposes since I would be taking them in/out frequently.
What are your Straight-down worn recommendations for me?
Edited by onthefence - 6/14/12 at 4:48am