The UM3X is a great iem and I do find myself pretty enchanted by it's sound. That said, I'm not head over heels for it so I'd like to move on and get my hands (ears?) on something else. Small annoyances are the size of the jack as I have to use an adaptor when I use my iPhone 4S and the length of the nozzles - I prefer the westone 4's shorter nozzle. Sound-wise I love their instrument seperation and vocals. I have never really felt that the soundstage is as horribly cramped as many make it out to be but it's not as open/airy as I prefer, either, which makes sense for what it is. They are a little overly-sensitive for my liking in that a few volume notches already have it cranked.
I currently have the PFE 232's which I love but I'd like something with a little darker, lush and warmer signature - probably mid-forward. I'm looking to stay under $300 and preferrably less. Some iem's I've been considering are: MRD-EX600, ASG-1 (1.2), SM3 v2, TDK BA200. I've also considered re-purchasing the Westone 4 as I do find myself missing that iem quite a bit. I'll be using either an iPhone 4s or Sony A865 walkman. Thanks in advance.
Edited by vocalist - 6/15/12 at 1:23pm