So I've just created a listing for my UE 600Vi IEMs on Amazon, ($99.99 takes it for the shameless plug) and I'm trying to decide on a new pair. The problems with the UE's were with the design (reasons at bottom). The sound quality is great though. I love armature drivers ever since switching and won't go back.
At this point I am considering:
Phonak PFE 132
Fischer Audio DBA-02 (not sure how the iPhone headset will work here, but I'll finagle a fix)
UE Triple.Fi 10vi (I'll buy the 10's and purchase of the cable because I'm a cheap bastard.)
I'm not a fan of Westone's or Shure's design and the Etymotics scare me with the deep insertion and also I've read horror stories about one of the three flanges on the tips getting lodged in someones ear. At that point I'd probably go into Van Gogh-mode if I had even the slightest inkling that there was something in my ear (really sensitive about this).
(UE 600Vi Complaints)
1. The 90 degree angle plug sticks up about 1cm away from the iPhone's port, and the shorter of the two ends (perpendicular to the plug) is only a few mm. I'd much rather they'd have gone with a straight plug than something like that.
2. The microphone placement is awful. Only about 1" from the Y, it sits with the microphone port to your breastplate and is just terribly positioned.
3. The microphone's feedback. I have had two sets of these (just received 2nd from RMA two weeks ago) and they both come through on calls. Not just come through, mind you, but are loud in calls. The isolation is great so I've been in a parking lot on a call, and heard what I thought was my caller's car alarm going off, took off one bud and found that it was in my parking lot.
PS Also going to sell my removable cable modded ATH-M50's with the Sync by 50 microphone cable. Waiting until I get back to my dorm so I can take pictures, but pm me if interested. They're the ones in my avatar.
Edited by jadawgis732 - 7/3/12 at 11:36pm