I had a pair of Klipsch Image S3's and the cable broke (can't hear much now) so I'm not open to buying another pair of Klipsch.
95% of my music is from the last 10 years, some of it is in lossless but the majority is in MP3. I plan on listening from my laptop and my iPod.
I listen to mostly (80%) pop-punk and newer punk rock with a few folk rock, noise rock, and alternative/indie bands thrown in. some of it is "rough around the edges" but some of it is pretty polished. I don't know much about warm/bright sound so I can't really say what I prefer. The music I like is generally pretty fast and guitar-driven, though I do listen to some piano-driven slower music.
I liked the sound of the Klipsch, but my main issue with it was that the vocals were placed too far back and the mids/highs were lacking. The bass was absolutely perfect (not too overpowering but not too muddy).
What are some suggestions for budget IEM's? Thanks!