~$200 sounds even better, lol
Anyway, the two things that i am really looking for:
i have a closet full of broken phones / only one ear working / ripped cables / etc. The fault is entirely mine, but please, i just want something that will maybe last a few extra months this time! I actually resorted to buying Skullcandy - Full Metal Jackets out of desperation. (And those broke too, after a huge snowboarding wipeout :))
2. Sound Quality
i currently use a pair of SR-60i, really worn out AE2's, very old V-moda in-ears, now (broke yesterday), M50's. i enjoy the sound quality from all of these and i am looking to find something of equal or superior quality in an IEM.
i will most likely use these whenever i am out so: for travel, walking to and from college lectures, in the gym, and so forth.
i listen to anything and everything: jazz, classical, RnB, mainstream, EdM, trance, classic rock, opera, gospel.. i don't have any particular preferences at this time, maybe clarity > bass, my ears are still ringing from EDC.
What i am currently considering:
1. Monster Turbines - Copper
The reviews look okay, and the metal construction is appealing. Not to mention that warranty..
2. Etymotic - hf5
It looked like a lot of people recommend these, i wouldn't mind trying them out.
3. Ultimate Ears - Triplefi 10
A lot of people on here recommended these too, are they any better than the above two?
4. Bose - IE2
Tried on my friend's, i think they are worth the price, but surely there must be something better out there.