Although I've been a member for awhile, it's unusual for me to actually post anything related to headphones these days, because I've been very content and satisfied with my gear. That said, I'm looking for some reasonably priced (around $70.00 budget) IEMs that satisfy the following criteria, and was hoping for some quick recommendations. I'm basically looking for something like this: unamped source (most likely a Sansa Clip or my Cowon J3); worn straight down; little to no microphonics (I realize this might be tough considering my worn down preference); decent bass but not aggressively overpowering.
I plan to use these at the gym so the low microphonics is important. I don't listen to much hip hop, rap, or bass heavy music; pretty much just progressive rock, metal, punk, post-rock, post-metal, and Shpongle.
I own the first generation Future Sonics Atrio, and like them a lot, even though they are supposedly bass heavy. Perhaps this is why I hated the Etymotic MC5, which I returned. I have Sennheiser 650 at the office and Sony MDR-ZX700 at home, and I really like both of them.
There are so many IEMs now, and the brands and technology have passed me by. I've been reading a lot about MEElectronics stuff, and was about to buy the M21 model from Amazon (only $20.00, so not much of an investment). Before I pull the trigger on these, I was hoping for any quick advice, such as: "DON'T BUY THEM, THEY SUCK", or "I would get __________ instead" or "the microphonics are not as low as they say" or "dude, just use your Atrios, dumbass," or "_____________ are way better than the M21."
Thanks in advance.