first of all: thanks for reading and this forum is awesome. Learned a lot about different types/companies by just browsing along for an hour or two. Well, back to topic.
Last week my Klipsch S4i broke (after 1 1/2 years :<). First the right one stopped working and some days after that they died altogether. So, it is time for some new shiny stuff!
I started using inears back in 2006, with a pair of Sennheiser. Shame that I can't remember which ones, but I liked them and they lasted for 3 years before the cable broke. Since then I'm heavily in love with inears. So today I went into one of the Bose shops and listened to some music on the IE2, but I left the shop a bit disappointed. They created a really fantastic room to fill the music into, but the music itself lacked clarity around the vocal spectrum. Suddenly the famous "Nothing else matters" from Metallica's S&M Album sounded, well, dull. Not as crispy as I was used to hear it from my Klipsch/Sennheiser. I read that some people here think the S4i have a tad too much bass to them, but I actually thought they have a good upper spectrum too. (You might now understand that I'm not quite the audiophile type ;-))
I'm mostly listening to Metal and Rock (Behemoth, Lamb of God, In Flames, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Slipknot… also Shinedown, Stone Sour, Hinder, Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry -- you get it). Now, I don't really need *absolute* isolation. It's ok to hear a bit of whats going on around me (dont wanna run into a car haha). As you might have by now understood, I really like nice vocals. Bass and treble are equally important to me. I prefer even sound… For the price range I'm looking somewhere around the 90-120€ spectrum. One requirement is that the iems have to be available in europe, or at least have unproblematic international shipping.
I'm looking forward to your suggestions.
Edited by originell - 8/2/12 at 3:19pm