I'm looking to buy myself a nice pair of in-ear headphones. I'm not an audiophile, however I want a really high quality sounding pair of headphones. Previous pairs of headphones I've owned, include Beyerdynamic MMX 101iE's and Klipsch Image S4i's - Just so you can get an idea for my standard of sound quality and budget, I'd like a step up from these two pairs.
I've shortlisted some headphones but I need some opinions and advice, possibly even recommendations, so I can finally make a decision and get this weight of my chest. I will be using these on my Samsung Laptop and my iPhone 4S. The types of music I listen to are on both ends of the spectrum. I like acoustic artists, such as Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Fray and The Script. However, I also enjoy bassy music such as Dubstep artists, including Skrillex, Knife Party, Kill the Noise, and Feed Me. The pairs I'm considering are:
Moshi Vortex/Vortex Pro
Moshi Clarus (very expensive for my budget, bit of a long shot)
Sennheiser iE8 (same as the Moshi Clarus, bit too expensive, I'd only be willing to purchase if it was seriously worth it)
It does matter to me what the earphones actually look like, I see a lot of products like Shure earphones that look incredibly ugly in my opinion.
If anyone owns any of these and can give feedback, I'd greatly appreciate it. Perhaps by the end of it I might buy a budget pair (E10 or Moonrock) AND a more premium pair (one of the others) and have it that way. Any suggestions/advice/recommendations are greatly appreciated.
Edited by DocBox - 8/8/12 at 11:18am