I intend to invest in an IEM and my budget is somewhere around the $ 80 mark but can shell out about $ 100 at max if the product is really worth it. At the onset I would also like to mention that this would be my first major investment in the $ 40 plus price range and I'm really inexperienced in the technicalities of the subject.
I would prefer having an inline microphone with my IEM as I do play a lot of games, make VOIP calls from my laptop and may also use the IEM with my mobile. However, my emphasis will of course be for for the sound quality for listening to music and movies. Please note that I don't listen to any specific genre of music, I want an IEM covering the broad spectrum of sounds and want and pleasant experience while hearing.
Please note that I'm from India and some suggested products might not be available in my country and the price of individual products may also differ. Also, I don't use iPhone so any iPhone compatible IEM may not work with my mobile / laptop.
Initially while going through some product reviews online, I found that the Klipsch Image Promedia In-Ear Headphones to be having quite nice reviews. Its supposed to have the same specifications as the Klipsch Image S4 but comes with an inline microphone. However, the product has been discontinued by Klipsch but is still available on some websites. The product also comes with a 'Y' splitter cable incase the headphone and microphone sockets are different like that on my laptop.
I had also checked the Brainwavz M2 & M3 but I'm not sure about their performance and they don't come with a microphone. Mp4nation ships its products worldwide, so getting hold of it wont be an issue.
On the other hand the Vsonic GR06 supposed to be an all round product, even if it doesn't come with microphone, but the product is not available here in India.
One of my fiends had also recommended me the Soundmagic products since he said they are really value for money. Also what about Sennheiser products in this price range?
Please help me in choosing the best IEM possible which can be there with me for a long run. As you my already understand this will be my primary listening device and will be a stepping stone towards becoming a genuine audio connoisseur.
I would really appreciate if I got the feedback from all you audiophiles and I'm really open to suggestions if any better products are available in this price range.
Thanks in advance.