i I'm looking for a sub-$50 set of IEMS (worn cable straight down). I listen to mostly (60%) pop-punk and melodic punk bands, but I also listen to a couple hardcore, folk rock, alternative/indie, acoustic (with violin) and lo-fi bands. Some of it is "rough around the edges" and some of it is pretty polished. I don't know much about warm/bright sound so I can't really say what I prefer. The music I like is generally pretty fast and guitar-driven, though I do listen to some piano-driven slower music.
I'll be listening from my laptop and iPod. 95% of my music is from the last 10 years, some of it is in lossless but the majority is in MP3. I'll be using these daily, so they have to be sturdy.
I had a pair of Klipsch Image S3's and the cable broke (can't hear much now) so I'm not open to buying another pair of Klipsch.
I liked the sound of the Klipsch, but my main issue with it was that the vocals were placed too far back and the mids/highs were lacking. The bass was absolutely perfect (not too overpowering but not too muddy).
What are some suggestions for budget IEM's? Thanks!
I checked out the multi-IEM review on here and used the chart to narrow down the IEM's into my price range
Monoprice 8320/MEP 933 - $7
Astrotec AM90 - 44$
VSonic GR99 - $28
Edited by jkim4007 - 8/20/12 at 12:29am