I'm looking for either a custom IEM or a pair of headphones that has a terrific spacious soundstage with rich vocals, and a relatively lively presentation overall without being overbearing in any one aspect. I don't want a clinical sound, would like slightly sparkling shimmering high with clarity and a reasonable amount of bass.
Budget is $800 willing to go up a little if necessary. Planning to use it unamped through my laptop and Sony X series walkman with 320 kbps mp3s.
Willing to buy a highly portable amp if necessary, but would prefer not to. Appreciate your help.
I listen to some instrumental, a lot of female vocalists, a decent amount of pop, alternative rock. Very little hip/hop and rap.