I've gone through countless IEMs over the past year looking for an IEM with the lovely sound of the Klipsch X10i with a flush fit, and better highs but I've been unsuccessful.
Here is my history:
Klipsch X10 - my favorite sound. Very warm and romantic if that makes sense. Very fragile and not a flush fit. Could be a tad bit clearer. I also wished for more exciting highs.
ShureSE215- above average sound pretty good bass but lacking somewhat in intimacy and clarity. LOVED the fit.
Monster Turbines - Great hip-hop headphones. Poor fit for my ears no matter what tips I put on them. They would not stay in during long listening periods and I had to keep pushing them back in. Could not sleep with them. Not all that clear but very forgiving with some of my crappier music sources.
Westone 3- Had such high hopes for the W3's. I tried to love them but the sibilance KILLED me. It was harsh and hurt my ears. I tried every tip from Complys to Olives to taking the triple flanges that came with the 3's and modding them and of course every tip in the box and nothing worked.
Westone UM3x - It took care of alot of my wants in an IEM. Flush fit, not a hint of sibilance, great vocals and OK bass. Problem? Boring sound. I use a Sony Walkman A series and the only thing that made these phones come alive in any sense was the "Heavy" EQ setting and even then it still made me miss the sound of X10s.
I am thinking of trying the Sennheiser IE80. Am I barking up another wrong tree with this one? Some suggestions for another IEM?