The proliferation of all things headphone related over the last several years absolutely blows my mind. It seems there are new players getting into the game each and every month, making it confusing even for folks who've been 'round these neck of the woods for more than a minute about potential purchases. Added to the mix is the tidal wave of fanboyism which, in my opinion, makes those looking in from the outside more skeptical than anything else.
Needless to say, it can all get very confusing. I can't imagine how overwhelmed I'd feel if I just happened onto this site for the first time looking for some info on a Bose or Beats or other listening gear familiar to the masses. Personally, I sometimes feel that the headphone community is blowing past me, as I don't spend as much time here as I once used to. I'm like that elderly gentleman holding up the slow lane of the headphone world.
So out of curiosity, if AudioDwebe, who is an ecclectic musical listener, wants to pick up three (and only three) IEM's that would cover all genres of music in the here and now (fall 2012) with IEM's currently available, which three would you recommend and why? All music would come from an iPod Touch without an amp, and CIEM's need not apply.
A real plus to the recommendations would be if you personally have experience with the IEM's that you suggest.