Hey guys, longtime lurker first time poster as well. First of all, thanks to project for his awesome review of the V3's.
I currently have a TF10 and am looking to upgrade to customs. I have had the TF10's for a while and found them satisfactory but just bought a Sennheiser Momentum which just blows them out of the water with their crisp yet non-sibilant highs. In comparison the TF10 now just sounds muddy and vocals just don't shine. I listen to a variety of alternative, pop, vocal, and instrumental music, so it's important to have some bass presence yet really allow vocals to be sweet.
My budget is around $500 and based on the custom iem review by joker some potential choices include the V3, CTM200, and alclair reference. Would any of these be a noticeable upgrade over the TF10's? And do any of these offer sound that resembles the Momentum's sound signature? FYI I don't actually like completely neutral headphones like the Sennheiser HD380's which just sound too dull and muted.
Thanks in advance!