Let me start off by saying I'm looking for a pair of headphones, did my research, and found the Sennheiser IE80s. They seem to defeat the competition IMO and for my requirements. Then, I found the Ultimate Ears UE900, which seems to fit my price range. Here is a little background on me:
-I use ear-tips, shirt clips, case, and possibly silicon adapters as far as accessories goes. What determines it for me is how well they work with the in-ears and if all of them are included
-I take good care of my headphones, but I will use them VERY often. Like, every single day for a long time.
-Don't need too much isolation; average is fine
-Need good cable microphonics, almost non-existent cable noise
-I will wear them for long periods of time (200+ songs at times) and want to feel as if it is not there anymore or cushion for my ears
-I enjoy listening to classical music, techno and electronic (videogames/movies/YouTube), rap, hip-hop, and pop.
-I use them for viewing media, playing games, and calling (Skype, phone, etc.)
-Use Sansa Clip+
-Optional but preferred: detachable cable
Preferred sound signature-
I like euphonic, juicy and lush and sturdy music. I value accuracy, clarity, and pay attention to low sounds. I would like my sound to be balanced, gripped, and brilliant. Punchy bass and treble is important.
*Price does not matter, as long as it is around the price range and is good*
And here are headphones I stacked to the comparison, and how they lost (from worst to best)-
-Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi 10: IE80s are overall better; can't go with bad build quality
-Ortofon eQ5/eQ7: IE80 have better microphonics, build, sound, and comfort
-Sony MDR-EX600: IE80s are overall better
-Phonak Audeo PFE122: IE80s are overall better
-VSonic GR07: IE80s are overall better, even though these are great for the price
-Sony MDR-7550: I prefer the IE80s sound signature a bit more
-JVC HA-FX700: Defeated by IE80 through sound, isolation, comfort, and build; leaks sound
-Earsonics SM3: 2x the price, not worth the money; issues with comfort
-Sony MDR-EX1000: Not a treble head; possibly sibilant
-Shure SE535: Similar to the IE80s, but more expensive (extra $116)
-Westone W4: Better in sound and clarity, too expensive (extra $130)
-Phonak Audeo PFE232: Beats the IE80s overall, but too expensive for my price range
So which one would be better? The Sennheiser IE80, or the UE900? I also take other suggestions :).
Thanks to all replies!
Edited by RobotsEatCookie - 10/2/12 at 9:46pm