So here it is all in the title : I used to own SA6's, and they are rightfully dead.
I got them when my SHURE SE530's died, and they litterally changed my life. But I have to move on.
I need a removable cable I use my in-ears on the way to work mainly, and I'm not always the sweetest owner. So they need to endure a little pain.
I love the mids and highs to be very precise, which is something I loved in my SA6's: they made me discover things I had never heard in my songs. Then again, I don't hate basses.
I listen to a lot of rock and punk rock (from Pearl Jam to No Use For A Name to make it short), some chill (Morcheeba, Portishead) and some cheezy jazz (Jamie Cullum...).
So here I am, hesitating between the UM3X, Westone 4R, and SM3 V2.
One last detail : I use my iPhone5 with EQu (which also changed my musical life) to listen to the music. I know the iPhone 5 is probably not on par, but it's non negotiable for me, and the SA6's were a vast improvement over the SE530's, so I hope I can get the same results here.
Thanks for your suggestions!