My buddy told me to look here for good advice so i can make an educated purchase. I have glanced around through some of the threads and still don't have a super grasp on all the terms so please excuse the audio noob . I am looking for a durable set in the $30-40$ range that will sound good with my music taste.
research i have done so far:
The M4 and M2 look very durable and they seem to have good sound. I am a little weary that the bass might be to much on the m4. The m2s look nice but a few of the reviews said they were not that great for acoustic/classical. The Thinksound ts01 looks to have a good sound but i am unsure of the durability. I also took a look at the huge review thread, and found Asrtrotec AM-90. They looked like they would be great sound and very good durability. i kind of like the reduction of bass. I also found a pair of VSONIC GR02 Pro in my price range.
I will be listening to mostly metal genre and classical with some mumford type music sprinkled in.
I do not have an amp so i will be using an android smartphone as the music source. I like to be immersed in the music when i am listening so with my current studio monitor headphones i have to turn it up to 75%-90%. I like to hear the guitars and vocals and other instruments more than the thump of bass.
EDIT: if i am looking in the wrong place...or if i am being un-realistic in my price range looking for durability and good sound then please let me know if i am better off waiting a few months and picking up the RE0s or something.
EDIT: added more IEMs
Edited by kodefoo - 10/3/12 at 9:07am