Hey guys, looking at getting some new iem's as my ety's are on the verge of falling to pieces. I'd like to find something superior to them however.
What I'm looking for:
Natural sounding bass, absolutely positively cannot stand bass-heavy sound. It needs to sound natural and blend nicely with the music.
Good treble extension and perhaps slightly forward mids. I have a pair of AD900's if that says anything about my sound preference. I also really want to make sure the mids and highs are WELL RENDERED, no ringing or harshness (ety's seemed to be slightly harsh sounding in both ranges).
They also need to have very good isolation, at least as good as the ety's if not better. I often wear my ety's when mowing the lawn and cannot hear the lawnmower, and i'd like something that isolates that well. Detachable cables would be very good as well considering I'm very abusive with them.
The less i have to spend the better, but at the most i'd say 200 ish (with a tiny bit of room to play).