I know that IEM and headphones really shouldn't be compared, but I am having the hardest time choosing between an IEM or headphones. I just got a the hisound 3rd gen studios coming, so I want some new IEM/headphones to complement them.
From an IEM point of view is sennheiser IE80 still held as the top ? If I were to get headphones which one would come close to those ? I was really anticipating the v-moda m-100, but it doesn't look like I'll be able to get my hands on those till next year.
I listen to mainly modern music so hip hop for the majority. I don;t like overpowering bass that drowns the vocals out. Vocals have to be clear.
I would appreciate some suggestions whether its IEM or headphones and for headphones I just want Over the Ear design.