I'll start off by saying this is my first post and I'm new to the higher end earbuds. I've owned less expensive earbuds from companies like Bose and SkullCandy and would like to upgrade. I've read the reviews about the Westone 4 on here but haven't really been able to find anything on Sony's XBA-4 or XBA-4iP.
I can get the Westone 4 for about $300 new and the Sony XBA-4iP for about $250 new. Those are the two brands I have to choose from unless you have other suggestions that are better in the $300 price range. I listen to Alternative/Rock, Electronic/Dance, and some of the older Hip-hop before it turned to crap. These will be used with my iPhone/iPod and mostly for work/traveling. I'm not too sure what other questions I should be asking other than which one is the best option for me?