No prob invalid404
Johnny scratch what I said about the K550 above. Listening more.... Now powering them from my Fiio E11 with bass switch on 1. Amazing sound. These have balance. Great mids and smooth but detailed highs. Drawback -- ears do get hot after extended listening and headband starts to put pressure on the top of my head but supremely comfy on the ears. . Beyer DT770 will be much better in that respect. Both phones will cover your ears nicely and your "hardware" installed in your ears won't be a problem. I think it is basically one of those two for you. I don't know of another can that has a wide soundstage like these two in a closed can that will meet your needs. So if you want a more "fun" v shaped sound -- go for the 770 (mids are not absent either so don't get mislead) if you want a more mid centered phone with detail and more balance un eq'd get the 550. In both cases I recommend the e11 portable amp. You could get the E10 dac/amp for now for your laptop. Both cans respond well to the bass boost on the e11. The 770 better than the 550.
The K550 I could see using as a portable over the 770 as a note, but again I think you should get a seperate IEM for portable or an on ear but we decided those will hurt too much.
Feel free to peruse through Joker's iem comparrison thread to get ideas. Like I said the TF10 is a fun sounding IEM that is good for the money. The only issue is the barrel is quite large and if you have small ear canals the TF10 will be uncomfortable.
Other 100 dollar'ish IEMs to get in combo with the above.... JVC FXD80, SE215, CKM99 (v bassy)
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man great advice. +1. I was noticing the ear canal part on the TF10. I usually use the mid sized on both the shure and denons I have. So i think I will risk getting them. I could always use a different set of earpieces if I need. I like the reviews and it sounded good.
Im liking the idea of the 550 alot. havent researched the 770 yet. Portable amp is interesting as I could bring it with my smartphone. Was considering one only for laptop but I like the idea of being able to use it both ways. Im surprised you didnt mention the e17? I thought it was portable and had usb. no batteries?