So as the title explains I'm looking to purchase a new IEM, I've had to make do with a bunch of ****ty earphones for awhile now and I'm looking to upgrade. I'm not an expert when it comes to IEM's but I do love my music and it's something that's becoming a bigger part of my life now, hence why I trying to heighten my experiances with it. I'm only able to spend around $100, something a bit below would be preferable but $100's fine. I realise I'm not going to get the perfect IEM for that price but I would like something that's good and that I'm going to be happy with and will be able to last me awhile. My taste in music is predominantly Hip-Hop/Rap but I listen to a lot of other genre's such as Rock/Post-Rock, Indie, Alternative and folk. So I guess I'm looking for a good all-rounder with good clarity and good durability, a bit of bass would be nice but I'm definetly not a basshead. I will use the IEM for walking and commuting predominantly.
Some IEM's that I've been looking at and considering include:
* Hifiman's RE0 & Re-Zero - I've seen a bit of hype about this, SQ is highly praised as is clarity and value. A lot of people have reported that it's very susceptible to breaking early on which worries me. I don't want something with a strong chance of breaking/playing up in its first few months. Other people have also said that it sounds cold and lifeless, don;t know if that's true but it does worryme.
* Shure's SE215 - Build and durability is highly praised but a few people have critisized the SQ, claiming that it will most likely dissappoint. I'm also worried that it's emphasis on bass may drown out the clarity of vocals.
* Panasonic RP-HJE900 Zirconia - This does impress me, build quality is highly praised as is SQ/clarity and value. I'm having trouble finding places that stock it online however, so help in this respect would also be useful.
That's about it, I'd really appreciate any suggestions you guys have to offer on different IEM's that I haven;t listed or the ones above.
Thanks very much,