First off, I am new to the forums so excuse my noobiness. My research into purchasing some decent IEM's has inevitable lead me to these forums. I know that there is an incredible amount of information on IEM's and I have been sifting through the countless threads but I figured I would ask the community for some help anyways.
Here is where I stand, I am in college so it goes without saying that my budget is limited (~$100). I usually listen to music on my iPhone because of sheer convenience (I try to keep a high bitrate). I do use the inline buttons quite frequently so they are mandatory on whatever I purchase.
I recently bought a pair of Klipsch S4i's but was disappointed due to the cord length, and the position of the buttons. I run the cord under my shirt/sweatshirt most of the time so I like the buttons near my neck. Additionally, I am not very tall (5'7") and found that any cord longer than 4 feet is just too much. I have a pair of Shure e2c's, but I don't use them often because of the cord length and the absence of iPhone controls.
My restrictive criteria has lead me to seriously look at the Etymotic HF3's, but am very open to taking suggestions from experts such as yourselves.