I am looking to make the jump into higher priced IEMs. My sound preferences are for a balanced to warm sound, erring towards musicality rather than analytical. I am looking for a good soundstage.
The music I listen to varies but is mainly instrumental including jazz, classical, world and electronic.
I place a huge emphasis on build quality, especially at this price. I use my IEMs daily on my commute and have gone through several models in about 6 months each until I found the rugged, versatile Brainwavz M2.
Two deal breakers for me: amping and over the ear wearing, ruling out the RE262 and GR07.
On my radar right now are the Yamaha EPH-100s, the JVC FXT90s and the TDK BA200s. The TDKs sound like by far the best match sound wise, but I have questions about their build quality and if they can be worn straight down.
Any suggestions, either from the above or additional models I should think of?