I think I'm ready to dive into the world of customs! This is my first custom IEM (coming from universals) so I'm hoping to be surprised. Price limit is $2000, because I don't have that much money to spend, and I profit by selling TF2 unusual hats. Here's a little bit more about my usage and the sound I'm looking for in my CIEM:
After collecting some information, I narrowed my selection down to 3 customs. Which custom performs the best for me?
-Usage: These will be my primary headphones for a long tine, so I hope they last a long time. I use IEMs usually on the go. I often watch videos, play video games, watch movies, and play audio related media on my computer. I also use them on my Android phone and with my Sansa Clip+. Sometimes I sleep with them on.
-Song Genres: I listen to almost every music genre. However (in order of most to least listened), I listen to pop and DJ (popular songs), rap, electronic (trance, techno, house, synth pop), soundtracks and instrumental, jazz, classical, song remixes and parodies, and rock more often than other genres.
-Sound Signature: I like my sound to have resolution and seem 3D. Likewise, I value tonal accuracy, clarity, coherence and detail. Words to describe my preferred sound are rich, warm, organic and natural, realistic, and full of transparency. Punchy bass and treble is important.
-Source: The source of my audio is usually going to be my Sandisk Sansa Clip+, although at other times it will be my Asus N53SV-XV1 PC, and other times my Android phone (rarely an iPod or iPhone). If necessary, I will spend up to $100 on an amplifier.
I'm looking forward to hearing recommendations and feedback! Thanks to the replies I get!
Note-I still take recommendations, so don't hesitate!
-ACS T1 Live!
-Heir Audio 8.A
-Unique Melody Miracle
Edited by RobotsEatCookie - 11/15/12 at 7:15pm