Hi everyone! I realize this is my first post, and starting a topic with your first is usually a no-no. However, I have been reading these forums on a daily basis for the past month, and finally decided to register!
I currently live in Australia for work, but I will most likely be buying new IEM's from the US (which makes it hard to try them out before purchase). That, and even if I wanted to buy them here, there aren't any high-end audio shops in my town.
I am looking to purchase my first set of nice IEM's. I am by no means an audiophile, just a mining engineer who loves to listen to great sounding music.
My price range is 0-550 USD, and I believe I have narrowed my choices down...a bit
I listen to many, many different genres; including: rock, alt, indie, classical, opera, reggae, world/latin, hip-hop, pop, rap, EDM, and many of the sub-genres within each.
I am sure most of you will say that based on the variety of tones I would need a couple of different sets. Since this will be my first investment of this magnitude for portable music, I would like to just get something of good build quality, nice overall/all-around sound.
I am upgrading from a pair of Klipsch S4 earphones, so I am pretty sure any of these will sound better.
I will be listening to these off of (all un-amped, for now) iPhone 5, Macbook Pro, Dell workstation.
Also, seems like removable cables would be a nice touch? From what I've read, seems like Shure's "Olive tips" are a good addition.
My list as of this point:
Heir Audio 4.Ai
I had Shure 535 on my list, but seems like after all of the reviews I read, they just aren't quite worth the money.
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!!