I'm looking for a new pair of earphones. So far, I've had Sennheiser CX200 for about 3 years and tough they sounded great. I'm looking for a new pair because the connector started to loosen and the rubber on the cable is a little cut at some point.
That's the only "quality" earphones I've had, so I'm kind of a noob. I've read many post on this forum and came down to these two models that are currently on sales on Amazon:
Ultimate Ears 700
I'm having trouble deciding wich one to get. From what I've read, the X10 is known to have high microphonic noise and the UE700 is often judged weak on bass.
It's hard to tell wich sound "flavor" I prefer since like I said I'm new but I've read somewhere that mid and warm/sweet is recommended for first-timer. I listen to many types of music (modern and old rock, pop, punk, metal, indie and a bit of electro, trance, dubstep) but I'm not much into hip-hop/rap music. I want something that can handle both softer and heavier types of music (let's say from Pink Floyd to In Flames to name some examples).
So to wrap it up:
Would you recommend one of the two models above (X10 or UE700) for me, wich one and why?
I'm also open to other suggestion but I would like to keep the price under 120-130$.
I've also heard good words of the Philips SHE3580 for the price but I'm willing to pay more if the quality is there ;)
Looking forward to your advices. Thank you for your time and I hope my english is not too bad (not my first language).