I'm new here, this is my first post. I have been on the website quite awhile, reading a lot of threads. I've finally gathered up courage to post something and join in on the audiophile club :P
I am not an adult yet, I'm currently a student in middle school. I don't have a lot of money, so please, when making a recommendation, don't suggest anything that expensive :)
My current IEM is a pair of Klipsch Image S4s. I personally think these are overrated. I thought the sound would be mind blowing, because of this article.
I tried burning them in, but the sound quality still didn't satisfy me. And as, previously mentioned, I am a middle schooler, I spent 70$ on that and I couldn't return them or anything (because the warranty and etc had expired) I couldn't afford to buy anything else (yes, i asked my parents and guess what they said?)
Approximately ten days ago, Christmas happened. My parents, as usual, didn't get me anything. Except money. I got a lot of money this year from my friends and family, and what better to spend it on then IEMs? :) :D :)
I want the IEMs to be less than 100$, but I'm willing to pay 30$ more if the sound quality or brand is wayyy better...
I've been browsing on Head-Fi as well as Amazon. Currently I've rounded up these IEM's that I like (according to what people say)
~100$ Klipsch Image X10 ----
Thoughts: These were 350$. I've been reading threads comparing this to the UE triple fi.10s, and some say the TF10s are better, some say the X10s are better. I personally think with the 120$ price difference now, the X10 would be a better buy, no?
100$ Shure SE215
Thoughts: These are obviously Shures, so the sound quality will be good. But based on what I've picked up by reading, these are uncomfortable.
Thoughts: This was the main competitor with the Klipsch Image S4 that I wanted to buy. I don't know much about this though...
100$ Bose IE2
Thoughts: My cousins have these and I like em, but I wasn't super impressed.
On an end note, I beg of you to please argue with me. I'm a complete newbie and my facts are most likely wrong. And also, I'd like to hear recommendations!!!
Since I don't know much, please compare sound with the Bose earbuds, since those are the ones I've ever tried before.
On the priorities list, the first is sound, the second is comfort, and the third is design. (as in, does it look cool?)
THANKS A LOT!!!