Dear head-fi community,
I've read countless threads over the last couple of weeks in this forum but still I can't make up my mind about which of the above mentioned high scoring universal IEM's I should pick to upgrade my current setup (Sennheiser IE8 with and without Fiio E7 hooked up to an iPod Nano 6th Generation or a Thinkpad X200).
Auditioning the products personally isn't possible in my location (Netherlands) as far as I know.
What I'm after is the best possible musicality in a universal IEM.
From my wording you can see that I'm not yet wise in the terms most often used here to describe sound signatures and performance features.
Mostly I'm listening to Indie/Alternative, Singer Songwriter, Jazz, Classical and Acoustic.
The IEM is going to be used for long uninterrupted sessions of up to 5 hours.
Phonak's big plus is that they offer a 30 day money back guarantee so I could go buying them first with the option to return with full refund.
Both Phonak and Ultimate Ears include an iPhone/iPod/iPad remote cable while Westone doesn't.
I'm curious to hear what you can tell me and if the post remains unanswered I'll just have to continue reading and go with my gut feeling.
Thanks a lot already.