Hi Everyone! I've been reading around the head-fi forums for quite some time now, usually looking at reviews of headphones and forum threads for solid IEMs.I'm posting today because I recently lost my Monster Turbine Copper IEM's, and I'm looking for something more in my next set of IEMs. I was fairly happy with the Coppers, they were a solid set of IEMs IMO, but the more I listened, the more I felt something wasn't quite there...
I don't really have a set budget for my purchase, but I don't want to spend $1,000 on CIEMS. I'd prefer to stay in the $600, or less, range, but if there's something above and beyond exceptional I MIGHT be willing to spend more, although it doesn't seem necessary from what I've been reading here.
I was hoping that y'all would be willing to recommend some higher end IEM's based around a few criteria that I:
Very accurate sound separation, and reproduction, Deep/Tight bass with some nice punch to it, warm/clean mid-tones, crisp clean high-end, without that 'OMG my ear drums are going to split open from this ridiculous treble' feeling.
I listen to a broad range of music, so I'm hoping I'm not barking up the wrong tree in looking for IEM's that will do right by the music to which I listen (hard rock, alternative, electronic/dance/dubstep, jazz, classical, and even some country). I'm by no means an expert-level audiophile (as you can probably already tell), but from what I've been reading around the forums I've seen strong recommendations for the following IEMs:
- Westone 4R
- Earsonics SM3 V2
- Phonak Audeo PFE232
- Heir audio 4.ai
I suppose I'm just looking for a consensus on which out of the one's I've listed, or others that I've forgotten/missed that may be better.
Thanks in advance for any help/info/advice you can provide!