I'm looking for a good IEM in the price range of $300-500. I've been reading through the forums and I can't find a good and recent thread on this.
I listen to a lot of opera (my profession) both live and recorded. I travel a lot and lugging headphones around can be inconvenient. I'm a novice within the audiophile world though my ears are good. I currently have a pair of Shure 115's and I'm pretty happy with them, but they're getting old and I'd like to upgrade. I like the Shure sound profile and I love the comfort (I sometimes wear them 8+hours/day) but I don't have much perspective. Because I travel, nothing too flimsy.
I've been leaning toward the Shure 535's, but they don't seem very popular here.
There is a ton of info in these forums but very little on classical music and way less for opera. Obviously voice is extremely important (so good/forward mids?) and I think I'm looking for something with a large sound stage and clarity. There may be other factors I should be considering so I'm open to any and all opinions.