I have finally moved up towards the $100+ category of IEMs and settled on getting the RE262s after considering things from the HF5 to the R-50. What concerns me is that I might not be able to appreciate the sound of these IEMs because of my lack of experience. When I first upgraded my apple earbuds to the Vsonic gr99s, I will admit, I couldn't find a significant difference at first. A few months have passed and I decided to do another A/B comparison and boy do I hear a difference now.
This time, with 120 dollars being my main motivation, I want to be able to distinguish good from bad with my FIRST listen instead of waiting for my ears to adjust and tune themselves in over the course of a few months. I would like to know methods used to accurately compare earphones and what I should be listening for so I can easily justify spending this hefty sum of money!