Hello everyone, this is my first post in the iem forum. I am more of a full sized headphone guy, but am now looking for an iem for travel/isolation. I am looking for a neutrual iem, along the lines of the brainwavs hm5/fa-003/lindy headphones: flat, balanced, just the right amount of bass (not over powering, but not anemic), but I want more detail. I cannot really find any full sized hp that sounds better than the brainwavs hm5 that has the same sound sig that is closed/isolating. So I thought maybe iems could be the way to go.
I've had the triple fi 10's before, but they were uncomfortable and didn't seal well, and I want more mid range. I sold them and got a sennheiser hd 598. Fantastic stuff, but certainly not portable. I tried the westone um1's and I really liked the sig, comfort and isolation they provided, but again, I want more detail. my budget is ~150$. I've been looking at the etymotic hf 5's, but is there another iem that might work better for what I am looking for in my budget? Thanks.
Edited by TTNK - 2/17/13 at 1:11pm