I have a maddening love/hate relationship with these things. As ear-buds of course they have zero isolation-which is to be expected, and
really doesn't work for living in NYC, yet when it's quiet, i really like them. I can hear details that I can't hear otherwise (even with
the Etymotic MC5's) and they have an airiness that I really like-The bass is really heavy-handed-but I can deal
The question is: Which iem has a similarly airy-spacious feel?, or is it that the nature of earbuds (vents etc.) to have a more open sound?
iem-much better isolation but tends to sound really "in my head"
earbuds-more open sound, no isolation
In the past I have owned: Etymotic MC5, ADDIEMS, Brainwavz M2, PL-30, PL 21, Meelec M6, and a few others that I can't remember=
So: What iems have you found that can offer detail, spaciousness, sound stage-non fatiguing?
I can afford up to $250.00
Thanks to all