Another rookie who just joined looking for some feedback. I have been looking at IEMs with a ceiling of $150 and have narrowed my choices down to the XBA-3 and EPH 100. There is a $15 difference in price so am not concerned with the latter being a little more expensive. I'm looking for a brand that has a good reputation for producing a durable product and ideal for a fairly broad range of music from the likes of Tool, AC/DC, Rush to something on the oppisite end like Jeff Pearce (ambience/chill). I don't have the lingo down, so please forgive me, but beyond versatility, I am looking for the following sound characteristics: warm, depth, detail/instrument seperation, good sound stage (maybe the same as depth) and good bass without being predominant.
If anyone has experience with either of these, or even better both, please share with me your pros and cons. I did a search on here and mostly read good things about both, but nothing yet that has swayed me. The best thread I found was a three IEM comparison with these being two of them and they tied 34-34 in the poll. Maybe I can't go wrong either way?
Oh yeah, I am also open to suggestions. After reading what I'm looking for if something else comes to mind, feel free to share.
Edited by ScaldedDog - 2/22/13 at 6:25pm