I purchased the PFE232 a few months ago after reading a lot about them. I was looking for an IEM with neutral mids, and I thought the PFE232 would be perfect for that since it was slightly v-shaped. When I first heard it, I was completely disappointed. The mids were too recessed for me, male vocals sounded grainy, and it felt a bit artificial in some songs. I was really disappointed after hearing so much praise. I tried burning them in but I felt no difference. I've decided that I'm looking for a more mid-centric sound signature, and so far, the IEMs that most appeal to me are the Sony EX1000, Westone 4, and Monster Miles Davis Tribute. I haven't read that much about the Sony EX1000, but it seems really well regarded around here, people talk a lot about its mids. The westone 4 seems really appealing because it's mids seem like they are perfectly placed, meaning they are neither overly forward nor recessed. Lastly, the miles davis tribute seems like technically inferior IEM compared to the other two, but from what I've read, I feel like I would love its sound signature. It seems like its sound signature is really lush and full sounding because of the amount of bass and mids it has, and I want my IEM to sound thick and "creamy". The tribute seems to have an LCD-2 like sound, so it's really appealing to me. Which IEM would fit my bill? I'm looking for a good amount of bass (I'm ok with the bass being neutral, but not basslight), thick, lush, and "creamy" mids, and neutral highs (neither blurry/toned down like the SE535 nor overemphasized). I listen mostly to male vocals, alternative, rock, and metal.
Edited by daniel521 - 3/3/13 at 6:29pm