I'm looking for a new IEM, my budget is 400 dollars, but I might stretch it if necessary. I want the IEM to be very lush and intimate, and I want it to sound "think". One of the main things I want to avoid is a lean or thin sounding IEM, I want it to sound very thick and lush. I want a lot of bass (enough to make it lush, intimate, and thick) and I want mids to be the focus of the IEMs sound signature. I want it to sound thivk and lush, but I don't want it to sound bloated. Also, I don't want the soundstage to be huge because I'm afraid it will lose its intimacy and will sound a bit distant, but I'm not that concerned about that. Lastly, I want it to sound very musical and engaging, the last thing I want is for it to sound lifeless or boring. I listen mostly to male vocals, rock, and heavy metal. From what I've read, the Westone UM3x might fit my bill, what do you guys think? Also, some of my music is badly recorded so I can't anything that is too unforgiving.
Edited by SmettMark - 3/23/13 at 3:54pm