Hi everyone! I've been lurking around here for ages and finally decided to sign-up.
You see, my dear Etymotic HF5 ran away and I've been without portable music for nearly 3 weeks now (sadface). I didn't want to make an impulse buy so I've been biding my time. Now I feel like it's the right moment to make that new purchase.
So what I'm looking for is something that has a similar ability to resolve and articulate busy passages; the kind you might find in a prog-rock/metal band (think Dream Theater, BTBAM, SymphonyX). I'd prefer a neutral sort of sound, but my Cowon S9 can really color the sound any way I please so this aspect is not too-too important to me. I guess the other thing I'm looking for is price: I've been spending long, sleepless nights looking through the huge IEM review thread and the $30-$60 range seems to be the sweet spot but I can go higher if necessary.
So far I've been looking at the following:
- Vsonic VC02
- Astrotec AM-90
- Vsonic GR02 Bass Edition
- Brainwavz M5
This is just what has struck me, but I'll admit I haven't been 100% thorough on reading the entire thread.
So please feel free to offer me some suggestions! I'm all ears