I am on my computer for the majority of the day--at least 10 hours. I currently use the ATH-AD700 headphones all day long.
- I watch movies and tons of Youtube videos as well as listen to a wide variety of music (though nothing too extreme--mostly classical, pop, alternative music, etc.), so the IEM shouldn't be lacking in any areas in terms of range (but based on what I listen to, I'm guessing I like mid to upper range?). Overall sound quality must be high, obviously.
- I commute every day, so I need the IEM to be very durable (I would read reviews of certain popular IEMs and don't even consider them because users claim they break in a few months). I've spent $50 on a Seinheisser earphone and it broke in less than year--I don't plan on shelling $100 every year on a set of earphones.
- Because I commute, I'm guessing I want some noise-cancellation (is that the right term? or noise-isloation?).
- Lastly, the IEM should be comfortable because I plan on wearing it for the majority of the day.
Thanks. Any recommendations are welcomed and I will be reading the reviews of the recommended IEMs. Ask me any questions if necessary--I will be refreshing this page frequently. I really want to order one ASAP considering I'm currently using some $5 earphone as a temporary replacement.