I'm a college student looking for an earphone I can use for everything--from many hours of music and movies to hundreds of Youtube videos and gaming. I can only be more specific on the type of music I listen to, so I will give more details on that--I listen to classical music, pop music, alternative music, and anything that's not too hardcore and ear-shattering. I also need something that is very durable (either good warranty and just built solidly--I commute frequently). Based on reading many reviews and on my budget (under $200), I think R-400 Waterline and HiFiMan RE262 are the best options available. I know that the RE262 (~$150) is discontinued and that the R-400 (~$100) is supposed to be the new standard for all earphones at the $100 range, but I was wondering if it's still worth getting the RE262 over the R-400.
Things to note:
- I have no idea what sound stage is or what sound signature is (or anything that specifically describes the sound an IEm produces)--my previous earphone was a Senheisser CX300 for ($50) back when it was considered a really good budget earphone.
-I prefer to wear an earphone normally and not over-the-ear (never actually tried this... but I can't imagine it would seem more comfortable than down-the-cable.
Tips, advices, recomendations, first-hand experiences?
Thanks a lot.