I am thinking about switching from full-size headphones (Senns HD800) to a great pair of IEMs for several reasons:
1) IEMs do not require extreme amping to sound their best, AFAIK (feel free to correct me), and I got a little bored with worrying about amps, cables etc.
2) They are very versatile - one can easily use them at home, or outside
3) As I use crossfeed all the time, it emphasises any imperfection regarding the position of each headphone on my head = it's difficult to put full-size headphones on your head correctly in order to get a perfect balance between both channels (to not get the feeling that one channel sounds a bit closer to your head etc.)
Sennheiser HD800 is a perfect headphone for me... The soundstage, the neutrality, separation, imaging, bass, mids, treble... It's just flawless.
Are there any IEMs that could deliver a quality near to HD800 for similar price (around 1000USD), especially soundstaging? AKG K3003i, IE800, ...? I prefer analytical and technically advanced sound over "fun" phones like Denon D7000. I also don't think I want to go for custom IEMs... I want to be able to resell my gear easily when wanted/needed.
Thank you very much and sorry for posting this here instead of in IEMs forum... I just thought it could be more helpful to talk about this with people that are into high-end full-size headphones.
Thanks in advance!