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Recommendation for new IEM's to replace SM3

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Hey everyone, I'm looking for some recommendations on getting a new pair of IEMs to replace my EarSonics SM3 v1.

 

Price range: $250-500.  I'd prefer around $250-300, but I'd be willing to go up to $500 if there is an IEM that is head and shoulders above the rest.

 

Music: Pop, Rock, Trance, Prog Metal primarily.  Occasionally classical and acoustic.

 

Source: Phone/tablet, no amp; so low impedance is important.

 

Optional features:  A removable/replaceable cable would be great.  I always have problems with the thin IEM cables breaking.

 

 

For the most part I liked the way my SM3's sounded, however after a recent listen I felt they were a bit muddy in the upper range.  However, I also feel like I want more bass in an IEM.  My home rig consists of the Sennheiser HD600, and Grado RS-1.  I really like both of them for different music, however I generally use the HD600's as I find they are better for a larger variety of music.  Since I am fond of the Sennheiser sound and looking for more bass I have had my eye on the IE80's, but I'm not sure how they would compare to the IE60's or other IEM's in that price range.  Any suggestions?

 

Thanks!

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Bumping for luck!

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