Hey everybody! I just wanted to start off by saying that I am new to this site, and thanks to anyone who can help me out. I'm no audiophile, but I love hearing every detail of my music.
Anyway, I am looking for a new pair of IEMs under $200. At first, my budget was $150, but there isn't too many IEMs at that pricepoint, so I decided to stretch it over to $200. I've had only 2 pairs prior: the JVC Marshmellows, and the original Apple earbuds.
First, I would like them to be comfortable, like my Marshmellows were. I would also like them to be durable. I expect them to last at least 1 year, since I am paying for a premium set this time. I prefer to be unamped, but it's not a dealbreaker if it's better that I should use one. I listen to a very WIDE variety of music. I listen to mostly (I've listed the following genres in the order that I like them) Hip Hop/Rap (90's Gangsta rap, today's Hip Hop), Rock (90's grunge, 90's alternative, punk rock), Pop (today's hits), Dubstep/Drum and Bass/Dance, and Ska (bands like Sublime, Pepper, and No Doubt). Occasionally, I also listen to Country and Reggae music. I have no preferred sound signature yet, but after doing some research, I believe that I most likely prefer a warm signature or a balanced signature. I want an IEM with bass that stands out, but isn't too overwhelming like Beats, with clear vocals and good detail. I want to be able to "feel" the music.
I have come across a few different pairs that I'm interested in that I have found during my research. They are:
. UE Triple Fi 10
. Vsonic Gr07
. Yamaha EPH 100
. Monster Turbines/Turbine Pro Golds
I have a couple questions I want to ask you guys:
1.) Which IEM would best be suited for my needs? First, I would like to know what you would choose based only on the IEMs I listed. Then, If you have your own suggestions of a different IEM, feel free to mention those, too.
2.) How would you compare the IEMs that I listed to each other, in terms of how they sound?
Again, thanks to anybody who can help me out.