So this serves as an introduction/recommendation thread as this is my first post. I'm very interested in audiophile culture and the gear that goes along with it, but I've found the IEM reviews to be a bit overwhelming. I'm looking for a pair that will be used for portable music players (HTC Android phone, Asus tablet, etc.). I listen to really all varieties of music, but I lean a bit towards the rock/metal spectrum. I've owned Sennheiser IEMs and over-the-ear headphones before and loved them, but I've never spent more than $50 on any listening device. I'd like to test the waters a bit by spending around twice that on a nice set of IEMs.
What would you guys recommend? I'll most likely be purchasing these online so availability in stores is obviously not a concern.