I have had the SE215 for a few months, haven't used them a ton but I do like them, they are my first pair of "good" headphones and I really do like them. They aren't necessarily lacking anything.. but I am thinking about the next step.
I listen to everything, but if I had to say I had an emphasis it would be R&B and Hip-Hop, but the vocals can't get muddied up by the bass or anything. If I had a preference for vocal sound I guess it "warm". I do like bass, but not at the expense of the rest of the sound and really like more subbass rumble than anything. My source is primarily my Iphone 4 or Ipad 2.
When I originally asked for recommendations the SE215s came up and the Gr07be also. I researched and went with the SE215s because they came up as a great "all arounder" which is good for me since I listen to a variety of music and the price was lower.
So here are my questions:
1) Is the Vsonic GR07be really a significant/noticeable upgrade from the 215s? And would you recommend I upgrade to that?
2) Are there any IEMs in the $300 or less price range that you would recommend for me to look into (Westones is another I've been looking at right around that price).
3) Since I am not "unhappy" with the SE215s, would I maybe get some benefits from getting an amp, like the Fiio E17...to just get me a little more of what I am already enjoying? I don't have an amp and am wondering if that might be a good next step.
Like I said, I am not dissatisfied, I am just looking for "what's next"...Thanks for any help!