I am in college so an IEM is basically necessary more or less between droning out my roommate and walking to class. I have been using sennheiser cx 300 ii's which i believe are pretty much as basic as you can get
I have been looking into others in the area of 100-120 and I have pretty much narrowed it down to sennheiser cx 985
The reason I am interested in these is durability, 2 year warranty, and overall quality. My firstquestion is, am I missing out by a substantial amount by not picking up more popular iems like the eph-100sl, hf5 or se 215s? My second question is how much of an "upgrade" in sound quality will I notice from the cx 985 versus what I have (cx 300ii)?
I primarily listen to 60/70s rock, electronic, classical, jazz, etc.
I normally stream .flac from my laptop, output aux on my turntable or play through my galaxy s3.