First time writing, though I read the forums from time to time when I need audio advice.
I need a pair of in-ear headphones for listening to rock and metal. Almost all genres, but mainly progressive/post.
I am not an audiophile, I just like to listen to music in the best possible quality for my budget and needs.
I was using a pair of Dunu Trident for almost a year now, but some days ago they decided to stop working. Actually the right earpiece is not working at all and left works at low volume with an amount of distortion.
Before that I wasn't using any really "good" earphones, mainly some budget AKGs and Sennheisers.
I quite liked the sound of the Tridents, as well as built and fit in my ears.
I prefer to wear them straight down but I don't mind over-the-ear as well.
I don't really like a huge amount of bass, but I definitely want it there. I like clarity and detail.
From what I've read the past few days, the sound I like is probably neutral to warmish. Correct me if I'm not saying things as I should, I'm quite new to the "quality sound world".
While reading around the forums I have found some replacements like the SoundMagic E10, and some of the Dunu's other models like the Crius or Ares.
Tridents again are considered as I really liked them. Just trying to find if there is something better for my budget.
My budget is around 30£ but can go a bit higher if need be. I prefer shops in UK and Europe.
Source is a Sansa Clip+, unamped. (Rarely my Nokia Lumia 610 as well.)
My files are usually 320kbps MP3s and some FLACs.