mmm... well, my friend had a pair of monster in-ears... they broke after like 2 months, so I dunno. if you end up gettin em, I would just be careful w/ em.
I mean I would imagine there is a reason that a pair of in-ears lost 75% of it's value in less than 6 months... (and if I was speculating, I would venture something along the lines of ridiculously over-priced to start with & questionable build quality, but you're right I haven't heard them, so I won't make any farther comments about them)
I personally think you can get a lot better stuff for your money, but of course, IMPO/YMMV hahaha
edit: I really couldn't care less what the head-fi community says about any product. A lot of random things get really over-hyped over here. sure, in-ears have their place for their portability, but if you're strictly talking about performance:price, over ears are much better (esp for bass response). for a basshead, you simply can't get it done w/ in-ears. for sweaty ears, you should go on-ears vs. velour pads. that really helps :)
hahaha & i am actually using bose ie2 on-the-go b/c the wing-tip design is sooo comfy. their sound leaves something to be desired, but that's the trade-off you make when you go for in-ears. i've tried a bunch of different decently high-end in-ears like the s4a, hf5, c5, and a random westone forgot which model & honestly, none of em really did it for me & it's really uncomfortable to have something stuck deep in your ear canal. so yes, my background, I don't really use in-ears for serious music enjoyment. I realized pretty quickly that for me personally that I would need to spend a ton of money to achieve what I was looking for sonically w/ in-ears, so I don't really bother. lol.
Edited by money4me247 - 12/19/13 at 10:05pm