I have been using my Head-Direct RE-0 for three years now and I like their detailed and clear sound, but I have grown tired of their flat soundstage. Moreover, the RE-0's housing keeps breaking. To find a replacement, I auditioned the sennheiser IE8 and I instantly fell in love with the headphone-like soundstage they produce. I ended up not buying them, because they had too much overshadowing mid-bass for my taste. According to the reviews I have read, the JVC "Victor" FX700 has a deep soundstage and an out-of-the-head feel. The realistic timbre is also a nice quality, but what I don't like is that they lack isolation.
To sum it up, what I am looking for is an universal IEM with:
- Deep, layered and wide soundstage
- An out-of-the-head/ 3D feeling to it
- (if possible) Transparent and detailed sound
- (if possible) A realistic timbre.
I am not into monstrous bass, but otherwise I don't care too much about the signature.