I was wondering if anyone can help me out in choosing my next pair of IEM's.
My last set was the Shure SE215, but I thought I would branch out and try a new kind. Some of the things I liked about the Shure SE215:
- Wires did not easily tangle so it was easy to bring out and put away in the case (which is vital to me since I am a student and find myself doing it a lot)
- Decent sound isolation
- A good "bang for your buck" IEM
On to the negatives. What I did not like the most about the SE215 is how easy it breaks. I've owned two now and it does not last me more than a year. I would like to think that I take good care of it (inside cleaned with the cleaning tool frequently and not subduing it to any harsh treatments), but I believe it happens due to natural wear and tear of the product. For both cases, one side of the ear eventually stutters until there is no sound coming out of it. I have read that this is due to non-reliable wiring in the SE215, but I am not an expert on this. I would also like to point out that I have owned a pair the cheap Philipps headphones for several years and they're still functional. At this point, I would sacrifice a little bit of quality over durability.
Since they are portable, I would use the headphones for the gym, at work or at school. I should also point out that I mostly listen to Hip Hop and Alternative Rock music.
So far I have looked at these headphones:
- VSonic GR06
- Brainwavz S1
- Audio-Technica ATH-IM50 (Though it's probably not an option since they don't sell it in the US)
Any type of help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.