So I got around $100 (give or take) to buy 2 pairs of IEMs (around $50 per pair) - one for me and one for my girlfriend. I've been looking through a lot of similar threads and I'm just a little bit overwhelmed by all the choices (brainwavz, meelect, sony, etc...). I figured I might as well make a post to help narrow down the selection.
For me, I listen to a lot of different music, but in general I tend to stick to alternative through rock. Everything between Mumford & Sons to Buckethead to Blink 182. I'm generally listening at work, or at school so I'd hate to bother other people with what I'm listening to. I think I'm a tad partial to warm tones, or at least I like to be able to hear the guitar clearly (guitarist at heart), but I also enjoy a little bit of extra bass, or at least enough to hear the bass lines.
My girlfriend on the other hand listens to a lot of pop music, and lot of "singing" music (think along the lines of Josh Groban, Celtic Women, and Journey). She tells me she likes the vocals more than anything else. She is also fairly active, so some headphones that would stay in her ears while jogging or biking would be ideal. And again, she listens a lot at work as a massage therapist, so it's important that her headphones won't be heard by other people.
These are just summaries of what we're like to help narrow down what might be ideal headphones for us. Obviously my budget really limits things and so I'm not necessarily looking to meet all those needs, but instead just wanting to get the most out of my money for the sounds that we like.
Any help would be very appreciated!