Hi, i am looking for a new set of IEM's.
What i would like
I mainly listen to drum and bass as well as pretty much every other electronic genre out there.
I am also a music tech student and do some (limited) production at home, this isn't a main priority but i would like something that is workable on that front. I would much prefer a pair of headphones that make music sound amazing and will last than something that is perfectly accurate that cant be used for every day use.Some examples of music i listen to (Click to show)
A playlist of music that i like:
So i guess in terms of balance i would like something fairly neutral but with a slight bump in bass and mid range to help get vocals to shine
My budget is under £100, officially the budget is actually £90 ($150) but i have £10 ($16) worth of stretch in it.
I had bought a set of RHA 750i's but they were dead on arrival so i am taking this opportunity to see what other people suggest. The main reason i chose them was the 3 year warranty as i cant really afford to be buying a new pair of IEM's every year. The silicone tips wouldn't stay in my ears but the memory foam (comply rip off's) tips were quite nice.
Klipsch image s4a (2)
I loved how these sounded and really enjoyed owning them for the first 3/4 of their lifespan. The fit on the oval tips was really excellent, shame i wont be finding that elsewhere... The problem with these headphones is the cables fail and they are in general prone to breaking even though they were always kept in the carry case and treated well. Had 2 pairs of these over 10 months, both failed.
For music on the go: Galaxy s2 (cyanogenmod with dsp manager)
Does the job in terms of music, i know there is better but i always have this with me all the time and i would rather not be carrying many devices.
In my PC: Asus Xonar DX
Seems to do a very very nice job, love how much better it is than realtek integrated, everything is clearer and in general more awesome.
PC speakers: Logitech z5500 (With the sub set to around 45% volume)
Really enjoy these, sure they aren't balanced, sure they are overpowered but they make me smile in a big way. I thought they were good before i got a soundcard, now they sound epic!
Thanks for any advice, it is greatly appreciated since IEM's are not an area i can claim to know a lot about.