My Sennheisers CX870s are very good (as far as I can tell), but I only really get the best out of them when I’m in a dead quiet room. When I’m walking to and from Uni, along the side of a within town road, the sound cancelling is good, but the quality drops. I can’t tell if this is because I’m walking, or because of the cars going past. Walking to and from places, often down roads, is the most usual time I use my headphones. The other big problem is that the little plastic thing protecting the 3.5mm plug is starting to fall to bits.
What I’d like is even better sound quality in general, and more robust build quality (Sennheisers don’t tend to last long). I’m more than willing to spend a reasonably high amount on some new IEMs. There are a couple of options I’m looking at: the Jaybird Bluebirds, and the Sure SE535s. I like the bluetoothness of the Jaybirds, and I like the idea of the superb sound and build quality of the Sures.
Money is a slight issue (I’m not sure I can get the Sures, I’ll be trying to get half the cost as a birthday present), but I can afford, and justify the Jaybirds, if there really will be a benefit to them with sound quality.
My question is, given the conditions I use my headphones in, am I going to see any benefit in getting a better pair, or will I not hear the difference? And if so, are either of those 2 a good bet, or is there a better option out there?
Edited by bobandirus - 2/10/14 at 9:30am