this is my first thread at this forum, but I´ve been here now and then the last couple of years, though last week or two I almost moved in! :P
The thing is, Im a musician, I like good quality, though Im not an Audiophile, but of course wouldn't matter to become one in the future.
I play the guitar in the style of: Satriani, Vai, Petrucci, Gambale, etc.. (or better said, I have played rhythm for 20 years, and 1 year soloing, so.. Im not that good yet) ;)
I do listen to almost everything, besides Black Metal (even being from Norway, and having Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon in this country). I really prefer enjoy good quality Rock (Classic, Prog-Rock, Post Hardcore, Metalcore), Jazz, Fusion, Pop, Classical, etc... So a well rounded sound would be preferred, though with a tiny touch of bass.
I own a Sennheiser HD280 Pro, and are pretty much happy with its sound!.. I do use it 6-8 hours a day! (at home), and they are still great. But Im not going outside with them :P
Outside I have just used the old crappy ones that came with my Sony Ericsson k750i, and then those with the iPhone 4... hated them every second, but they have been better than nothing.
Now its time to buy some more serious buds, and my quest in here and headphonelist has narrowed my search to this models:
Shure SE215, VSonic GR07 Bass Edition or JVC HA-FXT90 not just for beeing quite good at sound (as I read) but also cause I can use them in bed (being flush to the ear), well the JVC maybe wouldn't work as well, but the VSonic will work nice, and the Shure seems to be the best for this.
Now of course I want some CIEM!... who don't? :P but I can't throw/invest that kind of money right now. but new ideas have bit my curiosity! ;)
I see an option to buying the SE215 shelled, for $229, while the normal one is about $105., the VSonic is $179, and the JVC $85-90
The Shure has great outside sound isolation, but the VSonic not so great.. so what about using putty mold? I thought to put a bit of this silicone putty in my ear first, then put the Vsonic or other, and then keep adding the putty, until I get a nice looking "shell" (well you got the idea). (then just making the hole in the putty to the sound exit of the in-ear, or maybe putting a tube before hand, so it won't be closed.
Anyone ever tried this?.. can't see anything on exactly this on this forums. What I have seen and thats of course also an option, is to put first the iem, and then putty over it, sealing it around and in the outside.
Or should I just get a iem and forget about all of this? :P
Let me know! my budget is low, but lets say somewhere between $200-250
also, for about that price or a bit more, I could buy the electronics and make my own CIEM!!.. but I have never done anything like it, but maybe would be fun?... anyone made the one in this instructable? - http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-In-Ear-Monitors/
Thanks and sorry for long email, but this is the best I explain me.. English is not my first or second language. :P