Hello, first time poster. I had a pair of Sony MDR-EX38iP IEMs that just died, and I'm looking for a replacement. I have a bigger budget now and figured I'd get a nice set. I really liked my Sony set. I thought they sounded pretty good, and they were comfortable. I figured I'd be able to get a much better pair of IEMs for my current budget.
I've been looking at the Klipsch S4i II, the Philips Fidelio S1, and the Shure SE215. Ideally I'd like to keep the inline remote and mic, and I'm not sure how I'd like the fit of the Shures. I'd jump on the Klipsch in a heartbeat, but I haven't seen many reviews of them in anybodies "Top" lists. I'm open to any and all suggestions and comments. Please keep in mind that I'm buying in Canada, so that messes with prices.
Source: My iPhone, and my computers (laptop, desktop Bose speaker output).
Requirements for Isolation: I'll be using these when using public transportation, and when walking to school and stuff like that. On the go, for the most part.
Preferred tonal balance: I thought my Sony's sounded pretty great, though honestly I'm not sure if they were well balanced or not. I think I want a fairly balanced set of IEMs, but I'm really not sure.
Preferred Music: I like a very wide variety of music. Tragically Hip, REM, Linkin Park, Disturbed, Mumford & Sons, Coldplay, Daft Punk. I don't think there would be much benefit to IEMs tailored to a specific style of music, in my situation.
Extras: I would like to try to keep the inline remote and microphone if possible.
Thanks for reading and helping.
Edited by KWall24 - 2/20/14 at 7:28am