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I've been trying to find a high end pair of IEMs for a while with no luck.

 

required:

iPhone mic/remote on the cable

I'd like to be able to lie on the side of my head with them in. My previous SE530 could accomplish this.

 

preferred:

Comply or shure kind of foam

Detachable cable is a huge bonus

multiple driver

I'd love to try a hybrid

Right angle minijack

Universal IEM

 

k3003i seems fantastic. Small, triple driver, iPhone remote, but no detachable cables.

 

se846 also fits. Not a hybrid, but has a unique low pass woofer (or subwoofer?), detachable cables, probably fits as well as the 530, but I really dislike the shure iPhone remote cable. I've tried my friend's 535 and really can not handle such a finicky cable.

 

The XBA-H3 is perfect on paper, but it's so huge I'd impale my brain trying to lie on the side of my head. Also, the cabling looks way too much like a club lifestyle.

 

EX1000 is super unique. Dynamic driver only, but seems worth it. Can't find any info on an iPhone remote though.

 

ASG-2 looks fantastic, but I can't find any info on a cable system with an iPhone remote. 

 

UE900 looks nice, but is not hybrid, and looks (at least to me) like it might be replaced soon. the cabling is a weird weave, and blue. i'd really only be comfortable with one of those. (the black cable has no iPhone remote)

 

gr07 looks like it has a great shape, but isn't hybrid, and no iPhone remote. I've read about a gr08, but it's vaporware?

 

These also all have a relatively clean styling (except the xba-h3). 

They will be driven un-amped by an iPhone or Retina MacBook Pro.

I don't know what else to look at, or if there's a 3rd party cable solution, or anything.

I've had the shure 4c, 530, 535, and a sony xba-bt75.

I like bass, but that seems to not be a problem at all with this crop of IEMs.


Edited by fizzwinkus - 2/20/14 at 4:49pm