This is my first thread - I've poked around on here off and on for a few years now, mostly just reading, clicking on damn-near every link that seemed to be associated with what I was curious about.
I'd like to get recommendations suited to my specific listening and preferences, which I have yet to see here. Of course, there are countless IEM recommendation request threads, but I'd like mine to be inclusive not only of the phones themselves, but any and all other recommendations that would enhance the overall listening experience that I may not be privy to.
Here's the skinny...
Music is one of the only things I'm a snob about (I probably fit right in, in that regard), as I listen to rock exclusively. When I say "rock", it should be noted that many sub-genres fall under that umbrella, and I embrace or at least respect a great deal of them. Rather than list said sub-genres, I'll list some of my favorite artists, that way there is no guesswork as to what they'd be categorized under:
Disturbed, Stone Temple Pilots, Clutch, Volbeat, Cold, Fuel, Metallica, Temple of the Dog, Alice in Chains, Incubus, System of a Down, Mudvayne, Sevendust, Godsmack, Kill Devil Hill, 10 years, Beastie Boys, Puddle of Mudd, Rob/White Zombie, Faith No More, Ben Folds, Chevelle, Static-X, Queen, Stone Sour, Silverchair, Lenny Kravitz, Cake, Bush, Everclear, Black Label Society, SOiL, Seether, 3 Doors Down, Lifehouse, Jet, Breaking Benjamin, Living Colour, Hellyeah, Shinedown, Tool, Days of the New, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer, Queens of the Stone Age, Hoobastank, Flaw, Candlebox, Bigelf, CKY, Marilyn Manson, Demon Hunter, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Default, Taproot, Pantera, Mushroomhead, Lo-Pro, Billy Joel, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, The Smashing Pumpkins..
Everything from Ben Folds' beautiful piano playing to the screams of Mudvayne. Yes, I know I'm living in the 90's/early 2000's. It's all gravy, I like it there.
My current setup consists of my Galaxy S4, running PowerAmp Pro, EQ is set with lows cranked and highs raised a bit as well. Didn't meddle with the mids much, as I tend to favor them to default to the center of their range for the most part. My headphones were an impulse-buy on Newegg a couple years back, they are the Sennheiser CX-150, and I absolutely love them compared to some POS Skullcandy IEMs I bought for ~$15 or so at Best Buy before I got the Senns. They're also noticeably superior to the IEMs that came with the S4, which are actually not too terrible, just not amazing. I agree with everything I've read about the 150's, when it comes to their performance on the lows. This is enhanced even more so with the built-in EQ that comes with PowerAmp.
No complaints about that setup, but I'm very much interested in hearing other sets that have a similar strength in the lows. I'm not savvy enough to really differentiate the common terms like "rolloff" when I read about specific IEMs' strengths and weaknesses. It's a little daunting. I'm hoping that by stretching out my hands here, someone with similar taste and preference might be willing to impart upon me any knowledge and experience they have with other pairs.
Price point: I'd prefer no more than $100 to start off with.