First of all, I really appreciate this forum a lot and have done a lot of reading before posting my question. But I am still a bit confused, perhaps I didn't read enough, so feel free to point me in the right direction. Here's my story:
Had Monster's Turbine Gold till one of the earbuds split in half. I liked those earbuds but microphonics were horrible. As good as the sound was, I couldn't strand microphonics. Also, I cant remember for sure, but I think they didn't even isolate external sounds as well as my Klipsch S4..
Monster miles davis trumpet earbuds simply don't fit my ears as I have small ears. So this is of a concern for me.
Just a few days ago I've started to listen to my music with a flat EQ and I was very surprised to find out that I really loved the way everything sounded, even though I have a piece of junk skull candy earbuds I've picked up at the airport. I am not saying I love the way those earbuds sound, because I dont, but I love the flat EQ a lot. I also used to have Etymotics that I've bought from Best Buy a long time ago and those sounded very detailed, I absolutely loved those, but they lacked bass.
I listen to all kinds of gernes of music, from opera to techno, rap, etc....I love music and have a very sensitive ear to it, but I also love to have plenty of bass. Perhaps as I grow older, I will begin to scale down on bass, but for now, I still like it a lot.
1. IEM's small enough to fit small ears
2. Plenty of bass
3. Good isolation
4. Least amount of microphonics
5. Price up to $500 with some exceptions perhaps.
6. I don't have to have an amp as I want the most portability I can get.
As for my music source, I have Sansa Clip and my Galaxy s3 phone. Thats all for now...So if you have suggestions for me, I would be more than happy to hear it.