I'm still recovering from the post-warranty loss of my Shure SE500s. I'm using the regular old Apple earbuds that came with my iPhone 5S. I am fed up with hearing subway noise instead of music. Ideally under 150, really don't want to spend more than 250 - I got the SE500s from overstock or something in 2006 or something for $250 - I can't afford the SE535s at their current price. I will be using these from an iPhone or iPad only to and from work (or in the office). I listen almost exclusively to rock and pop with female vocals - Taylor Swift, Lorde, Paramore, Tegan and Sara, She and Him, HAIM, etc. Some rock with male vocals, some rap, but my focus is on making the music with female vocals sound amazing. If everything were perfect, the ideal IEMs also have an Apple volume control and microphone.
I've seen the Etymotic HF3, but these seem to be kind of polarizing and people don't seem to like the sound of them and also say they are uncomfortable...