Hi. This is my first post on this forum.
I am looking for a new iem or portable headphone for daily commute and listening in the library. I listen to a wide genre of music: top 100, vocal, blues, jazz, classical, rap you name it.
Currently, I have a pair of Hifiman Re262. They are very musical: sufficient bass, thick midrange and sweet tremble. I plug it into my Iphone 5. They are a bit power hungry even if I add a Fiio e6. Also, I have notice the cable buzz has become more of a problem recently.
Therefore, I am looking for an upgrade. To give you some perspective of what I like and dislike:
1. Sennheiser Momentum: Have one right now but thinking about returning it. Great for club and pop. Kind of weak in vocal and makes my hair funny.
2. AKG Q701: Great soundstage and detail but returned it because it was cold and a bit thin. Also very uncomfortable
3. Westone 4: My friend has one. Everything was okay but did not grow on me
4. AKG K550: Does everything good but nothing special
I think my ideal phone is a pair of iems: warm, slightly colored, versatile and excels in vocals.
Please recommend some iems. My budget is $500. Don't mind buying 2nd hand