Been using triplefi for about 4 years and absolutely love it. I'm very aware that it's certainly not *the best ever but it fits me. My first pair went missing, brought another one, then a few minutes ago I accidentally pulled out a wire while trying to replace the cable. After some thoughts I'd rather not order my third TF10; it's great and such, but maybe time for a change anyway.
Music that I listen to:
mostly piano, guitar solo, soundtrack from videogame/movie, jazz
almost never: metal, rap, hard-rock, punk
Available fund: sadly, no more than $500
You guys may laugh at this, but I personally want my music sounds the way it supposes to be. That is, I want it to be detailed but accurate, free of coloration or anything that is not there in the recording. I care much more about instruments than voices and that's why I didn't quite care about TF10's not-so-good mids. Although my first thought was UE900, after some research in the forum I see it gets a bad reputation and is really not much better than TF10.
I'm also considering W4R and ER4, but neither of them seems to resemble TF10. Or I may be (quite likely) horribly wrong about them. In short, I'll be very happy if you guys can advice me on a new pair of earphones that suits me, thank you!