Hi I've been noseying around here for while and finally joined.
I could do with a little help and advice from all you knowledgeable folk.
My old faithful Etymotic Hf2's have finally packed in (after about 4years) on my walk home from work. 1st the right ear went then the left.
Prior to that I had some Shure E2Cs (lasted about 3years) and loved them.
So it's time for a new pair, I've read reviews etc and have narrowed it down to a few but of course I have questions.
My budget is £50-£100.
Shure e215, based on my previous e2c's I loved the fit and isolation of these.
Klipsch Image x10i, recommended by a friend.
Or do I go for some headphones rather than IEMs my main usage is walking/commuting to work so I need something with good isolation.
I've read very good things about the AKG 451's and 551's
Would there be a big jump in sound quality moving up to headphones?
What kind of difference is there between the 451's and 55's sound wise. I know the 451's are more portable etc but are the 551's twice as good.
Are there any other options for my useage and budget?
The more I look and read the more confused I get.
Thanks in advance.