Hey everyone, let me give you some background on where I am now. Typically, I listen to rock, alternative, trance, techno, electronic and with international music (japanese, chinese, and korean). I usually listen on the go, while I work out or on my computer. Usually in this situations I need the noise isolation so IEM's fit the bill. My first set of IEM's were the Etymotic research 6i Isolators years ago and from what I can remember I didn't have an issue with them other than they just stopped working. After the 6i Isolator's I bought Beat's Ibeats and I was content with them until they too stopped working. I bought and used for a while Beat's Tour before I returned it. I liked the flat cables as it didn't tangle much but the sound was left to much desire. This was probably a span of 6 years. A year and half ago, I bought myself Shure SE 425 and I just recently sold it after not using for more than 2-3 months. The sound while it seemed "clear" to me, sounded bland with the music I listen to? With the cash I have from the sale and a little more, I'm looking for some recommendations on which IEM's I should be purchasing. I'm looking at the semi-max range of $350, I might be able to go $400.
I was looking at maybe the UE 900 (or UE900s, I don't know the difference after researching still) and maybe the Weston's? (Maybe W30 or W40 if I can get it for the right price) but any recommendations are welcomed. I was looking also at the for sale section to see if I could get any second hand IEM's that are right for me, so recommendations from there are also welcome.
Edit: I probably want to mention some bands as it might narrow it down more.
Atreyu, Augustana, Avenged Sevenfold, Basshunter, Breaking Benjamin, Chiodos, Coldplay, Foofighters, Greenday, Linkin Park, Metallica, Switchfoot, Taking Back Sunday, 30 second to mars are pretty representative of what I listen to.
Edited by Watanuki-kun - 5/23/14 at 8:44pm