Hi, I'm planning on buying a new IEM in under 30$. I know my price range is very low but just like any regular user I'm looking for these few things :
* Great isolation. Isolation matters to me because I generally travel in a bus or subway. And there is a lot of noise that spoils the music.
* Crisp Bass. It should NOT be overwhelming. It should not leak into the mids and spoil them. It should be tight and crisp.
* Not So Painful Highs. I kinda listen to music for 2-3 hours at a stretch and highs really pain my ears. I want then to be clear but not too crisp.
* Wide Soundstage. I guess this a bit to much to ask for this price range but I've never had earphones with a wide soundstage. I've owned the UE200 and a pair of Ink'd which were not so great in this matter.
Here are a bunch of IEMs I'm considering:
1>> Xiaomi Piston 2.0/ iF edition (don't know the difference between them)
2>> VSONIC VC02
3>> Meelectronics M9 (I've read these have pretty wide soundstage, no personal experience though)