I haven't posted on here in a few years, so I figured I'd approach this as a reintroduction. Way back when I was looking for good closed cans for bedroom heavy metal listening and occasional lo-fi recording, and y'all steered me to a killer pair of ATH-M50's, which I still own and love.
I'm about to move to a city where I'll be commuting via subway instead of car, so I'm thinking I should get some comfortable, discreet IEM or bud type headphones. I listen to all kinds of stuff, ranging from extreme metal (I write a metal column, so I end up blasting through a ton of mp3 promos) to indie, alternative, rock, etc. Not really a hip hop or EDM guy, so I don't really need any extended bass action.
I've been poking around the boards looking for a reasonably cheap option, and a few of the classic contenders looked interesting (monoprice, panasonic tcm125, xaiomi pistons), but I could go up to maybe 50 or 100 since i'll eventually sell or trade a spare pair of Sony MDR-X05's i have laying around.
Can anyone point me to some good IEM's for my intended use? Just looking for recommendations to request via trades, or for sale anywhere under $100 basically.