I'm sort of in the market for new IEM's. I've owned my SE535 a couple of years now and they have done me well but I'm looking for a bit more now. I've modded my SE535 with the grey damper and get more clarity now and I like that. but I want a bit more low end without sacrificing impact or clarity.
I'm not a basshead, far from it, and I don't like overly analytical headphones (don't like headphones with an analytical wide sound like Beyer headphones). I loved my HD650's when I owned them. The Shure SE535 sound a bit similar but don't quite have the same clarity, detail and separation as the HD650's, and I'm missing that. I want a bit more mid/low end as well. I listen to a lot of metal BTW but listen to other genres as well. I'm very keen on having loads of detail but I'd like a bit more growl and bite on the low/mid end than the SE535's provide.
I'd say at this point my budget is about $600.
Anything reasonable out there that sounds like it would make me happy?