Hello everyone! For graduating high school I'm deciding to buy a new pair of IEMs. I'm currently using Apple Earpods because my old Vsonic GR06's were stolen unfortunately and I've just never wanted to spend the money on new ones. I absolutely loved the GR06's. Every time I put both in (usually only had one side in because of school) I was always amazed at the soundstage and clarity. The only downside to the GR06's to me personally was the lack of a strong bass. I definitely did notice the bass a bit, but it wasn't anything to get me going. I bought a FiiO E06 and found that to improve the bass but it was a pain to deal with at school so I never bothered so it's currently sitting in the drawer next to me. The only other thing I wasn't the biggest fan of on the GR06's was the over-the-ear design. I enjoy the fact that there was no microphonics because of the fact, but I found it less "friendly" to use for other people and myself. Having an over-the-ear design won't make me not want it, but if it can be worn down too, that'd be great.
I'm not looking to spend an extreme amount of money, but I'll go up to around $100 (+-). The music genres I listen to are basically everything but mostly rap/hip-hop (RiFF RAFF is a god), pop, post-hardcore, some rock, some country, etc. with my favorites being post-hardcore and rap/hip-hop. Also I'll be using my iPhone 5S as my primary music player if that matters. I've been reading a bit and the Vsonic VSD1's (not S model) really catches my eye (except that Comic Sans), plus it's cheap. But I'm also waiting to see how the VSD3's and VSD5's will perform. I don't want something like the Hippo VB where the bass is ridiculous, but I also don't want something with weak bass. My friend has a pair of GR07 BE's (my recommendation) and I find the bass to be lacking in those just a bit, which should give you an idea of how much bass I want. On the more expensive end I was reading on the Fischer Audio SBA-03 / MEElectronics A161P and they seemed nice but ljokerl says there isn't as much bass as the GR07's(?). The Astrotec AX-35's also look quite nice, but there's just so many options. The DUNU DN-900's seem pretty good as well.
Reading up on the Yamaha EPH-100SL (is the SL the same as the EPH-100? I can't find it without the SL) makes me really tempted to get it. It's under $100 on Amazon and I have prime. Can anyone comment on these?
So if anyone could give me some recommendations that fit my needs, with possibly a brief description of your thoughts on them (I'll also research them), that'd be great. Thanks for taking the time to read my post!
Edit: Went ahead and bought the Yamaha EPH-100SL's because of 2 day shipping and they look good. And if I don't like them I can return them.
Edited by TheFragileOne - 6/25/14 at 8:40pm