I am looking to replace my M6P's as they have lately been outputting sound from only one ear, as the cable has broken inside the tubing near the 90 degree 3.5mm jack. I could probably get them replaced under warranty (I've only had them for 6 months) but I have other plans for them. I enjoyed the sound signature of both the M6P and M9's (which I gave away after recieving the M6's) from Meelectronics and they are the only IEM's I have ever purchased. As far as headphones, I have a pair of Superlux HD668b's which have a sound signature a bit bright for me, but are still enjoyable. If you can see the trend here, all of my audio gear can be found in lists of what gives you the most for your money, and has a total cost of less than $90. I am currently a university student and primarily use my IEM's for listing on the way to class (it's a huge campus, my longest walk between classes this semester is 2.3 miles one way) and for running. I loved the over ear system of the M6 and I am not completely opposed to just picking up another pair, but I would really like either:
1) An IEM that I can run over with tank (or at least that can survive in my jeans pocket)
2) Has an easily replaceable cable
I enjoy a more bass heavy sound signature, but not at the cost of the mids or highs. I listen to all sorts of music, including but not limited to multiple types of rock, pop, rap, country, EDM, and the occasional Hans Zimmer piece while studying. I feel silly saying this, but sound signature is not the most important criteria for me right now. Durability and/or the ability to replace the cable without paying more than a new set of M6's is more important.
Am I better off just tearing through cheaper Meelectronic's IEM's or investing a bit and getting a better experience?
Also, feel free to link other threads if this question has been asked before, it is very difficult to find over the ear IEM threads due to the search terms.
TL;DR: Need over the ear IEM's that can take a beating. I like the M6 from Meelec but I am looking for other options, as my pair broke. Bass is important, but not if the mids and highs suffer. The cheaper the better, tuition isn't cheap.