Hey Head-Fi, I recently picked up a pair of Havi B3 Pro 1's for my daily use around my University and on hikes and such. The left earpiece stopped working on Friday as I was walking home and it would only work again when I pushed the cable a certain way near the 3.5mm jack. This could be caused because I drop my phone often and I catch it with the cable from the headphones. So I think that this pair of IEM's should have a detachable cable in case I break them, but it isn't a necessity. I liked everything about these IEM's except I found the bass to be slightly lacking in terms of punch especially when extending into the deeper regions. I picked up a pair of DT770 80Ohm's last summer and I've fallen in love with them. I really enjoy the deep, hard-hitting subbass it produces.
I generally listen to all genres but usually hip-hop, pop, alternative, k-pop, etc. So what I'm looking for is an IEM that resembles the DT770's V-shape but I care less about highs than subbass and vocals. Too strong of highs sometimes hurt my ears, this happens occasionally with the DT770's if I listen to them too loud. I was looking at the Audio-Technica ATH-IM50 and IM70's. I don't really like the red color of the IM70's but I'd deal with it if it's considered to have deeper and stronger subbass than the IM50's. Lachlan said they weren't super strong bass wise but I've read on here that many people think it is?
Preferably the cheaper the better but I'll go around $100 (yes, I'll probably go to $150 or so if it's worth it). You can recommend up to $200 if you feel they'd be worth it. Thanks for the help!