Hello all this is my first time posting and joining this wonderful community(Sorry for wall of text). Ill start off by saying I don't own very much audio gear due to living arrangements but have been a long time audiophile ever since I can remember. Quality is very important to me as I would rather pay that extra $ for the quality equipment that will last longer then saving but skipping on quality.
I have a family background in classical music so music has always been a huge part of my life. The current setup I use is a laptop and laptop amp for denon AH-D7100 with focusrite scarlett 2i2 which I love to death but its hard for me to compare or contrast other hifi items due to my limited experience. Especially since in ear monitors are a completely different game. Onto the gist I'm looking for some CIEM's that are a good investment that I stick with for at least year minimum of high quality (not being outdated or have technically issues). I do not own any portable amp yet but that would be next purchase after I've chosen the correct CIEM.
I listen to wide range of music basically everything is on the playing field.The few genres that matter the most to me are metal (Djent), electronic music ranging from EDM to prog to anything electric, jazz, classical music, rap, and just pure instrumentals in rock. I wanted an monitor that could play everything very well as details/subtle tones are very important to me. The most important aspect would be the bass as it needs to be strong enough to be pronounced but not overbearing while still keeping the music crystal clear. I would like to also mention I would be using the CIEMs mainly for traveling, working out, and just on the go where I want that awesome quality but without the huge cans on my head. I also plan on joining the military in couple months if that matters.
So far these are the choices that Ive been reading/reviewing/creeping everywhere for information:
-Lear LCM-5 ICEM, LCM-4B, or ultimately LCM-BD4.2
-Heir 5.A or 8.A
-Noble 5C or 6C (acrylic)
I've been leaning more towards Lear LCM-5 just because I really like the options and components they offer for the price seems the most reasonable for what I want but its extremely hard to make up my mind even after narrowing it down to these three companies.
I appreciate taking time to read my thread(sorry for sloppiness) and would love any suggestions/opinions/information helping me finally decide on the purchase or if I have missed any other great CIEMS. Thank you!
Edited by HellbringerB - 6/10/15 at 11:23am