hi everyone! i'm new in the forum, but i've read many posts as a guest in the last few years, so i'm confident i will find some good suggestions, i want to thank you all for the suggestions i've found in the past years. Also please forgive me if my english isn't so good, i'm not a native speaker and i have even more problems writing about audio stuff.
ok, let's start. i'm looking for a replacement for my current akg q350, after almost 2 and a half years the cable is getting dry and is starting to chap. the inner wires are still ok, but i doubt it will last much longer, so i'm looking for a replacement. They doesn't sound so good, but it's enough for me, I usually listen to them without an amp, playing FLACs and high bitrate mp3s from my phone during my daily commute or while using my laptop (it has a very bad sound card), so i don't need much more quality, for quality i use my home setup. Also noise cancellation is important, but i don't like it if it's too extreme, my daily commute involves a fair bit of walking, i'd like to hear a bit of what's happening around me, i feel much safer. another really important thing to me is the durability, i'm really tired of trowing away functioning iems just because of the cable. Even if i use them on my phone the microphone is not a must have, i don't use it much for calls, but it's a great addition anyway.
I usually listen to a lot of different genres, it's difficult to give you an hint on what kind of iem i'm looking for based on genre. I'm not a basshead, i usually like warm and neutral sounds, but for IEMs i don't really care if they are a bit bassier or colored, sometimes i even enjoy it, my desktop setup sometimes feels a bit too analytical and could use a bit more punch on the bass.
ok, i think i've said all the important things regarding the sound, if i've missed something feel free to ask. Now let's talk about the price. My budget is 150€, but i would like to stay way lower, let's say 50€, but i'm willing to pay an extra for iems of prooved durability, and even more for iems with detachable cables, i'm hoping this kind of iems can be cheaper on the long run avoiding new purchases just because of damages to the cables.
many thanks to everyone!