Well, coming from a Cowon Q5W and a pair of skullcandy's (hold your fire!), I thought it was time for an upgrade. I'm going to invest in a Cowon X7 when I gather the funds, and some quality listening hardware. Reading reviews on here didn't really put me anywhere, but I heard that it's easiest to make a choice depending on the type of music you listen to, so I'm gonna write out a mess of bands... Hopefully someone is patient enough to review them. Not in order of importance, just a quick list. I'll * the ones I listen to the most. A perfect circle, Alice in chains*, Anthrax, Covenant, Everclear, Deftones*, Fear Factory*, God is an Astronaut*, Gojira*, High on Fire, Incubus, Johnny Cash, Korn, Manson, Modest Mouse, Morphine, Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Opeth*, Quo Vadis*, Rob Zombie, Snot, Slayer*, Tiamat*, Tool*, Zeromancer. So, as you can see, it's mostly heavier rock/metal. But I do tend to stray to some other genres once in a while. As I listen to music way too much (as I am likely among friends here), I think it's in my best interest to buy a good set of IEM's. Preferably something that isn't going to require an amp, but I could use a set that would require one if it would be a hell of a match. Sort of on a budget, not really looking to spend more than $150 bucks, and would rather buy them new, but, if I can get them used from someone on here, actually giving me the ones I want versus selling what they have, That'd be even sexier. So, Hopefully someone can help me out, Thanks in advance!