I realize this might take a long time waiting for the winners to show up one after the other. Therefore I'm going to pick all of them now, so that everybody knows whether she/he's been lucky. Remember though, you will still have to wait in line until the ones before you have chosen their IEMs.
Ok, here we go:
I just won a pair of MEElectronics M6. This is exactly what I love about Head-Fi, people are willing to teach newbies, to give back to the community once they've reached the top of the food chain, and to promote this giving nature.
From my research, this is what I've found:
Market Price: $130 (seyo-shop)
Summary: Good, deep bass. Clear but slightly recessed mids/vocals. Bright but detailed highs. Sexy wood!
Market Price: $76 (gyratech)
Summary: Very few reviews! Powerful bass, neutral mids, grainy highs
Cyclone PR1 Pro
Market price: $60 (gyratech)
Summary: Balanced, neutral, laid-back. Surprising that people describe them so differently from the PR2.
Market Price: $200 (amazon)
Summary: Fit seems to be paramount, unless you want a thin, tinny sound. Once fitted properly, they deliver low, punchy bass and a warm sound signature. Up there with the PR2 for bassheads.
Reviews: Amazon site, http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/232312/futuresonics-atrio-m5, http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/268768/clash-of-the-titans-atrio-m5-vs-q-jays-vs-denon-c700-vs-shure-se310,
Market Price: $480 (accessoryjack.com), unless you're in Japan, in which case they can be found cheaper
Summary: Detailed extended highs, forward warm mids, tight but weaker bass
Reviews: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/409871/audio-technica-ath-ck100-impression, http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/483569/audio-technica-ck100-review
Market price: $110 (accessoryjack.com)
Summary: Not many reviews. Balanced, clear and detailed.
Reviews: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/337745/ath-ckm50s-first-impressions, http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/384095/audio-technica-ath-ckm50-vs-sennheiser-cx500
If I won, I'd probably pick them in this order: CK100, CKM70, PR1 Pro, M5, FX500, PR2.
Being an MS1 owner (and loving them!), I'd want something that is forward and isn't too bassy.
Ok, not quite unexpectedly the CK100 are taken, so now it's andyz' turn to chose. Please take your pick out of these IEMs and PM me with your contact details!
Cyclone PR1 Pro