First of all, thanks for years of quality lurking, i finally became a member. I frequently work alone outdoors and use my iem's for long periods of time. I'm active, and have gone through several iems over the years, so I need something durable, sweat resistant, etc.. detachable cable is a big plus, as that's where my iem's usually fail, and i'm tired of resoldering frankentstein iems. my music: mixed bag really, mostly prog rock, jam bands, some electronic. looking at my recently played: ranges from porcupine tree to daft punk to phish. all going through a smartphone at high bitrate mp3 (no amp/dac stuff). my current iems: UE600 pros:comfy over the ear fit, bass, mic, warranty. cons: total crap cable (on my 4th pair), isolation is so-so, they stick out - i'd like a smaller profile something i can put ear-muffs over (when working around loud equipment). etymotic 6Ri pros: deep, isolating fit, low profile, small shape, clear mids and highs cons: somewhat lacking bass, i'd prefer over-the-ear, on my second cable. etymotic MC5 pros: bass cons: broken cable, treble lacking, profile, isolation, i prefer over the ear, etc... in a perfect world i'm looking for a reasonably priced iem with these characteristics: durable for my work and lifestyle, detachable cable, over-the-ear fit, low profile, good isolation. i was thinking ciem, but worried about durability (i've heard problems with sweat and fit) and cost. i've also considered buying a universal and paying for a custom reshell. Any recommendations or ideas are welcome, thanks again.