Owned the triple fi for a year, and I recently lost them. I was so pissed I was out of the head-fi community for a while but not I really can't stand average 10 dollar earphones anymore, I'm back to head-fi now My first thought was to get an upgrade from TF10. I have done my research; earsonics SM3, westone 4, westone um3x, shure 535 etc. I've heard them all, but I really thought none of them had better value than the TF10. The Triple Fi's are the cheapest high-end IEM's, period. Nothing in that price range exceeds its sound quality. Now, the other IEM's I mentioned above are quite pricy.($300~$500). Do they really have that much more value? This is what I'm looking for my next IEM... Great Build Quality and/or Replaceable Cables I live in Korea, the warranty here sucks. I really need sturdy cans. But, it they have removable cables, I'm all good. A Fun Sound I'm not a recorder in a studio, I'm just a high school student that likes music. I know v-shaped frequencies are fun. Here's another thing I found out recently: I heard the westone 4's, and there was this mad sensation where I could feel music coming from various directions. It gave me the similar feeling of a headphone. Is this because of the quad drivers? If it does, wow yes that definitely makes my music more fun. If anyone is an expert on westone 4's sound signature, please tell me Great Seal/Isolation I think any can with comply foam tips really helps the seal big time. But I heard comply tips really mess with the SQ, if anyone knows about that, I'd love the hear about it. Isolation is important; my crappy earphones right now can't even block out the subway noise, and it's irritating me to death. Great Pouch/Case I need a small yet firm case. Too big loses the meaning of a portable IEM and too weak will break my IEM in weeks. MY PERSONAL SOUND SIGNATURE THAT I CRAVE SOUNDSTAGE=IMPACT=CLARITY(Treble)>BASS>MIDS I think the soundstage(how 3d-istic it is), and the impact(how hard it hits your eardrum or heart) and the clarity of the music is what brings eargasm to me. The bass just doesn't have to be overpowering, but punchy, which goes back to impact again. And for MIDS.... I'm still lost exactly what part of the songs are mids. That's another thing someone could explain to me. So here's the summary 1. Is there anything out there that has better "value" than the TF10's?(If not, I'm going back to them) 2.What does multiple drivers change in SQ? What is the sound signature of W4?Do Comply Tips deteriorate SQ? Also, what exactly are mids? 3.What IEM has [3 requirements I wrote+My peresonal sound signature]?