Thanks @thejoker13 for creating this thread. Looking by the posts here, it seems this is really an underrated brand. With their lineup and impressions here, they seem like mid-fi kings! All these 9tails impressions are making me salivate, can't wait to purchase them. Unfortunately, currency exchanges have made me pause on my spending spree as anything over $50 will cost me a bomb in INR. But 11.11 is the time to splurge and 9tails is especially the one on my radar. Just out of curiosity, I've only tried crappy earbuds shipped with mobile phones back in the day. What's the exact difference between earbuds and IEMs? In terms of SQ and probably fit. Because for my home listening my mom always complains that I'm too disconnected with the environment. And this is what's prompting me to consider earbuds. Apologies, if this isn't the right forum for this.