I was living with my Hifiman 272 for past year and I was really happy with them, but now I want to get something little better. I have my JH16 customs, but I use these just at home. I'm looking into universals, with reasonable price from 400-600$, so no AKG K3003 or Sennehiser IE800 for me. I'm little lost in todays High-end universals market, so I need some help and directions from you guys. From newer models, I only listened to Westone 4, I think they are upgrade over Hifimans, but I really dislike their sound presentation. I'm looking for: Really clean sound, without too much coloration. Fast and impactful bass, but low to medium quantity (so nothing like Sennheiser IE8 quantity) No forward mids. Highs with some spark, but not too harsh. I will be using them with Cowon D2, sometimes amped with Fiio E17. From some search, I'm now focusing mostly on Phonak 232 and Heir 4.Ai. Are there any other IEMs I should look into? I'm also waiting on new models from Hifiman.