Alternative to Etymotic
Bought a pair of HF3 on a whim at Heathrow recently, and whilst they are deeply impressive, even when sealed correctly they are a bit lacking in low down grunt. Amazingly detailed and tuneful, but the sonic balance just isn't right for me. What else should I consider? I'm using them when travelling with a Galaxy S2 and spotify premium "Extreme" quality files. I also use them to listen occasionally in bed, but use the Grado SR80 that I have when at home. I also have a pair of Beyer DT101 which deliver the bass slam, but are much more muddled sounding than the Etys or the Grados. I also had a pair of Sennheiser CX300 II which were OK for the price, but the DTs, Grados and the Etys are in a different league.
I need them to be small, and prefer In Ear rather than bulkier on ear phones.
Have considered Klipsh X10, but what about the Sony XBA range? Whate else should I consider? I cant try before I buy, so will probably be a blind (deaf?) purchase. If I could get the Grado sound in an in-ear bud then I'd happliy buy them.