Proper Voicing For Me
I really like these for in ear monitoring purposes. The voicing of them is not hyped and interesting like hi-fi earbuds. However, the voicing they have is what I want to hear when I'm monitoring my singing voice, guitar, band, metronome etc. It's like pulling cotton balls out of your ears compared to consumer earbuds in the same price range. If your in ear monitor signals are not seeing any eq and processing before they get to your in ears, the voicing of these is what you will want. And they're that much better if you have the option to dial in eq's etc.
I do listen to music with them and it can be what I consider a flat response listening experience which is good for anyone on occasion. It helps a person understand the musical importance of the mid range of frequencies. They're not gonna explode with bass or or be too treble heavy. Part of the idea here is hearing protection. So, that's okay with me that they're not really bumping. Make a refined and mature audio choice and pick a pair of these up. Get a vacuum seal fit in your ear with whatever tip works for you and enjoy musical clarity and good db level on stage and off.
As for durability, I've lost two pairs that were working perfectly before I ever had a defect over the time that I've used these.