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tl01
Nov 12, 2012, 08:53 PM
Somehow I lost the earbuds from my new iPhone:(. Can anyone recommend something similarly priced that have decent sound?



AppleDApp
Nov 12, 2012, 08:59 PM
The new ear pods?

tl01
Nov 12, 2012, 09:03 PM
The new ear pods?

I'm wondering if there is something better for the same price. Sorry... I have an iPhone 5... I should have said ear pods.

AppleDApp
Nov 12, 2012, 09:11 PM
Apparently the JVC gummy buds are nice. or the monoprice 8320

allapon
Nov 12, 2012, 10:05 PM
It depends on "your test" in term of head phone. In-ear, earbud.

I am personally like Sennheiser. But JBL sound good too. Also, check out for in case ear buds too.

teknikal90
Nov 12, 2012, 10:07 PM
http://www.earphonesolutions.com/

for all things earphones

ppark
Nov 12, 2012, 11:07 PM
Apparently the JVC gummy buds are nice. or the monoprice 8320
I do a lot of audio engineering for shows and concerts, and I absolutely love my gummys! A very great pair of in-ears for $20 that naturally block out noise, squishy earplug tips, and relatively good sound. Any headphones under $100 are going to be relatively similar in sound performance, so might as well save a lot of money. I use these as my headphones on commutes, working out, and everywhere dirty outside doing shows.

However I hear that there is currently a new mold of these now that are not as durable as the mold from last year. :(

yourmother
Nov 13, 2012, 12:49 AM
I would also like to know some opinions. I absolutely hate in-ear headphones. The pressure of putting them in my ears make me feel like I'm swimming and sound isolation is not ideal for me as I use them for running and other activities.

I've owned Bose earphones and after having my 3rd pair run down in one year after normal usage I'm looking for a more durable and possibly cheaper pair.

I'm just looking for decent sound at a reasonable price.

xtalicious
Nov 13, 2012, 09:52 AM
I've had a few different earphones from Meelec and have been happy with all of them. To the poster that doesn't like the in-ear option, they do a have a few on-ear designs. I currently use the Sport S6, and the M6P (with mic) and they're great for sound quality. The Sport ones are extra durable, and come with all sorts of extras (armband, large hardshell case) which is great for the gym or running bag.

http://www.meelec.com/

TJ61
Nov 13, 2012, 10:55 AM
If you want in-ear-canal, this (http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-263-iems-compared-1964ears-1964-v3-added-11-04-12) is a good resource. An insane number of models compared, numerically rated on a number of criteria, and grouped in a wide range of price brackets. That's how I chose my MEElectronics M11P's (personal criteria: <$40, best isolation with good sound).

Regards,
Tom

Abfarris
Nov 13, 2012, 11:53 AM
I bought GoGroove DynaMix High Performance earbuds with mic and flat line no tangle cord on Amazon for $17 and have been very pleased. They come with different size in-ear peices. They are a bit heavier than most earbuds which I thought may be a problem but I have found that it is not a problem at all. Earbuds stay in place even when running. I would buy them again in a second as the quality and sound have been better than anything else I have found in the $20 range. I liked my marshmallows as well but still prefer these. I felt the marshmallows would dry out

jateelover
Nov 16, 2012, 10:45 PM
If you want wireless or bluetooth earbuds, I bought these off Amazon and they are great. I would say the sound is slightly better then the earpods, and the bass is quite a bit better. Battery seems to last about half a day of listening at work. The earpods hurt my ears, so these are much better...i put my sony earbud inserts on them and it helped even more. No one has complained about hearing me on calls either. There is another listing for the same product with a ton of good reviews, but this has prime and its a bit cheaper. Controls my iPad and iPhone fine

Pros
light
good sound
wireless
can take calls

Cons
Have to charge
Stock earbud inserts are not as good as sony's

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A44ABHO

Yr Blues
Nov 16, 2012, 10:47 PM
Koss The Plug are great and cheaper than EarPods

EarPods are good for the price

AppleRobert
Nov 17, 2012, 10:23 AM
I am really impressed for the price with the Kinivo bth220 Bluetooth headset I got from amazon. Very comfortable and lightweight by the way.

pbateman.as
Nov 17, 2012, 02:52 PM
Apparently the JVC gummy buds are nice. or the monoprice 8320

Just picked up Gummy's today and they are very good for the price.

Infinitewisdom
Nov 18, 2012, 01:34 PM
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'd recommend Apple's EarPods too. I've actually given up my Bose ones to my wife for these (at her request) and haven't really minded at all. Now, granted, I'm not an audiophile by any means. So to me these work well and fit comfortably. No complaints.

yourmother
Nov 19, 2012, 01:10 AM
I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'd recommend Apple's EarPods too. I've actually given up my Bose ones to my wife for these (at her request) and haven't really minded at all. Now, granted, I'm not an audiophile by any means. So to me these work well and fit comfortably. No complaints.

How would u compare the bass of the bose compared to the earpods? Thanks

Infinitewisdom
Nov 19, 2012, 05:08 PM
How would u compare the bass of the bose compared to the earpods? Thanks

Well, you get what you pay for. The Bose was over $100. :) There's a noticeable difference in bass. But for my uses, the EarPods are fine.