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Old Sep 22, 2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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Good quality, Cheap Earphones?

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So I'm willing to pay 30, preferably under would be great, for some great sounding good quality earphones.

I've done some searching and seen the Sennheiser CX 300-II or, I'm thinking about the new Apple Earpods - I listened to some things through them, and they do sound pretty nice.

Any ideas? Thanks!
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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Right here:

http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAFX1X-Hea...pd_sim_sbs_e_4

I bought these based on the reviews, and they did not disappoint. The bass is awesome, everything is crystal clear, and I heard details in songs that I'd never noticed before in 3,000 times of hearing them.

They also make a higher-end version of them that also seem to get great reviews, which I'll probably spring for if I ever lost or broke the ones I have.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 06:17 PM   #3
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It depends on your listening preferences. If you need a microphone, then the EarPods are pretty good. If you're an audiophile, then check out the Klipsch S4 or Sennheiser CX-300 II. If you care about looks, then Beats (outside of your price range though).

I'd say the EarPods are probably the best quality earphones for your price range. As for audio quality, it's above average. Also check out Monoprice's headphones/earphones. Good stuff for about half your price range.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 06:27 PM   #4
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I like these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o03_s00_i00

The main review compares these to the Sennheiser's you mention. These are a bit cheaper but sound great. I mainly wear them riding my bike around. They have excellent noise reduction due to a good seal as opposed to noise reduction technology.

I also like how the headphone jack is a 90 degree connector. That lengthens the service life of headphones for my uses.
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Hi,

So I'm willing to pay 30, preferably under would be great, for some great sounding good quality earphones.

I've done some searching and seen the Sennheiser CX 300-II or, I'm thinking about the new Apple Earpods - I listened to some things through them, and they do sound pretty nice.

Any ideas? Thanks!
I love the EarPods, to me they seem like the best purchase I have made. The first time using them I was amazed at how great they sounded. They definitely have my vote
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 02:54 PM   #6
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It depends on your listening preferences. If you need a microphone, then the EarPods are pretty good. If you're an audiophile, then check out the Klipsch S4 or Sennheiser CX-300 II. If you care about looks, then Beats (outside of your price range though).

I'd say the EarPods are probably the best quality earphones for your price range. As for audio quality, it's above average. Also check out Monoprice's headphones/earphones. Good stuff for about half your price range.
Beats are overpriced, and rubbish. Yeah, I have the Klipsch S4i's which are great. Thanks I'll look at the CX-200 II.
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 05:55 PM   #7
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Get gummies. http://www.amazon.com/JVC-F130A-Gumy.../dp/B000O7QO6S

They are dirt cheap but have a lot of base and pretty good lows and highs for 8-10$!!!!
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Old Oct 9, 2012, 06:46 PM   #8
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Beats are overpriced, and rubbish. Yeah, I have the Klipsch S4i's which are great. Thanks I'll look at the CX-200 II.
Yes, Beats are overpriced but you can't deny that they look really nice.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:21 PM   #9
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I have Sennheiser CX-300 and would buy them again.

Beats are a style accessory, but sound ain't really matching the price.

With any Sennheiser type (Beats too), be extra careful to buy authentic. There are plenty of fakes outside. Avoid any seller from China/HK. Stick to REAL known companies like Amazon (direct) or well known (online) retailers.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 10:40 PM   #10
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"Cheap" and "Good Quality" used in the same sentence?
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I am extremely pleased with those:

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDREX38iP.../dp/B002M78JA2

So pleased I bought another pair.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:35 PM   #12
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"Cheap" and "Good Quality" used in the same sentence?
Haha, not something you'd see in the same sentence on an Apple forum.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 05:25 PM   #13
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These are great as an extra pair for the gym bag, etc (who am I kidding, this is all I own at the moment)-

http://www.head-fi.org/t/438289/kane...dget-woody-iem
http://musicalmusings.themindofgame....2-impressions/

You can find them for $5-$6 shipped from far east country of your choice.
http://www.focalprice.com/EP268X/Kan...l#.UHiU3G_A9rM
http://dx.com/p/km92-noise-isolation...cm-cable-36338

I am going to check out those JVC's though.

EDIT- In checking a couple of posts at head-fi, these seem to be more favored in the sub $7 range-
http://www.head-fi.org/t/579727/myst...arisons-inside

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Old Oct 13, 2012, 12:56 AM   #14
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I've tried SEVERAL. Without a doubt, Sony earbuds are the best sound for the price.

I own these, and they sound really nice. Plus the have the built in remote for iPhone/iPad/Mac

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DREX61IP-...earbuds+remote
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 03:23 AM   #15
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Hi,

So I'm willing to pay 30, preferably under would be great, for some great sounding good quality earphones.

I've done some searching and seen the Sennheiser CX 300-II or, I'm thinking about the new Apple Earpods - I listened to some things through them, and they do sound pretty nice.

Any ideas? Thanks!
If you can stretch to 40 you can get some RHA earphones incl th romte, or 30 without. Its a Glasgow based company and i bought the Ca 200! In my honest estimation they are better than the Dr Dre Beads.

I will probably buy them for myself on my way back to the UK at Heathrow...

I can seriously say you wont be disappointed!
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:07 PM   #16
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I have these: http://siliconeipod.com/hp155m-noise-isolation-earbuds-with-tapline-ii.html#.UHoPuxK9LCQ

They sound great, and are really comfortable. I ride the light rail to school every day and can't hear the other people or the announcements (fantastic ha).

Says they're $45 USD. I think that's close to 30 pounds...
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Old Apr 1, 2013, 09:27 PM   #17
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CHEAP apple earpods sound great I use them

http://jackhillsselling.storenvy.com...5-5g-4-4s-ipod
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Usually "cheap" and "good quality" mean the opposite jus sayin lol
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