Buying new earphones for ipod

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  1. NYguy macrumors member

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    Im undecided about upgrading my ipod headphones. Anyone know anything about the Shure E5? I will be using my ipod in the gym and jogging in the park. Any help appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    Sony Fontopias

    I bought the Sony Fontopia "in-ear" buds. I adore them. Wonderful sound and price especially in comparison to the competition. I'd reccommend reading my review on Epinions here .
     
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    i got my self a pair of sony in-ear buds, they have better bass and quality then the apple crap.

    but in-ear stuff really is not safe on the roads, i dont like the fact i that i can hardly hear a thing around me with these things on.

    if you have the money buy the B&O A8
     
  4. macminilover macrumors newbie

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    Check-out http://www.earphonesolutions.com/. Lots of in-depth reviews and best prices. I bought a pair of shure e3c, and the difference is amazing. Not sure the e5c is really worth the extra $.
     
  5. jonat8 macrumors regular

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    I used the Sony EX-71's for about a year and they were a HUGE step up from stock buds.

    Eventually I succumbed and bought a set of E3Cs. Initially I was disappointed after listening to the EX71s but once I grew accustomed to them I realised the E3Cs were actually very enjoyable.

    Unfortunately something is wrong with the right channel and sound is not coming out evenly and so I have to send them in for service. Until then, I'm using some Sennheiser PX100s which actually sound very good for their modest asking price (£30). They sound very warm, which I actually like.
     
  6. punkbass25 macrumors member

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    www.headfi.com

    prowl some of the forums and read the reviews extremely helpful
     
  7. rowanhall macrumors member

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    the sennheiser mx500 inears are good, not too dear or flash looking but have great sound and nice bass responce. take a couple days to burn in, but afterwards the sound is quite warm. a worthy upgrade. they aren't white either so theres less chance of getting podjacked! haha!
     
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  10. NYguy thread starter macrumors member

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    ROFL @ podjacked. I hear about that on the news but cant picture someone actually being robbed for an IPOD. Well Im pretty muscular weighing in @ 205 5 11. Trying to get me for an ipod isnt really worth the risk of a beatdown. :)

    So the shure e3's are good? I actually have some bose quiet comfort headphones. I havent tried them on the ipod since I just got it, and Im too busy to upload songs.
     
  11. 173080 macrumors 6502

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    I have the B&O A8's. The sound quality is amazing and they are extremely comfortable, I can't tell I have them on. They are also incredibly stylish, a perfect match for an iPod. ;)
     
  12. Angelus macrumors 6502

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    I needed a pair of headphones for jogging so i got the Sony MDR J10's. They're are very comfortable, stable and have great sound. Sure they don't match the colour scheme of my shuffle but they really do the job
     

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  13. NYguy thread starter macrumors member

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    When jogging do you find that the earphones jump out of your ear? Is that the reason why you got the over the ear extentions.
     
  14. Angelus macrumors 6502

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    Yeah the standard ipod buds just sit in your ears and can kinda fall out, plus they hurt my ears after wearing them for a while. The sony headphones on the other hand have a vertical in ear format which doesn't hurt my ears. Also with the over the ear style i know the headphones are gonna stay in place, one less thing to worry bout.
     

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