iPod in-ear headphones-Worth it?

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  1. Rend It macrumors 6502

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    Hi, a while ago my dog got a hold of my iPod earbuds and put a small dent in one of them. Recently, the one with dent has been sounding really garbled. So, I need a replacement. Evidently, you can't buy just the earbuds, but you have to buy earbuds+remote for $39. So since the in-ear phones cost the same, should I just get those. Or, is there an even better set of earbuds made by someone besides Apple?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

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    Depends...

    It depends on what exactly you are after. Most consumers think the ipod earbuds are ok, although the reviews aren't stellar in general. You basically get what you pay for, and I the ipod buds are basically a $20 pair of plugs. If you don't use your ipod that much and just like the occasional tune, or if you don't mind a lower quality sound, then the ipod buds should be ok. If you are an audiophile, or if you just listen to your ipod frequently and higher sound quality does make a difference to you, I would suggest some Shure earphones. If your just starting to look into higher quality options, I would suggest starting with the Shure E2c, which you can get at eCost.com for about $60.
     
  3. JOD8FY macrumors 6502a

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    Try doing a search in the Forums section. There was a very recent thread about this.

    Anyway, I hear that the in ear headphones are loved by some and loathed by others. In the thread, they also recommended some other brands that are a little more expensive, but you miught want to try them out.

    Best wishes,
    JOD8FY
     

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