Best iPod Touch Earbuds Availible?

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  1. LeighAnna Jones, Feb 7, 2011
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    LeighAnna Jones macrumors 6502

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    I know that I porbably spelled availible wrong. So don't torture me about that, ok?

    Anyways; I lost my earbuds and I have been wanting new ones since. What are the very best?? NO HEADPHONES!!! SORRY!

    Just earbuds.

    Please provide a link if possible! THANKS!!

    And please; no BOSE 100$ earbuds. I think they look ugly and I don't feel like spending 100 bucks on my music.
     
  2. iPhoneApple macrumors 6502

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    try this:
    http://www.skullcandy.com/shop/ink-d-black-micd.html
     
  3. Alan64 macrumors member

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    Ultimate Ears 18 Pro

    http://ultimateears.com/en-us/products/custom

    Hard to get any better than that.
     
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    you honestly think skullcandy is even close to the best? the poster above with the ultimateears link has the right answer
     
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    You state the above, and then come back with....

    That's like saying you want the fastest 1/4 mile car, but it has to be a stock Yugo. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ultimate ears. You will never get high quality sound with thin cables and crappy quality drivers.
     
  9. SactoGuy18 macrumors 68020

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    I have the Image S4i and it is the best deal for a headphone with in-line iPhone/iPod compatible controls. Best of all, it's reasonably efficient, so you don't need to crank the volume control way up to get decent volume.
     
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  13. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    You couldn't have asked a worse question. Ear buds range in price from $3 to well over $1000. Use google and try to narrow your question.
     
  14. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    Meelectronics M9. And please specify your price range. Under $100? Under $50? Good thing you're not buying BOSE: Buy Other Sound Equipment.
     
  15. iPhoneApple macrumors 6502

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    The link still works for me...

    For the price those headphones are great. 1,000 for headphones? no deal
     
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    I'd like to get Beats Tour, about $190, the shape looks pretty great!
     
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    Skull Candy's are the best that I've had so far for the price!
    They aren't to pricey and they work amazing.
     
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    +1 for MeElectronics
    They have great performing IEM!

    They have a whole bunch of new IEM`s though.
    I have the M6`s and M11`s.
    They are both great.

    Though many people do not like the over ear wire that the M6 has. I use those when I work out.

    The M11s are great though!

    Please don`t buy skull candy`s. They are terrible IEM`s. For the same price you can get way better sounding IEM`s. Ie. a MeElectronics pair. The only reason why people buy Skull Candy products is because the big retailers stock them, so people do not know any better. Which is not their fault. But, please do not buy Skull Candy products. I`ve bought their most expensive unit and they`re garbage. Good thing Futureshop has a great return policy.

    Just read the reviews on the MeElectronic IEM`s and you`ll be very informed.
     
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    Great sound for around 20$.

    Some reviews: Meelectronics are great, so too, are Mingo, nuforce, Audeo phonak have come down in price, Yuin are amazing.

    But the really good stuff like customs from Jerry Harvey, Fitear, Ultimate Ears, ACS, etc., will set you back thousands.

    My personal favs are Audeo Technica CK10, though the Westone 4 is a great earphone, too.

    I am quite a junkie and have tried every good brand under the sun at prices from 6$ to 1500$ and have loads of recommendations.
     
  22. transmaster, Feb 21, 2011
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    I have to agree I have had Skull Candy and they are not very good, they just look cute.

    I too am an earbud junkie and have drawers full of them. It helps to have a dog that likes to chew them up, ARRRGH!!!! those where a 200 dollar set of earbuds, the answer back; "but they where making noise". I should point out I was not upset when ladybug (an Irish Terrier) chewed up the Skull Candy buds.

    One of the most important spec's to look at is the Sensitivity this is reported in decibels. The higher the dB number the more sensitive the earbug is to a give input. What this means is the more sensitive the earbug is the lower the volume level has to be to get the loudness you desire. This really improves your battery life as a lower volume setting means less draw from the battery. The ME Electronics ( http://www.meelec.com/default.asp ) earbuds have a 111 dB sensitivity which is just about the best I have ever seen. I am definitely going to order a set of these Thanks for the turn on Chris001!:D
     
  23. shigzeo macrumors 6502a

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    Certain Westone earphones actually pass 120dB. The problem, then, is that if your player has a noisy signal: ipod touch 1g, nano 1-3g, Sony Walkman any G, you will get this annoying hiss in the background.

    Even the old ipod touch had great battery life, so I'd not worry about sensitivity too much. I prefer a black background with lots of musical detail to a noisy background.

    EDIT: apologies for horrid typing. My arm is fabulously broken.
     
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    Heh, the M9s had too boomy bass for me, but they have a way bigger soundstage than Skullcandy Ink'd. When I heard the Ink'd again, it was like listening to Apple earbuds. I'm looking at Brainwavz M2 now.
     

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