Earbuds

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by Holmes89, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Holmes89 macrumors regular

    Holmes89

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    I purchased an iPod touch in August and already my earbuds have become worn out. I'm looking at purchasing a new pair but I wanted to see if anyone would be able to recommend a nice pair of earbuds. I've had problems in the past finding a pair that fit right in my ear and the iPod headphones seem to fit the best. But the sound is not the best out of the earbuds and they are a little overpriced (just for the fact that people know you have an ipod by the white earbuds, which I kind of like :p) but does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Holmes89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    also will the new ipod headphones with the mic work with an old ipod touch? (Gen 1)
     
  3. klayman676 macrumors newbie

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    I use the Skull Candy Ink'd, $20 at Besty Buy, comes with 3 sizes of buds small, medium and large. Good deal, good sound quality. If u want a little better quality go for the $30 Skull Candy Smokin' Buds. :D
     
  4. alexlovesmacs macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for the smokin buds I have a pair and their great the only con is the gels can easily be lost so be careful.
     
  5. JustOneQuickONe macrumors 6502

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    I agree with the Skullcandy comments, however I have gone through 4 pairs now... One was my fault. on the other three one of the buds stopped working. The current pair I have now I have had for maybe 4 months and the right ear bud dropped out and no longer works. I'm going to email Skullcandy though and maybe get a replacement since they have a lifetime limited warranty. If you can keep them going they are greah headphones (I suggest not wrapping the cord around yur iPod, i think that may be the reason mine are going bad)
     
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  7. mercuryrsng macrumors newbie

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    Definitely recommend the Skull Candy Ink'd...amazing range and I have seen them as low as $14.99 at Target..
     
  8. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

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    I got a pair of really nice VModa earbuds. I bought them at Costco for about $50, they are the in-ear style so they block a considerable amount of outside noise (and I find myself not listening with the volume up as high anymore as a result), and they have incredible sound quality.

    The headphones came with two adapters: one with the two prongs for use on airplanes, and a 1/4" adapter. They also came with a nice semi-hardshell carrying case with zippered pockets for the phones and adapters on one side, and sleeves for two iPods on the other side.

    I can't find them on Costco.com but there are some other nice looking buds which appear to be similar, and about $10 less in cost!

    The ones I got can be found here: http://www.v-moda.com/headphones/sport.aspx but you can't order from that site!

    Hope that helps!

    SLC
     
  9. three macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. :) V-Moda is ages better than Skullcandy.
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i too am looking for a new set of buds...I've read online that they break very easily can anyone comment.
    Also shure is coming out with a new model "SE115" Do you think they will be much better then the SE110. I previously had a the e2cs and love them but the right bud broke :(
     
  11. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    anyone? :eek:
     
  12. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

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    I can't comment on the shure buds, but I've been nothing but happy with my V-Moda ones! I don't get the impression that they will break easily at all.
     
  13. STEVESKI07 macrumors 68000

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    I have the cheaper end V-Moda ear buds and I love them. Nice sound and blocks out external noise very well. They were cheap so I don't mind wrapping them around my ipod and just throwing it anywhere. I've had no issues with them breaking yet and I definitely don't take good care of them. I've been using them for about 6-8 months now and still really enjoy them.

    These are the ones I bought:
    http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Bass-Freq-Earbuds-Bling/dp/B000FUESSU/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_1
     
  14. SLC Flyfishing Suspended

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    How do they sound? I've got the ones a step up from there, and they're great!

    Oh and I can comment on the SkullCandy buds, they're crap! They sound pretty decent (especially for the price) but you'll be replacing them in short order. I went through one set in about a month, and my brothers have all been through 3 or 4 a piece.


    SLC
     
  15. RITmusic2k macrumors member

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    Another vote for in-ear-monitors.

    I have a pair of Etymotic ER-6 IEMs that are absolutely unbelievable. This model is designed to be more of a reference monitor with a relatively flat response...

    ...but they also make the ER-6i, which is tailored for use with portable media devices; they're tuned to provide a stronger bass response.

    They'll cost you, but they're very robust and provide excellent audio quality and a good 35dB of isolation. They retail for well over $100 but you can find them on amazon or ebay for somewhere around $70.
     
  16. DYER macrumors 6502

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    Hmm I just bought the SE420's (awaiting delivery) but I have heard good things of the SE210's if you can stretch to those I doubt you will be dissapointed. To be honest I do not think the SE115 are worth the wait or the price premium for being new... As the shures are a few years old since a refresh they prices are very very good (I got my SE420's for £150 instead of when they came out at a price of £270)
     

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