FYI - July is Headphones Month at Amazon.com

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by PecanEater, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. PecanEater macrumors 6502

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    Looks like there are some good deals to be had. I just picked up a $160 pair of Ultimate Ears super.fi 5vi for $76. V-MODA Vibe II's going for $50. Take a look.
     
  2. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice deals here! I've been in the market for some decent earphones for my Touch.
     
  3. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you use the foam tips for those UE iem's. Infinitely better with those. Replacements can be ordered from complyfoam.com
     
  4. PecanEater thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll give it a shot. Thanks
     
  5. labman macrumors 604

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    There are some really great deals going on. Picking is the hardest part I found a pretty good site for checking reviews www.Alatest.com I'm sure some know them. nice thing is they rate everything this is another good site it's a Audiophile forum tons of of great reviews www.head-fi.org hope it helps some.
     
  6. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Can anyone here suggest something there with volume controls as well? I wouldn't mind picking up a pair now that they're on sale.
     
  7. labman macrumors 604

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    What's your price range I leaning towards the Klipsch S4I but there $100 and not on sale now. :(
     
  8. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Been eyeing those myself lately.
     
  9. hoonu macrumors regular

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    I too want these but I'm hesitant to plink down a Benjamin for them.
     
  10. Bawstun macrumors 65816

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    Lord...$100 for EARBUDS? No thanks...I've stepped on them, sat on them, closed them in car doors...LOST them...

    Plus, if I'm gonna drop a hundred bucks I might as well spend a bit more and get some really nice headphones that give me better sound than anything in-ear noise cancelling can do.

    That's crazy! There's noway those things cost anywhere near that to produce. The markup must be over 4000%
     
  11. BABankert macrumors newbie

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    They are not earbuds - they are in-ear monitors (IEMs). IEMs provide superior isolation to earbuds due to the seal created in the ear canal. I'd write a longer post but I'm on my iPhone and very tired.

    If you're feeling curious, check out www.head-fi.org - there are some very intelligent and helpful people on that site.
     
  12. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    Yes! My other favorite forum. LOL. Which is exactly why I've been eyeing the S4i IEMs.
     
  13. MKang25 macrumors regular

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    IF you are looking for sound quality the S4i are not that good. In that price range check out the HiFima RE0
     
  14. labman macrumors 604

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    1+ but it not worth your time if he doesn't understand there is stuff much better IEMs off buying earbuds or Marshmallows.
     
  15. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I'm aware of the HiFiman RE-ZEROs. They get incredible reviews, but iPhone mic and controls are pretty attractive on the S4i.
     
  16. Claude626 macrumors 6502

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    I know this isn't exactly portable, but I've been using this to enjoy personal music at home. Coupled with a cmoy amp, it works wonders. I hear things I didn't hear before. When you crank up the volume to hear the lower sound, generally crappy headphones will produce so much static that it masks the lower sound. These pair are dead silent even at high volume, so all the lower sounds comes through clear and crisp.

    http://www.amazon.com/beyerdynamic-...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280033010&sr=8-1
     
  17. hoonu macrumors regular

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    Anyone have any recommendation on IEMs with control (pref) that will hold up to some sweat? I plan on using them at the gym on a daily basis.
     
  18. labman macrumors 604

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    seriously check out www.head-fi.org it's a hard core Audiophile forum also you can spend between $20-$100 for IEMs so depends on what ya want to spend. and more $$ doesn't always mean better. Shure, klipsch, V-MODA, Bose, Ultimate Ears are a few of many brands

    my only concern here is while I like the S4I is sometimes you sacrifice better sound for the mic and controls. Also the Iphone can recognize if you have headphones with no mike and allow you to answer with out unplugging. myself I'm finding the more I look the more confused I get.
     

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