Help- want good earphones under 70 dollars- Skull Candy FMJ's??

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by sportsfreak, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. sportsfreak macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    I have been looking through many threads about iphone earphones. However, the majority of the ones everyone is recommending are well over my price limit. I love my stock earphones- i mean the cable of course, but the buds hurt my ear. I prefer the inear headphones b.c they are more comfortable.

    I want a decent pair of headphones for under 70 dollars- no more. Currently i have the skull candy smoking buds but i cannot use them with my iphone.

    I would like earphones that will also control the music as the stock headphones do.

    I was looking around and two main headphones came to my interest. I found a pair of v moda duos for 50 bucks- the new ones i bleive and i was also considering the skull candy's for the iphone.

    Does anyone have any distinct review of the skull candy's b.c i have yet to find a complete review on this product. Also my main concern for both of these headphones is that the speaker/ mic will weigh down the earphones- i liked the size of the stock mic- very convient. Are there any other earphones that i can look into that have a smaller mic and are inear to work with my iphone 3g.

    The price limit of 70 is preety solid unless there are some amazing paris for liek 15 dollars more. but more or less, i would like lightweight, inear headphones that i can use on my iphone for music and calls.

    Another pair of earphones that came to my interest was the Radius Atomic Bass- they seem very decent for 50 dollars and the mic on them is the same as the iphone stock earphone mic.

    Thanks
     
  2. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    I've never heard anything good about Skull Candy, except as a cheap upgrade to stock earbuds. I recently picked up a pair of Nuforce NE-7Ms ($50) for my iPhone, and couldn't be happier. They've got the mic/button on the cable, and are completely iPod/iPhone compatible. I have a pair of $200 Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5 Pros, and the NE-7Ms give them a run for their money. Since getting the NE-7Ms, I haven't taken the Super.Fi 5 Pros out of their case. They've got a ton of bass, without drowning out the mids and highs, and I find them very fun to listen to. They're a bargain at $50.

    http://www.amazon.com/NuForce-NE-7M-Earphones-Headset-Compatible/dp/B001BL8BO4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1234661352&sr=8-1
     
  3. vinay427 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been looking for earphones in the same price range. These actually seem like they sound great, and 9/12 reviewers on Amazon gave it 5 stars. I'll seriously consider this. Thanks!
     
  4. MiamiBourne macrumors regular

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    I just ordered the Nuforce NE 7m and they should be arriving sometime this week. I have right now the Shure SE110 that I bought a few weeks ago and although the sound good (mids mostly, then highs) I find the bass lacking. So based on the reviews from the head-fi forum I picked ordered the NuForce. I'll post what I think when I get them.
     
  5. Jess.H macrumors member

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    I have a sister who used to insist on buying Skull Candy, and their products never held up well.
     
  6. iHarrison macrumors regular

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    I've used skull candy earphones for a few years now with both my iPod and iPhone. I never had a problem with the quality or condition of the earphones in any way. They've always held up very nicely and retained value for me. The only complaint I have is that it can be very easy to lose the "suction cups" that give the earphones a nice snug fit in your ear. They have a tendency to get loose over time and sometimes will fall off. It can become very easy to lose these and can become a tedious game of constantly having to search for the little things.
     
  7. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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  8. sportsfreak thread starter macrumors member

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    well i want to purchase the Radius Atomic Bass headphones.

    Is there anywhere i can purchase them in canada by any chance.

    Also- the fusing of the earphones and the apple wire is neat, but i am unable to do that myslef.
     
  9. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    here's my experience with the skullcandy's

    1. Great sound quality, especially with the COMPLY foam tips
    2. mic does not affect weight at all
    3. AMAZING customer service- they will replace the headphones no matter what, even if you break them yourself
    4. VERY akward to fit in ears (from my experience)- thats my only complaint about these (I now use the Apple in ear headphones, also great!)

    a little hint (I found this out on accident) to save money
    get the $50 9mm driver Full Metal Jacket headphones. "break" them (they only ask you to send in the headphone jack for repair, not the actual headphones) and they ask you what type of headphones they are

    just tell them that they are the iPhone ($80) version, and they will replace them with those (saves $30)
     
  10. a1sterling macrumors newbie

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    Just got the NuForce NE-7M and put Comply Foam Tips on them. They sound and feel great and the built-in microphone works great. Purchased through Amazon and they arrived very quickly!
     
  11. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Have you considered the Apple In-Ear Headphones? They have a remote and mic to control your iPhone with, and dual drivers for excellent sound.
     
  12. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    I have several SkullCandy products. All I can say is that they were well worth the money :D
     
  13. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    I have the FMJ's for the iPhone. They are alright. I got them for around $45, but I don't know if I would pay much more than that for them.

    They are a little heavy and will pop out of your ears if you jog. The wiring is very heavy on them, but being a desk jockey, they work out well for me.
     
  14. ghostshadow777 macrumors member

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  15. c0ldsun macrumors newbie

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    are you kidding me?! I JUST bought the Skullcandy FMJ chromes from this site i randomly found and LOVE THEM!!! I use it with my iTouch and blackberry curve, as theyre optimized for those two devices. hasn't failed me yet, and i can get some serious low-end sound from these bad boys. sometimes it can get a little too loud or uncomfortable, but everywhere i go, these are in my ears haha...

    http://www.2inch24.com/product_p/skcdy__sc-fmj-fs-11mm-fs-chrom.htm
     
  16. taibant macrumors member

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    i'm going to have to give another vote for the nuforce ne-7m

    they are AMAZING

    they make it sound like the music is coming from all over outside your head

    the clarity is awesome...

    you wont find a better set of ear buds under $200
     
  17. mail2n macrumors newbie

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    Just don't buy the Apple in-the-ear knock offs on Ebay.
    They look similar to the Apple ones, but they sound like garbage.
    I have a pair of the NuForce Ne-7M arriving some time today
    and will let you guys know how they sound. :)

    ***EDIT***
    Ok. I received the headphones today. It came with 3 different sizes
    of silicon ear tips and one set of foam ear tips. I like the feel of the foam
    ear tips the most and it makes the earphones sound incredible. I'm very
    glad to have found a pair of earphones that are reasonably priced
    and sound fantastic as well. They sound so good I'm thinking about
    getting a second pair for my iTouch. :)
     

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