Looking for a pair of headphones with iPhone controls

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by mushir, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. mushir macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    I just lost my iPhone headphones (which were pretty crap anyways) so I'm looking for a new pair of headphones. What I liked about the iPhone ones were the volume control on the cord, so I'm looking for one who has similar sort of controls. I seem to always break in-ear headphones so I want to steer away from those. I don't want over-the-ear ones either as they're usually a little too big and heavy for me. On-ear and earbuds are fine. Doesn't hurt if they look good as well.

    I'm looking to stay under the $100 mark. Any recommendations?
  2. ITS ME DAVID macrumors 6502

    Jul 13, 2010
    Pasadena, Ca
  3. gtmac macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2010
    People will bash them but I like them.
  4. nick4597 macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2008
    Bose mobile ie2. They are great in ear buds and have controls. Try em out at a Bose store you'll be impressed.
  5. mushir thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2008
    Like I said in my original post, I'm not too fond of in-ear headphones as I don't find them very durable.
  6. CatsTide macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
    Klipsch i4s...right at your $$$ mark. You won't be disappointed.
  7. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Totally agree. I've gone through so many headphones, many over $100, and the klipsch by far sound the best.
  8. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    What is the difference between in-ear and earbud?

    Denon AH-C260R
    Sony DREX61IP
    Klipsch Image S4i
    all under $100
  9. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    I'm referring to the s4i model though, not sure if that's what you meant.
  10. CatsTide macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
    Quality question...
  11. IUBall22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Just get these, you won't regret it...

  12. CatsTide macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2012
    I'm sure I'm just a bit dyslexic today.;)
  13. mobutt macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2010
    Klipsch S4i

    Have them and love them
  14. dyzfnctional macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2008
    klipsch s4i ($99.99) or ibeats by dre ($79.99)?
    Help me choose....
  15. teejaysyke macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2012
    Klipsch. I have them and they sound phenomenal. Beats are terrible, and you're paying for the name.
  16. Sjf73 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Been very pleased with these Sennheisers.
    They have noise cancelling which works really well on noisy trains/planes.

    Very, very good bass and treble. And come with 3 different sized ear buds so you can choose those that fit you best.

    Also have iPod controls, and a mic for making calls.

    Super sound and really comfortable - Wore them on a 12 hour train journey from London to Berlin last week!

    All for under £40 (under $80). German engineering at its best!

  17. gregnauman macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2010
    Great headphones, but just a correction Mie2i are for the iPhone
  18. Treebark macrumors 6502


    May 24, 2010
    In-ear can be more comfy and durable if you get the right tips, many like the comply tips.

    I am going with http://www.stereophile.com/content/thinksound-ts02-ear-headphones for part of the time. They can be found on amazon at a good price.

    I also have B&O C5s that I love their canal mechanism to keep the earphone in place, but they are pricey.

    If you truly want on ear check out http://www.head-fi.org/products/category/on-ear to see if any have inline mics. You lose portability.

    And I agree with some above, Sennheisers have many really good models.

    Any earbud, like Apples, won't give you the sound quality of in-ear-canal because there is no seal so too much of the mass and mids just disappear. in ear canals or bigger drivers (on or over ear headphones) will yield better results.
  19. Rajani Isa macrumors 65816

    Rajani Isa

    Jun 8, 2010
    Rogue Valley, Oregon
  20. Blueline29 macrumors 68020


    Jun 16, 2009
    Indian Rocks Beach, FL
    Make that one more vote for the Klipsch s4i. Very durable as well. I've had mine for going on 2 years, use them daily, and have no complaints.

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