Looking for a pair of headphones with iPhone controls

mushir

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Original poster
May 5, 2008
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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?
 

nick4597

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

mushir

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Original poster
May 5, 2008
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Bose mobile ie2. They are great in ear buds and have controls. Try em out at a Bose store you'll be impressed.
Like I said in my original post, I'm not too fond of in-ear headphones as I don't find them very durable.
 

IUBall22

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Sep 13, 2007
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What is the difference between in-ear and earbud?

Denon AH-C260R
Sony DREX61IP
Klipsch Image S4i
all under $100
Just get these, you won't regret it...

http://m.cnet.com/reviews/klipsch-image-s4i-premium-with-3-button-apple-control-black/33801629
 

Sjf73

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Sep 27, 2012
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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!

http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/uk/home_en.nsf/root/private_headsets_mobile_music_504739
 

Treebark

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May 24, 2010
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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.
 

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