Looking to buy new earphones (not in-ear)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by brennan.rusnell, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. brennan.rusnell macrumors newbie

    brennan.rusnell

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    Hello,

    I am looking to replace the standard Apple earphones, but I don't want to spend too much (< $50).
    I currently have a 1st Gen 8GB iPod Touch.
    I could get Apple's Earphones with Remote and Mic:

    http://tinyurl.com/67g6ue

    But wouldn't be able to use the mic or remote. First Gen Touch's cannot use the remote, correct?

    I am wondering what people recommend as a good replacement for Apple's standard earphones?
    Lastly, I do not want in-ear earphones -- something similar to Apple's default earphones would be great.

    Would Sony's Fontopia Earbud Headphones be a good buy?

    http://tinyurl.com/czdyue

    Or, what about?

    http://tinyurl.com/dlasxg

    Or ...

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/YUIN-PK3-Hi-Fi-E...ptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

    Thanks.

    - Brennan
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    Bang & Olufsen A8 Earphones are your best bet. They are a little over $50 (around $60.) These headphones are considered to be some of the best made and are often compared against some of the best IEMs out there.
     
  3. brennan.rusnell thread starter macrumors newbie

    brennan.rusnell

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    Thanks for the info.
    However, all I can seem to find is models with an "ear strap", as seen here:

    http://www.bang-olufsen.com/earphones

    I was hoping to avoid that, as they don't fit well when you're wearing a hat, etc.
    Have you heard anything about YUIN PK3's?

    http://www.head-direct.com/product_detail.php?p=5

    Thanks.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    That's nature of the beast.

    Yuin is one of the best earphone brands known around. I have never heard a pair, but am quite aware that most consider the amp type to have a large effect on the low-end of the headphones.
     
  5. brennan.rusnell thread starter macrumors newbie

    brennan.rusnell

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    Thanks for the feedback.
    I think I am going to go with the YUIN model.
     
  6. SummerBoy macrumors regular

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    I'm going to stop you there. Where do you find B&O A8 for 50 bucks ??

    Well you can get one that are fake from eBay. Authentics are well over $100

    I got mine from apple online for $150

    Yuin pk series over 100

    Can't believe he Is semi god and Boone correctedbit
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    There are two stores on Google Shops that are selling them for around $60.

    And, if you have read the forum rules, you have to realize that Demi's only have to pay a fee for their status. However, my experience with high-end headphones is pretty extensive.

    "Boone correctedbit" <- :confused:
     
  8. SummerBoy macrumors regular

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    Extensive with fake craps ? :confused:

    Good !
     
  9. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    Sony MDR-E888LP are the BEST ear buds Sony makes.

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  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    Umm... I purchased SE530s from Amazon and have a couple letters' from Grado. I'm pretty sure that there are a couple parts of the forum rules that you are violating.
     
  11. SummerBoy macrumors regular

    SummerBoy

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    So you are saying everyone can have extensive experience just because one buys high end canal and own them? Se530 are waste. Grado good. Ok letsmake treaty here no more back forth we good man I have school timmorow and ms uphonrs battery us 10 perceynt left hotta recharr then byyt I set the alarm so I'm afraid I might muss the Lram iPhone key oarss are slow so sootry fir by myspells auto corrections are fishtavr ok I gsyya go
     
  12. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

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    I don't care for sony ear buds, most em lack bass
     
  13. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    What? I'm sorry, but I have school tomorrow too; learn how to spell. Also, you cannot go around insulting members here and expect things to go away with "treaties." Have some respect. I'm pretty sure that I have some experience, as well as the ability to type.

    As for the OP; like I said above, my general knowledge is that the amp is rather important with Yuin models. I will however get to try a pair in two weeks, one of my friends just bought a pair.
     
  14. willjax macrumors member

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    I've always had the idea that headphones are all about personal choice. Go out and try a few and see what you like. Just cos someone says a certain brand are better than others, doesn't mean squat. I'm a DJ and i use Sennheiser HD25s and love them, there are friends i work with who would never buy them etc. All personal choice.
     

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