Lost my iPhone headphones, what should I replace them with?

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  1. budmonster macrumors regular

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    I lost my Apple headphones, left them at a hospital, who knows where there at now. I remembered AppleCare+ doesn't help with lost or stoles items, so I can't get free pair sent to me. I was going to order a replacement pair for $30.

    Is there anything else out there better for $30, I know a lot of people hate the Apple headphones and usually switch anyways. Would love to hear suggestions.

    Thanks...
     
  2. MHenr macrumors member

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    A friend of mine who is really into music bought Brainwavz Delta's. He's been telling me to buy a pair for the last week or so because he loves them so much and they were pretty cheap I believe.

    He has a pretty big collection of audio stuff including lots of high end headphones. But these seem to be in his bag every day as of late.
     
  3. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    I think BackBeat to go 2s can be had around $50. Love mine
     
  4. iPhaithful macrumors regular

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    There are plenty of headphones that work better than the ones that come with the iPhone itself. I think I've actually given away the ones that come with the phone each time.
     
  5. budmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's what I'm trying to find, headphones that are better than the Apple headphones but at or really close to the same price.
     
  6. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    One thing to decide is whether you want a set of in ears that hang the way Apple's does. Or to get a set that plug into your ears, the kind that come with an assortment of tips to accommodate buyer's various size ear apertures. The latter has its adherents because of the isolation it offers, such as nearby people chatting or a rumbling nearby train. The ones like Apple's sound good and allow for awareness of sounds around you.

    If you've ever been on a bus or subway and heard someone else's headphones as a low, but tedious drone, they are wearing the former in a loud environment, so they pump up the volume to dangerous levels in order to drown out the subway or bus noises. Those listeners will eventually start going deaf.
     
  7. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    One thing that many headphones or earbuds don't have, but that I find I miss, is the 3-button remote. Make sure whatever you get has a remote.
     
  8. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Actually that's a good question. Can anyone recommend good headphones that are in the style of the Apple Earpods, in that they don't "plug" your ear canal, but just sit in your outer ear?

    So far all the third party earbuds are like earplugs, and I just find those uncomfortable. They also lead to my having wax problems in my ears.
     
  9. Sanlitun macrumors 6502

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    The Earpods are actually quite good for inexpensive open phones. I also have the Bose iE2 and they are of similar quality, although I have come to prefer the Apple pods.

    You might want to look at the Yuin Pk3 they sound good but do not have a mic.
     
  10. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I love the Yuin PK3 sound, but the quality of the cable is awful. If you read amazon reviews or posts on headfi, every pair will invariable eventually fail within 6 months because the cable breaks near the connector. Many people re-cable theirs, but its a pain and requires decent soldering skills.

    Many times I've through about re-cabling mine and using the earpods cable to do it... but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
     
  11. Xultar macrumors 6502a

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    Gizmodo had an article about the best he'd phones and they indicate that some of the ones from Monoprice are excellent for the money. Search their site for the article. It's worth the effort.
     
  12. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    If headphones is what you're looking for then the Status HD One Headphones are my favourite. Its quality will surprise you (pleasantly, that is). Reviewers have gone to the extent of putting the sound quality at par with Beats Solo HD, but that I believe can be debatable. Price? $49

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    My favourite thing about it besides quality? No logos.
     
  13. RayLancer macrumors member

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    Those look pretty nice. I wish they had a white variant, or had a bluetooth variant.

    Personally, I use a LG Tone+ 700. They're older than the 730 and newer models, but you can find them for around $30-40. They are my go to bluetooth headset for work and when I'm traveling about.
     
  14. MPclk2006 macrumors regular

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    If you are looking for cheap, yet great headphones, go get yourself some skull candy headphones with mic and volume control...i paid like $10 bucks for a pair and were great...they broke but that was my fault...way better than the stock iphone headphones.
     
  15. noekozz macrumors 6502a

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    Eh, skull candy's aren't that great. My girlfriend has gone through about 5 pairs in the last year and 1/2, but that's because they either break or she's constantly losing them.

    You can find a decent pair of sony earphones similar to the apple ones for about the same price. There's also other aftermarket ones from Brainwaives and MeElectronic but some don't come with a remote. (if a remote is an absolute must).

    Of course it all depends on your budget.
     
  16. sdilley14 macrumors 65816

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    Do these have an in-line remote?
     
  17. shawnpuerto macrumors member

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    Maybe i've just never experienced the high quality that other people seem to always have, and that's why I'm content with low quality, but I'm pretty happy with my cheap sony plug-ins. I think I got them at a pharmacy for $3.99 or something like that.
     
  18. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah
     
  19. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    You are so correct! White n Red, White n Grey or just plain White <3
     
  20. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Honestly I love my EarPods. I'm no audiophile by any means, but I do like decent sound and the EarPods deliver just that. If I were to loose mine I'd just get another set. I tried going back to my In-Ear Apple Headphones but they just aren't the same sadly. The EarPods sound better and sit in my ear overall better. I don't think I could ever go back to in-ear headphones.

    The only aftermarket headphones I would consider would be an over the ear style headphones, but I have yet to find any good ones. Maybe I'll give Beats a shot but they are very expensive.
     
  21. budmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looking for I guess, Earbuds, like Apples.
     
  22. iThingsGurl macrumors 6502a

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    My apologies :)
     
  23. HowEver macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately all the knock-off EarBud-like headsets that I've bought are garbage.


     
  24. budmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm just looking for headphones similar to the Apple ones, they don't have to be Apple and I don't want knockoffs.
     
  25. shawnpuerto macrumors member

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    Just get sony ones. They're not too expensive, and they work really well. For me, at least.
     

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