sub 100$ headphone that blow your brains out

Discussion in 'iPod' started by papadopolis1024, Dec 1, 2007.

  1. papadopolis1024 macrumors 6502

    Mar 14, 2007
  2. jabrowntx macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sennheiser Pro-250 - Amazon has'em for $82 and they're awesome for the price.
  3. telf22 macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2007
  4. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
  5. prostuff1 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2005
    Don't step into the kawoosh...
    Do you want headphones, or earbuds, or in ear monitors??

    I could make a couple suggestion for the in ear monitors. My current favorites are the Shure se310 but they are a little more then the 100 you specified.

    I suggest heading to the headfi forums as you can get some very good advice over there. Just start a post and specify what kinda music you like, and they should be able to help. Be warned though, if your not strong willed you could come away spending more on a set of phones then you wanted to, god knows i did.

    Good luck
  6. ClassicMac247 macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2007
    Brick, NJ
  7. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    Sony MDR EX90 earbuds.

    Tape up / glue shut the 3 holes next to the actual canal-tube.

    Makes a 5 fold improvement in sound quality and volume. Also blocks out most of outside noise.

    They sound far better than 350+ earbuds - and yes, I've compared.
  8. babyj macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2006
    I've never been that bothered about audio perfection from my iPod, so I normally stick with the ones that come with them. Though the ones that came with my latest iPod gave up on me recently so I had to buy some new ones.

    I got some Sennheiser CX300 and the improvement blew me away, especially when they only cost £15.
  9. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030


    Jan 11, 2007
    I think many people who stick with the "OEM" earbuds only do, because they aren't aware of what's missing. I mean to myself, earbuds were earbuds, until I was looking for a way to block out ambient noise from mine. The Sonys I purchased had "sounded a little better" than my ipod buds - but not by much. (the only reason I got them was so they would stay in my ear - something OEMs couldn't do) FYI - they're technically considered "canal-phones" I believe. The difference between earbuds and canal phones / in ear monitors - is the seal that the later two achieve.

    Now I look back wondering how it took me so long to realize it.
  10. odaiwai macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2006
    Hong Kong
    Shure SE110

    The Shure SE110s are just under the $100 mark. shows them at $119, but you'll probably find them a bit cheaper if you look around. (I paid about $100 for mine in Hong Kong.)

    They're great for travelling in noisy environments (like planes and just about everywhere in Hong Kong) and sound pretty good.

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