suggestions for earbud headphones

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nehas91, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. nehas91 macrumors member

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    I've been using the Apple earbuds for a while now but they keep falling out of my ears (I have small ears) and start feeling very uncomfortable after a while. So I'm in the market for some new, good sound quality earbuds preferably in the $30-$40 range, $50 at the most. I listen to both easy listening soft music and dubstep/loud bass music as well. Any suggestions?
     
  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    I love Etomics (spelling may be wrong) Er6i's, but they are expensive. I recently went with some Skull Candy ones in white which come with the multiple touch button and mic same as the OEM ones for pausing, restarting and changing songs, but have a better in ear fit and comfort. Sound quality is acceptable and they are pretty cheap.
     
  3. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    i would get sennheiser's cx300. its good, has plenty of bass and has good sound quality. should be right up your ballpark
     
  4. njsa04playa macrumors 6502

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    Klipsch iS4
     
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  6. skasol macrumors 6502

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    He meant to say klipsch S4i and yes I agree for the price they sound really good. I have a pair of those and the klipsch x10i.

    Good luck.
     
  7. enfanteribl macrumors member

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    The Sennheiser CX 300 or 400s. I have had the 300s for ages, and find them very good (even compared to one of their top 'at home' designs). It does depend on how they fit you, i think - i had some much more expensive Etymotics, which i did not like at all.
     
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    Try NuForce earphones. A bit over your price range but worth every penny IMHO. Very musical, very comfortable. You can find them on Amazon.
     
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    +2, I have the S4i and love them, they'll work with the ios and can use them as a headset, sound excellent, have received a lot of awards, I love them!
     
  12. Azathoth, Aug 17, 2011
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    Sennheiser CX 300 IIs fit in my small ears and feel comfortable

    I'll just add that the build quality is very good as well, especially at the headphone end - much better than the trendy-but-crap brands.
     
  13. Athonline macrumors member

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    I suggest Sennheiser CX300 II or higher model as well! Atm I am using Skullcandy Titan as I lost my Sennheisers. Skullcandy offers great bass and they are reaaaally loud! but they don't feel that "rich" as the sennheisers
     
  14. nehas91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Are the s4i's or Sennheiser's noise canceling/isolating? I've read some reviews, and it looks like some of them say that the s4i's are too heavy on bass while the Sennheiser's aren't that great when using them at workouts? Any thoughts on this?
     
  15. skasol macrumors 6502

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    I use my s4i specifically for working out. Running. Weight lifting etc. I have my x10i for anything else. They aren't too bassy in my opinion. They deliver highs and lows very decently and provide adequate isolation. Good luck. These headphones are a great deal for the price in my opinion. I bought a pair for my brother for working out and my gf for working out.
     
  16. nehas91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Excuse my lack of knowledge on this subject, but where can I find the Klipsch s4i's for around $50 as that was my initial budget as posted in the first post?

    Or is there a different model that sells for around $40-$50?
     
  17. skasol macrumors 6502

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    you could find them on ebay for around that price. good luck. bby has them sometimes on sale for 79.
     
  18. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I have SkullCandy (yeah, I know, spare me the lecture) Titans. They actually have decent sound, but can get a bit bassy and aren't great for workouts, as they are pretty heavy and can occasionally fall out with a lot of movement. I just figured I'd make an input since I have experience, and they're in your price range.
     
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    go for s4i
     
  20. Tydog07, Aug 19, 2011
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    Try the S3i, samething without the iPhone capabilities iirc.


    EDIT: I still recommend the S4i, but if money is tight, S3i.
     
  21. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

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    Get the V-Moda Bass Freq. They're a no brainer purchase for under $20. Just take care of them, they aren't the most durable earbuds.
     

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