Want new earphones...Recommendations

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by 00PS, May 9, 2008.

  1. 00PS macrumors member

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    I'm somewhat of an audiophile, but an audiophile on a budget no less. I care about the sound I hear, and I want it to sound pure and smooth. Now the hard part...under $35. I just bought some skullcandy smokin buds, and will be returning them tomorrow because of a defective connection. I also paid $32 when they list for half that on the internet.
     
  2. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    under $35 cannot be done if you are audiophile.
    even under $350 is tough.
    having said that
    I got myself a pair of skull candy inked and the sound much richer than my v-moda's
    and way better than the apple in ear ones.
     
  3. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    agreed...cant be dont for under $35.00

    I use a pair of shure e2c's which were around $100.00...they arent bad...

    check out http://www.head-fi.org/
     
  4. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I don't think you can be an audiophile if you're aiming for $35 earphones.

    If you mean "I care about sound quality", then I'll recommend a pair of Sennheiser CX300s. I have them, and they're great for the price. Also, I can't find another pair of in-ear earphones that fit well.
     
  5. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Try the JVC HAFX66. Not audiophile, but good enough for virtually everyone on a budget. If earclips aren't a problem try the extremely ugly Koss KSC-75. They're not bad, and definitely have better sound for the buck than very low end in-ear phones.
     
  6. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    Jays earphones are fantastic for the price, especially the dJays.
     
  7. 00PS thread starter macrumors member

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    I realized audiophile was a bit of an overstatement after I typed but it was late and I was too tired to change it. Let me correct myself. I need some quality earbuds at a nice price.
     

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