What are the best headphones for under $20?

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  1. Danger! Will macrumors regular

    Danger! Will

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    I lost the headphones to my iPod Shuffle and need some replacements? Any suggestions?
     
  2. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Truly good headphones are hard to find for less than $20, but more importantly, what kind of headphones do you want? In-ear? Ear-bud? Can? Noise-canceling?
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    How much can you get the Koss Porta Pros for?

    or there is always the koss KSC75
     
  4. Cashmere Fedora macrumors newbie

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    seconded.

    Check around as they can be priced anywhere from 9 USD (Radio Shack, sometimes) to 20 USD.
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    They also come with a lifetime guarantee so you'll only have to pay P&P to get a brand new set if they break.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    For cheap, replace every couple of years, matching iPod phones, if you like in-ears, my rec would be Griffin earthumps / eartunes / whatever they're called now. They're nothing amazing, but they work nicely, they look good, and they're very cheap. You can get them new, shipped, through eBay for about $14.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    I've enjoyed my ~$10 Sony MDR-E828s for a long time..

    They fit me well, but my wife doesn't like 'em.

    B
     
  8. &RU macrumors member

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    Thirdzies...

    I think xUKHCx nailed it. I nabbed a pair of Koss KSC75's on sale when all the local Radio Shacks were layed to rest. I think I spent $7.99 CDN (around $7.25 USD or about 3 Quid). I can say with some confidence that they will best anything you can find up to the $40.00 mark.

    In hind sight I should have cleaned the place out.
     
  9. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    JVC gumy dirt cheap, look good, sound good.

    waterproof too.
     
  10. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Refurb 512mb shuffle for 29.99. (when you can find them at apple store online)

    Sell the shuffle for $32 on ebay minus phones.

    Can't beat that, I did it twice to replace my headphones. :D
     
  11. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    Heh. A sneaky way to get new iPod buds. Never thought of that. :)

    Quite frankly, I don't think the Apple buds are all that bad really for what they are. I actually think they're a bit more involving than my recently acquired set of used Shure E2Cs, provided you're sitting in a quiet room, that is.
     
  12. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Whoa, hooking those up to a shuffle would be crazy! people would see them and be like, why are they listening to headphones without anything attached?

    I have to admit, when I work, I have been known for having my iPod buds in my ears without anything attached, just so I can ignore people. and catch them when they talk about me thinking I can't hear them :D

    Oh yeah aquajet, I have two brand new pairs of iPod buds still in wraps, new style too, just waiting for when I get my cord caught in a polishing motor again. :)
     
  13. mariahlullaby macrumors 6502a

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    I seem to have missed that it was going on a shuffle. :p But that hasn't stopped me! Hahaha.

    Me too :eek:
     

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