What are the best iPhone3G Earphones on the market?!

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by LotuSviLLe, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. LotuSviLLe macrumors member

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    I'm looking for a list of Top 3 Earphones that I should purchase for my iPhone 3G. The mic/media control button broke on the set that came with my iPhone. Price doesn't matter! Looking for good sound and an in-line mic/media control like the original set has. Please share your opinions with me!

    Thank you so much!
     
  2. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    $419? You have got to be kidding me? They are worth more than the phone itself. Crazy. I used to love my v-moda vibe duos but the left channel blew out and have to send them in for a replacement. I've read MANY people have had this problem. I decided I couldn't wait to get them back, so I ordered these http://www.amazon.com/NuForce-NE-7M...atible/dp/B001BL8BO4/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top last night and got them 2nd day delivery for $54 total (shipping included).

    I've heard nothing but good things about them so I will post back when I get them hopefully tomorrow or the next day.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Four20 macrumors 6502a

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  4. LotuSviLLe thread starter macrumors member

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    Alrighty then, didn't thinkg $400 dollar earphones did in fact exist! lol! Maybe price is a factor now! Could I get suggestions for some that are less than $150? Thanks again!
     
  5. Zyniker macrumors 6502

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    The answer to any "best headphones" question...is. Sennheiser
     
  6. LotuSviLLe thread starter macrumors member

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    Ya the Sennheiser ones in the Apple Store seem quite nice. I shall read some more reviews on them now.
     
  7. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    Did you not see the link in my post? They were $54 shipped. They have a mic as well. They have had great customer review ratings. I see no reason why you would buy $100 headsets when you can get better for half the price.
     
  8. lorenwade macrumors 68000

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    I think it's funny you laugh a a $400 prics tag and tell about how much you loved your v Modas that broke!

    Not trying to pick a fight here man, but that suggestion was one of the most logical responses the thread starter should have recieved.

    He asked for a good quality replacement with mic and price didn't matter (he has since stated the price is a factor). Ultimate Ears make the some of the best in-ears in the world and will last you years. Don't be too quick to put them down. Yes , they're expensive, but they are some of the best. And in my humble opinion, if you have the money, are well worth the price tag.

    Either way, to the thread starter, I have yet to find a great replacement for the iPhone headset for an affordable price, short of repurchasing them.
     
  9. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    Well your trying to do something by calling me out like that. Yes I did love the v-moda but one channel blew out. Doesn't mean I didn't enjoy them. Doesn't mean there not replacing them with no questions asked.

    Unless the OP is a sound engineer and has super ears than no $400 pair of headphones is worth it. Even if money isn't an issue. Sorry, but I'm entitled to my opinion.

    I received my NuForce headphones today and I am totally impressed with the sound quality. I changed the stock buds to the foam forming buds and they make the headphones even better. Used them at the gym today and didn't hear anyone around me. I also noticed that backgrounds and outros where easy to hear and was shocked with the sound. I have my EQ set at "small speakers", I recommend this EQ setting to all. The V-Moda headphones do have more bass to them but I think I'm gonna use these NuForce headsets for awhile. The mic works great and calls sounded clear on them.

    They are $50 over at Amazon.
     
  10. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    I use and prefer these: Shure SE500, $500

    But for under $150, the new Apple in-ear headphones are actually REALLY good.
     
  11. 10dulkar macrumors member

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    i would like to jump in too...i am looking for something around the $100 range... are the new apple in-ears good? i am reading some very conflicting opinions...am very confused...
     
  12. army91c macrumors 6502a

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    I hate when people ask these type of questions because there is only one answer: Which set of earphones is best for YOU. (Yes I know you asked for opinions) What do you like? In or out of ear, noise canceling or regular, $ or $$$...... It's a personal choice. Ask 100 people and you'll prob get 80 different answers.

    Break it down, pick a few in the type you prefer (i.e. inside ear, outside ear....) then research each one and make a choice. If you do it that way you have no one to blame except yourself if you don't like the choice. Good luck!
     
  13. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    I was thinking about these. I know there is a mic but couldn't figure out if there is music control also. Can you pause/skip songs with these?
     
  14. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    Yes you can ONE click pause/play, you can DOUBLE click skip/shuffle, and you can TRIPLE click start song over/go back.

    They have been awesome this whole week. Love them. Hopefully v-moda sends me back a new pair so I can sell them because I jumped shipped lol.
     
  15. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    I really am happy with my In-Ear's (Apples new in-ear earphones)....I'm not saying they are the BEST, but I really like them.
     
  16. Mr. Biggles macrumors 6502

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    Westone IEM rate up there with the best. The latest Westone 3 is getting rave reviews and the UM2's and UM1's are no slouch.

    I have the UM2's and am quite happy. The Westones have one thing going for them over a lot of others, the comfort factor...you can wear them for hours without fatigue.
     

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