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post #76 of 86
Senn IE8 are amazing after being burned in. The best iem available if you are looking for them to sound like big cans. I got mine for 300.00, so there are deals to be had. (they msrp is 450)
post #77 of 86
Just lost my Apple in-ears the other day and it may be a blessing in disguise.

I need a recommendation for in-ear buds that are big on bass. And yes, I'm talking bloated, car subwoofer-type bass - not the 'tight balanced' bass that other buds are sold on having.

I used to have various Sony buds over the years but am looking for a pair that has good cord quality and a decent warranty as nearly all of my buds have failed in those areas.

Any recommendations?
post #78 of 86
+1

one of the best sounding and for me the best fitting-

I use em 5 days a week 90-120 minutes in the gym--- running, weight lifting various aerobic machines and to zone out at home if needed.

The stock ipod earphones no worky for moi. My ear configuration just spits em out with movement. Wanted noise cancelling, and a good fit.

Tried the Q-jays when they first came out in the 250-300$ range--- but they broke 2 x --from lil pulling on the cords and viola--one ear dead.... after the 2nd time

I just went for the shures, so paid the add on (rebate for q Jays) and I have loved them ever since. Came with a litany of ear plug types (flanges, rubber, foam, etc)

Worth every penny. Note the bass is not loud on them but I hear sounds on these I never heard from songs on my ipod!

Comfortable, gr8 sound, but expensive 4-500 bux. Includes little tool for cleaning the ear wax out, extra buds, wire extender, cord case, and a volume control add on. 2 + years in use no issues.


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I love my Shure SE530 to death....but this is a useless recommendation since it's way out of your price range :P
post #79 of 86
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I love my Shure SE530 to death....but this is a useless recommendation since it's way out of your price range :P
+1 IMO far more comfortable with the comply tips than the triple.fi's and has a much more neutral sound profile
post #80 of 86
IE 8 blows the se530 out of the water imo. I have both, and they are both great, the se530 is very comfortable and has great mids, but when I want big sound in a little iem, I go to the IE 8. FYI, the se530 can be had for $250.00 They just introduced the se535, which will come out in mid 2010 (but those wont be on discount anytime soon I dont think, but they do have detachable cables like the ie8 so if they break u can always just switch out the cable (which is usually the problem)
post #81 of 86
V-moda vibes are great for the price they can be bought at ($30):



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=263602_263622


I've had mine for years now and it hasn't failed me. Great sound for the money.
post #82 of 86
I HIGHY recommend the Etymotic ER-4P.

They are the best earphones i've had; in fact, this is my third pair after the first two were got spoiled (dog ate them). They have a gorgeous balance; you really need to check them out. A lot of isolating earphones are very bass heavy, this isn't at all.

http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-ER-4P...4659006&sr=8-1

They retail for about $300, but Amazon has them for $175ish.
post #83 of 86
I have to agree on the Etymotic Research. They are incredible. Unfortunately, my first pair started to go after about a year or so, so had them replaced under warranty. Now my replacement pair are experiencing the same problems (noise dropping in and out in one ear).
post #84 of 86
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I've had mine for years now and it hasn't failed me. Great sound for the money.

You're lucky. The cord on my pair shorted after about 6 months.

I've YET to have a pair of headphones last for longer than a year. Whether it be expensive Shures to the cheapest Sonys.

Also - I ended up finding my Apple headphones so my search is temporarily over.
post #85 of 86
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You're lucky. The cord on my pair shorted after about 6 months.

I've YET to have a pair of headphones last for longer than a year. Whether it be expensive Shures to the cheapest Sonys.

Also - I ended up finding my Apple headphones so my search is temporarily over.

Yeah I've heard that a lot after reading reviews of the item, but I went ahead and bought them anyway for bang-for-buck sound quality. I've had several pairs of earphones blow on me quite early as well including the stock Ipod ones, a pair of Sonys and the terrible Bose in-ear phones.

My V-Moda vibes have gone on for 2 years now and has been perfect since. I don't know if I have the opposite of a lemon, ie one with an unusually high build quality, or the owners of the crappy ones are just particularly vocal about it (as they should be, these weren't cheap when they were first released).
post #86 of 86
I have Shure SE115s and I would the recommend them. Cancel out sound pretty well, and can be had for around $100.
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