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Best affordable earphones??

post #1 of 17
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$30-40
post #2 of 17
If you are talking about IEM then the NuForce - NE-6 is hard to beat in that price range. If you are talking about over the ear open cans the Koss PortaPro. I can't suggest any decent closed cans in that price range. Check out head-fi.org
post #3 of 17
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Thanks those look good!
post #4 of 17
I own some Brainwavz M4 and they are really good, better than most IEM I have tried, and I did try a lot, sometimes a lot more expensive. If you listen to pop music you might want to get the M2 instead, their sound signature is more "edulcorated".
post #5 of 17

Sennheiser CX-whatever they are up to.

 

Will be the best $40 IEM forever and until the end of time unless Sennheiser really screw something up. Badly.

post #6 of 17
KOSS KSC75
post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by PooJou View Post

Sennheiser CX-whatever they are up to.

Will be the best $40 IEM forever and until the end of time unless Sennheiser really screw something up. Badly.

Thanks much easier for me to find too..
post #8 of 17
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Thanks much easier for me to find too..

Yeah no problems. I get that for the standard consumer - finding something that is good and easy to find is the best.

Let us know what you think of them!
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post

KOSS KSC75

These look great too. I think I know where I can find koss now..

Anyone heard of urban ears? R they crap?
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These look great too. I think I know where I can find koss now..
Anyone heard of urban ears? R they crap?

Koss KSC75's are great, but they leak noise like hell and provide no isolation for the listener.

 

Plus I didn't enjoy the ear clip

post #11 of 17
JVC HA-FX101 are good too.
post #12 of 17
I use these at work and at the gym:

http://www.amazon.com/Jabra-HALO2-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headset/dp/B005PUZO92/&tag=hasfla0b-20

They're great for podcasts and stuff, obviously listening to music the quality won't be as high as bose wired or something. I like the wireless aspect so there's no wire attached to me when I need to get up from my desk and especially at the gym so I can leave the phone in my pocket of my gym shorts.
post #13 of 17

I've been researching head-fi for a few days on this very topic.  The names that continue to come up are the vsonic gr99 ($30), vsonic gr02 bass edition ($35) and soundmagic e30 ($38).  Just bought the soundmagics and am waiting for them to come in.

 

Just found these meelectronics cc51 on sale through the 27th for 29.99.  They get great reviews, just picked up pair and will compare to the soundmagics


Edited by BlackToothedGrin - 7/24/12 at 8:59am
post #14 of 17
If you're willing to go a little higher, V-Moda makes fantastic earbuds. I'd recommend the Remix Remote buds—they're comfortable, stylish, sturdy, and the sound quality is excellent for the price, not to mention their customer service is top notch.
post #15 of 17

Man Head-fi sackrides low-end 'giant killer' IEM's like no tomorrow nowadays.

 

I'm still sticking by the Sennheiser CX-whatever range - they're like to earbuds what the iPhone is to smartphones... "what phone should I get?" - "iPhone"

 

I've never been impressed with any of V-Moda's stuff either.

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