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Old 08-30-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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Default What earphones do you use?

Most of us spend several hours a week commuting to work. Those that take public transportation likely listen to music, watch videos (or sleep)

I'm getting bored of my shure earbuds and are looking to upgrade. What is everyone using with your smart phones, and mp3 players?

Just some background on the buds i have.
Shure E5C
Shure E4
Etymotic HF5
Sony MDR-EX70LP 20th Anniversary fontopia earbuds
Sony MDR-ES310LP (currently using)

Was considering some dual or triple driver earbuds but there arent' any that have really stood out atm.

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:13 AM   #2
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Some kind of skullcandy brand earbuds my boyfriend got me. Not sure which ones exactly but I can tell you that they sound good, fit comfortably and are fairly indestructable despite getting tossed around in my purse.
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Skullcandy ink'd 2 are pretty good and rather cheap. They have great customer service too. If you happen to break them or something, you get 50% for a replacement if it was your fault, and if it was their fault, you get a free replacement. My only complaint is that the rubber part falls off easy. I have gone through 4 already, but it only costs $5 for 6.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:42 AM   #4
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Skullcandy ink'd 2 are pretty good and rather cheap. They have great customer service too. If you happen to break them or something, you get 50% for a replacement if it was your fault, and if it was their fault, you get a free replacement. My only complaint is that the rubber part falls off easy. I have gone through 4 already, but it only costs $5 for 6.
Forgive me, Audiophiles, for what I have said. I take it back. ALL BACK.

I had thought skullcandy was good, but that was just because i hadn't heard good headphones. My budget was $30 and I came up with Panasonic RP-HTX7-R1. They should be here tomorrow. I am going on a road trip to Tennesee and then back up to St. Louis for the AGA convention and back to Ohio. During that time, I am going to burn them in and see how I like them. If not, back to Amazon they go and I am doing a little more research next time.

Which pair or overear closed headphones would you guys recommend for $40 or under (that already pushing my budget...)? I LOVE bass. Thats my main goal is get that good ole' bass.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:58 AM   #5
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Which pair or overear closed headphones would you guys recommend for $40 or under (that already pushing my budget...)? I LOVE bass. Thats my main goal is get that good ole' bass.
Probably nothing worthy buying to be honest. I mean you can likely find some sort of cheap headphones that will give you fart like bass, but nothing that I can imagine would be of any quality. If I think of anything, I'll post it up but in all seriousness, you'll really have to up the budget to get something decent sounding.

If you'll consider an IEM, the Vsonic GR02 Bass Edition is a really decent little earphone that can be had for around $36 shipped off no ebay links allowed They have good mids and highs and pretty low hitting bass. Really, for the cost, they are a steal and the whole Vsonic lineup is really a fantastic budget friendly earphone with some great offerings.
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Forgive me, Audiophiles, for what I have said. I take it back. ALL BACK.

I had thought skullcandy was good, but that was just because i hadn't heard good headphones. My budget was $30 and I came up with Panasonic RP-HTX7-R1. They should be here tomorrow. I am going on a road trip to Tennesee and then back up to St. Louis for the AGA convention and back to Ohio. During that time, I am going to burn them in and see how I like them. If not, back to Amazon they go and I am doing a little more research next time.

Which pair or overear closed headphones would you guys recommend for $40 or under (that already pushing my budget...)? I LOVE bass. Thats my main goal is get that good ole' bass.
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These are well respected on headfi and only a little over your budget i know they are not over ear but at your price range its not going to happen (need to triple it at least) to get a halfway decent closed back can

http://head-direct.com/Products/?act=detail&id=38

They should have decent bass as well (Frequency response: 15Hz ~ 22KHZ) the first number is the one you want to look at, the lower the better as far as bass is concerned. You may need a portable amp to realy get the best from them. (disclimer: i am not resposible for the loss of paper money from your wallet)
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Zagg's headphones - they're different. I like 'em!
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Sony XBA3 for travel
Sennheiser HD650 for home

You should look into the Klipsch S4i's for commutes, they should be around 100 bucks.
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Apples shotty ones, I want the Klipsch S4i
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:18 AM   #12
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Try getting monster turbines, branwaves, meelectronics or visit the head-fi forums, its like planted tank for headphones.

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:36 AM   #13
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http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-XB500...Sony+MDR+XB500

These are excellent headphones. My brother has them and the sound quality is amazing. Don't know if i would really consider them suitable for walking around with, but it all depends on your style i guess.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:39 AM   #14
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Skullcandy headphones sound good but when a ear bud goes out three months after purchase the second time then yea.

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i recently had to downgrade to Beats headphones... bestbuy doesnt carry my old ones anymore... pretty nice quality.. not the best but miles ahead skullcandy and apple in sound quality. plus for $20 you get endless replacements. I've been using the same insurance policy to get $150 headphones for 5 years now. They just ask you to renew the policy for $20 every time you exchange them.
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