Recommend me some IEM's

The place to sound off on all things related to audio, from sound cards to speakers.

Moderator: Captain Ned

Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:25 pm

I've always just bought some $5 in ear phones from a gas station or something for my listening habits which on a mobile device is typically just podcasts. I have gotten frustrated with the provided durability and Noise isolation provided by said phones. So my question is, at the sub $150 range what is the best set of IEM's that you can recommend for fit/noise isolation and durability?
icoltsfan94
Gerbil
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:04 pm
Location: Hell, Texas

Re: Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:33 pm

icoltsfan94 wrote:I've always just bought some $5 in ear phones from a gas station or something for my listening habits which on a mobile device is typically just podcasts. I have gotten frustrated with the provided durability and Noise isolation provided by said phones. So my question is, at the sub $150 range what is the best set of IEM's that you can recommend for fit/noise isolation and durability?

Have at:

http://www.headphone.com/selection-guid ... phones.php
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Captain Ned
Global Moderator
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 20275
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA

Re: Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:18 am

Thanks. :) Nice signature as well. :D
icoltsfan94
Gerbil
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:04 pm
Location: Hell, Texas

Re: Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:39 am

The Brainwavz M2s are a pretty good deal all around - good sound, aluminum construction, thick sturdy cable, and quite affordable.

The rubber strain reliefs are known to have weak glue, though...but nothing a drop of your common cyanoacrylate superglue can't fix.
Ad astra per aspera.
bluepiranha
Gerbil
 
Posts: 88
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:06 pm
Location: Parañaque City, Philippines

Re: Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 5:19 am

Anythingbutipod headphone reviews for some alternative headphone/earbuds.
As per bluepiranha's Brainwavz M2 selection, abi review on link.
I'm personally happy with my pair of refurb'd Sony mdr-ex300's i got for ~$15(think they originally retailed about $80) about 3 years back, just after they discontinued the model.
The ex300's perform relatively close enough to my soon to be 7 year old sony v700 dj headphones. :)

Good luck finding something that you think works for what you wanna pay and lug around daily/weekly or whatever.
probably drinking some tea.
Blazex
Gerbil Team Leader
 
Posts: 279
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:21 am
Location: Oceanside, CA

Re: Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:00 am

Anything from Etymotic is going to have great isolation due to the earplug. I have a pair from a few years ago and love them. Good flat response too.

http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/epcomp.html
i7 860 - GA-P55-USB3 - 8GiB - HD7850 - SSD - 3.64TB HDD - Xonar D1 - U2410 - Win7 Pro x64.
DancinJack
Minister of Gerbil Affairs
 
Posts: 2045
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2006 3:21 pm
Location: Austin, TX

Re: Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:33 am

earphonesolutions.com has some 20% to 30% coupon codes out there for the holidays. they have good prices on the high-end stuff like westone and shure.
i7-930, GA-X58A-UD3R, Agility 2 240GB, 2 TB WD Black *2 mirror, ATI 5850 1 GB, 12GB (3*4GB)
hiro_pro
Gerbil
 
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:20 am
Location: DC

Re: Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:49 am

Thanks for all the suggestions. :) Etymotics do seem like the best bet for my usage model. Any one had experience with the MC3's?
icoltsfan94
Gerbil
 
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:04 pm
Location: Hell, Texas

Re: Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:19 pm

Klipsch S4 are very good.
cjcerny
Gerbil First Class
 
Posts: 145
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:58 pm


Return to Echo Vale

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 0 guests