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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?
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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
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Re: Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:18 am

Thanks. :) Nice signature as well. :D
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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?
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Re: Recommend me some IEM's

Postposted on Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:19 pm

Klipsch S4 are very good.
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