DancinJack wrote:Can you be more specific on the budget? In ears can be 10 bucks or they can be 1K. Just shoot something out and we'll try to stick close.
derFunkenstein wrote:Well, he's happy with the Apple earbuds, so he should be able to match those relatively inexpensively. Unless he's like 9 feet tall, this should work: https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-A ... 06XPKL7QF/
Worst case is to add Usacomp2k3's suggestion to these.
The Shure SE215 is my go-to, but there's no microphone in them. I bought a pair about 18 months ago and I've got hundreds of hours on them. So consider that an alternative if you can do without the mic.
UberGerbil wrote:I'm no audiophile but when I've shopped for headphones or buds I've used Wirecutter to narrow down the choices. You don't give a price range so have a look through their round-ups -- their Best Earbuds Under $100 is a year old now (products come and go and change prices but the best then should still be fine); the best under $50 was updated a month ago.
FireGryphon wrote:I didn’t give a specific price because I didn’t want to artificially restrict recommendations, but I did say that money was tight and I can’t spend that much money.
The AudioTechnica looks good, but it’s on the expensive side. The M6 Pro is prices more reasonably, and it looks like it’s hard to rip out of the ear. My only question is, why are the buds themselves removable from the wires?
I looked at the Wirecutter. I read other articles it publishes and am always confused by the sometimes oddball recommendations it comes up with. It’s a good starting point, but it’s recommendation for earbuds with a mic in the $50 or less price range doesn’t inspire confidence.
I’m not as concerned with sound quality for earbuds because I’m usually using them under adverse conditions: walking, running, mowing the lawn, etc. I want decent audio, but I prefer to reserve my money for real headphones, like another pair of Grados or something along those lines.
Any more advice from here? Always love the discussions.