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Posted: 12/6/2011 10:04:03 AM EDT
Yes 2 separate Pieces,.... One for the Phone and Pandora/MP3's,... and the other for Higher end Audio



Sennheiser
Klipsh

Gardo
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Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:10:36 AM EDT
For earbuds, ultimate ears.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:23:45 AM EDT
I love my Klipsch S4s. Their sound is pretty balanced with tight bass and clear highs. I like the little metal case too. It's good for traveling.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:25:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2011 10:27:14 AM EDT by chrismartin]
I'm happy with my Klipsch S4i's (The "iphone" version with the volume and call buttons)

They have been through the wash twice and still work.
One of my dogs chewed them up and they still work, though I need to glue them back together.
I went ahead and ordered a second pair from Buy.com for $60 or so.

My only issue is the silicone gel seals. If you chew gum or eat, you hear all that in your ear. It's a little annoying.
However, that's a problem with all those type in-ear plugs.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:31:15 AM EDT
grado headphones - best i've heard and used. i have a pair of sr225's at the office and i've never looked any further.

bose earbuds seem to have the best sound for the music i listen to and are comfortable for long periods. the cables have not worn very well though and i'll either need to repair or replace within the next year or so.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:37:28 AM EDT
I use Etymotic ER6i's. Good sound and very good nose cancellation. Took a little getting used to having something in your ear but I was no longer turning my music to 11 to drown out the ambient noise. Much better for your hearing also.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:40:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2011 11:09:03 AM EDT by FivespeedF150]

Originally Posted By torstin:
grado headphones - best i've heard and used. i have a pair of sr225's at the office and i've never looked any further.

bose earbuds seem to have the best sound for the music i listen to and are comfortable for long periods. the cables have not worn very well though and i'll either need to repair or replace within the next year or so.

If the cable on the bose headphones didn't suck so bad they'd be head and shoulders above the competition. Unfortunately, they short out at the jack and go to single-ear right about in time for the warranty to expire.
Right now I'm using MC5's and while they're ALMOST as good as the bose, the bass isn't quite as strong.

That being said, my final verdict is that the Bose earbuds are pieces of shit that wear out after about a year and week.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:40:52 AM EDT
http://theawesomer.com/teknines-bullet-earbuds/44735/
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:45:31 AM EDT
Sennheiser


Open air baby!
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:45:39 AM EDT
There are tons of reviews and lots of good info here:

http://www.head-fi.org/f/
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:47:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2011 10:51:08 AM EDT by bmnpa]

http://www.zagg.com/audio/smart-buds.php





Zagg
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:47:48 AM EDT
Etymotic.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:50:33 AM EDT
http://store.shure.com/store/shure/en_US/pd/productID.230852400


anything from Shure.. been using their inears for over 10 years... great stuff... this is my most recent pair.. great audio
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:52:40 AM EDT
I have a set of Shure earbuds I like
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 10:53:59 AM EDT
If you want actual earbuds, Yuin PK1 is it.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 11:06:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FivespeedF150:

If the cable on the bose headphones didn't suck so bad they'd be head and shoulders above the competition. Right now I'm using MC5's and while they're ALMOST as good as the bose, the bass isn't quite as strong.

That being said, the Bose earbuds are pieces of shit that wear out after about a year and week.

yea. it's interesting. the cable insulation has split and cracked in places that aren't even under strain and i was ready for replacement silicone (or whatever it is) after less than a year or so of light use. mine have pin holes or are missing pieces that i have no explanation for. it's as if they are bio degrading on me. you'd think it wouldn't be too hard to get replacement covers, but that isn't even easy.

they do stay in my ears and do sound good though.


Link Posted: 12/6/2011 11:09:51 AM EDT


Originally Posted By bmnpa:

http://www.zagg.com/audio/smart-buds.php





Zagg


+1111
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 11:12:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2011 11:13:40 AM EDT by HeartsAndMinds]
Hated etymotic earbuds, no bass at all. Love my sennheiser open air cans and Shure IEMs.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 11:45:58 AM EDT
Thanks guys
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 11:46:38 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2011 11:47:29 AM EDT by mousehunter]
I don't know about drivers, but I do love custom molded silicone for the part that goes in my ear - at least for my ear plugs... Tried listing to my ipod in a loud environment and was really missing the sound damping of a fit plug.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 11:52:22 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 11:56:58 AM EDT
Sennheiser is the best way to go. Great sound, great value, great service. 2 year warranty. You can get some great deals on Amazon.

I have a pair of AKG. Bunch of poo poo IMO. Yes they are good headphones, but not $180 good compared to what you get with Sennheiser.

Keep in mind, your headphones are only as good as the quality that you ripped the music off the city and another bottlenecking factor is the quality of the headphone port of your device.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 12:01:19 PM EDT
Tag

Link Posted: 12/6/2011 12:02:29 PM EDT
I use skull candy earphones...
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 12:04:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Punkface:
I use skull candy earphones...


Oh dawmn. In before the shit storm...
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 12:06:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2011 12:06:56 PM EDT by scrybe]
Originally Posted By SteelCased:
There are tons of reviews and lots of good info here:

http://www.head-fi.org/f/


Damn, just spent an hour poking around there .

These threads were helpful:

Shootout: 96 Portable Headphones Reviewed

Multi-IEM Review - 207 IEMs compared
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 12:18:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2011 12:26:08 PM EDT by Kidney]
I owned some older Shure E3C and loved them. I was pretty hard on them and they eventually fell apart. My first set broke somehow and Shure sent me a brand new pair.

I really like my Sennheiser HD595s. I wish I used them more than what I do.



ETA: I'm not one of those audio guys. I bought the Shures on a whim and the Sennheisers after a trusted friend suggested them to me.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 12:58:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/6/2011 12:59:55 PM EDT by Progun1911]
I only use Sennheiser. I have two sets that I use, one for my Ipod and a full size pair for my stereo system.Cant remember what models and don't feel like finding them to look.The large set I have had for at least 20 years and had to change the foam ear cushions once about 7 years ago.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 12:59:12 PM EDT
TAG fo sho
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 1:10:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ceverett:
For earbuds, ultimate ears.


I like mine.


My favorite IEMs ever were panasonics, but they discontinued their high-end IEM line in the US.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 1:12:37 PM EDT
I love my Westone 3s.

Link Posted: 12/6/2011 1:21:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By davisac:
Etymotic.


I wish I could endorse them. I had a pair of their buds. Paid almost 100 bucks for them, but don't remember the model. The sound was great. But one side quit working within a year. I sent them in and they replaced them under warranty. But within another year the new pair was doing the same thing. I don't know if I'm extra rough on them or what. I've also gone through a pair of Sony's and Skullcandies.
Link Posted: 12/6/2011 2:03:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By torstin:

Originally Posted By FivespeedF150:

If the cable on the bose headphones didn't suck so bad they'd be head and shoulders above the competition. Right now I'm using MC5's and while they're ALMOST as good as the bose, the bass isn't quite as strong.

That being said, the Bose earbuds are pieces of shit that wear out after about a year and week.

yea. it's interesting. the cable insulation has split and cracked in places that aren't even under strain and i was ready for replacement silicone (or whatever it is) after less than a year or so of light use. mine have pin holes or are missing pieces that i have no explanation for. it's as if they are bio degrading on me. you'd think it wouldn't be too hard to get replacement covers, but that isn't even easy.

they do stay in my ears and do sound good though.





Mine didn't wear out because I don't use them much. When running on the treadmill, they would build up static electricity and deliver a shock. It either goes to the device (you can hear it and it actually changed the volume) or it goes right to one of your ears. It was extremely annoying. At first I thought it was the sound system at the gym, but it was the bose earbuds.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:49:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 2:46:14 PM EDT by MrMojoRising]
iBeats?
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:54:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By propguy:
Yes 2 separate Pieces,.... One for the Phone and Pandora/MP3's,... and the other for Higher end Audio



Sennheiser
Klipsh

Gardo
????????????????????????????????????????????­?????????????????????????????????????????


V-Moda Crossfade
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 12:57:41 PM EDT
So what's good between $25-50? That's what I have in those MasterCard gift cards.

Right now I'm using Phillips in-ear phones that I bought for <$15 at Target because I lost my last ones. Night and day better than the Apple ones, but still sucky.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 1:04:31 PM EDT
A couple of days ago I started a thread on the headphones I received for Christmas.

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1272530_.html

Might be worth looking into.

I am very happy about them.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 1:19:43 PM EDT
Beats pro by dre dre
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 1:25:51 PM EDT
I like Sennheisers I also like Audio-Technica
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 1:26:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By magichat01:
Beats pro by dre dre


Just say no. Over priced just like everything Monster makes and other headphones beat them out
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 1:32:06 PM EDT
my klipsch earbuds are great sounding..
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 1:47:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ceverett:
For earbuds, ultimate ears.


Yep, the Rolls Royce, but you'll pay through the nose.

Etymotics, Shure and for a sleeper set that isn't a ball breaker at $99.99 try out HiFiMan's Re-Zeros sold by MapleShade studios. For the money, they're very reasonable and Pierre Sprey is a famous recording engineer and while a bit whacky with some tweaks (you'll see him on Military Channel talking about jets) he's got a very good ear.

Mapleshade/HiFiMan ear buds

Chris


Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:41:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Daps:
Originally Posted By magichat01:
Beats pro by dre dre


Just say no. Over priced just like everything Monster makes and other headphones beat them out


this
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:43:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By barbcue:
my klipsch earbuds are great sounding..


Thats what I ended up wit they sound pretty DAMN good!

I also picked up a pair of Sennheiser HD series WOW! That's all I got WOW
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:43:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 5:43:50 PM EDT by propguy]
Originally Posted By barbcue:
my klipsch earbuds are great sounding..


Thats what I ended up wit they sound pretty DAMN good!

I also picked up a pair of Sennheiser HD series WOW! That's all I got WOW

oppppppsss
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:45:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2012 5:46:51 PM EDT by zepp]
?
all but $1000 though
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:48:04 PM EDT
No love for Vmoda?

I am a cheap bastard. I own Sennheiser CX-300s.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:51:45 PM EDT








Link Posted: 1/6/2012 5:56:10 PM EDT
i seem to destroy cheap ones and expensive ones at about the same rate (running).. so cheapies for me.

cheapish earbuds from worst buy + $4 geeksquad "protection program"= lifetime membership to earphones. Mine Nike Motion headphones shit the bed about every 4 months. I stop by Bestbuy and they give me some new ones.
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