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Hey,

I am looking to get a cheap, but as good as can be in-ear headphones. These would be used for music and maybe calls sometimes, mainly music.

I had a pair of [url="http://ca.skullcandy.com/shop/headphones/earphones-and-earbuds"]Skullcandies[/url] before which sounded pretty good to me, but after not even that long they died, one ear stopped working, would have to fiddle with the cable to kinda get it to work.

Looking for something under $30 at best, most would be $50. Something that sounds alright (I'm no audiophile) and will last me longer then a year.

Ideas, suggestions?

Thanks.

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Can't go wrong with sennheiser CX300 but since you want to also be able to make calls then im not sure.
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[quote name='Azusa' timestamp='1360378331' post='595511168']
Can't go wrong with sennheiser CX300 but since you want to also be able to make calls then im not sure.
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Truth is, not important lol

But those are a bit too expensive, if no other options then of course they are good.

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then as i said Can't go wrong with a pair of CX300s good clear sound and nice deep bass where it's needed also just to add i've had mine for over 3 years now the only thing you may need to buy later is new buds.

[url="http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-MK-II-Precision-Enhanced/dp/B001EZYMF4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360378640&sr=8-1&keywords=sennheiser+300+cx"]http://www.amazon.co...nnheiser+300+cx[/url] currently $29.90 which is right under budget!

(Sorry didn't notice it was CAD not USD but still i think you could order from the US and get them for under CAD$40 )

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I did find someone selling them on ebay for $30 shipped, with 100% feedback, so I think I found my headphones. (They are actually the second version, number 2)

Thanks man.


If anyone still wants to make suggestions, they are welcome.

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The ones I found is version 2, but all the reviews aren't good. People saying the cable gets damaged easily (which is a big thing for me, since thats the cause of my dead ones).

It's kinda mixed.

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yeah the cables are a little grippy it's like they used recycled pirellis to coat them but i've given mine a bit of a beating and they're still good as the day i got them.

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Finding more reviews, and for running they are horrible for a couple reasons, which one main thing I want them for. So I guess I have to keep looking.

Any more ideas (I do like sennheiser stuff though, but I don't think they do in-ear stuff good for everything)

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I love Altec Lansing ear buds. These are the ones I have: http://www.amazon.com/Altec-Lansing-UHP326-noise-isolating-earphones/dp/B001GUPEMW/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1360379289&sr=1-3&keywords=altec+lansing+earbuds+cancelling

You can get a different pair for a fair price. I got mine refurbished of 1saleaday.com for $8 or something.

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Well at the moment it's between the Sennheiser CX300 2, the MEElectonrics M6 or the Altec Lansing Uhp106.

Yes I know those aren't the Altecs you mentioned, but I couldn't find those for sale anymore.

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Do you want cheap (quality and soundwise) or quality ones at a cheap price? If you can't answer that, just get whatever Monster brand has at Best Buy. :D

Not sure what they cost CDN, Yamaha EPH-20BL In-Ear Headphone $30 US [url="http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-EPH-20BL-In-Ear-Headphone-430817-i1540574.gc"]http://www.guitarcenter.com/Yamaha-EPH-20BL-In-Ear-Headphone-430817-i1540574.gc[/url]

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That is a stupid question? Of course I want the best quality sound, for a cheap price. But I only can afford so much...so...

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Even if you buy another brand, RMA your skullcandies. They have a lifetime warranty. At least you'll have a backup pair of earphones.

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[quote name='bman' timestamp='1360380356' post='595511210']
That is a stupid question? Of course I want the best quality sound, for a cheap price. But I only can afford so much...so...
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Is it? Most want cheap crap at cheap prices.

Soooo. if this helps more. Amazon reviews of them: [url="http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-EPH-20BL-In-Ear-Headphones-Black/product-reviews/B003CP0KCS"]http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-EPH-20BL-In-Ear-Headphones-Black/product-reviews/B003CP0KCS[/url]

Bottom line, buy what you want, it's YOUR money. Like most things you get what you pay for. Spend it now or again a year later... your choice.

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[quote name='giantpotato' timestamp='1360380522' post='595511212']
Even if you buy another brand, RMA your skullcandies. They have a lifetime warranty. At least you'll have a backup pair of earphones.
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Did not know that, is a receipt required? Becuase I don't have that lol

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I have the Klipsch Image s4 and like them.

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[quote name='bman' timestamp='1360381213' post='595511220']
Did not know that, is a receipt required? Becuase I don't have that lol
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I didn't need one when I had to RMA mine. You can find the RMA form here [url="http://ca.skullcandy.com/rma"]http://ca.skullcandy.com/rma[/url]

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Yea I just filled out all the information, they gave me an RMA, but of course it's 4 to 6 weeks, and it's basically store credit.

So I will still pick up another pair. Just not sure which one yet lol

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Got me [url="http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Ultimate-Ears-Noise-Isolating-Headset/dp/B004YI3LGY"]this set[/url] last fall. Works a treat. Good bass and blocks out almost all noise. :) The vi variant has an iDevice remote (which is pretty crappy, but it gets the job done usually) and there is another variant for Android devices and the plain non-remote variant. The microphone gets the job done but I find that it's even worse than the stock Apple earbuds for picking up your voice - you kinda have to raise the microphone to your mouth.

It's a bit above your price point. But it's Logitech and you've heard enough about their generous warranty policies.

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I bought the CX300s a while back but I returned them because I thought they produced [i]too much[/i] bass. Instead, I opted for these earbuds and have been happy with them ever since: [url="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EM8008/"]link[/url]. They sound great for only being $7, and while some of the other buds mentioned likely sound better, it's hard to beat that price.

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too much bass? Most over-the-ear type can't provide ENOUGH bass and not sound muddy (as a bass player I might be slightly more picky) much less in-ear ones. For 7 bucks they're worth a shot, for a ipod or phone they'll probably do fine

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Well, thanks everyone for the suggestions.

In the end I am going to RMA my Skullcandies, and wait for them to get that done with.

In the meantime, I am going to pick up this $10 [url="http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/rocketfish-rocketfish-in-ear-headset-rf-knj3-rf-knj3/10144618.aspx?path=040b3df4ccd4798a7e530ccf7ed78afcen02"]pair[/url] and hope they are fine to last me until I can get my Skullcandies, or maybe I get fed up and pick one of the offered here after awhile lol

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I like the JVC Gumy ear buds for cheapies with good quality. They are $10 or less in store. A bit cheaper on [url="http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAF150G-Headphone-Gumy-Cord-Match/dp/B004FV67Y8/ref=sr_1_9?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1360435999&sr=1-9"]Amazon [/url].

I have a pair of expensive Technics and a pair of mid-range Sennhesiers. I like good sound. But when I am just out running around and need a pair to throw in my bag or pocket, I go with these cheap Gumy's because they have decent sound for being so damn cheap.
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[quote name='teknix360' timestamp='1360436127' post='595512024']
I like the JVC Gumy ear buds for cheapies with good quality. They are $10 or less in store. A bit cheaper on [url="http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAF150G-Headphone-Gumy-Cord-Match/dp/B004FV67Y8/ref=sr_1_9?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1360435999&sr=1-9"]Amazon [/url].

I have a pair of expensive Technics and a pair of mid-range Sennhesiers. I like good sound. But when I am just out running around and need a pair to throw in my bag or pocket, I go with these cheap Gumy's because they have decent sound for being so damn cheap.
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The problem with those kinds of headphones is that they aren't in-ear, even if they are called that, they aren't. What I mean is, needs to have a changeable/squishy ear piece, that can be pushed in, not hard. Most of the time that kind does not fit my ears good.

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[quote name='bman' timestamp='1360440110' post='595512094']
The problem with those kinds of headphones is that they aren't in-ear, even if they are called that, they aren't. What I mean is, needs to have a changeable/squishy ear piece, that can be pushed in, not hard. Most of the time that kind does not fit my ears good.
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Ahhhh, I see. I have the opposite problem. My left ear canal is shaped funny, so the squishy ones fall out. :rofl:[size=4] [/size]

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Have you tried JVC Xtreme Xplosives HA-FX1X?
http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAFX1X-Headphone-Xtreme-Xplosivs/dp/B004M8SAJ4/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1360447186&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=xtreme+xplosives

These are the best in ear headphones you can get for the the price ($17) IMHO. The sound quality is amazing, they are comfortable (I've used them for a couple of hours at a time without any problems). The highs and bass are very good balanced so that the bass doesn't mask other sounds.

Honestly, I couldn't believe the sound the first time I put them on when they arrived at my house.

They have 3 sizes for the ear buds and the carrying case is made of plastic but well built, very handy and cool looking.

PS: there is a new model made to replace this but I haven't tried them. The reviews for those are very good as well, though.
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