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#1 max22

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 16:05

Looking to spend $150 or less. Will be listening to movies, tv shows, music, and youtube videos.




#2 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 16:11

I have the Klipsch S4i and really like them.  

 

From the reviews I've seen, those are pretty much as good as it gets in the $100 and under price range.

You do need to break them in a bit, so don't expect to be amazed right away.



#3 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 16:12

I'm a fan of analytical sounding etymotic  (eg. don't add extra bass or anything ).

 

http://www.amazon.co...ywords=etymotic



#4 OP max22

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 16:32

I decided on the yamaha eph-100.



#5 jasondefaoite

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 16:39

Klipsch S4i is nice, however the reliability is damn poor. I would avoid if possible. I went through 2 sets in less than 8 months.



#6 OP max22

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 16:42

Klipsch S4i is nice, however the reliability is damn poor. I would avoid if possible. I went through 2 sets in less than 8 months.

 

Thanks. I keep hearing that a lot about in ear headphones.



#7 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 16:53

Head direct is a lesser known brand, but known for its best value.  (Eg. Best sound for the money)

 

https://www.head-dir...Products/?cid=1



#8 OP max22

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 16:56

I'm a fan of analytical sounding etymotic  (eg. don't add extra bass or anything ).

 

http://www.amazon.co...ywords=etymotic

 

Etymotic looked good but couldn't get pass all the people saying how delicate they were.



#9 LaP

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 17:17

I have the Klipsch S4i and really like them.  

 

+1



#10 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 18:33

Etymotic looked good but couldn't get pass all the people saying how delicate they were.

Delicate?

 

I've beat my MC5 and ER4PTs to hell.. Heck the MC5 even went in the washing machine by mistake and still work like a charm :wacko:

 

They go give I think 2 year warranty on the higher end ones.



#11 OP max22

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 18:34

Delicate?

 

I've beat my MC5 and ER4PTs to hell.. Heck the MC5 even went in the washing machine by mistake and still work like a charm :wacko:

 

They go give I think 2 year warranty on the higher end ones.

 

Thanks but isn't the ER4 only for a iphone and ipad ? That is what I hate. At least the volume control is. :(



#12 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 18:46

Thanks but isn't the ER4 only for a iphone and ipad ? That is what I hate. At least the volume control is. :(

lolwut, no. They have iDevice versions,  like  the ER6i  and HF2. The ER4s are pure IEMs, so is the MC5 and HF5



#13 Phouchg

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 19:01

How's cable noise on all these? It's one single thing that keeps me away from most in-ears. I've been passively looking for a pair with flat cable, too. Of course, they'd tangle themselves into ten impossible knots while I'm asleep anyway, but it's the new cool, right? :D



#14 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 19:26

How's cable noise on all these? It's one single thing that keeps me away from most in-ears. I've been passively looking for a pair with flat cable, too. Of course, they'd tangle themselves into ten impossible knots while I'm asleep anyway, but it's the new cool, right? :D

Microphonics is bad in any IEM, the best way to tackle this is to wear them over the ear or use a shirt clip. I use a shirt clip.



#15 PsyOpWarlord

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:24

I picked up a pair of RHA MA750i and really like them.  Constructed really good and the they sound great.
http://www.rha-audio...nes/ma750i.html