decent, inexpensive MP3 earbuds?

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by lexington125, Mar 22, 2014.


  1. lexington125

    lexington125

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    as part of my goal to lose a few pounds, I'm taking public transit to work every day. (actually a combo of the studio shuttle and the local bus). But it still leaves me with a solid 10 to 15 minute walk, depending on which bus I catch. The walk is good for me and it finally got me to try out the Ipod Shuffle I received a couple of years ago. The tiny thing is pretty cool, but the standard Apple earbuds tend to fall out if I move too much, and the only way to get good bass response is to hold them tight to your head.

    I don't want to spend big money on something I will probably leave on the bus one day, nor do I want to wear actual headphones. Is there a reasonably priced ($40?) set of earbuds that will stay on my ear and also let me hear bass parts? I'm assuming the tiny rubber buds that actual slide down into your ear a little ways would solve both problems; they wouldn't fall out as easily and they mjght provide better bass response. Anyone have any specific suggestions? thanks.
  2. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    the sony mdrex100 ear buds are pretty good, and they are about 30, i bought them last week for the art studio, pretty good bass response, but not like the v6s
  3. MTBK

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    Sennheiser makes some nice buds in that price range. The CX215 are probably what you should look at. They'll block outside noise a little bit too, so you don't have to crank the volume as much. I use them when flying and they block out cabin and airplane noise and whatnot.

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