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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by grass132456, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. grass132456


    Sep 12, 2011
    Hey guys,
    Once again I am looking for something that I am unfamiliar with... earbuds. I used to but some cheap phillips earbuds for $10 but they break so often that I am looking for something for durable and sounds better. My price range is around like $20-40 (?$50 if they are really worth it). I just want something more durable. I use them for casual listening, so I put them in my jacket pocket a lot so I can pull them out to listen when I'm just doing something casual. If there is a little extra bass in one, that would be a plus because for me, most earbuds don't have enough bass. SO please don't gimme suggestions on headphones, cuz I have those, or in-ears because those dont' fit me, or clip ons :p I'm just looking for your typical earbuds. :D
    My friend has suggested me two right here, so what do you think?

  2. EricssonB

    EricssonB Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    That price range is sorta whatever [DEL]whatever[/DEL] whichever way you go, I'd just read into reviews. Neither of those look like they seal. That's all I have to say. Gotta go pick up my wife. Good luck!
  3. bassman.bob


    May 9, 2009
    I use some $40 Sony's from Walmart. I have 4 kids who borrow them all the time. Had them for around a year.
  4. I wouldn't bet on either of those sounding all that great. I just don't think the earbud style of 'phones work all that well, no matter who makes them.
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  6. Got2SadowskyNYC


    Dec 5, 2012
    Nashville, TN
    Artist: Sadowsky, Bag End, Visual Sound, Pedaltrain, George L
    Yeah, that price range go for Sony. I used them as in ear monitors for a long time.

    If you wanted to jump up to $100. I use Denon now. Have for a couple of years. Love them.

    What ever you get I HIGHLY recommend these. Worth every penny. One set came in my Denons and I was hooked. http://www.complyfoam.com/
  7. ishkabibble


    May 10, 2010
    San Dimas, CA
  8. The new Apple headphones are actually really nice, sound almost as good as my $150 Shures.

  9. pflash4001


    Dec 2, 2011
    I have a set of Bose ie2 for my iPhone/iPod that work great. I like that they aren't sound isolating so I can listen to music and carry a conversation with my family at the grocery store or ride my bike safely while using them. They were about $120. Not cheap, but fit well and sound great. I got a set for my wife after she tried mine and loved them. They were her mothers day gift.
  10. I have a pair of $30 Panasonic earbuds that I bought in a kiosk in the Denver airport when I forgot mine on the way out of town. Turns out, they're the best pair I've had, and I like them better than my brother's $100 Monsters. A couple people have used them in "emergency in-ear monitor" situations and have commented on how much they liked them (not knowing that's what I always use). Wish I knew the model #, I'd buy another pair.

  11. EricssonB

    EricssonB Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    CoSpgs, CO.
    Oh heck yeah. That's what I would have added to my above post if I had the time.

    Got those for my birthday in October -- freaking love them. Awesome for my home studio. My sangs sound awesome.
  12. Waspinators


    Jul 22, 2007
    South Florida
  13. grass132456


    Sep 12, 2011
    Sorry, no in-ears :/ They don't fit my ears.. I must have awkward ears :p
  14. Waspinators


    Jul 22, 2007
    South Florida
    It comes with 3 sizes, but yeah I hear ya. You will have some trouble finding non-in-ear buds with decent bass though.
  15. grass132456


    Sep 12, 2011
    Does anyone even use earbuds? Cuz it seems like everyone use IEMs and Headphones :O
  16. bassman.bob


    May 9, 2009
    the biggest thing to look at is the frequency response. Some high end buds and full head cans only get down to around 35-40Hz.
    Then there are inexpensive ones that get all the way down to 20Hz. Some people will argue that a human prob cant hear 20Hz. But you sure can feel it.:D

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