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So mine have just broke (again), so looking for a good pair of decent in ear headphones.
worth the huge price even. imho
truly astound me each day and i've them for a year
completely shits over the shure's i've had.
soundstage is better, and the highs are just unparallelled
.....but very, very good. you wont find better.
the company kinda invented in-ear's and hearing aids and stuff. they know in-ear sound.
you can get 2nd hand on e-bay....
and that they are cheaper now, I got them at long last.
And I must say... infuckingcredible
I find them very comfortable too which is something some people have been complaining about. The amount of detail the provide and the amount of sound they keep out is just astounding.
but I own a pair of these:
These are cheap (I think I bought them in a branch of Dixons and paid £25 for them but they're £10 on Amazon)and comfortable and they do everything I need them to do...
I've used these for a while, decent price and a good sound...
I love them but am getting a bit sick of replacing them!
There are some reviews here...
The Sennheiser CX300-II are selling on Amazon for £14.99. Probably not the best headphones, but seem pretty good value for money...
I've had 'em a couple of years now, I think they give a really good sound, especially for the price.
They'll probably only last you a year and they're fiddly but you will love them.
I originally had a pair of E2Cs and when the cable frayed a bit I sent them back to Shure as they were still under warranty. They sent me a replacement pair (newer model, SE110, http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shure-SE110-Sound-Isolating-Earphones/) within a week and were generally very very helpful and hassle free to deal with. They have a lot of models, so I guess pick whatever pair suits your budget - I can't fault the audio quality for the price I originally outlayed over 2 years ago (about £30 on Amazon).
check out these badboys:
a load of reviews of verious ones on here, pretty useful
I'm pretty happy with mine (though I really do need to get me some foam tips). Not sure where you'd buy from in the UK, but.
finally released some in ears! $300 tho :( Grado GR8
If the sound is anywhere near as good as anything else they do, then I may have to throw down for em. Not too many reviews yet unfortunately.
people really drop this much on headphones?
for about 6-8 hours a day, not a problem, tis an investment.
Go GR GR GR Grado!
Some types of music sounded better with the crappy Apple white ones...
just got these through today http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-CX-300-II-Precision-Noise-Isolating/dp/B001EZYMTK/ref=pd_cp_ce_2
I decided to try out in-ear headphones, never really been keen before, but it seems to be quite hard to get decent but cheap big ones.
I also looked at these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-EP-630-Noise-Isolating-Earphones/dp/B0009G6FQI/ref=pd_cp_ce_1 which seem worth a chance for the price?
Really dont like them. The ear-canal style seems to amplify low frequencies that you make when you're walking and moving about. The stock iPod headphones were better :(
I've had these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-MDR-V300-Headphones-Neodymium-Magnet/dp/B00005QBU8/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1258377105&sr=1-11 for aaaages, and they were only about £15 at the time, but they've just become incredibly shrill, i've had enough.
Hmm, can't wait for the walk home...
surely you can cancel them?
I'll give them a go - i'm getting a bit worried about the current ones actually damaging my hearing, so they should be better than that.
I'm also hoping that, although they may not be amazing, they should be good enough for £15.
Fit quite snugly in the ear, sound pretty good. And every single step i take is a booming, muffled THUD. Ridiculous.
Are all in-ear headphones like this? What's the point of having portable headphones if you can't hear the music when you're walking around?!
I'm going to get those koss porta-pro things next time. Or just some cheapish sony things.
(i.e. the booming thud with every step), but microphonics (noise of the cable brushing against clothing or whatever) can be a problem — probably the biggest annoyance with my vsonics.
I think if you do the over-the-back-of-the-ear-with-the-wire thing, it helps to cut it right down.
but i don't think it's the sound of the cable brushing against anything (for example, i can't hear any noise if i sit there banging away at the cable or brushing it against my jumper).
It's more like the vibrations of my foot hitting the ground get transmitted and amplified by having the phones in my ear? There's a similar loudness/vibration when i talk or hum along to the tunes.
I'm getting a bit more used to them, but it's almost hard work to enjoy the music.
have a pair of these and yeah when your walking or eating its proper shit. saing that they are cheap and do a good job of noise cancellation, saying that they are in-ear so theres no reason for them not to. But they're cheap. Dont buy skull candy they're awful. break in seconds. The sennheiser ones the jack comes a bit loose after a while but doesnt break
I got them for £18, but it seems you can get them cheaper. really good quality. the review on that site suggests you need to take great care with them, I've had mine a few months and don't do anything differently with them to previous headphones.
they are all as fiddly as fuck, especially the Sennheiser ones that seem to be deliberately made to tangle up every time.
I have some sennheiser, sony, audio technica and apple.
Honestly the best for sound are the sony's that I bought seperately a few years ago. Thick cord so it doesnt tangle, fantastic bass response and clear sharp treble.
Obviously it also depends on the player in terms of sound but for me, out of all the ones Ive tried over the years, sony really offers the best "bang for your buck" *sorry aout the pun
I would never spend more than 50 quid on a set of earphones as I break or lose them really easily.
Imagine spending $210 dollars on them and then they get tangled as you stand up or sit down as they get snagged on something
Bought some recently to replace my etymotics.
Shite. They only stay in when i'm sitting perfectly still, and then they sound crap.
are a pair of Monster Turbine Pro Copper. I really like them and the sound is great. They come with a heap of different earbuds too. I suppose it's all subjective really, but they are very good nonetheless.
....especially as the warranty covers most mishaps for 2 years. Pricey, but long lasting and decent sound.
i had a pair of e2cs for 3 and a half years and was pretty happy with them until one of the phones died. just bought a set of klipsch s4s. Still getting used to them, but I reckon they are going to end up a lot better than the e2cs. Much better bass definition. Which.co.uk has pretty good consumer advice on headphones which I have used before, although you have to subscribe (can do a free trial for a month). Otherwise, I would probably have gone for shure e210s.
Are usually the right choice. Used those 630's for a year or so - for the price, theyre really good. Got these now (830's) - definately worth the few quid more. I've never liked sony in ear headphones before, they always seem really trebely, glassy and brittle sounding somehow. Creatives to me sound more flat, but also 'warmer'. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-EP-830-Noise-Isolating-Earphones/dp/B00166YWIS/ref=pd_cp_ce_1 Have a better response than some others listed here, they always get great reviews too.