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Old 10-23-2010, 11:10 PM
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I recently bought a cowon j3, and my skullcandy ear buds broke about a week after i bought it. Could anyone suggest a good pair of ear buds for around $100 or less.
I am currently considering the

Sennheiser CX 271
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=031208

Klipsch Image s4
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=031651
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Old 10-24-2010, 04:59 AM
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It is really a matter of personal taste. I bought my Cowon J3 last week. After a lot of googling on many forums, it seemed to me that Pionner and Ultrasone were among the most popular ones.

I bought Pionner HDJ2000

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-HDJ-20...7914065&sr=8-1

It is expensive but at the same time Cowon J3 is also expensive and I believe buying a cheap headphone for a such a nice device will really deprive you from benefiting the real capacity and quality of the device. Ultrasone is also fantastic but far more expensive!

If you really want to buy something <= 100$ then I will go for either Samsung or Creative.

Good luck!

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Old 10-24-2010, 09:01 AM
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People seem to rave about these Panasonics: http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-H.../dp/B002R1MDQY. Though I haven't heard them, I take dfkt's word that these are among the best headphones he has heard, as evidenced by http://anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=56274.
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Iím not in the market for new iemís right now but if I was going to get some, Iíd go with the Panasonic RP-HJE900ís, if you want to look at some other options, look here. BTW amazon has them for $80.00 right now, thatís a steal http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-H.../dp/B002R1MDQY
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Iím not in the market for new iemís right now but if I was going to get some, Iíd go with the Panasonic RP-HJE900ís, if you want to look at some other options, look here. BTW amazon has them for $80.00 right now, thatís a steal http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-H.../dp/B002R1MDQY
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I don't know if music style will make a difference but i generally listen to post-hardcore style(lots of bass).
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the klipsch s4 has good bass. I have a set and really liek them. the hippo vb is another one. the pannys linked above are pretty strong in the bass department from what I have read. also look at fischer audio eternas.
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I don't know if music style will make a difference but i generally listen to post-hardcore style(lots of bass).
Thanx to the guys who posted.
I second the Klipsch S4(own a pair) and they definitely have quite a bit of bass so they may be exactly what you're looking for. The bass isn't overly exaggerated but it is heightened above what some would call "accurate bass". $79.00 on Amazon

The Etymotic also has a fairly good sound for under $100 and I would definitely recommend these. They were a little flat for me at first but with some good ole breaking in, they sound stellar. A little too bright for me but I know lot's of peeps that love these earphones. Last I checked they were $70.44 on Amazon I must say however that if you're a bass head or close to it the Etymotic may be disappointing unless the trade off of it's good sound works for you.

I don't know much about the Panasonic RP-HJE900’s but based on dfkt's review they're next on my list and have detachable cables which is what I love about my UE 5 superFi and Shure SE425-V. Based on his review I actually cannot wait to grab these.
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The S4s are my main iems right now and I really enjoy them. They are dark and warm with a punchy, fairly tight bass. However, everyone I've talked to says that the Hippo VBs are basically a better version of the S4s for about the same money. You might want to give the VBs a listen if you can.
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Basshead? Need IEMs? Hippo VBs.

'Nuff said
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The S4s are my main iems right now and I really enjoy them. They are dark and warm with a punchy, fairly tight bass. However, everyone I've talked to says that the Hippo VBs are basically a better version of the S4s for about the same money. You might want to give the VBs a listen if you can.
Interesting...I'm going to have to check these out as I loved my S4's to death until my UE's and Shure's arrived and refuse to sell them.

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Basshead? Need IEMs? Hippo VBs.

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Seems like yet another pair of earphones to check out.
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Does anyone have any experience with the Monster Lil' Jamz because they're around the same price as the S4's and just wonder how the quality compares?
http://www.canadacomputers.com/produ...item_id=028385
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