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Old 01-08-2011, 01:10 PM
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well if that would have been the case then i wouldn't mind keeping the title Best IEM under 100$. So please short list the best ones under the price tag m really really confused.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:38 PM
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Well that question has already been answered I guess, and what he's saying is that if you want something good that's worth the money, you'd better save this $50 and wait till you can add at least another $30. It's a kind advice to not waste money.

There's a lot of crap under $50, some are worth checking out (like the ones mentioned), but you sound like you want something exciting. There is no subwoofer for your ears under $50, if you want something like that just save up for the 79$ Hippo VBs and don't waste your $50 on some bloated wannabe-bass IEM any local store sells.

Personally I feel that around $30, you pay a relatively large part for the packaging and other materials, perhaps even marketing. When you reach $100, that's where quality can come into play, at least that's how I feel about it.
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:57 PM
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I agree wait until you get about $30 or $40 more, then theirs tax. Uncle Sam. Hopping over to Best Buy with $50 I would turn around and walk right back out. Or go play with the new camera I'm thinking about buying.
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:40 PM
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My intentions were as Brett stated, i just think it's worth waiting to get something in the next bracket because the leap in quality both build and sound wise from cheap $10-20 iem to $50 is not very big, but to $80-100 range it's a large jump if you get the right ones.

If you are hell bent on getting some cheaper ones now i would agree with the i590, they perform as well as the S4 which are twice their price.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:39 AM
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Good solid advice from everyone on this thread.

Indeed, if looking for bass performance with still great sound across the spectrum, VBs are excellent.

And yeah, for sure, if one can swing it, moving up to 20-30USD in price does get you a lot more in terms of quality IEMs - its like buying a stereo system for anything. I don't care how good your source/front end devices are...if you have shitty, crappy speakers, then guess what?

You will get shitty, crappy sound.
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Old 01-09-2011, 07:36 AM
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well if that would have been the case then i wouldn't mind keeping the title Best IEM under 100$. So please short list the best ones under the price tag m really really confused.
dude, dont get testy. You have been given 3 solid options


1) save yourself some cash and go with one of the $30 recommended models.

2) get the i590 for $50. I kind of like the hippo groove in this range as well.

3) save up a bit longer and get something like the VB.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:33 AM
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imo I didn't get on with the grooves.didn't like the sound.
for me the hippo 10eb were better.but both no where
near sound of the hippo vb
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:51 AM
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I was pleasantly surprised with the Hippo Groove as well. When compared to the VB i found they had less bass quantity and extension but brighter highs that really didn't get sibilant at all. Though that is comparing them with only a few hours on the VB and after just taking the Groove out of the box so that could all change a little.
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Seems like all the hippo prducts are very reliant on proper fit to get good sound. I thought the grooves sucked at first. Fiddled with the fit and bam the bass suddenly arrived. Still can't get the 10EB to give me any bass. I am sure it's the seal though.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:01 PM
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Hippo VB is @79$ (I have on order one).
Which best earphones are in 80-100$ bracket(knowing will help me in future)?
Also, there is Philips SHE9800 that has 13.5mm driver that sound good too.
edit: Also I have AKG K324P and I like these also.

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