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Old 03-13-2012, 04:01 PM
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Default Please suggest me an IEM under $50 for clip+

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I have sansa clip+, trying rockbox now. I want to get an IEM for under $50 or little more.

I used to have a Fuze with headdirect RE2. Given out Fuze after RE2 broke o me with in a year.

Right now I am looking at the following (all prices are from amazon)
MEElectronics A151 ($50)
Etymotic MC5 ($60)
Soundmagic E30 ($35)

A little bit of bass is welcome over RE2. Actually want better SQ but my budget is bit tight. Please advice me if there is better alternative. I don't like much of bass and like natural sound signature.

I am leaning more towards Ssoundmagic E30 based on abi review. How does they compare to MEElectronics A151.

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:56 PM
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if you want bass take the MC5 out of the list, its bass is very anemic although you can get it really pumped and nice with eq or bas boost, but with the clip alone , not really.

I like the MC5, its great for some genres but rarely use it without a bit of bass boost.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:06 PM
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Thanks for your help. I am not a fan of heavy bass. I like a good natural sound with little bit of bass to add more fun, Also these are expensive. They are my last pick.

Actually I am more interested to get soundmagic e30 as they are cheaper and many liking them. I also find a151 as a good over all with good isolation and comfort. So I am in confusion.

I did not see one to one comparison between a151 and e30.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:08 PM
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Pioneer SE-CL20, Panasonic RP-HJE120 or AT CK-303m.
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soundmagic e10?
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:19 PM
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soundmagic e10?
That was my first choice and replaced by E30 as E30 sounds more natural and costs same.
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:47 AM
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The Meelectronics CW31 and CX21 are also very popular. They aren't excessively bassy, although the CW31 has more bass than the CX21. i like the Panasonic RP-HJE450. It has strong bass, however the bass is not overwhelming and sounds natural. It is good for all music.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:48 AM
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the meelectronic store has a bigger sale going on right now. maybe some people could risk a look.
the cw31 are only for $30 right now.

does anybody know how the HT-21 sound like? the price is really low...
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:36 AM
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I found the bass to be lacking in the ht21 but the rest was good. Very compact and pretty comfortable.
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I own the Meelectronics M6 & M9. They bass is so pervasive that everything else suffers with them. They are muddy as all heck. Whatever you do, DON'T buy either of these,...please.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:09 AM
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The CW31 is sound alright for the price. Better than the M9 and M6. The treble is really dull though, makes them sound kind of boring. They were $20 last week after coupon.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:55 AM
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Klipsch IMAGE S4 buds have received good reviews, and good deals on open box and refurb items can be found at Amazon.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:26 AM
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The CW31 is sound alright for the price. Better than the M9 and M6. The treble is really dull though, makes them sound kind of boring. They were $20 last week after coupon.
If you think the treble on the CW31 isn't good enough, then perhaps the CX21 will be better? The Sony XBA-1 looks very interesting, but for now it is closer to $80 than to $50.
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I own the Meelectronics M6 & M9. They bass is so pervasive that everything else suffers with them. They are muddy as all heck. Whatever you do, DON'T buy either of these,...please.
TDS seems to prefer some $8 earphones over the M6 and M9.
http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...63&postcount=6
Not sure how these Riptidz stand up to the other earphones discussed here. But anybody looking for inexpensive (cheap?) beater earphones probably should check these out.

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Thanks a lot to all.

I was in a hurry and ordered E30 (with my friends prime on amazon), if every thing goes well i will getting them today.

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If you think the treble on the CW31 isn't good enough, then perhaps the CX21 will be better? The Sony XBA-1 looks very interesting, but for now it is closer to $80 than to $50.
Maybe, I have not heard the CX21. The treble on the CW31 was not bad, just a little recessed and lifeless. For some people that is probably okay, maybe even a plus if you have sensitive ears. But it got boring for me after awhile. I still say at around $20 the CW31 are a much better choice than the M9 and M6. At $30 I think their might be better alternatives though.
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A while back I got a set of Audio Technica IEMs off of Amazon for 40 bucks, they had an MSRP of 90 something. Can't remember the model but once they burned in they were great. Lots of deals on Amazon. I ended up breaking the cord accidentally,operator error, not anything wrong with the phones. If I decide to go back to IEM I'd get those ones again.
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A while back I got a set of Audio Technica IEMs off of Amazon for 40 bucks, they had an MSRP of 90 something. Can't remember the model but once they burned in they were great. Lots of deals on Amazon. I ended up breaking the cord accidentally,operator error, not anything wrong with the phones. If I decide to go back to IEM I'd get those ones again.
Do you trust the MSRP printed by amazon.com/buy.com and so on.... It never seemed correct to me.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:23 PM
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I got E30s on Saturday. At first it doesn't sound so good. Then I remember about the burnin and did for a night.
Now I am very happy with the sound. Isolation is not so good. So I replaced with one of my comply tip which I bought for my wife sometime back. Now they are pretty good. Good amount of bass and good detail in mids. With whatever knowledge I have, they are pretty good. Anyhow the best earphones I ever had was RE2.
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