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Old 10-29-2006, 03:25 AM
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Hi, I need a new pair of earphones could anyone tell a good but cheap pair
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Old 10-29-2006, 07:04 AM
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Sennheiser MX 400 or 500, for ~$10.
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Old 11-15-2006, 08:55 PM
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i would like to know the differences between the following earphones
and if anyone has an opinion to which is best:

ultimate ears super.fi 3
etymotic er-6 isolator
sennheiser cx300
shure e4 or other
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:11 AM
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CX300 offers the best value for money of those, the ER6is offer the best isolation and accuracy (but a cold, clinical sound) the SuperFi 3 is mediocre (the 5s are superb) and the Shure E4 is ok, but beaten by some cheaper phones.

I'd recommend that you check out the following, all of which are reasonably new (within the last year or so) and which have surpassed the previous generation (Shure E2/E3, Etymotic, Creative 630, etc):

Sony EX90 ($90: good, solid sound, excellent comfort and fit, stays in the ear well, slightly fragile)
Panasonic HJE70 ($88: Lovely warm sound, super-cool design, titanium case included, very comfortable, patchy quality control)
V-Moda Vibe ($101: brand new, compact, ultra-light, great sound, especially the bass and low/mid end, tangle free cords, good after sales service)
Audio Technica ATH CK7 ($120+: a good alternative to the ER6i if bass is not your thing. Less cold and clinical)
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:10 AM
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out of all the ones listed, which has the best bass?
not too much, but enough to compliment the sound.
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:15 AM
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and which etymotic are you referring to? the er-6? without an i?

i have found the following with these prices:

etymotic er-6 $40
shure E2 $40
sennheiser cx300 $24
creative 630 $9

which is the best for the price? and will any of these be a bad choice for running and working out?
i just want to find the best earphones I can and would like to stay under $50.
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Old 11-16-2006, 11:25 AM
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The Etymotic have the least bass of them all.
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:35 PM
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The ER6is would be dangerous for running - they block out too much of the outside world and you'll never hear the truck that kills you!

The E2C is uncomfortable and bulky and doesn't stay in well, I find.

I prefer the CX300 to the 630, but I'd expect to pay more than the prices you quote - they are both being copied in China, and the fakes are often cheap. Buy either brand from somewhere reputable.

If you want cheap, with good bass and suitable for running, then I'd suggest that you look into the V-Moda Bass Freq. It's bassier than the CX300, and lighter, so it stays in the ear better, though some would say that the CX300 has marginally better sound.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:10 PM
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where do you get those headphone for at that price
the only creative 630's ive found online where around $25
and the lowest for the cx300 was $35 (and that was only in white, black was around $50)
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:11 PM
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i found all these on ebay and other online auctions
some of them still had time, so i expect a rise in price
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They're almost certainly low quality fakes at those prices.
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Old 12-06-2006, 07:30 PM
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ok, i went out and payed the price for REAL sennheiser cx300
and i love them, or loved them...
the sound is awesome, theyre comfortable, stylish...
everything i was looking for, but one major complaint
i went running with them last night and everytime the chord bounces against my chest, it makes a loud pounding noise in each ear. the vibration of the chord hitting me travels up the earphones and is very annoying.
is this because of the very thin wire after the split or another reason?
and if it happens with all the sennheisers, which headphones do not do this?
i need something comfortable, preferably black, and wont fall out when i run
does anyone have a suggestion?
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Old 12-16-2006, 02:07 PM
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IEMs only? KSC75s are the best bang for the buck.
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Old 12-27-2006, 02:35 PM
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Opinions sought on Shure E2c? What is the opinion for these slightly used by an audiophile, for $30 shipped?
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Old 12-27-2006, 03:43 PM
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Opinions sought on Shure E2c? What is the opinion for these slightly used by an audiophile, for $30 shipped?
$30 is probably ok for them, but the CX300 or EP-630 sound better for about the same price. With Shure, you mostly pay for the brand name...
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Old 12-27-2006, 03:49 PM
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NEver found the CX300 for $30. SOme ebay maybe but iffy on fake or not
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Yeah, the CX300 are ~$50, but the EP-630 come quite close in sound quality, and they are cheaper.
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:28 PM
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Hi, I need a new pair of earphones could anyone tell a good but cheap pair
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I'd get these mate: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106026. Never buy cheap headphones.
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Old 12-27-2006, 05:34 PM
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dfkt: I was about to go the 630's but given the price of the Shures, they seemed to be just a cut above on all reviews I have read, but maybe not that much better at retail price of about $70

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ok, i went out and payed the price for REAL sennheiser cx300
and i love them, or loved them...
the sound is awesome, theyre comfortable, stylish...
everything i was looking for, but one major complaint
i went running with them last night and everytime the chord bounces against my chest, it makes a loud pounding noise in each ear. the vibration of the chord hitting me travels up the earphones and is very annoying.
is this because of the very thin wire after the split or another reason?
and if it happens with all the sennheisers, which headphones do not do this?
i need something comfortable, preferably black, and wont fall out when i run
does anyone have a suggestion?
Run the cord under your vest or tape it to your skin with micropore. The issue you are having is microphonic transfer and is caused by having a well sealed IEM in close proximity to your ear drum. You have made a Tin-can telephone. Tape each cord from left and right to your skin and the vibrations can not be transfered to the IEMs
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