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Old 07-13-2012, 04:54 AM
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Default Good IEMs under $40?

I am looking to buy a decent pair of IEMs, but unfortunately I am on a tight budget. What do some of you recommend? I was also looking at the Sony MDR-EX210B, does anybody know how these sound?

I live in the US by the way, mainly looking for good sound quality to use with my Cowon J3.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:36 AM
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I think these are very good , a little more than your budget but well worth it

ATH-CKM50ABK

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica...s=ATH-CKM50ABK
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:29 AM
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I have these and really like them http://www.amazon.com/MEElectronics-...keywords=m6-bk
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:08 PM
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Cnet just did a round-up of under-$50 phones, including some IEMs. You might find the article helpful.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57448551-1/best-headphones-for-under-$50/
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:25 PM
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Cnet just did a round-up of under-$50 phones, including some IEMs. ...
And you find cnet unbiased ...
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Sennheiser CX300? Careful though, plenty of fakes floating around.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:57 PM
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I think these are very good , a little more than your budget but well worth it

ATH-CKM50ABK

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica...s=ATH-CKM50ABK
These really caught my eye, thanks. Do you know how they stack up against the SoundMAGIC e10s?
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These really caught my eye, thanks. Do you know how they stack up against the SoundMAGIC e10s?

No i don't. I have never tried those
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:15 AM
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These are pretty good. Microsoft Zune Premium Headphones V2 (Bulk Packaging)
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And you find cnet unbiased ...
I find all sources, including forums, inherently biased, to a degree, as we all are . . . . But they all can be used for information. In point of fact, I don't find Cnet any moreso than anyone else, and a good place for a fair amount of information and roundups.
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I find all sources, including forums, inherently biased, to a degree, as we all are . . . . But they all can be used for information. In point of fact, I don't find Cnet any moreso than anyone else, and a good place for a fair amount of information and roundups.
I’m surprised you bothered to answer, I was being rhetorical. That said, I just find them too bias and more so when they get paid off via advertising revenue Although I guess they're not bad for some general information ...
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:11 PM
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If you want to go cheap as possible, get the Monoprice MEP-933 also known as 8320. You can get it for about $7 plus shipping at Monoprice. It has been getting rave reviews. According to a review, it is better than the Soundmagic E10 in terms of SQ.
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Heh,...jvc Riptidz: http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAFX8B-Hea.../dp/B005FDOVPM
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:03 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions, they were really helpful. I think I'm going to go with the MEElectronics M6 with Klipsch S4. Found the S4s for a little over 25 on amazon refurbished.


PS: Haven't ordered the M6 yet, just the S4s. Any more choices for IEMs for close to/under $20? I might use it to work out more, don't want anything to happen to the Klipsch.

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