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Old 12-15-2013, 01:19 AM
Wolfknight Wolfknight is offline
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Default Headphone advice please

Budget: I don't want to spend over $100 but if they are awesome hit me with it anyways.
Location: Usa, but if you can suggest something good I will find them online.
Category: I'm fond of earbuds but what is important to me is staying power.
Primary location of use: I will be using them at work (I'm a baker so my hands are covered in food and I can't be poking around my ears) and to work out. Basically my category is "will stay in no matter what I do to them even if it is headbanging metal".
Media: I listen to Classic Rock, Rock, Metal (no screamo/dubstep types), some Rap (Let it rock style) and a bit of pop (Radioactive style).
Source: Rockbox'd Sansa Clip+, I haven't touched any of the sound settings so if you have tips for me please give them.

Right now I'm rocking M6s and they are pretty awesome (my first earbuds for $20+) but reading some reviews here I found out a lot of people didn't think they were as freaking awesome as I do so I'm wondering if you could suggest something better for me that will still stay in place.

I was looking at the Aftershokz with bone tech because that sounds awesome and it doesn't look like it will go anywhere not to mention the novelty of it is pretty sick:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007003J2E
But I didn't see much info about them up here and also want noise cancellation.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:31 PM
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My recommendation: be sure to read the many similar postings here from the past months or year, and check out the previous recommendations, if you have not yet done so. Lots of good info. there.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:46 PM
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The aftershock by all means are horrendous, bone conduction has its uses such as military but really its not there yet for listening past the novelty.

If your moving around a fair bit id go with something like the brainwavz s1 or shure se215. Over ear and very capable sound wise. Actually scrap the se 215 as im not sure how the connectors would hold up with flour and sweat. So yeh the Brainwavz s1 are def a step up from the m6. I have both here. Maybe the ue600 as the sound real good for the price.but build is a little down compared to the s1.

oh and my review of the s1 https://stozz-audio.jux.com/1884638
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:45 PM
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The Sony MDR-EX210B has plenty of deep bass from its 13.5 mm drivers. it is only around $22 on Amazon. My favorite IEM under $15 if the Soundmagic ES18. It has good bass, but not the very strong deep bass the Sony EX210B has. Many say it sounds very similar to the $35 Soundmagic E10. The EX210B isn't even listed as an extra bass IEM. Sony has the MDR-XB60 for extra bass. I haven't heard the XB60EX, but love my MDR-EX210B.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:11 AM
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I feel bad but I just can't get over the look of the MDR-XB60s. Even though I don't doubt they would be good for bass judging by the reviews I have seen the way they look and it just makes my skin crawl. Very "showy".

The reviews I read for the Brainwavz S1 (Including yours Shy which contains an error btw, you said "our" instead of "out") seem to indicate they stay in place, are over the ear, and have sound that far exceeds their price point which is more money than I have ever spent on headphones before anyways so that should be awesome!

Right now I'm sold on the S1s unless anyone has anything they would like to add.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:48 AM
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If you don't like how the XB60 looks, you could splurge and get the XB90.

http://www.amazon.com/MDR-XB90EX-In-...=sony+mdr-xb90

Japanese sellers have the XB60 in black, however it is so close in price to the XB90 that it makes sense to get the XB90 instead.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:30 AM
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Evidently the XB90 is 16mm and makes for superior overall sound quality and has amazing bass. I'm kinda leaning towards those atm but my one worry is as they are not over the ear if they will stay in or not. Honestly at these prices though I might just get both and see which one I like better.
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:31 PM
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xb90 has is pretty wierd fit wise and a large earphone, it works ok over the ear but not as comfy as the s1. Bass is excellent on the xb90 but given your genres you listed might be to much. IMO if bass is your priority the FAD Adagio III are insane.
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:33 AM
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The most important thing to me is that they stay in place, but I am fond of bass although I do not wish to overpower everything else just to be like "yay bass".

I'm looking at these right now: www.amazon.com/dp/B005FDXZJU

Great overall sound quality, over the ear, and have a multitude of tips to find something comfy that will stay in place. Thoughts?

(I'm also looking at these 5 as well: http://en-us.sennheiser.com/sport-he...das-sennheiser )

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Old 12-27-2013, 11:48 AM
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Got my Gro7s yesterday and put in the semi foam semi rubber grey buds they included and ...just wow. Crystal clear sound quality, amazingly good at staying in place, and the rubber over the ear holders that came with them detach and can be used on other earbuds.... I love these headphones!
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:39 PM
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hi,

these might be over your budget - if so sorry :/

if you want good sounding buds that REALLY wont move - go for the bose ie2s - i love mine - they are towards the lower end of the sound spectrum imo - nice rounded bass but not in your face at all - but they are buds not iems - so blocking out sound might be an issue

cheers
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...btw if mine broke - i would immediately get some more - im almost thinking of getting another set ..... but making do with some cheap (but nice sounding) panas at the mo work my work
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