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Please help me find earbuds! I'm overwhelmed with a $150 budget

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Like the thread title says

-I need new earbuds.

-My budget is $150.

-I listen to metal, rock, trance, and hip hop.

-Bass is very important to me.

The highest end earbuds I have tried are the Sony MDR-EX300's and I thought they sounded great but I KNOW there's gotta be something drastically better with louder, tighter lows, especially with a higher budget of $150!

Please help, I'm saving up for Shure SE535's but I need something in the meantime.

Thanks.
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post #2 of 7
Now watch out. "Bass is important" can reflect IEMs that would be too bassy and fundamentally drown out the mids and effectively the sound stage.

Check this out: http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...3#post_6492055

I'd go with the Panasonic RP-HJE900.
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get some used TF10's from head-fi, they can be bought for under $150
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What if I increased my budget to 250? Are there any earbuds comparable to the monster turbine pro gold in terms of bass at that price range? The MTPG look very appealing
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Anyone?
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Anyone?
from what I read, I have no experience with it is that if u want bass then you should go with dynamic driver IEM's. I think the bass on the TF10 is pretty good. I it's not quite to the level of my Denon LA2000 but it's pretty good.
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I wouldn't get a pair of TF10. They aren't that comfortable unless you have a great ear for them, otherwise you need to spend some more money on Comply foam tips and those have a short life imo. They also have a high rate of falling apart on you within 2 years, not cool.

I think you should go with [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GFNDDG/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0Z5P2T999Q93YS32JVCD&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938811&pf_rd_i=507846"]NuForce NE-700X[/ame]. It's below your budget but there are a lot of positive reviews out there.

Check below for more reviews and the one for the NuForce.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/478568/multi-iem-review-167-iems-compared-xears-resonance-ps120pro-added-05-13

I have similar music tastes as you and I've been looking at what I just recommended as another inexpensive purchase to expand my collection (see sig).
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