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Ok so I'm looking for a new set of headphones to use with my Thunderbolt on my commute, currently I'm using Sony MDR-V150's (I know crap cans) Anyways I'm looking for earbuds, with high efficiency 110db/mw or greater if possible, under 70bux, with good even sound, I listen to literally everything under the sun, but tend to lean towards Rock and Dance music. I also would be using for watching the occasional movie. I've been looking and looking reading reviews and feel like my mind is going to explode!! So I turn to you guys now.

One's I've considered are some of the Sennhiesers, The Shure SE115's, was looking at a few of the klipsh as well, looking forward to everyones thoughts and ideas.

BTW I'm not interested at all in BOSE,Beats,SkullKandy, or any other buy the brand name not the quality brand.

Thanks!
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The SE115's are decent, if a little lacking in bass IMO, I know the Monster Turbine (my current 'buds) can be found for around $70 (IIRC) in the sales Monster have, they definitely suit dance music and handle rock. The Senn. CX500 are nice too, if a little light on the treble, they are about $50 last time I seen them.

You could also look at some of the Etymotic range, although they may run more towards the $100 mark
    
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I've owned two pairs of Klipsch Image S4, and I find them amazing =] Clean, all around sound with well balanced bass and trebel, without every getting muddy or screechy. Really durable too, the only reason I had to replace mine is because the dog got to them

I've tried Beats and really disliked thier sound, as well as some upper-end SkullCandy. I'd say don't waste your time with em.
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Monster Turbine, image s4, shure se215
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In my experience, these two have the absolute best bang for the buck possible. Consider yourself ripped off if you pay more than $15 for either of these:

Memorex EB-50.

Yes, they're cheap. Yes, they advertise how good they look in all those "metallic colors" (Read: shiny plastic).

But yes, they are pretty damn good. Obviously a great deal of that is because it's hard not to not screw up the design process when the drivers basically seal to your earhole. These earbuds don't do anything wrong and are very efficient. SQ is good to the point where the right music can send chills down your spine but even so it's not a huge accomplishment.

Philips SHP2500.

These are good, cheap, mostly neutral full-size headphones. SQ is good but not quite as good as the above. They're also not as efficient and the mids are a bit laid back, but they don't seem to center the soundstage directly to the sides of your head like most other headphones (particularly in-ear hint hint) seem to do. For some this can be a very redeeming quality.
    
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My favorite buds at 70$ are easily the NuForce 700 buds. After burn in I consider them a bargain for the price. I would put them up against buds in the 150$ range. Also, for dance, the bass is excellent but not overbearing, I would say tight and apparent.
    
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