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Just need something to plug into my iPod at work. What's my best option.
post #2 of 11
Music taste?

I can't recommend anything until I know what they will be used for primarily.
Edited by pangolinman - 10/6/11 at 9:35pm
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Nu-Force Ne-6 are freakin awesome. So apparently they don't make them anymore, but these are its successor. Nothing but good reviews. I have the predecessor and it always satisfies me.


Edited by SalisburySteak - 10/6/11 at 9:40pm
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I havent tried any earbuds that expensive. But I am in love with my Sony Bumpin' Buds. For $15 they have some very good quality IMO
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Music taste?

I can't recommend anything until I know what they will be used for primarily.
Rock, pop, trance. Would like decent soundstage and some bass. I know for less than $50 and in ear I'm not getting much but still want some.
post #6 of 11
The ones I suggested have great bass
post #7 of 11
Cheap. Reliable. Affordable. Nuff Said' lol.

But seriously... These ear buds are the best. They are cheap, and I have absolutely punished them with heavy daily use as a full time game developer (who listens to a LOT of music ranging in every direction while working) and art student at night. They have seen just about everything when it comes to wear and tear and I still am using the same pair after 6months and going very strong. They have excellent bass for in-ear, especially the price with free shipping. I also have HD280s (also GREAT headphones).

I seriously will never look farther for another model than these puppies. A definite recommended buy, especially with all 257 great reviews on the egg. They are for sale with free shipping, like 50% off! Grab em while they are in stock!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826106241

Keep us posted on your purchase, always fun to see new toys!

EDIT: Pretty good bass for me, I listen to a lot of electronic music, with heavy bass and they do quite well for the price
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I bought $1 earbuds off ebay, now 1 side barely works

I bought $5 ear buds off ebay, 1 side was about 10" shorther than the other, so un-usable

now whats next
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post #9 of 11

I wouldnt go for a CX series sennhesier. Their bass is famously bloated and boomy.

At $50, I would go for the BrainWavz betas.

Dont be put off by the name, brainwavz makes some very high quality IEMs for staggering value. The betas suit your musical taste fairly well (They're fun and lively IEMs) and the come with comply foam tips. Foam tips cost $20 a set anyways, so getting the beta with foam tips at only $28 is an absolute steal.

Going higher up the IEM ladder, id look at the brainwavz M2s, ( ) which have powerful bass response and, again, provide excellent value for money.

The aforementioned NE-700Xs are good options as well, but as they start to stray from the $50 price barrier, and are, from what i have heard, comparable or slightly inferior to the M2s.
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I bought $1 earbuds off ebay, now 1 side barely works

I bought $5 ear buds off ebay, 1 side was about 10" shorther than the other, so un-usable

now whats next
the 10" shorter thing is because it was a j-corded earphone. One side goes around the back of your head.

Anyway, OP, I'd go for the better Brainwavz ProAlpha instead

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