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What are everyone's thoughts on the

ear buds? I know they are pricey but based on the reviews I have read they are definitely worth the price.

I currently use Spotify on both my phone and computer to listen to music at work. I listen to all varieties of music from classical, rock, to dubstep and everything in between.

Are their any ear buds in or around this price range that you would recommend over these?

How about below this price range but still high end?
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I'm guessing your computer at work has front headphone outs? Because in-ears tend not to have the cable length to go around the back of the PC.

Anyway, if the above isn't an issue, the VSonic GR07 is much better for the price. 'Speaker / Amp brands' earphones aren't really that good for the price. The only real exceptions are the Ortofon eQ5 and eQ7.

They're really just cashing in on their reputation tbh.

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It does, I also will be using my HTC Evo with Spotify. One of the reasons I particularly want these is they have inline controls, but that is not completely necessary because for the most part I am looking for the best possible audio quality out of a nice pair of ear buds.

Interesting, I will look up reviews on those.

The reviews for the C5's have said they are utterly brilliant for the price.
Edited by HanSolo71 - 10/17/11 at 12:47pm
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Amazon reviews are really 90% meh tbh.

Rather trust |joker's| opinion:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/mult...added-10-14-11

2A15 (GR07) and 2A18 (C5) respectively
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I was talking about the other professional reviews around the web. Not so concerned with the Amazon Reviews.

Thank you for that site though it is brilliant.

You may have changed my mind, although they do not look nearly as nice as the B&W set the audio quality sounds superb.

Any ideas one where to buy these?
Edited by HanSolo71 - 10/17/11 at 1:14pm
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If you want to factor in looks, then yeah as stated, the C5 is a good package factoring in that but you do pay a premium value wise for looks.

Tbh |joker| IMO does far better reviews than the pro reviewers out there because he has far more experience.
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One thing that concerns me is that some people claim they have a lack of bass response. I prefer my lows to be a bit heavier in the music I listen to even my classical I love the lows the cello's provide.
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bass response is fine if you read joker's review. It extends quite well, which is what you want more in classical than quantity.
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Ok thank you.
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One thing that concerns me is that some people claim they have a lack of bass response. I prefer my lows to be a bit heavier in the music I listen to even my classical I love the lows the cello's provide.
really? I've heard the c5's bass can be muddy and overpowering. And most cello sounds will fall in the midrange spectrum, only the c string can be considered "bass".

honestly, for the money, sennheiser IE7s, Etymotics ER4, and monster turbines (copper or gold. i forgot which one has deeper bass) are a better bet. The bass may not be as heavy as what the c5's put out, but it will likely be cleaner and easier to discern. i can't really comment on looks, since that's an objective thing.

B&W is a speaker company that only recently started getting into IEMs. so i wouldn't recommend buying any of their portable products until they've had a few more years' experience under their belt.
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