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Can anyone find me an awesome pair of audiophile headphones/earbuds?

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budget less then $200 would be nice. smile.gif I'll be using it for my iphone and that's pretty much it...include a amp if I need it please smile.gif Reason I'm asking you guys is because I spent 2 hours on google with mixed results and don't wanna make a bad purchase. redface.gif
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TBH the nicest headphones non circumaural I have ever used are the koss portapros

They put amazing sound are super light and very durable. I snowboard with them every day. Ive taken some pretty bad spills and blown them to pieces and they just snap back together and keep going strong. Sweet retro styles, and great sound
    
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this just for your iPhone and nothing else?
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yes only for iphone.
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Use the Klipsch S2, after burn in time/external AMP/DAC.... best for $$.
 
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well, it's a difficult choice. First step is to be aware of which kind of music you listen the most, then decide HOW you want to hear that music ("as it is" or with some kind of boost in certain frequencies).
Earbuds can have a "flat" signal response or "colored", the preference is totally subjective and mostly depends on tastes and, eventually, tasks you have to accomplish by using such gear.
For example: I have Westone UM3X with detacheable cables, they have a totally flat signal, which is needed for my works (mostly equalization and post mastering) and I totally love UM3X even for listening music (they are perfects for Classical and Jazz, as no equalization is required -nor welcome-, and they have awesome soundstage with solid neat bass with just a light equalization for rock/metal/whatever else).
Using Comply foam it's possible to achieve -25db noise isolation, which is very important when doing certain works (or to listen in heavenly peace smile.gif ), and you may need an headphone amp only if you buy a pair of earbuds with high impedance, otherwise you won't notice any benefit.
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