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post #1 of 13
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Hey guys!

I really need to replace my crappy Apple earbuds with something new.

-My budget is under $70.
-I listen to DnB 95% of the time. The other 5% is rock.
-I would like a lot of bass.
-Something that is comfortable is also needed.
-I listen to my music mostly on the bus with loud, annoying kids around me, but I also listen at home sometimes where it is quiet.
-I live in the U.S. so Amazon, Newegg, or eBay is preferred.

Thanks for reading guys!
Edited by ZeVo - 12/9/12 at 8:44pm
post #2 of 13
Way under your budget, but try the Brainwavz Beta IEM's. They are ~$15, comfortable, come with foam tips, have great bass, good isolation.

Check out the thread of Head-Fi.org for them, too.
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Skullcandy Ink'd Earbuds, you can pick a pair up for around $10-20 depending on where you look
 
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post #4 of 13
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Skullcandy Ink'd Earbuds, you can pick a pair up for around $10-20 depending on where you look

I like those as well. Sure it might not have the best sound quality in the world, but the are affordable, They sound pretty nice for 20 dollar ear buds, and the best thing is that when they get damaged, they are still fairly cheap (compared to other IEMs) to replace. Plus, if you do ever want to replace them, you can pick up a pair at walmart instead of ordering them from newegg or elsewhere.

If you want something a bit better, http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082303&p_id=8320&seq=1&format=3#specification thumb.gif
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post #5 of 13
Inkd are muddy and dirty sounding.
Even for their price range.

Brainwavs are really good, and if you want to go a little higher up look into a set of J4 earbuds from JLab.
Lots of bass, but pretty well balanced overall.
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post #6 of 13
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Thanks for the responses!

I have heard that Skullcandy is pretty bad even for their price range (like PhilWir said) so I think I may ignore them.

I want these to last me a while so I want really high quality ones. Lots of bass is the number one thing I am looking for. Hopefully they can be comfortable too!
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by ZeVo View Post

Thanks for the responses!
I have heard that Skullcandy is pretty bad even for their price range (like PhilWir said) so I think I may ignore them.
I want these to last me a while so I want really high quality ones. Lots of bass is the number one thing I am looking for. Hopefully they can be comfortable too!

Then you might want to sign up for newegg's mailing list. An hour before you posted, they ran out of klipsch IEMs that they had on sale for like 30 percent off that would have been perfect. They often times have some sales on some really good ear buds for cheap, but you need to be watching out for them.

Otherwise, I am not sure you can really get what you are looking for in the sub 50 dollar price range. I personally think it is a bad idea to be spending much money on IEMs due to their fragility.

Have you considered possibly getting some portable headphones?
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post #8 of 13
If you want to spend more than what the Brainwavz Beta cost, there is always the direct upgrade with the Brainwavz M4. They are better in every way from the Beta and cost $40. Still tons of bass with them.
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Then you might want to sign up for newegg's mailing list. An hour before you posted, they ran out of klipsch IEMs that they had on sale for like 30 percent off that would have been perfect. They often times have some sales on some really good ear buds for cheap, but you need to be watching out for them.
Otherwise, I am not sure you can really get what you are looking for in the sub 50 dollar price range. I personally think it is a bad idea to be spending much money on IEMs due to their fragility.
Have you considered possibly getting some portable headphones?
I actually did consider them before, but my school isn't exactly the safest place so I would really worry about bringing them. I actually saw those Klipsch's because I am subscribed to Newegg but didn't know whether they were good or bad.

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Originally Posted by Detroitsoldier View Post

If you want to spend more than what the Brainwavz Beta cost, there is always the direct upgrade with the Brainwavz M4. They are better in every way from the Beta and cost $40. Still tons of bass with them.
Is the bass on the M4 good? Do you actually own them?
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I actually did consider them before, but my school isn't exactly the safest place so I would really worry about bringing them. I actually saw those Klipsch's because I am subscribed to Newegg but didn't know whether they were good or bad.
Is the bass on the M4 good? Do you actually own them?

I have the Brainwavz Betas, the little brother of the M4. The M4 is a direct upgrade to the Beta in every way. I've listened to both and the M4 has just as much, if not more, bass than my Beta.
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