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Hey guys, theres a ton of google pages with a bunch of contradicting opinions, so I figured I'd come to my usual place for headphone/earbud opinions.

The Sennheiser OCX 686G Sports seem to have alot of good reviews, however most people are saying they have no bass what so ever, and I like my music to be on the heavier bass side, I listen to mostly Trap music these days with some EDM variations.

My daily drivers are the DT770 Pros with a Schiit stack, and I run a negative treble EQ on them.

I've been using my superb sounding RHA 750s for light workouts, but for the heavier ones where I'm just dripping all over the place I would rather not ruin them, as they are not rated as sweat resistant.


Earbuds, earphones, wired/wireless whatever, I just would like the best sounding ones which are on the bassy side. Oh and I would prefer a sealed/closed type.

Thanks!

Forgot about budget! around 100-120 is what I'd be comfortable spending, but I can stretch if something is leaps and bounds better.
Edited by Marshall160 - 6/28/16 at 12:19pm
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The Klipsch Image S3 are an older release but still very very solid ... especially considering they can be had for 20 bucks used on Ebay ... and generally some 30 to 40 dollar "NIB" options ...

I've bought three pair of the years and love them as bang around/fall back IEM's ... my main IEM's are Shure SE535's but for rough/dirty/sweaty duty, I always use the Klipsch.

I would say they sound quite like the Shure SE535's but with a more "colored" ... "V shaped" EQ curve with mildly boosted bass and treble ... but still close enough to "flat" to not sound over done ...

A great deal for the sound.

Also, if you replace the stock Klipsch ear tips with some Shure black, foam "olives" ... they are even better...

...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Klipsch-Image-S3-Noise-Isolating-Earphones-with-New-Ear-Tips-Gray-Refurb-/291706578766?hash=item43eb11274e:g:qYUAAOSwv9hW4y4Q

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I recently picked up a pair of First Harmonic IEB6 that seem very well built and are probably the best I've heard under $100. I paid under $30 on massdrop, but I think the everyday price is pretty close to that.

The other set I would recommend is the Zero Audio Tenore, which is the same price. Very similar sound signature, but the cables are much thinner and I'm not sure how they would hold up to a workout.
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Thanks for the replies, I'll go check those out.

Anyone have any input on these the Jlabs Fit 2.0s, bass boosted, waterproof and really cheap!

+ I really enjoy the hook type like the RHAs.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2498391,00.asp
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These are my absolute favorite in ear headphones I've ever tried myself; (Listening to music with them at work right now as a matter of fact lol)

https://www.amazon.com/Skullcandy--Ear-Headphone-3-Button-Remote/dp/B00BYVY5TQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467209580&sr=8-1&keywords=skull+candy+fix

They stay in my ears extremely well, doesn't matter what I'm doing, never have a problem with them staying in my ears. They sound better than some Sennheiser's I've tried around this price range and are significantly more comfortable. The sound and instrument separation is pretty clear. Not sure how to describe the EQ curve exactly. Best bass I've ever heard in in ear headphones, for my personal tastes at least. The microphone works great if you intend on using it at all, and the inline track list / volume control is quite nice.

EDIT; Found the Senn's I tried;

https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-II-Precision-Enhanced-Earbuds/dp/B001EZYMF4/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1467209964&sr=8-5&keywords=sennheiser+in+ear+headphones

Liked the Skull Candy's better, audio to me sounded clearer with better bass and the Skull Candy's were a million times more comfortable. Sennheiser's took about 70 hours of listening to them to become comfortable and by that time I was sick of them and decided to send em back to Amazon to get a pair of Skull Candy Fix's instead.
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Well... none of these seem to be particularly well suited to working out. I wish I had something to offer as an alternative, but I'm actually in the same boat at the OP so I'll just be lurking here until someone throws something a little more oriented towards active wear.
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