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Looking for some earbuds *Updated 4/26: airport review FX66's*

Poll Results: Which Earbuds on a budget?

 
  • 50% (9)
    JVC Marshmallow
  • 0% (0)
    Creative EP630
  • 16% (3)
    JVC Air Cushion
  • 22% (4)
    Sennheiser CX300
  • 11% (2)
    Other (please post)
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post #1 of 33
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So I need a pair of earbuds for running/weight lifting/etc. As you all know, the earbuds that come with Ipods are junk, so I need something to replace those. Preferably, they are not too expensive (<$50) and are good at blocking outside noise.

What would you guys recommend? I saw these on newegg, and thought they would be pretty good, but I don't really know my headphones so....
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post #2 of 33
Look into Etymotic ER6i's. Excellent noise isolation and they provide a lot of detail.
post #3 of 33
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Those do look good, but they really are more than I want to spend.

Oh, and its not important that I have top-notch sound quality. I'm just looking for the best value for under $50. I mean, I have a pair of Ultrasone DJ-1 Pros, so if I need really good sound, I'm set - they're just not exactly sporty.
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post #4 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by Head-fi
Under $70

IEM/Earbud
1-JVC Marshmallow ($20) Bassy, recessed mids and highs. I love them with rock. Great value. Kramer mod helps these a lot.
1-Creative ep630 ($23)
1-JVC Air Cushion ($30) These sound similar to the marshmallows, but with better detail and no recessed mids/highs.
1-Sennheiser cx300 ($30) Lovely midrange, and very strong bass (although uncontrolled) Highs are the weakness of this phone.
1-Yuin pk3 ($39)
1-Jays j-jays ($50)
1-Crossroads Mylarone x3i/xbi ($57 and $65)
1-Yuin pk2 ($69)
1-Etymotic er6 ($70) Very detailed. Good mids/highs. Slightly lacking the bass department
1-Ultimate Ears Super.Fi.3 ($70)
I'd vote the cx300's over the pk3's
and i do have some UE's on sale haha[shameless plug]
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Thanks!
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post #6 of 33
I like my marshmallows, especially with the kramer mod, they sound great for $15 and provide decent isolation.
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jvc fx66
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post #8 of 33
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I like my marshmallows, especially with the kramer mod, they sound great for $15 and provide decent isolation.
What exactly is the kramer mod?
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post #9 of 33
Kramer Mod for 'Mallows.

I've done the mod - took 2 minutes and improved bass and treble considerably.
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post #10 of 33
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I'm now considering ordering the JVC FX66's. The look bigger than the others, and I have rather large ears.
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