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Hey guys

I was wondering if you have any suggestions for ear plugs that are better then Sony MDR-EX51LP. I don't want to spend more then $50 and of course the cheaper the better. Some models I looked at were

JVC HA FX66-B

$16.53

and

JVC HAFX33B Marshmallow $13.99

both of which can be bought at really good deals.

Would you recommend any of these? What other models would be a good upgrade from my current ?
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Get the Aircushions (FX66) and do the FX66 Mod. Ultimate Ears recently came out with a new set of low end buds, but I'm not sure about how good it is.
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I was about to post a thread with the same question, except that I haven't looked at any model.
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I'm gonna go to circuit city today and pick up the FX66's to test. If I like them, I'll probably return them and order some off amazon. I'd say I'm used to high quality headphones being the owner of some senn HD555's so hopefully I'll be able to give some good insight to the JVC's.
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just a heads up, don't expect too much. The Aircushions are great budget canalphones, but there is just no way it'll ever reach the detail and soundstage of mid-fi headphones. To get the same level of detail, you'll likely have to at least go up to the ER6i.
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Sorry for the late response. I bought the jvc air cushions and ended up returning them after a few days...

triggerc, you were right not to expect much from them...

They really sucked! Way worse sound then my MDR-EX51 not to mention much more uncomfortable. I think I'll wait on upgrading my earbuds. Maybe some time i'll try the Senn cx300's
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I bought some sennheiser CX300's to replace my standard ipod ones and am quite impressed with them. They dont stand up to my PC headset, but for £15 earphones they do a good enough job. Ive never really used any other earphones though so cant offer much comparison! CX300's do sound awful until you get them in right though, took me a while to get comfy with them. plenty of bass for earphones imo as well.
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Originally Posted by triggerc View Post
To get the same level of detail, you'll likely have to at least go up to the ER6i.
Seconded. I own UE Super.Fi 3's, but my brother's Etymotics make me wish the UE's would break.
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