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I listen to all type of music, pop, rock, latin, r&b, reggaeton, some metal, hip-hop and alt rock. Almost all genres. Most of my songs are ripped in 128kbps but I started to rip in apple lossless format.
Price range: $100.
Environment: Train in NYC and outside walking.
I'm trying the shure se110 but the bass isn't powerful enough and the volumen is also low.
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If you want great bass and good sound quality try

Denon AH-C551. They sell on amazon for like 65 or something.

Sennheiser CX-300. Even more bass then the Denons

Oh yeah forgot Head-Direct Re2 headphones have good bass and quality also around 80.
Edited by maddux - 12/16/08 at 6:06pm
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I'm a frequently on head-fi here is there review article on in-ear headphones its very EXTENSIVE.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f103/r...2-08-a-335851/
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C551k/Super.fi 3

Super.fi is balanced more, and blocks out more sound, can be found for 60-70$. I like the C551k because they have a much warmer sound. tons of people rave about the E2c, but they sound very thin and shrill to me.

If you can find them used though, the E4c's are nothing short of amazing for their price [since they've been updated to the SE530's]
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I was really busy at work and couldnt keep track of the post but now I'm back.
I went to best buy and exchanged the se110 for the se210, the sound is better but the bass isnt powerful enough on these either. Since I increased my budget to $150 I'm trying to buy a pair with a microphone button so I can skip songs without taking my iphone out. I've done some research but I haven't been lucky finding good heaphones with a microphone. I was thinking about buying the apple in-ear-headphones but I don't think they will be great. Any recommendations?
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I was really busy at work and couldnt keep track of the post but now I'm back.
I went to best buy and exchanged the se110 for the se210, the sound is better but the bass isnt powerful enough on these either. Since I increased my budget to $150 I'm trying to buy a pair with a microphone button so I can skip songs without taking my iphone out. I've done some research but I haven't been lucky finding good heaphones with a microphone. I was thinking about buying the apple in-ear-headphones but I don't think they will be great. Any recommendations?
why not get a good pair of earbuds + a microphone adapter?
how does that sound?

like this -
with an adapter like this
very good isolation, and more bass than the se110/se210.
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I would prefer all in one if possible if not then that's great although thats a little be over budge.
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I ordered the UES fi5 eb, once I test them I'll post back. Thanks
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WOW These headphones are exactly what I was looking for. The bass is great, mid and highs arent shadowed by the strong base. All the sound are crisp as the se210 but with stronger, cleaner, pumpy bass. The only problems are that I can't change songs with iphone and that since I've not got used to the look I think they stick out a little too much but besides that they're great. It took me minute to figure out which was the best fit for me but once I found it, the WOW effect was on my face. The noise canceling is great especially when the mexicans start singing in the nyc subways, or the white kids start break dancing with their boom boxes.

Thanks phospholipid for the great recommendation.
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