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Hello, my old ear buds broke and I am looking to get some new ones in the $20 range. I was looking at these on ebay and wondering if anyone had any recommendations:

Sony EX71

JVC Marshmallow
Ultimate Ears Metro.fi 200
V-Moda Vibe ii
Edited by RAND0M1ZER - 6/10/10 at 11:04am
    
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Originally Posted by RAND0M1ZER View Post
Hello, my old ear buds broke and I am looking to get some new ones in the $20 range. I was looking at these on ebay:

Sony EX71

JVC Marshmallow
Ultimate Ears Metro.fi 200
V-Moda Vibe ii
I have the Marshmallow, and I love them once modded (which is very simple to do).

The mod is here. You can use something like sponge if you're stuck for foam.

The difference really is night and day. Even on my iPod which obviously isn't the highest quality of audio sources, and even my friends can discern a noticeable increase in audio quality/enjoyment after the mod.

Have fun with whatever headphones/earphones you end up choosing
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Ok.....Whats the question?
...

what?

I'm pretty sure you can realise that he's looking for suggestions in the $20 price range for earphones...
    
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Ok.....Whats the question?
he's probably wondering which one is best for the price...

I've heard a lot of good things about the marshmallows, but I've never heard them before
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The JVC would be best.
I have had two pairs of the Sony headphones and they are just horrible.
    
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Ya, I also want to know which ones would be the most durable, since I am always a bit uneasy buying things from ebay since the warranty is usually void.
    
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What about something like the CX 250, I had a pair of those and they where great budget earphones, sounded better than my CX 300 II's
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post #7 of 20
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What about something like the CX 250, I had a pair of those and they where great budget earphones, sounded better than my CX 300 II's
Do you have a link? I couldn't seem to find them on any online stores

I will definitely consider them although right now I am leaning towards the Marshmallows (cheap enough to get an extra for a spare) or the Metro.fi 200s
    
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post #8 of 20
Honestly, see here:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...0#post_6492046

Compares the CX250 with others as well. I'd recommend the Me-Electronics M9 for sub $20
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi View Post
Honestly, see here:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...0#post_6492046

Compares the CX250 with others as well. I'd recommend the Me-Electronics M9 for sub $20
+1 even though I don't have them here yet. Lots of good ratings for the M9

Can't wait till I get them in the mail
 
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post #10 of 20
I had the JVC's and liked them. My friend just bought some yesterday as well for listening to on his motorbike.
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