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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by denis6902 View Post
yup tried some once from a cousin of mine, they are as cripsy as the fish and chips in ireland yummie! But hey they are too expensive
ya i know i almost got a pair from ebay for 40$ got out bidded tho
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i hate when these things happen, sucks so badly, kind of ruins the end of my day, that is why im avoiding ebay at its maximum
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post #13 of 25
theres always the ultimate ears i heard good stuff about em end the lower end models are in the 60-80$ range
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I would take a look at the following:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...01-added-01-17

This is one of the most referenced and used guides of IEMs on the internet.

Personally I would go with the RE0, save some money, get better sound than monster, and better durability. But ijoker tests many headphones superior to the ones you are looking at.
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I was just about to post that, it's really the only resource you need to find a great pair of iems
    
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post #16 of 25
Stay away from those. Get yourself a set of used Triple.Fi 10s. They go for $130 shipped on Head-Fi.org, there's 3 there now. They are the top of the line IEMs, and aren't far away from your budget at all. And start ripping your music in FLAC, nothing less. You cannot upconvert, as all the quality is already lost when you converted to MP3, so bad news is you have to re-rip your library into any lossless format.
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The benefits aren't worth the extra time to do EAC rips. EAC is only necessary for .wav, FLAC and ALAC type lossless rips. Just do 192-320 kbps rips for your iPod.
This is true. Most of the time I don't use it for personal rips though.
post #18 of 25
Budget and what kind of music do you listen to?

Sound is a very subjective topic. Some people might say $40 headphones sounds like $1000 ones. Recommending an IEM based on price is not always the best way to find a pair that one will like.

Also, in my opinion, FLAC or any lossless format on MP3 players or iPod is moot; it's not a high fidelity device that will actually make me hear the difference. To me, 256kbps MP3 sounds the same as FLAC on my Clip+, but with my sound card, I can pick up what the MP3 file is missing.
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theres always the ultimate ears i heard good stuff about em end the lower end models are in the 60-80$ range
The UE High end stuff is great i know several artist with the 18 pros and they love them. I plan on including a pair with my next PA purchase so i can use them with FOH. There low end stuff seams like Logitech slapped the UE logo on just to raise the price a bit. If you look at the package at Bestbuy or other bigboxes they say whatever percent i think its like 80 of artist use UE and thats true but artist are using the molded models witch start with the UE 1 at 449. Curently i have a pair of these but i got them here a while back for $40. There a thousand time more confertable that anything The bigbox sells. I use them with a cowon D2+ with mostly flac and a few mp3 320s i do agree with fear on the flac its not worth it on most players is pointless for me its what i want my collection in and the flac has a warmth to it mp3 doesn't .Flac on any Apple anything is pointless casue apple uses cheap DACs. I like my cowon sounds good i would like to get one of there newer players but that will be with the UEs. My d2 get at least 2 weeks of bat with a few hrs a day of use so
Anyway this is just my
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wow, thnks for these qulality input bois, reading on!

Thnks already in advance
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