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post #1 of 10
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Not super knowledgeable with earbuds/etc for use with portable music.

Was possibly going to get a iPod Touch 4th gen 32GB model. My current earbuds are like $12. Listening to MP4A format songs. Hoping someone can help me figure out what to get.

I listen to a wide variety of music but mostly Metal and soundtracks I collect. Simply put, I want my music to sound as good as it can. Not looking for extreme blow your ears out BASS. Just accurate sounds.

Budget: $150 or less. Plus maybe a little wiggle room.

Looked at these on newegg but any location works.

Fuji Labs X1
Sennheiser OCX 880
Audio-Technica ATH-CK7

Help would be very appreciated. Perhaps reccomend more than 1 thing? Help make a few options?
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post #2 of 10
You want ear buds or IEMs (In-Ear Monitors)?

I'm currently using Audio Technica's ATH-700ti earbuds and they're great. I don't know if you can find them anymore online.

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post #3 of 10
Generally audio technicas have done a pretty good job with their buds and IEMs.

Koven I believe has a pair of logitech iems that are very good for the price on the for sale section.

There was a sale on monster turbine golds. There are also other variety of good iems for under and over 100 usd on amazon or ebay. One of them the HeadDirect RE0 are very good as well.
    
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post #4 of 10
how important is isolation (from outside noise) for you?
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I own a pair of Ultimate Ears Super Fi 700's and they sound amazing. But I'm more of an audiophile and love higher quality headphones.
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post #6 of 10

I have the Ultimate Ears Triple FI 10's and love them.

Please check out this IEM/Ear Bud thread from head-fi. I'm sure you'll find it very useful.

If you want some good IEM's and want isolation, check out:

post #7 of 10
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Thanks for the info everyone, gonna make some informed choices.
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I would definitely check out head-fi.org they have lots of great information and reviews. Plus they always have good deals on high end IEMs in the for sale section.

Definitely worth a look!
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yep yep! Let us know what you end up getting Xzeara
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http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...-t-added-02-27

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