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Long story short: I killed my last pair of earbuds, and i need a new pair.

The catch, I need to get them by Monday, so, i must be able to buy express shipping or something. (newegg, and amazon are both very fast shippers). I can go to a store too. (I have Frys, Costco, Target nearby. I live in SF Bay area, if there are other stores that you know of)

I'm not very picky about audio quality.


Things I like:
-comfort

Things i don't like:
-flashy colors
-ipod earbuds

Music i listen to:
-Dubstep (yes, i know it won't work very well with earbuds, but i dont mind)
-Trance
-Other techo/dance music
-Pop (<3 JB)
-OCCASIONAL classical. (very rare)

Earbuds will be used with (not sure if this matters):
-HTC Thunderbolt (phone)
-iPod Touch
-laptop when i play games

Thanks for the help
Edited by reflex99 - 3/30/11 at 6:34pm
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Highly recommend the MEElectronics M6P. Got them off newegg for $20 on sale, so much value for money. You get a shirt clip, airplane adapter, carrying case, something to wrap them around, and 6(!!!) pairs of different ear pieces for the perfect fit. It even has a microphone so you can take calls with it.

The lows are excellent, with a surprising amount of punch. Mids are alright, nothing amazing but still good. Highs are well defined although sometimes shrill (only sometimes)

Overall excellent value for money, and they sound best with all types of electronic music.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-107-_-Product $30 at newegg right now


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...107R-_-Product $10 open box! If I were you I'd get brand new ones though.

Edit: oh and don't read the newegg reviews. They don't know what they're talking about.

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...21-added-03-27 --> ctrl+f "MEElectronics Ai-M6 / M6" and read the review there.

Since he wrote that review, they've updated them. Included are large triple-flanged tips to solve the isolation problems. They can now be inserted very deep into your ear.
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sounds good, anyone else? i will be ordering first thing when i wake up tomorrow.
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I just bought a pair of Skullcandy 2XL earbuds. I use them with my PSP to play music (the audio on the PSP isn't great). Most Audiophiles would probably stab me for buying them but they sound pretty good to me. I got them from a TJ Maxx for $5 because they we're labeled off season. I'm assuming that means the colorway was outdated or something. I'm sure you have a TJ Maxx in your area too, I would check there, stuff is usually pretty cheap.
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Sennheiser CX300II? about 30bucks I think, good sound, no flash.
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Sennheiser CX300II? about 30bucks I think, good sound, no flash.
This. Picked them up about a month ago and I love them.
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post #7 of 12
there are some earphones that work very well with dubstep, just not in the price range (see JVC FX500 and FX700). They are the ultimate deep bass earphones really.

Anyway, check out this thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...7#post_6492048

Out of those I would recommend the ViSang R02

Buy it from here (faster ship from UK as opposed from China)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ViSang-VS-R02-VS...30f230117#shId

25 Quid = ~US$40.

the CX300 has much too much bloated mid bass.
post #8 of 12
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Ok, I read thru some of that list.

Then I went to frys. Ended up getting a pair of jvc marshmallows. So far, I am happy with my purchase. Much better than any pair I have used before.

They had cx300ii's there, but I didn't have time to get them to price match them down to amazon price, and I really didn't feel like spending $50 on earbuds.

Thanks for all the help guys.
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JVC Marshmallows? $20 and you can get some Shure foams to make them pretty damn good bassy monsters
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JVC Marshmallows? $20 and you can get some Shure foams to make them pretty damn good bassy monsters
Yeah the actual marshmallow foams suck, especially after they go stale. Good headphones though.
 
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