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Gor 30$ to spend on new iems, used or new. I listen to metal and dubstep, just want overall best iems for 30$. Need to be a bit durable as well since I'll use them in school


^example of the type of metal I listen to
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I'm not exactly sure you can get IEM's for $30... Maybe you mean earphones.
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Nope, iems. There's a bunch under 30$, I just want to know which one is worth buying
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Meelectronics M6.
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Don't cheap out. I would just search for a higher end pair that you would like, but used.
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I guess i'll be picking up the m6s,


Where can I find a good used pair then? I use ATH-M50s already, but for school they're way to heavy and big
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Can I convince you to Spend $25 more and get the SoundMagic PL50s? They are almost the best IEMs I have ever owned. I regret selling them. Any true Audiophile may disagree, but I believe that anything you spend over $80 on a set of IEMs will net you neglegible audio improvement (of course given you actually buy a good set, not some overpriced skullcandys). In some cases, I actually liked my PL50's sound better than my TF10s.
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
Meelectronics M6.
For you price these are the best your going to get.
Also heres a big review of tons of IEMs http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...ro-added-04-04 arranged by price range.
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can't spend any more :/, I'm ordering the m6s as we speak
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Can I convince you to Spend $25 more and get the SoundMagic PL50s? They are almost the best IEMs I have ever owned. I regret selling them. Any true Audiophile may disagree, but I believe that anything you spend over $80 on a set of IEMs will net you neglegible audio improvement (of course given you actually buy a good set, not some overpriced skullcandys). In some cases, I actually liked my PL50's sound better than my TF10s.
Hmm. Considering that the PL50 is more or less a refined PL30 (and I know it's balanced armature vs. dynamic), I really don't feel like it's a good buy. I own the PL30 and I find it bass light as it is. I've read that the PL50 is even more bass light or at least on the same level and that is really something I think the OP wants to avoid considering his ATH-M50 headphones are actually somewhat bassy. If he enjoys those, then I'm going to say he won't enjoy the PL50.

I own the PL30, the Meelectronics M9 and the M6. I use the M9 for the office and the M6 for jogging. I also removed the wire guides that the M6 included because those were annoying as heck and didn't fit my ears properly. However, they did move to a more malleable steel wire instead of the copper one they were using before when I bought mine.
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