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Previously, I was looking into getting a pair of headphones, however I just recently went on a trip and found that the size of not just my current headphones but any headphones just seems to be more of an inconvenience than anything else. This is especially the case considering I travel so much. I would like them to meet the following specifications:
  • Good for Rock & Alternative Rock
  • Good Bang For The Buck
  • Good for Gaming (mostly FPS)
  • Don't constantly fall out of your ear

Thanks guys!!!
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Previously, I was looking into getting a pair of headphones, however I just recently went on a trip and found that the size of not just my current headphones but any headphones just seems to be more of an inconvenience than anything else. This is especially the case considering I travel so much. I would like them to meet the following specifications:
  • Good for Rock & Alternative Rock
  • Good Bang For The Buck
  • Good for Gaming (mostly FPS)
  • Don't constantly fall out of your ear

Thanks guys!!!
Bass or clarity?

budget?

Degree of isolation?
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Originally Posted by stinky View Post
Previously, I was looking into getting a pair of headphones, however I just recently went on a trip and found that the size of not just my current headphones but any headphones just seems to be more of an inconvenience than anything else. This is especially the case considering I travel so much. I would like them to meet the following specifications:
  • Good for Rock & Alternative Rock
  • Good Bang For The Buck
  • Good for Gaming (mostly FPS)
  • Don't constantly fall out of your ear

Thanks guys!!!
I don't think any earphone is any good for gaming. There are earphones with large sound stages but I don't think any of them come close to a proper full-sized headphone. How much total are you willing to spend?
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I would suggest just about any sennheiser earbuds. Recently picked some up at bestbuy for like $50 and they pack some punch (wanna say cx300, on amazon for like $30, I needed them quick though and couldn't wait for the shipping). I've been in your shoes numerous times. I only use earbuds when I travel and have gone through many. Over the winter I bought some sennheiser/adidas sport earbuds for the gym and they are great, so I bought a pair of regular ones are also sound great, I mainly listen to rock/alt/metal. I considered a pair of Astro A*stars for the added mic (so I could be lazy and not pick up the phone while I'm listening to music one my phone when I get a call lol) and also use it for gaming on occassion while out and about. But I never got any feedback on them.
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Sennheisers are too 'colored' thats why they sound 'good' and youre probably using them with an iPoS too.

Get some Shure in ear monitors, newest models start at $99~ with dual drivers starting at $199~. Been using the older E2C's for 8 years now.
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