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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-25-2012, 07:58 AM - Thread Starter
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Recently got the GR2 and was not that impressed that said think mine might have some issues..... I was looking for a new pair of buds for around $100 any recommendations!

What I would be after
- Decent noise isolation
- Good bass & mids
- Colorful noise
- Low cable Microphonics

What I listen to
Don't really listen to one set style of music but i guess i mainly listen to
- Metal
- Pub rock
- Punk
- indie
- Jazz

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I like these. They do need to go pretty deep into your ear canal to get the proper sound, but it's not unbearable. I have a friend who didn't like it and went with the Sennheiser CX880. I've tried both, but prefer my Etymotics


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What are the microphonics like? thats the really issue that i have with the GR2 even when sitting down when working at the laptop the microphonics are pretty bad.

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Seems like the Etymotic Research HF5s are pretty decent being the cheapest on the list out of the ones with a 8.5+ rating. Other than that, it looks like the HiFiMan RE262s are the best bang for the buck at $150 with a 8.95 rating.


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I really like my vpulse by velodyne iem's.


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I really like my vpulse by velodyne iem's.

Wow that flat cord is beautiful!
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Wow that flat cord is beautiful!
When I ordered mine I got the black. Wish I would have gone blue instead.


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When I ordered mine I got the black. Wish I would have gone blue instead.

I thought the braided cable on my Westone 3's was the best thing since sliced bread, but that cable has blown my mind... blue would look awesome!
I might have to get a pair of these (add to my collection) smile.gif
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The Vpulse look great from what i'v read think i'll go with them 3 questions
1. Is there any difference between blue and black versions?
2. How are the microphonices in comparison to the SE215 or RE262?
3. Would these be fine for jogging and gym?

Thanks for the help!!

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