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Best clip-on earphones?

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I'm not exactly sure what they're called but I hope you understand..

I recently bought a used Westone UM2 and was happy with it. Actually I was too happy I just bought me a new pair and sold the used one..

Anyways I was wondering what the best clip-on earphones are..

When I have to listen to my surroundings I can't have my UM2s on because they'll completely block any sound outside.

I tried to search the forums but irrelevant threads kept showing up so I'm posting a new thread. Sorry if this was already discussed.

Help the newbie here! By the way price is not really a factor if it's under $500.

I listen to all kinds of music but I don't listen to rock.
post #2 of 23
are you talking about something like these?:
post #3 of 23
Thread Starter 
yes they look like them!
post #4 of 23
those are the ksc75...found for less than $20 haha. One of the best of the best!
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by filipelli View Post
those are the ksc75...found for less than $20 haha. One of the best of the best!
yup! the best clip-ons that I know of actually
I dont know if there are any 500$ clip ons

w/ 500$, you might as well go for full sized headphone or custom iems/ universal iems.
post #6 of 23
True, since you don't need isolation, I would say get a very good open phone, BUT, you're probably talking about portable right? If so, you can find these at Radio Shack for $25 or on Amazon.com: Online Shopping for Electronics, Apparel, Computers, Books, DVDs & more for $15. I'm gonna get these next as an excuse to get free shipping with some large Shure Foamies
post #7 of 23
There is also the Audio-Technica EW9. They are fancy woody clip-ons.
post #8 of 23
Thread Starter 
Yes, portable is very important. So I guess there are no high-end ear-clip headphones...??
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by tldoxmf87 View Post
Yes, portable is very important. So I guess there are no high-end ear-clip headphones...??
As jgonino said, the Audio Technica EW9 is probably the most high end clip on you're going to be able to come by. But the KSC-75 and KSC-35 are easily the best low end budget clip ons around.
post #10 of 23
I was also going to suggest the AKG clip-ons, but also... i was at the November Head-Fi meet in Babylon,NY ... and Fang from Head Direct was there with a prototype of a clip-on headphone with an aluminum enclosure and these sounded exactly like a Sennheiser HD580. I compared them right there to eachother on the spot. He said they will be selling for around $100. Maybe if you contact him he can let you know if theyre available yet, if they seem like something you want.
post #11 of 23
There are also thes, but I do not know how they sound for the money http://www.bang-olufsen.com/page.asp?id=46#
post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by 77Pat View Post
There are also thes, but I do not know how they sound for the money http://www.bang-olufsen.com/page.asp?id=46#
I do not recommend them - I had them for a while and they don't sound good for the price at all - MX500 does a better job IMO.
Aren't they considered to be earbuds anyways?
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Rednamalas1 View Post
are you talking about something like these?:
i found that the ones that radioshack sell come with a volume controller built into the cable. in my opinion, it sounds slightly better without one. i was looking where i could find out without the volume controller, and i decided to get one from newegg. the one that i ordered from newegg didn't have the controller. i'm delighted.
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
I tried the B&O A8 a while ago and didn't like it.. Lacks too much in bass. I once saw this very expensive looking clip earphones I'll try to post the picture after searching for them.
Thanks for everyone's advise!

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OH!! Technica EW9 is actually what I was looking at!!! Thanks for the help guys!@!
post #15 of 23
I own the Audio-Technica EW9. Those are clip-ons and offer a very nice and detailed sound. Quite accurate and with an enormous soundstage. You can find more information here.

I use them for classical and jazz and it's perfect for those, but probably for a lot of other genres as well. Cannot recommend them too much.
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