Originally Posted by channum
Since finding the Gumy's, I've been eyeing those (they're right next to the Gumy at Wal-Mart), maybe next month
I do know this much, you won't see me spending more than $10-$15 on earbuds any more. These are definitely good enough that any money I might be tempted blow on better earbuds should be saved toward a set of custom in-ears, the only class of ear/head phone I don't have yet.
I'm with you. I'm saving my money for a good set of full-size cans now rather than pricey earbuds. I've got a set of Etymotic ER-4P's, so for now I've got the IEM's covered.
As far as Gumys vs. these Philips, I think I lean a bit more toward the Gumys. The Philips seem to have just a bit more detail in the higher ranges, which makes them nice for classical music, but the Gumys seem to have a more punchy bass with very minor damage to midranges, which I find makes them a better all around earbud. Hard to say for sure though, as the Gumys have more hours on them.
By the way, I'm generally running both of these amped through a Total Airhead, which they both respond quite nicely to. I've also put foam earpieces (Radio Shack brand) on both, which improves them in comfort and sound.
But, this is all just how they sound to my ears. Obviously others may have totally different experiences....