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Shure SE110 good upgrade from EP630?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
My portable earplugs (EP630) are kaput as of yesterday. For under 100$ what is recommended? Are the SE110 an upgrade? Source will be my IPod Touch 16 GB. I may amp them when at home.

Cannot spend more than 100$

Any more suggestions?
post #2 of 9
UM1, Superfi 3, RE2...

what are you looking for in your iem?

You can even score a RE1 from the FS forum for close to $100, but it needs an amp to shine.

Maybe you should read this well written review by ClieOS.
post #3 of 9
You can pick up an ER6i for under $80 from amazon. It doesnt have huge bass presence, but it has the best details and isolation in the price range.
post #4 of 9
Do you need IEM's? Check out the Yuin pk2's. They're $80 and sound better then most of the cheaper IEM's as long as your not in a noisy environment.
post #5 of 9
Denon C551 will be great for Ipod Touch. I have it myself and using it primarily with my Ipod Touch 8gb, quite a nice combo there.
post #6 of 9
UM1's all the way.
SE110 are VERY fragile - I've had Shure replace 'em 3 times now!
post #7 of 9
I'd actually recommend the Sennheiser CX500 if you can find a legitimate version on eBay (you need to check VERY closely on eBay for a legitimate version of this model, though).

The best thing about the CX500 is its very high efficiency--you don't need to crank the volume level way up on your MP3 player to get decent sound quality. It does roll the treble off a bit, but I fixed that by applying "Treble Booster" equalization on my 3G iPod nano.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Am I allowed to link from outside websites that sell headphones?
If so how would this be?
Etymotic ER-6i Black @ HeadRoom - Right Between Your Ears
I see somebody has also suggested these. How good are they compared to the EP630? Remember I don't want the best possible sound, only a noticeable upgrade from the EP630. And the price - the less the better. 100$ max.
post #9 of 9
ER6i is good, but Head-Direct RE2 is better in sound quality for $99. The only downside in comparison is RE2 doesn't isolate as well as ER6i. You'll only get about the same isolation from RE2 as your EP-630. In any case, both will be very noticeable upgrade from EP-630.
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