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Need Pair of Earphones or IEMs

post #1 of 6
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Now that I'm listening to music a lot more, I need a pair of compact in-ear earphones that provide great noise isolation and amazing sound quality.The earphones should preferably be under $100 and should have better sound quality than my Koss KSC-75's that I love. Any semi-portable sized ear-head phones would work too. Something along the size of the KSC-75's would be alright. But I prefer IEM's for their smaller size and noise isolation.

I listen to mostly Alternative Rock and stuff like that but occasionally some jazz at 192 kbps to 320 kbps. I'm looking at three or so models right now:

Shure E2c Earphones for $40-70

Etymotic Research ER6i Earphones for $60-80

Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 3 for ~ $55

Your recommendation? Any other suggestions?


Thanks,
Leon
post #2 of 6
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Any recommendations?
post #3 of 6
refer to clieOS IEM review for reference. hope that help.
post #4 of 6
E2C is probably closest to KSC75 but KSC75 would probably still sound a little better. ER6i would give you much more detail but a thinner sound. Super Fi 3 is somewhere in between the two. If you really want an improvement you may have to step up $$ a little more to something like a Super Fi Pro or another mid-range level IEM.
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Originally Posted by Spyro View Post
E2C is probably closest to KSC75 but KSC75 would probably still sound a little better. ER6i would give you much more detail but a thinner sound. Super Fi 3 is somewhere in between the two. If you really want an improvement you may have to step up $$ a little more to something like a Super Fi Pro or another mid-range level IEM.
Hmm. If that's the case, any somewhat portable headphones that would be better for under $100?
post #6 of 6
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So UE Super.Fi 5 Pro, Shure E3C to E4C, and the Ety ER4P would be an improvement to the KSC-75's?
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