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post #16 of 36
more expensive headphones are generally LESS durable. The more you spend, the more it's assumed you'll take care of them.
post #17 of 36
re0's are all metal.
post #18 of 36
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by T0N9 View Post
re0's are all metal.
I keep hearing that name pop up in the forums RE0"s are these any good for hip hop? I think I prefer clarity over bass though.

You guys like the RE-02?
post #19 of 36
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Originally Posted by trunolimit View Post
I keep hearing that name pop up in the forums RE0"s are these any good for hip hop? I think I prefer clarity over bass though.

You guys like the RE-02?
I'm not sure the RE0s are ideal for hip-hop, with their neutral response and accurate bass, but they certainly deliver on clarity. The RE2 is a popular budget headphone (there are plenty of threads on it) with a slightly cold/bright sound. Even less ideal for hip-hop imo.
post #20 of 36
Whatever headphones you decide on, don't just put them in your pocket. I use this case, which is very compact, softer than an Altoids tin, but protective. If you can see, it has a little pouch you can put extra tips in. As I have custom iems, I use it to keep the cleaning tool there. It's been the perfect case for me.



I ordered mine directly from Westone, and the price was around $8, with another $3-ish for shipping, which took about three days. Well worth it.

http://www.westone.com/ear/1867/Univ...itor_Case.html
post #21 of 36
Allow me to pile on: blah, blah, blah...hard case, Altoids tin. Another smart idea I saw in another thread: hard eyeglass cases.

My IEMs last years, until I kill them in drunken frolics.
post #22 of 36
for under or around 100, the westone um1 is phenomenal: very good strain relief and good sound. but still, i would take good care of them. a pocket is a warzone. the monster beat tour is okay sounding, but not as strong as say the westone um1. it is a lot better built than many phones around the same price - perhaps than most of them - but its construction leaves a lot to be desired.
post #23 of 36
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the bass is really nice, doesn't fart like the Sennheiser at the apple store that I tried. I like how I felt
Excuse me..?
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by Gbjerke View Post
Excuse me..?
well when I cranked up the volume on the Sennheiser at the apple store I got this farting sound coming from the headphones. when I cranked up the volume on the beats I got a nice deep boom minus the fart.

anyway I picked up some "UE super-fi 5vi" and some "scosche HP150m" after the guy at the apple store told me I can take them back within 2 weeks and get my money back. I'm going to pick up the beats tour next and try those out. they also have the "vibe II" some bose in ear phones that I will try out. I should have gotten them all today but I was like nah let me try two at a time. any way I can see why the UE are 100 dollars more expensive they sound clearer but the HP150m have more bass.

oh and I saw some IE6's in stock so I might try those too. god bless return policies.
post #25 of 36
Thread Starter 
ok I might have gone a bit overboard. I dropped over 800 dollars on headphones today. yeah I'm taking them all back but I don't think I've ever been this obsessed with anything ever. Is finding the right headphones really this important?

anyway a list of what I have

Etymotic HF2
Klipsch S4i
iSkin Cerulean X1
V-Moda Vibe II
Monster Beats by dre tour
Shure SE 210
UE super-fi 5vi

I have a lot of listening to do.
post #26 of 36
I wish my country would have this kind of return policies... And too bad you can't try RE0 this way.
post #27 of 36
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Originally Posted by Maeglas View Post
I wish my country would have this kind of return policies... And too bad you can't try RE0 this way.
Sure you can - Head Direct has a 30 day money back guarantee.
post #28 of 36
Double post...
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post
Sure you can - Head Direct has a 30 day money back guarantee.
Oh, i forgot that they have a retailer in USA, then it's definitely worth trying it before making final decision.
post #30 of 36
to OP:

Not sure why you keep ignoring the recommendations/warnings people telling you here, because I think those are really helpful in prolong your headphones/earphones. No matter how robust they are, the cords are still much more fragile relative to the rest part of them. And the only way your headphones will last is to treat them nicely; wind up the cords and store them nicely when not in use. If the wires keep getting tangled into a mess, expect a short to happen very soon (know the concept of "metal fatigue"?).
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