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People on my thread are reporting oval nozzles on some 3590 as well blink.gif Mine doesn't have it either


Round nozzles here as well.

 

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Hope this isn't the wrong place to ask this. I follow this thread religiously and use it as a comparison for most of my IEM purchases. I'm looking for a budget IEM for my son in law. I would like decent sound (doesn't have to be spectacular as he's not an audiophile at all). More importantly he needs good isolation (wearing them on the train) and more than anything something that's durable, cables etc. as he's rough on his gear. I'd appreciate any recommendations. TIA

 

How "budget"? If it's $60-ish, that sounds like an Etymotic MC5 to me - the best isolation you'll get for the price, clear (non enhanced-bass) sound, reinforced cables. If you can go up to $100, the Shure SE215 would be a good choice - it has user-replaceable cables, which are a plus for longevity, and a bassier sound signature that's generally better-suited for non-audiophile users. 

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Almost forgot - fans of bass who write reviews should enter the Tekfusion Twinwoofers review giveaway (http://www.head-fi.org/t/727366/tekfusion-twinwoofers-in-ear-headphones-reviewers-needed) - they're among the bassiest units I've heard in a while :o

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Yeah, I posted some pics of the new oval nozzles here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/561951/philips-she3580-iem-review-how-can-something-sound-so-good-for-10/870#post_10728549

 

Looks like Philips are doing that for more models.

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Hey joker. Can you recommend any in ear headphones for running? For around 50€.

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Hey joker. Can you recommend any in ear headphones for running? For around 50€.

I'm not IjokerI but I'm an avid runner and have tried quite a few different 'phones over the years. A good running IEM really depends on what you want out of it. Placement? Overear vs. straight down cables. Isolation? Some prefer to be able to hear a little of what's going on around them while others prefer as much isolation as possible (not recommended if you run near traffic). Sound sig. of course is very individual but many like a more "fun" signature for running and more bass since you likely won't hear a lot of detail over the noise of running and breathing heavily. Also microphonics is often a huge deal often for runners. Right at this moment my go to running 'phones are my TDK EB950's (unfortunately discontinued but may be able to find some around) and I'm reviewing a pair of Brainwavz S5's that I really really like for running (when worn the specific way I wear them they isolate really well and have little to no microphonics). Unfortunately they're a little more expensive than you're looking for. Hope I didn't intrude by offering my thoughts.

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Hey joker. Can you recommend any in ear headphones for running? For around 50€.


  go for ckx-9 or 7 , they have a sturdy fit , wont fall even if you run and have a good enough cable too . i have the ckx-9 and they sound good enough , and you can slightly hear your surrounding too . if you wear clothes , put the cable under them . or an arm band pouch will do wonders .

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I'm not IjokerI but I'm an avid runner and have tried quite a few different 'phones over the years. A good running IEM really depends on what you want out of it. Placement? Overear vs. straight down cables. Isolation? Some prefer to be able to hear a little of what's going on around them while others prefer as much isolation as possible (not recommended if you run near traffic). Sound sig. of course is very individual but many like a more "fun" signature for running and more bass since you likely won't hear a lot of detail over the noise of running and breathing heavily. Also microphonics is often a huge deal often for runners. Right at this moment my go to running 'phones are my TDK EB950's (unfortunately discontinued but may be able to find some around) and I'm reviewing a pair of Brainwavz S5's that I really really like for running (when worn the specific way I wear them they isolate really well and have little to no microphonics). Unfortunately they're a little more expensive than you're looking for. Hope I didn't intrude by offering my thoughts.

 

 

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  go for ckx-9 or 7 , they have a sturdy fit , wont fall even if you run and have a good enough cable too . i have the ckx-9 and they sound good enough , and you can slightly hear your surrounding too . if you wear clothes , put the cable under them . or an arm band pouch will do wonders .

 

Thanks both for feedback.


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I am using a Meelec M6 following joker's recommendation. It sounds good and the fit and price are perfect for something that will wear and tear a lot during running.
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Hey joker. Can you recommend any in ear headphones for running? For around 50€.

 

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I am using a Meelec M6 following joker's recommendation. It sounds good and the fit and price are perfect for something that will wear and tear a lot during running.

 

Yeah, this is still the one I recommend most often for sports. Pretty decent and priced to almost be disposable. The ATH-CKX series is good as well, just less disposable. They start at around $50 here in the US. The only other sweat-resistant set I've tried recently was the Westone Adventure Alpha and that was pretty disappointing. 

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Damn ATH-CKX9 look so freaking sexy. The only store I can buy them from is amazon.de, for 80€. Is it really worth it over those cheap M6? I could't find those particular sets in joker's review list. You guys have any reliable reviews on them ?

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Damn ATH-CKX9 look so freaking sexy. The only store I can buy them from is amazon.de, for 80€. Is it really worth it over those cheap M6? I could't find those particular sets in joker's review list. You guys have any reliable reviews on them ?

 

   Ask me , i will say a big yess !! has far more details and these guys dont depend on cable guides to stay in place , they use wings and to me these are more sturdy and stable . but keep in mind that these are kind of huge , you know like a 16mm driver inside it ( which it has ) , so keeping the size in mind chose between ckx-9 or 7 . 7 is smaller and will fit a smaller ear but ckx-9 might not fit cuz the whole driver is supposed to be in side your ear .

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