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Hi there.

 

This is my first post on here, so please be gentle.

 

I am just your normal type of guy who likes listening to music.  My sony MDR-EX 85's broke a month ago and i'm looking for a replacement.  I had them for 2 years.  I quite like the sony hybrid design as normal 'in ear' earphones dont seem to fit in my ear and fall out in the gym (regardless which end tip size i use).

 

After reading the reviews I went for the EX90's.  Supposed to be the next step up with tighter bass etc.. but i've had them for a week now and i'm very dissapointed.  The bass is nowhere near as apparant as with my EX85's, people are saying that the EX85's have boomy bass while the EX90 is more refined, well i'll take the boomy bass anyday of the week!  Add to this that the cord is slightly shorter (even though both are advertised as 1.2m) and i'm just not happy at all.

 

I was looking at sony's new line like the EX300's and the MDR-XB40EX and the latter one seems to appeal to me, but many people have expressed issues over the comfort levels of the design.

 

So far i've only really looked at sony due their odd 'angled' design which fits amazingly well into my ear.

 

Anyone have any suggestions?  I'm just after a cheapish pair similar to my EX85's.  not looking to spend over £40 ($70).  Should I just get myself another pair of EX85's?  I can pick them up for £20 ($50).

 

Any help appreciated.  Thanks people

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I have the MDR-XB40EXs and really like them.  Deep bass, full mids and highs.  Not many on this board care for Sony, and I almost didnt give em a chance, but I purchased UE Metro superfi 4s and these at the same time.........to return the one I didnt like.  The UE had better mids/highs............not by much, but it was better.  Now the bass was an absolute blow away for the Sonys.  The UEs sounded like a kid knockin on a drum set very lightly, while the Sonys gave a good ole deep solid low end.  I recommend the Sonys. 

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