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post #1 of 7
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Hello,

 

I know I'm new to the forums and everything, and my first post is also one asking for advice rather than helping, but I really need some advice.

 

So I've been using Creative EP-630's for the last year, went through approximately two of them (possibly three in a 1.5 year span?) and quite honestly I am sick of spending money on these. I thought the sound quality was okay, but not great (defintely worth the $10 I spent on each though). Now, I am looking for an upgrade, something that will last me a while.

 

I have been doing a lot of research on headphones lately, but I get so many different answers because everybody has different taste. Also, I am not what you would call an "audiophile" so I have no idea what some people say. So heres some things I think that will help people select a pair for me :)

 

My Taste of Music: VERY ranged. I listen to very slow vocal songs to rap. I listen to a bit of rock (probably my least), and a lot of "technoish" (put in quotes because they aren't considered techo, but pop which is very similar) songs. Now I'm not that concerned with bass but would prefer SOME. I don't want my buds rocking my brain out of my ears out like I'm in the middle of a rap concert. So basically, I'm looking for a pair that can perform a range of things.

 

*Note I do not listen to heavy metal!

 

Durability will be a great factor in my decision because I want these to last.

 

Also finally, I would prefer if they were easy to put on and do not fall off easily. Cord rubbing on shirt is bearable but I would prefer not to have this.

 

Now I have found some of these headphones from doing some research:

Shure E2c

Ety ER6i

Ety MC5

Sony EX71

 

And a lot of others, but I forgot them at this time (its 5 AM in the morning here). Would you guys help me pick the right pair? Or suggest new ones? (I heard something about Joker's thread but I couldn't locate it :P)

 

Thanks in advance.

post #2 of 7

look at both these joker's and ClieOS'.

there are alot of options of hand I im interested in fischer enterna v1, hippo vb, reo

post #3 of 7
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Based on what I read, would the RE0 be my best fit? I just don't want it breaking on me after 6 months.

post #4 of 7
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Hello sorry for the bump but I really want to know how durable the RE0's are before purcashing them. Anybody can give me an answer?

post #5 of 7

The RE0s are private label made IEMs, and may not have the same durability that a more mainstream IEM would have, though Head-Direct is very good in replacing defective phones. If you are going to be somewhat rough on them, I would recommend the Ety MC5s over the RE0, since they share similar sound sigs (more mid/treble, with enough bass, but not a massive bass presence). The MC5s, which I own, are tank-like and have a two-year warranty.

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Originally Posted by obutto View Post

Hello sorry for the bump but I really want to know how durable the RE0's are before purcashing them. Anybody can give me an answer?


I am in the process of sending back my REO's for the second time under warranty. I bought them 9 months ago and had them replaced under warranty after only 6 months.

RC
 

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Hmm...So I'm guessing they aren't as tank as some others. Because I plan to put them in my pocket and I wear slightly tight jeans. Any other suggestions on a "tankish" IEM?

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