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Hello! 

 

New to the forum, and asking for help immediately :P

 

I would like some help choosing a good in-ear headset I can use with my iPhone 4. I mostly listen to acoustic music, some Damien Rice, Coldplay, Jason Mraz, Jose Gonzales, Cat Stevens, Ryan Bingham, Johnny Cash and so on.

I want a microphone so I can use them for speaking, so I don't really want to know about headphones without a mic.

 

Some of the headsets I have looked at are:

 

Klipsch x10i

Monster Beats by Dre Tour with Controltalk

Etymotic Research HF2

Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10v

 

The reason I have not yet decided is that I've heard that the x10 is a bit too bass heavy and not suited for acoustic sound, the Tour are said to be very uncomfortable for some, the same with the Etymotic and the UE.

The problem with reading that they are uncomfortable are that I live in a relatively small town in Sweden(pretty big in Sweden but compared to the rest of the cities in the world it's small...), which means that there are no stores that sells high end(?) headsets, so I can't try them out. 

 

So... I guess I just want to hear your thoughts regardning the headsets above, also I welcome new suggestions!

 

Thanks in advance,

Staren

 

post #2 of 6

If you want a remote on the cable I'd suggest the S4i, if you don't care about the remote then I'd suggest the ER6i or RE-0 I would not bother with Beats as the price is just way out of sync with the quality and sound you get.

 

Also you posted in the wrong section.

post #3 of 6

Staren:

 

I wasn't sure if you were aware that Etymotic has released the HF3 now that features 3-button control as well as a microphone.  They can be ordered directly from Etymotic.com, although we currently only have black in stock.  The headset ships with 4 different eartips (2 different sizes of 3-flanged eartips and 2 different types of foam), which accommodates many ears comfortably.  Plus, there is always the ACS Custom Fit upgrade option available to you. 

 

If you are interested in something more budget-minded, the MC3 headset also features a mic and 3-button control.  The MC series has been getting some pretty nice marks around here, so you might want to check it out. 

post #4 of 6

Hmm, wrong place to post this topic?  Is about full-size headphone here.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AltecXP View Post

If you want a remote on the cable I'd suggest the S4i, if you don't care about the remote then I'd suggest the ER6i or RE-0 I would not bother with Beats as the price is just way out of sync with the quality and sound you get.

 

Also you posted in the wrong section.

 

Oh, sorry about the wrong section. Maybe a moderator can move the thread? Don't feel like I should repost it in the correct forum.

So you don't think the x10's are worth the extra money?

What about the new Klipsch S5?


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Originally Posted by ETYHeadRick View Post

Staren:

 

I wasn't sure if you were aware that Etymotic has released the HF3 now that features 3-button control as well as a microphone.  They can be ordered directly from Etymotic.com, although we currently only have black in stock.  The headset ships with 4 different eartips (2 different sizes of 3-flanged eartips and 2 different types of foam), which accommodates many ears comfortably.  Plus, there is always the ACS Custom Fit upgrade option available to you. 

 

If you are interested in something more budget-minded, the MC3 headset also features a mic and 3-button control.  The MC series has been getting some pretty nice marks around here, so you might want to check it out. 

Would you suggest that, from my needs, I should choose the HF3 over the HF2? If so why?, or why not?
 


Edited by staren - 9/25/10 at 2:39am
post #6 of 6

Staren:

 

If you want to be able to control volume up/down with your iPhone, then I would recommend the HF3.  The HF2 will work as well, but offers a single button control (end/send if using for phone calls; play/pause, track forward/back if listening to music, no volume control).  The drivers are the same on both units, so no difference in response.  The HF3 is relatively new and is still working its way into the channels, so it may be harder to find (we currently are only selling black on our website at http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/hf3-buynow.html).  The HF2 has been in the field since 2008, so much more widely available.

 

 

I hope this helps! 

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