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Originally Posted by FieldingMellish View Post

Amazon followed suit on the Ety-Kids. 

http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-EREK-5-BLACK-Safe-Listening-Headset/dp/B005TOV0OM



Are these really just for kids?

No, they're high ohm and hard to drive, sensitivity of 86db @ 1mW so they take a lot to get loud so kids don't go deaf listening on portable devices.
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No, they're high ohm and hard to drive, sensitivity of 86db @ 1mW so they take a lot to get loud so kids don't go deaf listening on portable devices.

Actually a good idea! Too bad they don't have the appeal of Beats...

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Beats have appeal?
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Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post

Beats have appeal?

Too those ignorant of their other options... and kids whose parents will buy them anything as long as it's overpriced!

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I couldn't even tell you what beats run. My 15 year old son wanted a pair of wireless beats this past X-Mas and he ended up with a pair of UE 700 and a clip zip instead of the beats. Why are the ue 700 so expensive now? I think I got them for under 100.
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That's actually quite a great deal IMO.  They may be a tad bright for most people though, but great reproduction, as with most Etys, you'll get exactly what's in the recording. 

Craftily worded sentence. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

 

That's actually quite a great deal IMO.  They may be a tad bright for most people though, but great reproduction, as with most Etys, you'll get exactly what's in the recording. 


that is correct for all headphones, it just that the etys provide emphasis in some areas and leave out in others.  eg.  super bright highs, pale bleached mids, and no upper or lower bass for most ears.


Edited by bixby - 7/9/13 at 3:48pm
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Looks like the HF3 Etys are $99 at Amazon as well - maybe $20 less than usual - but not bad for a C-Note. (Cobalt)

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Last year's HF3 for $60.00 at Cowboom has spoiled me. I want everything for practically free now. evil_smiley.gif

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Originally Posted by JoeDoe View Post

2 pairs of Westone 4s for under $250 in the AMZ Warehouse. Another 2 under $300.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004M4RTUY/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1373206566&sr=8-3

 

I picked up one of these thinking it was a good deal. They arrived today and they don't work properly at all...pretty disappointing.

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I picked up one of these thinking it was a good deal. They arrived today and they don't work properly at all...pretty disappointing.

If they weren't as described, file a claim with amazon. Usually they will yield some sort of replacement or refund. They're customer service is pretty awesome!
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Too those ignorant of their other options... and kids whose parents will buy them anything as long as it's overpriced!

 

I think spelling should count when calling others ignorant ......

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I think spelling should count when calling others ignorant ......

Ha you're absolutely right! I'm usually the spelling police myself! Whoops

On a more relevant note:

Multiple pairs of the now discontinued FXT90s in new condition for under $100 through AMZ.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B004VHAJJU?c=n&qid=1373460458&sr=8-1

Brown Momentums through AMZ warehouse for under $300. (Even though the head-fi classifieds are littered with these things!)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B009FHFFIG?c=u&qid=1373460736&sr=8-1

Refurb silver Amperiors through AMZ for $180

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B0070U6NIG?c=r&qid=1373460861&sr=8-4
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Originally Posted by omgwtfapples View Post

 

I picked up one of these thinking it was a good deal. They arrived today and they don't work properly at all...pretty disappointing.

 

If still under warranty Westone might send you a new pair. Check it out.

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