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New earphones; Etymotic, Phonak or Sennheiser?

Poll Results: Which pair?

 
  • 36% (7)
    Etymotic Research ER-4P
  • 26% (5)
    Phonak Audeo PFE 112
  • 26% (5)
    Sennheiser IE7
  • 10% (2)
    Other (Please state)
19 Total Votes  
post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

At the moment i have some Sennheiser CX 270's and i'm wanting to upgrade to a decent set of earphones (wanting to spend around £130).

 

I've been looking around, reading different reviews etc and i've narrowed my choice down to 3. The Etymotic Research ER-4P's, Phonak Audeo PFE 112's and the Sennheiser IE7's.

 

Just want peoples recommendations on which pair to go for, or if neither of the above suggest a pair that are around the price range.

 

Thanks :)

post #2 of 19

Of those, ER4P. My recommendation though, for a few quid more: RE252

post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the reply, but i can't seem to find anywhere in the UK that sells the RE252's?

post #4 of 19

Advanced MP3 Players used to sell them, but doesnt look like they do any more. 

 

I struck lucky on mine by buying a barely used second hand pair for €130 from Dfkt. You could try keeping an eye on the For Sale forum in case similar deal comes up.

 

Or, you can order them from Head-Direct in US, for equivalent of £125, although I don't know what delivery charge would be to UK:

 

http://www.head-direct.com/product_detail.php?p=80
 

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Originally Posted by damon796 View Post

Thanks for the reply, but i can't seem to find anywhere in the UK that sells the RE252's?

post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 

Ok, i'm still rather unsure so could anyone else give an opinion on this? :)

post #6 of 19

They are all 'decent' earphones - you really need to give more info if you want proper recommendations and not a popularity contest between the three earphones, which is how it's looking right now.

post #7 of 19

Do you have any specific preferences or genres that you listen to.

post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok well i listen to a lot of drum and bass so i need them to be good bass wise, for price as long as it is in the similar range, need to be comfortable for long journeys and durable (dont want to spend lots on a hair of headphones if they arent going to last very long).

Not sure what other info you would need to be able to make a reccomendation, but that should be enough i would have thought

Thanks
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by ljokerl View Post

They are all 'decent' earphones - you really need to give more info if you want proper recommendations and not a popularity contest between the three earphones, which is how it's looking right now.


100% agree.  I've owned all three and each has it's own strengths and weaknesses for sound and especially fit.  They are however pretty much in the same ball park in price alone.

post #10 of 19

I would go for the ie7s then..Heres a couple of reviews on them if you haven't already read them

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/522049/review-sennheiser-ie7

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/416742/sennheiser-ie7-the-review-lots-of-pics-comparison-with-ie8-hd600-56k-warning

post #11 of 19

^ Agree on the IE7.  However, the shape of it may not be for your ears, which, sadly, is the only reason I sold mine; otherwise, I would still be listening to them.  Also, be sure to buy the real deal as well.

post #12 of 19

if you need bass, then ety is out. My advise is the phonak. (you can change the sound signature with the several filters and this have a very good build quality!)

post #13 of 19

I love the etys, but you probably won't get enough bass. Also, I read that a lot of people aren't comfortable with how deep they fit into your ear canal.

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Vegeta55555 View Post

if you need bass, then ety is out. My advise is the phonak. (you can change the sound signature with the several filters and this have a very good build quality!)


I second that.

post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info, well i think the phonaks look the better of the 2 and have the better average review so i am more tempted to go with them now.

 

Cheers

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