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Durable + Isolating IEM's under $100. Help me convert a friend.

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

I have a friend looking for long lasting IEM's that isolate. It would also be nice if they are commonly available. 

 

I would say S4 but I hear the cable is no-so-good. 

post #2 of 12

whats your friends budget and what type of music do they like?

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Meh, nevermind. He lowered the budget to $50. So there is only really one option that seems to be durable, good sounding, and cheap. The NuForce NE-6/7

Oh well. I tried. 

post #4 of 12

actually I owned the NE-7 and if you can convince your freinds to spend just a bit more money these are a GREAT sounding entry level IEM as well http://mp4nation.net/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=62_69&products_id=390

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Ehh, I'll try, but as a non-understanding-the-value-of-hi-fi person I doubt he'd go for it. 

post #6 of 12


 

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Originally Posted by dweaver View Post

actually I owned the NE-7 and if you can convince your freinds to spend just a bit more money these are a GREAT sounding entry level IEM as well http://mp4nation.net/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=62_69&products_id=390



The new Brainwavz ProAlpha sounds very similar to the M2, is $20 cheaper, and is built better to boot. Unfortunately mp4nation isn't what I'd call readily available but maybe with some convincing...

 

The JVC HA-FXC80 is another one I can suggest. Not the most consumer-friendly sound but very good nonetheless and well-built, too.


Edited by ljokerl - 11/20/10 at 9:51pm
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

I don't care. He said sub $100 and I was excited about all the possibilities. But no, $50 is the cut off. That is not enough to get your feet wet. 

post #8 of 12

if you're trying to introduce him to hi-fi, isn't it easier just to give him an inexpensive pair for Christmas? S4s or HJE900s won't break the bank... :3

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Originally Posted by xer0x View Post

if you're trying to introduce him to hi-fi, isn't it easier just to give him an inexpensive pair for Christmas? S4s or HJE900s won't break the bank... :3



Nice try, mralexosborn's friend tongue.gif

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

My bank is being broken by my own expenses. 

post #11 of 12

If you look in joker's sig, he has a thread with 118 IEMs (more coming!) reviewed in a very orderly fashion.  I suggest you start there.  Theres a whole bunch of sub-$50 IEMs in there.

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

I already my decision guys. 

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