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post #16 of 55

My opinion - the gym is not really a place for hi-fi.  You're not (or at least shouldn't) be critically listening.  So what you need is decent sound quality, decent enough build quality and cheap.  The sound quality should, realistically, be bass heavy rather than neutral.  I use the the Sony ex300s for this and they work marvelously for this purpose.
 

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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post

I'm looking for a good portable or IEM for the gym that really isn't laid back. I've got Shure E2 (meh) and Klipsch Image 4s - neither really 'drives' me at the gym.

Which portable do you have with low microphonics (for IEMs) and a great Grado-esque mid-kick that isn't crazy bright?

At the gym I listen to everything but Godflesh and Gabber Hardcore figure prominently.
post #17 of 55

I have and love the TF10s but would never bring them to the gym.  They are headphones for critical listening, not for the gym, plus they will sound pretty mediocre from your mp3 player.  They are also too expensive and lack durability.
 

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For me it's my ultimate ears super fi 5 pro's, not the brightest/detailed but they are for me the most fun i've listened to.

 

Most of my dance/trance hardcore material sounds best on them, a good fun iem for me.

 

Personally i would look at the ue 10 triple fi, amazon have bargains with them on occasions.

post #18 of 55

FX500s have perfect sound signature for this but I worry that either the heat/moisture will kill the wood or that the cable will snag something, thereby killing some nice headphones.
 

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FX500

post #19 of 55

From a cowon S9, i find that somewhat doubtful unless you mean they need an amp to reach their potential.

 

Personally for gym use i use my customs, works best for me.
 

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Originally Posted by devilsadvocate View Post

I have and love the TF10s but would never bring them to the gym.  They are headphones for critical listening, not for the gym, plus they will sound pretty mediocre from your mp3 player.  They are also too expensive and lack durability.
 

 
post #20 of 55

Where can I get Meelec M6 for 20$? On their site its ~50$


Edited by igor0203 - 1/12/11 at 6:06am
post #21 of 55
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Where can I get Meelec M6 for 20$? On their site its ~50$



You might want to try here.

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0038W0K2K/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0038W0K2U&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0Q4W86GDEGTQV3RXSCTD

post #22 of 55

US only... frown.gif

post #23 of 55

Once you add to cart from meelec.com its 35 bucks.  They are pretty cool folks, I bet if you email them and ask if they can price match amazon for 19.99 they would do it for you.

post #24 of 55

Thanks, will try that. :)

post #25 of 55

I've been looking for something adequate for my soon to be gym regime as well. I agree with Huxley, customs. Technically nothing is good for the gym because nothing that I know of is sweat proof. There are water proof though....

post #26 of 55
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Technically nothing is good for the gym because nothing that I know of is sweat proof. There are water proof though....



I've got the H2O Audio Surge and Flex. I just toss em in the sink under running water when I come home from the gym and then hang them to dry. Haven't had an issue yet.

 

The Flex is one I readily recommend for the gym. Aside from moderate cable noise (should be worn over-the-ear) I like pretty much everything about it.

post #27 of 55

Congrats I was in the process of checking out the Surge....waterproof doesn't mean you can go swimming though...right? If so this thing is built phenomenally. Cheap too rolleyes.gif

post #28 of 55


 

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Congrats I was in the process of checking out the Surge....waterproof doesn't mean you can go swimming though...right? If so this thing is built phenomenally. Cheap too rolleyes.gif



Don't remember about the Surge as I've had it for a while but the Flex can be submerged for up to 30 mins in 3 ft of water. Waterproofing is both internal and external so if you lose seal and water gets into the nozzle, no problem - just got to shake the water out to restore sound quality. I don't know how long they will last with constant submersions but for gym use so far so good. I even dropped them in hot tea once. 

post #29 of 55

Got a link for the Flex...?

post #30 of 55

would anyone say that the Brainwavz M2 are ok for gym use, 3 days out of the week?

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