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Best in-ears for about $100-$125?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi all. I'm looking to replace my Audio Technica ATH-CM7SV. They're new and sound great, but i'm not a fan of the way the headphone wires are oriented (as in they're made to go around the neck).

 

I've been looking at the Beyerdynamic MMX 101 iE as well but simply because their price is reasonable, and they have a Mic and phone controls. I don't absolutely need that feature, but I would be using these primarily for listening to music on my Nexus1 or my laptop. I'm already looking into getting some proper headphones (Sennheiser 650/ ATH W1000/ Denon 7000) so not really worried about getting super accurate sound from these in ears.

 

I think as far as price range goes, I'm will to spend anywhere from $100 - $150. The ones I have now were about $150; again, they're not bad, just that I have an issue with the way they fit. Not expecting a mind blowing experience at that price point, just good, clean, accurate sound (not a bass-head btw).

 

I know the MMX 101's aren't out yet, but do you guys have any suggestions for similar in ears? 

or should i just wait for those to come out next month?

post #2 of 10
Thread Starter 

anyone?

post #3 of 10

As with anyone looking to IEMs, you should check out this thread:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/478568/multi-iem-review-142-iems-compared-phiaton-ps-20-pioneer-se-clx60-added-02-11#post_6492044

 

I would really look into the Panasonic HJE-900, the Westone 1, Audeo Phonak PFE, among others.

 

If you can stretch for a few more bucks, the Radius DDM and Fischer Audio DBA-02 are my favorite suggestions in that region.

post #4 of 10

HJE900s are no longer available in that price range, right?

post #5 of 10

Right, unless you get lucky on the For Sale forums.

post #6 of 10

EX500, PF112, RE0, RE-ZERO, MC5, TF10Pro and Custom 3.

post #7 of 10

Read through joker's review thread. It also depends on what kind of music  you listen to, whether you like warm bass-filled sound or a more accurate analytical sound. 

post #8 of 10

Some possible options are coupld are little more than your budget but are excellent piece of equipment.: 

 

 

 

Sennheiser MM 100   

 

 

 

Audio-Technica ATH-A700   

 

 

 

 

Denon AH-D1100    

 

 

 

 

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

hey guys. thanks so much for this library of info. i'll read the link you provided and compare the other models you recommended and make a decision.

 

@Dr Groove - i listen to a lot of house, techno, downtempo, trip-hop, ambient. a little bit of warmth would be nice, but i do like accurate sound.

 

@teamframe - thanks for those recommendations. i'm saving for a set of full size cans. undecided on whether i'm going to get ATH-W1000, W5000, or wait a little longer to pick up the HD800's.

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Originally Posted by Teamframe View Post

Some possible options are coupld are little more than your budget but are excellent piece of equipment.: 

 

 

 

Sennheiser MM 100   

 

 


This is a wonderful bluetooth headset (I've got a pair and they're my first choice for working out at the gym: no cables = no tangles, nothing getting hung up or caught on the equipment) but they're definitely not IEM's.

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