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Searching for Gym IEMs for <$50

post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

 

I realize this may have come up fairly often, but I'm looking for a decent IEM for under $50 that I can take to the gym. Preferably that budget or lower because I don't really want to take anything more expensive to the gym, where I'll sweat all over it. Here's a few of my preferences:

 

- L-shaped plug

- Strong bass (I listen to mainly Rap/Hip-Hop in the gym)

- Virtually no microphonics (wearing over-the-ear)

- Works well with foam tips (I prefer foam tips over silicon)

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 34

You could check out the Soundmagic PL30s.  They're designed to be worn over-the-ear and have respectable bass.  They come with ear guides so would be unlikely to fall out and would work with foam tips.

post #3 of 34
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I was thinking about the PL30's as well, are there any other possibilities that I should consider?

 

Thanks for the input.

post #4 of 34

Well, Soundmagic just announced a few new IEMs, including the E30, which looks basically like a slicker PL30 without the bass knob.

 

You could also check out the Brainwavz Alpha if you want something quite cheap and apparently quite good.

post #5 of 34

H20 audio has a few rather colourful yet decent water resistant ones... 

sweat??  no problem.. take em swimming!!

post #6 of 34

My kids have been using the PL30's at the Y for the last couple of years and they enjoy them.  Seem to have held up well.  I used the PL50's for indoor bike training in the winter while watching DVD's and I like them as well.


 

post #7 of 34
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Originally Posted by RASeymour View Post

My kids have been using the PL30's at the Y for the last couple of years and they enjoy them.  Seem to have held up well.  I used the PL50's for indoor bike training in the winter while watching DVD's and I like them as well.


 


 

 

what a very..  soundmagical family :P

 

you're bringing them up right!!

 

post #8 of 34

I have been using Meelectronics M6 for 8 Months.  Primarily when running (4-8 miles) and with foam tips that came with another pair of IEMs.  A few hours a week doing situps and pushups.  I have had no problems with microphonics, no problems from sweat, and have really enjoyed the sound signature.  For me, my only complaint is that they are slightly bass heavy, but the quality of bass is good to my ears.  Not as good as my SE215 or TF10, but better than my ATH-CK10 and UM1.  They also have an L-shaped plug, and the memory wire really helps them stay in place while working out.  They are also lighter than most other IEMs I own.  Good luck!

post #9 of 34

I know this is a post for IEMs but I recently bought the Koss Portapros for like $25 and they are amazing for the gym, lifetime guarantee and fairly good quality (has a lot of bass). Best headphones I have had for the gym. Only cons are they are kind of ugly and if you adjust the size while they are on your head they might pull a hair or 2.

post #10 of 34
Thread Starter 

Yeah, I think the 2 primary choices for me right now would be Meelectronics M6 or Soundmagic PL30. The only complain that I have with H2O Audio's earphones is that it might be slightly above my budget (I think) and I've heard that it's a bit lacking in the bass department (which I have a preference for). For me, the price of the M6 and PL30 are basically identical, which one would be preferable?

 

Thanks for all the input guys!

 

 

 

post #11 of 34

I think you should wait another week or so for the E30, unless this is really urgent.  Apparently it's very, very close to release and ClieOS has a review pair already.

post #12 of 34

Searching for Gym IEMs for

I use the M6 and like it's SQ but, not sure if it's right for gym or running outside. It blocks outside noise very well and I felt totally disconnected from the surrounding. It was a very uncomfortable feeling. Have been using Sony earphones from then on for gym and M6 during bedtime smily_headphones1.gif
post #13 of 34

The Meelectronics RX-11 seem to fit your requirements pretty well. Strong bass and they're plastic and light enough so you shouldn't feel them in your head while you're at the gym. They can be worn over the ear easily and are compatible with most tips like most of Meelec's lineup. And they can be had for around $25.


Edited by motorsport226 - 5/5/11 at 11:21am
post #14 of 34

I mainly use my M6 when I work out. Cheap, durable, decent sound, you can't go wrong. 

post #15 of 34
Thread Starter 

Hm..... does anyone else know anything about the E30's? Sounds interesting, I might actually wait, since there isn't a rush.

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