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Suggestions for a IEM Under $100 (Motorcycle Helmet w/Sansa Clip+)

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

Getting a Sansa Clip+ and looking for a good low profile match do not bother my ears...

 

Klipsch Image S4?

Shure? SE215? ...  Or...

Etymotic?

 

Dance/Trance/Rock/Industrial Etc...

 

Let me know of any suggestions or questions to help pinpoint something.

 

I use to have some EC5's in the past and loved them- however with the NI on them, not good for traffic...) LoL = )

 

Thanks in advance!!!


Edited by senfinger - 8/26/11 at 1:31pm
post #2 of 25
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Also, Sansa Clip+ or the new zip? I thinking Clip+...

post #3 of 25

Sony EX510 (highely recommended), Ultimate Ears 600, Phiaton PS200, RE-ZERO, M2, FX300 and Westone 1.

post #4 of 25
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Anyone else before making a decision! Thanks again! : )
post #5 of 25
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Thanks Zarim! Any other bike people out there : )
post #6 of 25
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Anyone else? Worried the EX510 might stick out a little too far... comfort wise-

 

Hoping to make a decision today!

 

Thanks

post #7 of 25
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So Excellent Comfort/Low Profile "Helmet", Best Sound for the $$$, Not crazy Noise Isolation to be able to hear a little of surroundings etc...)

 

Good Fit/Seal options for sweat etc...

 

Thanks! 

post #8 of 25

If you need them to fit nicely, then I'd look for ones specifically designed for over the ear. From the suggestions I've seen, I'd either pick the Westone 1 or SE215s. I had the Westone 2's and loved them. Such a comfortable IEM.

 

However, you're not crazy about noise isolation, and the Westone design certainly isolates very well. I couldn't hear any of my surroundings with the volume at less than half on my Zune HD. 

 

The VSONIC R04 might be a good option for you. Good seal and fit but due to it being a dynamic vented IEMs, you're not going to get as good isolation as from a balanced armature one. However, it might cost you an arm and a leg to get them from Advanced Headphones UK, as they are the only place I can see that stocks them right now.

post #9 of 25
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Sony EX310 Sounded not bad at all... but to high profile sticking out of ear for a helmet...

Klipsch Image S4 (The second worse IEM's I have ever heard! Wow CNET what were they thinking...

 

Anyone have anything else? 

 

Stupid but how is the marshmallow's or something with that kind of profile... or like the Skull Candy Titan possible... 

Still looking for a store that has the Westone 1 or SE215s. (With possibility of returning) etc...

 

Any other ideas! Really need some help and I'm serious about buying and taking your word on it! 

 

Wish Best Buy carried more options as well... *sigh* 

 

 


Edited by senfinger - 9/1/11 at 6:47am
post #10 of 25
Thread Starter 

Also, I have heard these work great ER6i? Are they any good and where can you still get them? The newer models look like they stick out like crazy!


Edited by senfinger - 9/1/11 at 7:14am
post #11 of 25

I think some IEM like the se215 or the um1 is better for you..

because you can make sure your earphone won't drop out while your riding your bike.....

post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by senfinger View Post

Also, I have heard these work great ER6i? Are they any good and where can you still get them? The newer models look like they stick out like crazy!

I had the ER6i, and although they are good little IEMs, they are far too flimsy for my liking and broke quite quickly due to the poor quality cable. I wouldn't advise, unless you want lack of bass and tangly cables.
 

 

post #13 of 25
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So which has the lowest profile, quality and best sound out of the mix- might have to order...

 

UM1, Westone 1, SE215...

 

Thanks Zimmer x you were right on the money with the Sony- I can imagine the 510's would have been really nice- 

 

 

post #14 of 25
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Alright... Shure SE215 or Westone 1

Need some help!

 

Or buy both and compare = ) *Pay Restocking Fee*

post #15 of 25
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Anyone?

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