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Best earbuds for around $20?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I have about $20 to spend on earbuds. I would spend more, but I tend to lose them. I was looking at the Creative EP630s, Sennheiser CX300s and the MEElectronics M9. What would be the best between these? Any other recommendations? Preferably, I would like something with inline volume control.

post #2 of 13
I would consider the Marshmallows with the Kramer Mod. They are really great once that mod is done. All it is just removing the paper filter and putting headphone foams in it. A lot of people recommended before I became a member.

EDIT: JVC Marshmallows is what I am talking about.
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 

I just lost my pair of Marshallows that I had for over 2-3 years. :(  Which is why I am earbud-less. I never modded them, though I heard about it.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/a/jvc-ha-fx34-marshmallow-kramer-mod

 

Looks pretty easy, but I don't know what kind of foam I would stuff in there.  Where can I get the kind of foam he was talking about?

post #4 of 13
He is talking about any foam from headphones. As in the pads or the ones within the the cans. The foam filters. Both happen to work fine though. I have a modded pair and they really had a positive change.
post #5 of 13
If you don't wanna stray to far from earbuds, there are great quality clip-ons such as the Koss KSC 75. Only $17.99 where I live.
post #6 of 13

normally with an inline volume control one will cost more already. If can, why not go for the ajays 4?

post #7 of 13
Philips SHE9700(overall detailed n has punchy bass, fun to listen), JVC FXC50(crisp clear warm sound), Sennheiser CX300(bassy but very engaging sound), Panasonic HJE450(shows great details in mids n highs with punchy bass).
post #8 of 13

Brainwavz M3

Apple Dual-Driver IEM

post #9 of 13
I also recommend the Yuin Series. Above your target price, but all in all really good, especially while amped. And the Sony MDR-EX500SL are good too.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

So there's no real consensus on what are the best headphones at this pricerange?

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by HeadOnAPike View Post

So there's no real consensus on what are the best headphones at this pricerange?


Nope.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 

I got the Marshmallows cause they were only $12 and I'll try the mod when I can find the right foam.

post #13 of 13

sound magic PL11 are better than EP630S and M9 for sure

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