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$20-50 Headphones To Replace Stock Earphones That Came With My Smartphone

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

I would appreciate if anyone can list down a couple of worthy portable headphones for my smartphone(not an iPhone). The stock earphones that came with my phone are very uncomfortable and seem to be falling off every time I attempt to stick the damn thing into my ear canal. It hurts.

 

Of course, an improvement in sound quality would be nice. Good clarity without harshness in the upper registers would be good.

 

Thanks in advance for the help.

post #2 of 7

i use the Maximo iMetal iM-590 for my Galaxy S and i really like the way they sound. voices come out clear, Pandora sounds great and even videos from Netflix sound very good due to its nice soundstage.

 

so yeah i would def recommend them.

post #3 of 7

What type of music do you enjoy?  If you like a balanced sound signature, I would highly recommend the MEElectronics A151.  They're currently around $50 at Amazon

 

http://www.amazon.com/MEElectronics-A151-BK-Balanced-Armature-Headphones/dp/B004OBZ2XQ

 

and use a balanced armature design.  I've been very pleased with them and found the pair to be very comfortable.  The sound is relaxed and pleasing for extended periods of time.  I've found them to have a high amount of detail and clarity.  The mids are especially liquid and enjoyable. 

 

If you're seeking something with a bit more boom, I'd suggest something from JVC.  Their house sound emphasizes bass response and can be fun, though in this price range the bass will be muddy with electronica or other genres that require tight, rapid response.  The JVC FX-66s are some of the most comfortable IEMs I've ever had.  Here's a link to the current version:

 

http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAFX67B-Cushion-Headphone-Black/dp/B003AIL2F6/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1318533670&sr=1-3

post #4 of 7

JVC FXC51 is a good choice, $23 only and , Ive never tried the 66 dividby0 said, but its the next model in the line.

post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the advice. Actually I'm looking at headphones with a headband/headpiece and large earpads that sit on or fully surround the ears. I'm trying to avoid earphones(the tiny ones that go into the ear canal) as I am not sure if they would stick firmly into the canal without falling off, not to mention that it sometimes hurts to keep shoving the in-ear rubber piece into the ear canal. I am not sure if the rubber piece of the better earphones has a different shape than the ones that I have so that it can fit into the ear canal better. If the shape of the piece is similar to the one that I currently have, then it will not serve any purpose as I believe it will be equally uncomfortable. Pardon my ignorance as I am really a novice in this.

 

I listen to mostly instrumental jazz(guitarists) from the likes of Peter White, Earl Klugh, Larry Carlton, Antonio Forcione etc. I rarely listen to pop and rock on headphones as these types of music are best relished at higher SPLs, and listening to these music at high volume levels on headphones may cause permanent irreversible damage if not properly monitored. 

 

Anyway I'll try out some of the suggestions here.
 

Thanks in advance.

post #6 of 7

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-RP-HTF600-S-Step-Monitor/dp/B004MMEI8W/
 

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Originally Posted by ryder78 View Post

Thanks for all the advice. Actually I'm looking at headphones with a headband/headpiece and large earpads that sit on or fully surround the ears. I'm trying to avoid earphones(the tiny ones that go into the ear canal) as I am not sure if they would stick firmly into the canal without falling off, not to mention that it sometimes hurts to keep shoving the in-ear rubber piece into the ear canal. I am not sure if the rubber piece of the better earphones has a different shape than the ones that I have so that it can fit into the ear canal better. If the shape of the piece is similar to the one that I currently have, then it will not serve any purpose as I believe it will be equally uncomfortable. Pardon my ignorance as I am really a novice in this.

 

I listen to mostly instrumental jazz(guitarists) from the likes of Peter White, Earl Klugh, Larry Carlton, Antonio Forcione etc. I rarely listen to pop and rock on headphones as these types of music are best relished at higher SPLs, and listening to these music at high volume levels on headphones may cause permanent irreversible damage if not properly monitored. 

 

Anyway I'll try out some of the suggestions here. 

Thanks in advance.



 

post #7 of 7
Thread Starter 


Thanks for the recommendation. But the Panasonic looks a tad ugly to me. Anyway I've shortlisted Audio Technica ATH-T200 and have created a new thread for this.

 

Cheers.

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