noobie here, where I'm seeking some advice for a pair of in-ear headphones. Pretty much I'm looking for a pair of cans under $150 that would be best for electronic music- techno & house. I brought a pair of Sony's (can't remember the model) about 2 yrs ago for about $100 and they just crapped out so looking to invest about the same just with much better sound quality. If anyone can suggest about 2-3 to choose from, I would highly appreciate it.
If it helps, I'll be using them for to/from work and at work for the most part- an avg of 5hrs/day. Most use for my Android phone (HTC One S).
Wait, you refer to wanting in-ears and cans at the same time, which one is it?
For IEMs, try the FXD80, really good for electronic. Cans-wise, look into the HP700(favourite for electronic at that price)/M50s. Maybe the DT770 if you can deal with the size.
Over-ear styles - try the PFE122, GR07. I heard the A8, and pretty much any in-ear would give you better bass than those.
I have the S4's right now and kinda miss my RE0's and how clear they were...I liked them for just wanting to chill out in the car and drift.
Would the HF5 for $60 be a good deal? I really need something comfortable and that is good for folk, indie rock, etc.....worried about the HF5 not being comfortable to wear for over an hour. Also concerned about their microphonics.
Where did you find the HF5 for $60? That's a ridiculously good deal. They're already a massive value at 100, since they come so close (85-90%) to the ER4P. They would definitely be a step up from the RE0, from which I upgraded to the ER4P a while back. Sound is flat and clear. Comfort is a hit and miss. Some people like the deep fit, some don't. While I like it, the triflanges can hurt a bit too much at times. Try the Olives instead, much better in comfort. I get no microphonics when I wear them over ear (push them in deep, so they don't hang out too much) and from the back of the head.
I'm new to the forums and it looks like this is the place to ask the question I joined up to ask instead of clogging up the main forums.
I used to have some soundmagic PL50s until they rather unfortunately died. I liked the sound on them (especially with comply tips) - I listen to a mix of rock and lighter a capella stuff, so they seemed to suit my music fairly well, without being too light on the bass.
I'm considering either some Phonak Audeo PFE 012's or some Shure SE215's as a replacement. Previous phones I've enjoyed were the Phillips SHE 9850 and Shure E3c (both sadly now gone.)
Are either of the two I mentioned there worth the money? Is this a sensible price point - should I move to the £120-ish mark instead? Any advice that people have would be very much appreciated!
EDIT: Oh and I have some Comply t100 foam tips left over, which is leading me to lean towards the Shure's at the moment, but I can always get some t130's for the Phonaks. They're just a bit harder to source in the UK.
The PFE012 would be closer to the PL50s. Your budget's fine. They are really good all-rounders, and will be decent upgrades. I actually hate the foams with the PFEs, I would just stick to the stock silicone tips.