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post #1861 of 5343

Sup guys,

 

I have a $100 budget and am looking for PORTABLE, closed headphones or IEMs

 

I listen to a wide range of music. I would say that EDM, indie, and classical (usually "epic" soundtracks from movies) make the top of the list.

 

I should probably also mention that I have owned the  pana HJE900's and like the v sound signature. Unfortunately, the cord wasn't very durable and soon gave out on me. Several cord replacements later, I have concluded that it's time for new headphones. As of recently, I've been looking at the JVC S500's and the Sony MHC1. However, comfort and durability have kept me astray as I am unwilling to make modifications to the headphones. 

 

Enlighten me head-fiers! What should I purchase??

post #1862 of 5343
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Originally Posted by softrally View Post

Hi, I'm looking for a bassy IEM under $100 or so. I love my TripleFi 10, but sometimes I just want to indulge myself in a ton of bass. I had the Monster Turbines for about a week before, but the treble wasn't sparkly enough for me. I usually listen to alternative rock and electronica. Any suggestions? I heard that the Sony MH1C is good-will they suit my needs well? Thanks for the help.

 

P.S. Good isolation is preferred.

 

MH1C aren't sparkly by any means. The JVCs (FXD80, FXT90) have great globs of satisfying bass and are pretty sparkly.

 

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Originally Posted by HungryHippo View Post

Sup guys,

 

I have a $100 budget and am looking for PORTABLE, closed headphones or IEMs

 

I listen to a wide range of music. I would say that EDM, indie, and classical (usually "epic" soundtracks from movies) make the top of the list.

 

I should probably also mention that I have owned the  pana HJE900's and like the v sound signature. Unfortunately, the cord wasn't very durable and soon gave out on me. Several cord replacements later, I have concluded that it's time for new headphones. As of recently, I've been looking at the JVC S500's and the Sony MHC1. However, comfort and durability have kept me astray as I am unwilling to make modifications to the headphones. 

 

Enlighten me head-fiers! What should I purchase??

 

For IEMs, look above at the JVCs. Fantastic for electronic. Will have to ask Doc about the full-sized stuff.

 
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Originally Posted by Chimecho View Post

Back here again, I've amped up my budget to around $200CAD. Still looking for an IEM with warm mids and an accurate but not overly punchy bass (not the main emphasis though). I've got small ears, so something that its comfortable with decent isolation would be great. It'd be great if the earphones themselves as a whole were fairly small. Thanks!

 

Oh, so you've bumped that budget. Immediately you know I'm going to say PFE122. But now you have the GR07, W2, and RE262 in the slough as well (warm mids, accurate bass). The Phonaks are again, very small and will most likely fit your ears better.

 

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Originally Posted by alex d View Post

hifiman re272 or more neutral rockit sounds r50 or vsonic gr07

 

You'll have to expand on the question a bit more. Are you asking which one is more neutral, or which one should suit you the best? If it's the latter, you'll have to describe your sound preferences, genres, etc.

post #1863 of 5343

Ultrasone HFI 780, Logitech UE 6000 or someting entirely else? I am really looking for portable headphones with good looks and sound, music is mostly post-rock, prog-metal, indie and classical

post #1864 of 5343

Hi guys,

 

I'm thinking of upgrading from the TF10s and was wondering if I could get anything better for ~$200?

 

I'm in Australia and the Sony XBA-3s are going for $150. Are they any good?

 

Importantly, I want something that is comfortable, easy to wear/insert and is durable.

 

Thanks!

post #1865 of 5343

Is the Sony XB400 any good?

They are on sale for $35 today. I'm think to pull my trigger.

post #1866 of 5343

Hey guys,

 

I'm a newbie, looking for some advice. I'm after a pair of IEMs, price range is around $100, but I'd be willing to go a bit higher for the right set. I'll be using them primarily with my iPhone 4S, so an in-line mic and three-button control is a must. I'm also looking for reasonably small form factor as I plan to use them under a skiing helmet that has strapped down padded ear covers.

 

My last set were Spider Realvoice, which I got after reading some good reviews on here. Unfortunately there was too much hardware outside my ear to use them with the ski helmet. In any case, one of the drivers has stopped working and its not worth sending them back to get repaired. The in-ear fit with one of the standard tips was pretty good, and I liked them for having the mic located close to my mouth rather than way down on the main cable. http://www.head-fi.org/products/spider-realvoice-vertical-in-the-ear-headphone

 

I'm not an audiophile by any means, but like a bit of bass and clarity around the vocal range.

 

I've had a look through the Head-Fi equipment pages, but found it tough to narrow down those that had in-line mics and those that didn't.

 

Any suggestions would be awesome. Cheers!

post #1867 of 5343
Damaged my Triple Fi 10s that i bought on the forums here almost 2 years ago. Shattered, they still work, just the volume seems to not get up anywhere near where it used to. So i started researching the Shures and the Westones and i kept changing my mind about what i should get. I think i finally settled on the Westone UM3X's but would like to here a bit of support either way. Requirements: Around the $200 AUD mark. (up to about 250 US) Use with iPod 80gb & iPhone 4s primarily Noise cancellation preferred Listen to a lot of hard rock, stoner rock, acoustic guitar. In terms of what sound signature i like i really dont know how to describe it. I like my bass low, good clarity & a full chunky sound. I really enjoyed the Triple Fi' 10s, although i had a few problems with them not liking to stay in my ears which i think must be pretty small on the inside. Other ideas ive had have been: Westone UM2 Shure 315 but thats really it... i keep going round in circles! i love high quality gear but am not that rich so i want to make the most of my 200 or so dollars. Cheers!
post #1868 of 5343
AKG K518 or the CAL! For a bass portable set? I've got an M50 but the bass just doesnt tickle my fancy enough
post #1869 of 5343
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Originally Posted by invalid404 View Post

AKG K518 or the CAL! For a bass portable set? I've got an M50 but the bass just doesnt tickle my fancy enough

 

Size-wise, the CALs are portable enough. The AKGs will be even more portable (built more towards that application as well), isolates better, and hits harder down low.

 

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Originally Posted by spaycecoyote View Post

Hey guys,

 

I'm a newbie, looking for some advice. I'm after a pair of IEMs, price range is around $100, but I'd be willing to go a bit higher for the right set. I'll be using them primarily with my iPhone 4S, so an in-line mic and three-button control is a must. I'm also looking for reasonably small form factor as I plan to use them under a skiing helmet that has strapped down padded ear covers.

 

My last set were Spider Realvoice, which I got after reading some good reviews on here. Unfortunately there was too much hardware outside my ear to use them with the ski helmet. In any case, one of the drivers has stopped working and its not worth sending them back to get repaired. The in-ear fit with one of the standard tips was pretty good, and I liked them for having the mic located close to my mouth rather than way down on the main cable. http://www.head-fi.org/products/spider-realvoice-vertical-in-the-ear-headphone

 

I'm not an audiophile by any means, but like a bit of bass and clarity around the vocal range.

 

I've had a look through the Head-Fi equipment pages, but found it tough to narrow down those that had in-line mics and those that didn't.

 

Any suggestions would be awesome. Cheers!

Hard to find a inline mic AND a three button control at that price range. There's the S4, they have quite a bit of bass, but sound is sort of middling compared to the newer offers. There's also the HF3 which has both, fits deeply so the helmet thing isn't a worry, outstandingly clear, detailed and resolving, not to mention that they isolates like crazy. However, the bass is fairly flat and not emphasized.

 

Another small form-factor IEM would be the PFE022, but they only have a mic, not a remote.

 

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Originally Posted by Seekky View Post

Is the Sony XB400 any good?

They are on sale for $35 today. I'm think to pull my trigger.

 

The old XB lineup were good enough. Not sure about the newer ones, but if they're on sale, no harm in trying them out. Who knows, they might actually be amazing.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by zerolancelot View Post

Hi guys,

 

I'm thinking of upgrading from the TF10s and was wondering if I could get anything better for ~$200?

 

I'm in Australia and the Sony XBA-3s are going for $150. Are they any good?

 

Importantly, I want something that is comfortable, easy to wear/insert and is durable.

 

Thanks!

 

XBA-3s for 150 are decent. For the 99$ price at the Future Shop sale, they were even better, but more than likely they won't come close to that price again. Comfort is a strength with them, build is plastic, but the decent kind that would most likely last. Full-bodied bass and mids, sometimes stuff gets a bit diffused, but overall a good phone.

 

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Originally Posted by Portable Mink View Post

Damaged my Triple Fi 10s that i bought on the forums here almost 2 years ago. Shattered, they still work, just the volume seems to not get up anywhere near where it used to. So i started researching the Shures and the Westones and i kept changing my mind about what i should get. I think i finally settled on the Westone UM3X's but would like to here a bit of support either way. Requirements: Around the $200 AUD mark. (up to about 250 US) Use with iPod 80gb & iPhone 4s primarily Noise cancellation preferred Listen to a lot of hard rock, stoner rock, acoustic guitar. In terms of what sound signature i like i really dont know how to describe it. I like my bass low, good clarity & a full chunky sound. I really enjoyed the Triple Fi' 10s, although i had a few problems with them not liking to stay in my ears which i think must be pretty small on the inside. Other ideas ive had have been: Westone UM2 Shure 315 but thats really it... i keep going round in circles! i love high quality gear but am not that rich so i want to make the most of my 200 or so dollars. Cheers!

 

Fun, chunky, sounds like the UM3X. They do good with those kinds of rock IMO, since soundstage is less of a worry, and these separate and resolve better than they present a large stage. I think you'll be good with them.

post #1870 of 5343
Quote:
Originally Posted by spaycecoyote View Post

Hey guys,

I'm a newbie, looking for some advice. I'm after a pair of IEMs, price range is around $100, but I'd be willing to go a bit higher for the right set. I'll be using them primarily with my iPhone 4S, so an in-line mic and three-button control is a must. I'm also looking for reasonably small form factor as I plan to use them under a skiing helmet that has strapped down padded ear covers.

My last set were Spider Realvoice, which I got after reading some good reviews on here. Unfortunately there was too much hardware outside my ear to use them with the ski helmet. In any case, one of the drivers has stopped working and its not worth sending them back to get repaired. The in-ear fit with one of the standard tips was pretty good, and I liked them for having the mic located close to my mouth rather than way down on the main cable. http://www.head-fi.org/products/spider-realvoice-vertical-in-the-ear-headphone

I'm not an audiophile by any means, but like a bit of bass and clarity around the vocal range.

I've had a look through the Head-Fi equipment pages, but found it tough to narrow down those that had in-line mics and those that didn't.

Any suggestions would be awesome. Cheers!

Seen some good reveiws of the Velodyne vPulse that seems to fit most or all your needs (not sure how good the vocal clarity is). I am considering buying a pair myself but might end up going for a more expensive Monster model (Tributes maybe... Need more input).
post #1871 of 5343

Hello everyone! 

 

After a couple years of Bose IE2's, I've decided its time for new headphones. When it comes to headphone use, I use them for either casual listening (for a couple hours) or while active, such as when I'm at the gym or running. For that reason, I'd prefer it if the headphones had a tendency to stay inside the ears, and comfortably also. I really enjoyed the IE2's for that reason, and I would buy another pair of IE2's, but people have told me I can do better for that amount of money. 

 

Volume control buttons would be nice, but not necessary. Same goes for mic. 

 

I'd also like something with a bit of bass - not so much that my head will hurt afterwards, but enough to enjoy. Don't know if this matters, but I'll be using them with a GS3, an iPod, and with a computer. My budget is around $150! 

 

Thank you so much!

post #1872 of 5343

Hello! 

 

Im seeking guidance on which headphone or inear that i should get. I have a pricerange of 0-200 dollars and i listen to everything except hiphop and rnb. My favourite artists are Frank Sinatra, Peter Gabriel and Sting. 

 

Im want a headphone/in-ear with very good isolation and comfort. You may also wanna know that my earcanals are very, very small and in-ears hardly fit, but if you got any recomendations please tell me! I really wanna try in-ears because i've tried so many headphones.

 

I don't want the m50s 

 

Cheers 


Edited by Jazzkatten - 12/11/12 at 8:29am
post #1873 of 5343

Hi,

I'm looking on head-fi for a while now, and was looking for good portable headphone / IEM.
I found some that are reccomended a few times around this forum. and also looked at the multi reviews of both IEM and portable from |Joker| 

 

I think these are pretty good for using in public transport by looking at reviews/impressions.
but an "expert" ( at least more expert than me :p ) opinion from you guys here, would be great.

 


JVC HA-S400 
AKG K 81DJ / K518
Vsonic GR02 (bass edition)

 



    -budget is like these are priced, so around 30-50 euro's ( $40 - $65 )

    -music preference is hardstyle ( bass heavy is not a bad thing, but needs to be tight punchy i guess. mid's and highs are important too)

    -i live in holland. ( don't know if this is important for tip's)

    -i don't want too much sound leakage, ( I'm going to use it in the train to go to school)

 

what do you suggest. wich is the best? other portable/IEM 's you recommend.


I would really be like people's thoughts on this, and be thankful of it.

 

,Dieder / innox


Edited by Innox - 12/11/12 at 11:57am
post #1874 of 5343

Hi

Im looking for some well isolated headphones i can have while im working. (in ear)

I got really tight ear canals, so it would be great if i could fit comply foam on them.

price range (20-100$)
 


Edited by uberduber92 - 12/11/12 at 12:33pm
post #1875 of 5343

Is there anywhere on the forum a list (as complete as possible I guess) of IEM models (I am mostly interested in universals) that have detachable cables?
 

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