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Earbuds under $200

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

My Klipsch Image S4's have recently broke. While they sounded great, they only lasted about 9 months (and I lost my packaging with warranty).

 

Because of this, I'm looking to spend more on earbuds in the hopes that build quality will be better, and sound quality as well.

 

Music I listed to:

 

Classic rock

New era rock

Hip hop/ rap

dubstep/house music etc.

 

Thanks guys!

post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shermanator View Post

My Klipsch Image S4's have recently broke. While they sounded great, they only lasted about 9 months (and I lost my packaging with warranty).

 

Because of this, I'm looking to spend more on earbuds in the hopes that build quality will be better, and sound quality as well.

 

Music I listed to:

 

Classic rock

New era rock

Hip hop/ rap

dubstep/house music etc.

 

Thanks guys!

 

Are you specifically asking about buds or IEM's?

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

Well, i'm not sure, as I do not know the difference between the two.

 

Care to elaborate?

post #4 of 16

Based on your choice of music, I would highly recommend Ultimate Triple Fi 10. Been using them for the last 3 years, and still works well. I listen to a lot of hip-hop, reggae and rock. Perfectly isolating, great bass and clear vocals. You must make sure they fit well to get the most out of them, though. 

post #5 of 16

I would recommend Sennheiser omx 980. I have one pair (I have bought pair for using with my iphone 4s) and I am thinking about selling them because I don`t have time for using too much work;( ].

Very nice sounding headphones especially for rock music.


Edited by mimat777 - 6/1/12 at 12:06pm
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by Shermanator View Post

Well, i'm not sure, as I do not know the difference between the two.

 

Care to elaborate?

 

 

IEM's are what your S4's are where they are inserted into the ear while ear buds are the ones that sit on the outside of the ear.  IEM's are better imo because of the fit and noise isolation.

 

The TF10 would be good but so would the GR07, EPH-100 or MG7. they all work well with the music you listed.

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

In that case, yes, I am looking for IEM's.

 

 

I'll look into everything mentioned ITT, thank you.

 

Edit: I guess another question is, how will the more expensive options mentioned compare to S4's...?


Edited by Shermanator - 6/1/12 at 1:50pm
post #8 of 16

The S4 was my first decent IEM also and the more expensive ones like what I mentioned all sound much better with better clarity and detail along with a more cohesive soundstage.  If you love bass (the S4 is bass heavy) then the ones is mentioned all have good bass with the MG7 having the best quality and quantity but the EPH-100 and GR07 still have plenty.

post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 

Well Techno Kid, since you own all IEM's mentioned, do you have a favorite?

 

This is a very hard decision for me, and I am looking for something to get me over the fence :).

post #10 of 16

Why spend so much????? Spend $20 on a JVC HA-FX40.

post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by JK1 View Post

Why spend so much????? Spend $20 on a JVC HA-FX40.

I'd like my next IEM's to be a step up from my S4's, I don't see the HA-FX40 fulfilling that need....

post #12 of 16

Go with the TF10, once you get tired of replacing tips, you are ripe to get custom shells and all will be right in the world.

post #13 of 16

Well I really like the R-50, its balanced and very detailed with a smooth presentation and very nice soundstage.  Amazon has them for $119.99 with free shipping so they're a great deal and sound better than my TF10's imo.  The other would be the EPH-100 which has a lot of the same characteristics as the R-50 with a balanced, detailed sound signature but the one thing the EPH-100 does better than the R-50 is it has stronger bass response.  Both are excellent IEM's but I feel the R-50 is a little bit better.

post #14 of 16
I would highly recommend Ultimate Triple Fi 10. Been using them for the last 1 year, and still works well.The sound quality is always perfect.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 

Looks like I am going with the R-50's guys.

 

Thanks for all the help.

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