Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › [Sorry, just realised that I should have posted this question in the dedicated advice thread - request for mods to delete]
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Sorry, just realised that I should have posted this question in the dedicated advice thread -...

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

My pair of Klipsch S4i's have decided to give up on me, and I'm hesitant to purchase another pair, as I expect that flimsy cable would do the same thing again, so I'm looking at other options around this price range. Unfortunately, while I appreciate that it greatly restricts my choices, the remote and mic is an essential for me, since I'll be using them with my iPhone, and want to be able to take calls and change tracks while cycling.

 

I enjoyed the Klipsches for their bass response, though with my next purchase I might like something a little more balanced if possible (though I confess, I'm hardly an audiophile). Of some consideration would be noise isolation, but this can I suppose be rectified with third party tips.

 

When I bought my last pair, I was considering the Etymotic hf2 as a possible alternative, and these are back on my list of considerations again, as I understand they might give me the more balanced sound I'm looking for (perhaps too much so though?). The Sennheiser CX880i's are also on my list of possibilities.

 

My music tastes are mainly electronica, trip-hop, 2-step, and ambient.

 

Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. :)


Edited by mattlmx - 6/16/12 at 2:02pm
post #2 of 5

The HF2s are a good choice, But I would hardly call them cheap.

 

The Etymotic MC3s are a little less expensive.

 

And then there are the Apple In Ear Monitors. But, I suspect that you are not using an Apple product for a phone.

 

Also, I would point you to the Comply NR-10i, It is a noise isolating headphone produced by Comply Foam. It has threaded Comply Foam tips that won't pull off in your ears. I have the NR-10 model (non phone control). Very nice after burn in for only 58 bucks. The i model will be about 20 bucks more.

 

Good Luck, Jim

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks Jim :)

 

Do you have any idea how the sound of the NR-10 would compare to the S4?

post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

I realise I probably should have posted this in the dedicated advice thread, so I'm going to close this and put my post in there. Sorry guys.

post #5 of 5
I would say that the NR-10s are a budget IEM. Unique, only because they were marketed by Comply.

Not sure how the S4s Sound, never heard them.

Sorry I could not have been more helpful.

Jim
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › [Sorry, just realised that I should have posted this question in the dedicated advice thread - request for mods to delete]