Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Best In-Ear Monitors/ Earphones/Earbuds under $100.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Best In-Ear Monitors/ Earphones/Earbuds under $100.

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I'm in the market for a new pair of In-Ear Monitors and didn't want to settle on anything, but the best. I've tried the usual Skullcandy and Apple fair, which neither I have found worth my money. I've also tried to Astro A*Star In Ears which, while pretty under the radar, performed to my liking, although the build quality was ultimately their detriment, having to replace them 3 times. The acclaimed Klipsch S4/S4i have interested me, yet not enough to fork over the money. I was recently in Best Buy and saw the Sony XBA-1 Earphones that interested me enough to purchase them just on impulse, but had not heard enough about them to blindly purchase them. They also remind me slightly of the UE 700 Earphones, which I have also thought of buying. This pair will mostly be just mobile use, as I use my pair of Koss Pro DJ100s for computer use and they are a delight to me. I intend on getting the UE Triple.fi Pros on Black Friday this year, as they are on sale for $99 on Amazon every year. I suppose these will be used until I get the Triple.fi s, unless a pair stands out and performs outstandingly for the money. I mostly listen to Rock, Alternative, some Metal, and should be good for movies, podcasts, YouTube, and the like. I prefer an L jack, but that wouldn't be a deciding fact if the other features outperform. Build quality is a definite plus, but not nessecary. Thanks for all the feedback, in advance. -Dave


Edited by DavvyJones96 - 6/19/12 at 3:09am
post #2 of 17

Vsonic GR07 $130 on Ebay i think is your best option.

post #3 of 17

I own Koss DJ100, I also own TF10.

Um....from what I can gather you want to purchase something cheap until you get your Triple-fi's on the black Friday sale? How much do you want to spend exactly on this pair? If you're looking between $40 - $60 then I'd recommend the Vsonic GRO6, SoundMAGIC E10 to get by. If you want to spend even less look at something like the Phillips SHE3580 which are highly regarded here. The E10 will give you a similar signature to DJ100 with it's forward mids, I own them also. The treble sparkles a little more in the highs compared. If you want to move up intp the $130 - $150 range I'd recommend Vsonic GRO7 or Yamaha EPH-100.

I'm a little confused on how much you want to spend this time round?


Edited by H20Fidelity - 6/19/12 at 2:15am
post #4 of 17
DUNU I 3C-S should be to your liking, smooth but very detailed sound signature.
post #5 of 17

why anyone is ever suggesting yamaha eph-100?

post #6 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by giorgiocis View Post

why anyone is ever suggesting yamaha eph-100?


Don't worry, I mentioned it in my post.  Team Yamaha remains strong! lol  wink.gif

post #7 of 17

I think maybe the Shures SE215 would attract your interest. You definitely get more than what you pay for the IEM. 

post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 

In the title I stated I'd like to spend around $100. It's all good, though.


Edited by DavvyJones96 - 6/19/12 at 3:09am
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 

Shure is always a trusted name in my book.

post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 

That strikes up a new question: With the Yamaha EPH-100 and Triple.fi 10s being so similar in price, which one is better? If I did my research correctly, The UEs are better as I narrowed it down to them for my top tier in ear (Ha rhymed) pair. 

post #11 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Custom1 View Post

I think maybe the Shures SE215 would attract your interest. You definitely get more than what you pay for the IEM

I dont think you will. There are many other options, perhaps with less known names among mainstream consumers. At approximately the same price you can get much better sound quality if you go for Vsonic / Fischer Audio / Brainwavz /other more budget friendly brands. I'd suggest something like GR07. The ultimate budget all-rounder, although slightly more expensive than Shure SE215.

post #12 of 17
Hisound Crystal would always be good for you too.
post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by DavvyJones96 View Post

That strikes up a new question: With the Yamaha EPH-100 and Triple.fi 10s being so similar in price, which one is better? If I did my research correctly, The UEs are better as I narrowed it down to them for my top tier in ear (Ha rhymed) pair. 


I own Yamaha EPH-100 too. tongue_smile.gif

It's not a matter of which is better between these two IEM's but which sound signature you prefer. Slightly recessed mids of TF10 or almost evenly opposite, forward EPH-100 mids. The Yamaha's have a touch more bass in quantity hitting lower in sub bass regions, but lose out in layering to TF10 with it's higher bass quality and resolution. Highs have to go to TF10 they're well extended over the EPH which still performs very well mind you. The TF10 overall signature is 'slightly' cleaner / clearer and so it should for a triple armature. If someone hadn't of told you - one would almost think they're listening to a BA with EPH-100. It's a very clever micro driver Yamaha have going there.

I use them both at different times, fairly evenly however, lean towards the Yamaha when going out and about.


Edited by H20Fidelity - 6/19/12 at 4:03am
post #14 of 17

looking for the best possible earphones for $100 or under. bass must be powerful and smooth, very little or no distortion. what should i go for?

post #15 of 17

i am planning to buy diddbeats by dr dre beats.how are they for my ipod touch?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Portable Headphones, Earphones and In-Ear Monitors › Best In-Ear Monitors/ Earphones/Earbuds under $100.