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Help uber appreciated: [JVC Riptidz] vs. [KSC75] vs. [Monoprice 8320] vs [JVC Xplosives] for RUNNING

Poll Results: Which is the best for running?

 
  • 0% (0)
    JVC Riptidz
  • 28% (2)
    Koss KSC75
  • 28% (2)
    Monoprice 8320
  • 14% (1)
    JVC Xplosives
  • 28% (2)
    Other, you fool
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

NOTE: I've used the search function already - which had some results - but I'd still like a more direct comparison of these four.

Any advice, comments, and suggestions are greatly appreciated cool.gif

As stated in the title, my target is a cheap (under $20) and portable (any type) set for running.

I've done some research and come up with four default/popular fighters:
 

 

-------------THE FIGHTERS-------------

 

1. JVC HAFX8 (Riptidz) - $7, IEM

ADVANTAGE: Apparently liquid resistant

 

2.  Koss KSC75 - $15, Clip-on

ADVANTAGE: Clip-on (could also be a disadvantage?)


3. Monoprice 8320 - $10, IEM

ADVANTAGE: Form factor is more suitable for over-ear style wear

4. JVC FX101 (Xplosives) - $16, IEM
ADVANTAGE: Bass, colorful

 

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I know the prices are hard to compare, but which is the most worthwhile getting in a cost-performance ratio for running?
Factors to consider are: how they stay in, sound quality, durability to sweat, comfort when running, and so on.

Thanks for reading biggrin.gif


 

post #2 of 4

8320s, buy some Comply TX-400 tips and do the tape mod, you have a great sounding pair of IEMs for not much at all.

 

They will stay in no problem.


Edited by some1 - 7/1/12 at 4:14am
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by some1 View Post

8320s, buy some Comply TX-400 tips and do the tape mod, you have a great sounding pair of IEMs for not much at all.

 

They will stay in no problem.

That sounds great -- however, my budget is $20 or less so I cannot get the Comply tips.  Bummer!
Without the tips, would the 8320s still be worthwhile getting? I hear that there are comfort/fit issues, which could be a problem for running.

 

post #4 of 4

Why not?, Monoprice 8320 $7.11 plus shipping and taxes, buy Comply TX-400 off of ebay as budget allows, one pair of tips is less than $10 surely.

 

I know of at least one person who thought they needed clip-ons, and bought some 8320s and is using them for running with Comply tips.


Edited by some1 - 7/3/12 at 2:34am
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