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Looking Fot The Most Comfortable In Ear Headphones around a 100$

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Just like the title says, i am looking for a IE headphones that will be very very comfortable and that wont fall out of my ear. Sound Quality comes second to me because i will use them only for running and hiking. Thanks in advance

post #2 of 11

You will have to go with the Phonak IEMs. They are the most comfortable you can get and sound just great. The whole series from 012 to 132 (no including the 232) have the shouting and driver. They just have different accessories and filters which tune the sound. You can get new flyers separate. 

 

Basically:

 

Bass= Green

Neutral = Grey (mine and most peoples favourite_

V shaped= Black

 

The 012 is the cheapest and comes just with green filters. 022 has a remote/mic.

The 112 is more expensive and has a case and comes with grey and black filters. 122 has a mic/remote.

 

132 has a 3 button control/mic and grey and black filters.

 

This is the way you probably have to go if you want comfort.

post #3 of 11

Don't discount the Sennheiser/Adidus Sport Series of sweat resistant headsets either.

 

Good Luck, Jim

 

PS Here's a Linky: http://www.sennheiserusa.com/sport-headphones-earbuds-Sennheiser-adidas

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replys. How about the bose ie2s? Hear from many people that they are the most comfortable ies they had

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Thanks for the replys. How about the bose ie2s? Hear from many people that they are the most comfortable ies they had

The Bose i have tried on before and they both do not sound no were near as good and are not as comfortable. I have tried over 35 IEMs and the most comfortable are the Phonaks. Ask anyone who has tried, they will agree!

post #6 of 11

The Bose will stay in your ear with their fitting system.

 

Plus, If you buy them from your local brick and mortar store, they should come with a return policy/period.

 

Cheers, Jim

post #7 of 11

Bose might be comfortable but it certainly won't last very long...If you're willing to spend that much, maybe consider a Westone 1. Virtually impossible to dislodge and comfortable enough for most to sleep with them on.

post #8 of 11

I had a pair of Bose IE that I used daily for 2 1/2 years. They developed an intermittent short in the left ear and Bose replaced them with the IE2 for $50 even though they were out of warranty. In my opinion, you would be hard pressed to find a more comfortable earbud although I don't really think of them as an IEM - they don't fit into the ear canal like a normal IEM and offer little to no isolation. For your purposes, that is probably a good thing. If you are running or hiking you probably will not want isolation and you won't want the microphonics that an IEM will produce with each step.

 

I agree that the Bose IE2 are not the best sound you can buy for $100 and the retail price is probaly too high. That said, I have gotten my money's worth out of them and still use them daily in situations where I do not want isolation.

post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 

Ya that was my other question as well. Will they be stable and last me a year? Heard mixed reviews on this but what simply breaks most of the time?

post #10 of 11

The "Stay-Hear" tips will do just that - stay in your ear (comfortably) unless you yank on them. The cable is pretty thin so I'm guessing that is where most failures occur.

post #11 of 11

Most comfortable I have used is the m6, had a few long trips while being a passenger in a car for 6+ hours with those in the whole time and no discomfort and use them for exercise as well.

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