I currently have a pair of Sony MDR-EX510's that I use daily. I've had them for about a year or so and came from a pair of Sony earbuds in the past (can't remember model, like EX71 or something).
I bought the EX-510's cause I got them about $50 cheaper than they are now. I like nice earbuds and something that sounds good and I think the Sony's I have sound pretty good.. I listen to Hip-Hop (more old school). I have been looking for some new earbuds as I never loved the 510's as I hate the wrap around the neck cord that they and all sony earbuds have.
I use them mainly with my phones and my current one is the Samsung GS3. I was considering the Yamaha EPH-100Sl because of the look/size and the positive reviews they have going on. They also fit my budget ($150). I was also considering the UE 700's though because they're small and have no mic and the fact that bestbuy has them. I have a $100 gift card for bestbuy so these would cost me like $40 out of pocket. I don't wanna buy something that's gonna be junk though. So if the UE's are junk, I'd rather not buy them, despite having the gift card.
What would you guys do/What would you suggest I do?
Also, is the plug on the UE 700's the straight plug now or the L-shape?
Edit: I live in the city and am on the train or near lots of people/traffic all the time so I want the ones that won't lose quality of sound from outer noise like the kind I'm around.
Thanks for the help.
Edited by 20degrees - 7/23/12 at 4:13pm