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Thinking of getting a half decent pair for while I'm on the move...

post #1 of 16
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Hey,

As above, I'm considering getting a pair of headphone, earphones or IEMs to use with my phone while on the move since I just picked up an E7 (which I'll be using with an E9 hopefully as my home amp/dac combo) but obviously I can use the E7 while on the move.

 

I was wondering what people would recommend, for walking about etc

And what kind of money would I have to spend to get something worth spending some money on?

 

Thanks

 

Edit:

I'm in the UK btw.


Edited by GeorgeStorm - 9/7/12 at 3:44pm
post #2 of 16
Why settle for half?

Get yerself a decent set of Etymotic MC3s, then throw the NRB Mod at them and enjoy your great IEMs.

Jim
post #3 of 16
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NRB mod?

After a quick google they don't seem that highly rated?

 

And what do you mean about settling for half?


Edited by GeorgeStorm - 9/7/12 at 4:29pm
post #4 of 16
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NRB mod?

After a quick google they don't seem that highly rated?

 

And what do you mean about settling for half?

The NRB Mod can be found here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/626457/nut-rattlin-bass-from-an-ety-yes-yes-yes-how-to-nrb-mod

 

Your title says half decent... You don't have to settle for half!!!

 

Jim

post #5 of 16
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Oh, haha :P

 

Are the MC3s better than the MC5s?

£80 was more than I was ideally looking to spend really, since I don't do THAT much listening while on the move, just thought it might be nice to get something a little better than the free htc ones I'm using at the moment.

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Oh, haha :P

 

Are the MC3s better than the MC5s?

£80 was more than I was ideally looking to spend really, since I don't do THAT much listening while on the move, just thought it might be nice to get something a little better than the free htc ones I'm using at the moment.

My choice would be the MC5s.

 

I thought I read you wanted iPhone controls... My Bad.

 

Sorry, Jim

post #7 of 16
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My choice would be the MC5s.

 

I thought I read you wanted iPhone controls... My Bad.

 

Sorry, Jim

 

Fair enough.

Any other suggestions I should keep my eyes out for? (2nd hand etc)

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Fair enough.

Any other suggestions I should keep my eyes out for? (2nd hand etc)

The money saved on a second hand set would not give you the two year Etymotic Warranty... Which is priceless.

 

Jim

post #9 of 16
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The money saved on a second hand set would not give you the two year Etymotic Warranty... Which is priceless.

 

Jim

 

So the chance of them breaking within 2 years is quite high? :/

 

I'll do some more looking into them then.

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Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm View PostSo the chance of them breaking within 2 years is quite high? :/

 

I'll do some more looking into them then.

I would not say it is high or not high. But why give up that little extra layer of protection.

 

Jim

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I would not say it is high or not high. But why give up that little extra layer of protection.

 

Jim

 

Fair enough, so they are the only ones you'd recommend in that kind of price bracket?

post #12 of 16
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Fair enough, so they are the only ones you'd recommend in that kind of price bracket?

Yes.

post #13 of 16
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Seen a couple of sets in the for sale forums, such as the Rock IT R-50, Vsonic GR07, Yuin PK1 earbuds....
All which would be affordable at 2nd hand prices, but would you still recommend the mc5 over them?
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Seen a couple of sets in the for sale forums, such as the Rock IT R-50, Vsonic GR07, Yuin PK1 earbuds....
All which would be affordable at 2nd hand prices, but would you still recommend the mc5 over them?

Your choice now just became a little more dificult.

My first set of Used Etys was purchased from eBay.

Great as second hand was, I could not be sure that nothing was wrong with them. So I bought a Brand New pair.

I could go on rambling forever. So I will close and say that it sounds as though you have some research to do.

Good Luck, Jim
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