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Looking for IEM to be used primarily with iPhone. Budget around $150.

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I'm considering the Yamaha EPH-100SL, but the lack of volume controls and mic if I get a phone call is a minor ding.  For the price, is there anything better I can get?  I'm not looking for anyting more than a nice detailed sound.  I'd be willing to jump to $200 if there is a considerable difference in quality.  Also, if I can use them while running, that's a bonus, but not a necessity (dunno if i'd want to risk damaging IEMs at this price :))

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Here's a bunch within that range:

 

 

 
 
 
 
Shure SE-215 with ipod controls are within the $150.00 range also.

Edited by FieldingMellish - 10/3/12 at 6:29am
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Audio technica ckm500 mic version is perfect for your needs. Comparable sq to eph100 at $70-80.
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If you can deal without the mic than the Ortofon e-Q5 is well worth the $198.99 they cost imo.  Balanced detailed sound with good bass and a large soundstage an sound every bit as good as the Westone W4 which is twice the price.  

 

Also the Hifiman RE262 and Rockit R-50 are really good sounding IEM's though I like the e-Q5 just a tad bit better.  All three would be fine for running, I've jogged with them all and had no problems but make sure you don't get sweat in them.

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ue600vi is good choice
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The Etymotic HF5, GR07, GR01, DBA-02 and Klipsch Image X10i are very detailed IEMs and offers good isolation. But with added remote//volume control these IEMs ( Harmen Kardon AE, HF3, Sony XBA3i, UE TF10i, Image X10i,) are recommended.


Edited by ZARIM - 10/3/12 at 9:40am
post #7 of 51
Thread Starter 

Thanks to everyone for the suggetsions.  Lots of research to do now. :)

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Let me ask one more stupid question.  Between the ATH-CKM500is for about $90 on Amazon, the Shure SE215k for $100 and the EPH 100 SL at $150, which will give the best bang for my buck?

post #9 of 51
Definetly ckm500, they are way better than se215(i have both), eph100 should be around same level.
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Definetly ckm500, they are way better than se215(i have both), eph100 should be around same level.

That's amazing.  Same quality for almost half the price?

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Originally Posted by rikardoliepa View Post

Definetly ckm500, they are way better than se215(i have both), eph100 should be around same level.

 

 

Way better? You mean in your opinion, right? I kept the SE-215 and sold off my CKM500. 

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Way better? You mean in your opinion, right? I kept the SE-215 and sold off my CKM500. 

 

 

I'm with you, a friend of mine has the ckm500 and I didn't think it sounded as good as what some have clamed but everyone has different sound signatures they like.  I think for the price your willing to spend you can get one that sounds better than the ckm500.

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Image x10i is my vote!
 

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To the OP, what are the music that you're listening to?

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http://www.headphone.com/headphones/denon-ah-c710.php

 

if u can somehow get a pair of this...its heaven at earthly price...seems to be discontinued..:P

Everyday i am astounded by its sound thru my ipad as i sit by the river... listening to bossa nova breakfast channel.

Deep clear bass...3D soundstage, smooth clear highs without sibilance.

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