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Asymmetric in-ear buds for around 35-40$

post #1 of 15
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Hi All,

 

I'm pretty new here and would like to hear your guys' opinions. I live in Eastern Europe and I'm not that of an audiophile, still I'd like to have a relatively cheap but decent earphone. My main criterias are that it should be an in-ear one and the cord should be asymmetrical (or J cord, whatever they call it) and shouldn't cost more than 35-40$.

 

Previously I had a Pioneer SE CL21M-J-K, but the cord broke at the base of the plug, so now I can't hear anything.

 

I listen to all types of music (rock, electronic, ambient...the only exceptions would be hardcore techno and house I guess), so maybe a well balanced earphone would be the best. I was pretty satisfied with the sound quality my Pioneer produced, so I'm not looking for one that meets the highest standards.

 

Also I'd prefer the better known brands, as I can mostly buy those from the shops in my country and ordering from global webshops like amazon would be a bit complicated for me.

 

Apologies if I kinda sound noobish, but I asked around in my regional forums, but could not get any advice, so I'm trying my luck here.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

David

post #2 of 15

The Sony EX310 are great punchy bass J cord in earphones with good clarity and fairly widfe soundstage.

post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by ZARIM View Post

The Sony EX310 are great punchy bass J cord in earphones with good clarity and fairly widfe soundstage.


Thanks for the suggestion, I have checked it and it seems I can get it at a few places, not too many though. How does it compare to the Sennheiser CX 300-II? It is more popular here and found a lot of positive feedbacks on it.

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post #5 of 15

Obviously the MH1C. I almost thought this thread was a gag post just to talk about them.
 

post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by macbug View Post

why not try the ever popular Sony MH1C?

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/632892/review-sony-mh1-the-best-kept-secret

 

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Originally Posted by soundstige View Post

Obviously the MH1C. I almost thought this thread was a gag post just to talk about them.
 


Thanks a lot guys, I think I will check this out as well, seems to be a nice one with fair price. Also, this should work with any "normal" MP3 player, right?


Edited by Kizsde - 11/14/12 at 4:00pm
post #7 of 15

Yes, it works 100% with "normal" MP3 players that have never tried to make use of a fourth contact point on the plug (mic, controls, etc.) The only issue is when you have an old phone that used a different set of rules for that fourth contact point than newer phones do.
 

post #8 of 15

Buy a new plug for your pioneers??

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by soundstige View Post

Yes, it works 100% with "normal" MP3 players that have never tried to make use of a fourth contact point on the plug (mic, controls, etc.) The only issue is when you have an old phone that used a different set of rules for that fourth contact point than newer phones do.
 

 

Thanks for the clarification, I'm pretty convinced now that I'll get an MH1C :) Seems to be a blast for the price.

 

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Originally Posted by conkerman View Post

Buy a new plug for your pioneers??

 

Well I was actually thinking recently about "upgrading" my earphones anyway, as the Pioneer was getting a bit weatherbeaten.

post #10 of 15

Yay for new kit :)

 

VSonic GR04/06 have adjustable nozzles. Will have to be an eBay or similar purchase. They are great phones.

post #11 of 15
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Yay for new kit :)

 

VSonic GR04/06 have adjustable nozzles. Will have to be an eBay or similar purchase. They are great phones.


Yay indeed :) By the way, that Vsonic seems pretty cool too, but I think it would be a bit pricey for my right now. Thanks for the suggestion though!

post #12 of 15
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Well just ordered my MH1C yesterday due to the suggestions and reading only good about it. Luckily I'm a fan of J-cords so for me this is the ideal IEM for the price.ksc75smile.gif Thanks for the help guys!
 

post #13 of 15
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Just got my MH1C and I must say the difference is quite remarkable to my old Pioneer. Honestly I have recognized new instruments and other layers of music in the songs I listen to regularly. I have no idea about the more "professional" IEMs, but for me this is perfect! Thanks again for all the suggestions, I probably would not have found out about this little gem if it wasn't for this forum. Cheers!
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Kizsde View Post

Just got my MH1C and I must say the difference is quite remarkable to my old Pioneer. Honestly I have recognized new instruments and other layers of music in the songs I listen to regularly. I have no idea about the more "professional" IEMs, but for me this is perfect! Thanks again for all the suggestions, I probably would not have found out about this little gem if it wasn't for this forum. Cheers!
Awesome! Enjoy smily_headphones1.gif
post #15 of 15

another satisfied customer.

good job people.

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