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Need advice for a pair of earphones (200USD Budget)

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My Bose IE2's broke recently and now I'm in the market for a new pair of earphones. My budget is maxed at 200USD (can't go any higher sadly) and I would like some kind of iPhone compatibility. I did some research on my own and I stumbled upon these http://store.moshimonde.com/clarus.html. Does anybody know if these are any good? Reviews seem pretty good and it's within my price range.


Edited by PineappleNoir - 12/15/12 at 1:02am
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Having owned both Westone 4R and Shure SE535, flagship universal fit earphones, I can seriously say that the Klipsch Image S4i's are definitely worth the money, priced at <$100. The S4i's were my intro into the world of high end audio. If you're into bass, the S4i's provide a great amount of it; though I do not own the S4i's at the moment I can't speak much about the other frequencies as I can't remember, however the bass is controlled enough so that the overall sound is not muddied or overwhelmed by bass.

 

The most important factor, in my opinion regarding the S4i's is that they are comfortable. I do not like any of the stock tips that come with the 4R and SE535 and so I would have to buy foam Comply tips, which can add up to a lot of money since they don't last very long. The S4i's stock silicone tips are my favourite tips for my small ear shape. If anything, Klipsch should sell their 'patented' eartips for other earphones.

 

Oh and, S4i is the iPhone version of the S4.

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I have also had the Westone 4R's, but returned them because they just didn't have that certain X factor for me. Among others, I currently have the Klipsch S4's as well as the Klipsch X10i's. For your requirements, my suggestion is the Klipsch X10i's. They are available on Amazon for $193, and have the 3 button Apple control. (play/pause, skip, etc, PLUS voice commands for many Apple devices) But the thing about the X10's is their incredible sound. They are just phenomenal, and until recently, they used to cost closer to 400 USD. I like them much better than the Westies I had. They also are the most comfortable IEM's I've had, and the isolation is top notch as well. I use them on the noisy train all the time.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-X10i-Audiophile-Noise-Isolating-3-button/dp/B00368CICQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355589921&sr=8-1&keywords=klipsch+x10

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