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Which earphones should I buy? budget is up to 150$

post #1 of 11
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Dear all,

 

This is my first post. Up till now I was kind of "passive" forum viewer.. 

 

 

I own Klipsch Image S4 for several years now. The truth I'm pretty happy with the sound quality, less happy with the noise isolation nevertheless since I replaced the tips, the noise isolation got better results. 
 
Unfortunately the left earphone stopped working, I guess due malfunction in the wiring inside the earphone. (If I play with the cord sometimes I hear the music for a split second).
 
Enough with the introduction.
Here comes my dilemma:
 
I want to take this oprotunity and upgrade my gear... gs1000.gif
 
Budget is 130 - 150 $ USD 
 
my profile:
 
1) Hear mostly rock (from Pink Floyd to U2), some pop .(say, Rihanna?) and LATIN music too
 
2) The bass is very important to me 
 
3) Noise Isolation is of course a key, because I spend many hours on flights 
 
4) I own COWON D2 mp3 player (yes old but i LOVE it!) and also occasionally using it with my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy 2) 
 
 
There are some models I've read about them:
 
1) Etymotic HF2 or HF5 - I understand they are just good headphones. I'm afraid though that the bass is not well enough. 
2) Klipsch X5 - they may upgrade headphone I have? or prehaps the X10?
3) Shure SE215 - Shure headphones were the first IE I experienced with. I remember they were good. Do not know what model specifically it was.. already forgot, it was 8 years ago.
 
Is there another model that I should consider? what you guys are recommend ? & why?
 
thanks!
Jack

Edited by jaksirak - 3/2/13 at 10:51am
post #2 of 11

I would say the Atrio Pro's with the MG7 drivers.  Best bass I've heard.  You can get em for around $100 bucks too with the coupon code at atrio.me

 

I think the code is costprog50% but don't quote me on that, a quick search would easily find it for you.
 

post #3 of 11

how could u mispell Pink floyd like that??

post #4 of 11
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OMG... of course: Pink Floyd

writing fast.. damm it

post #5 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zach915m View Post

I would say the Atrio Pro's with the MG7 drivers.  Best bass I've heard.  You can get em for around $100 bucks too with the coupon code at atrio.me

 

I think the code is costprog50% but don't quote me on that, a quick search would easily find it for you.
 

 

thanks for the prompt feedback

what about the Noise Isolation? are they good? 

post #6 of 11

Isolation is good, bass is excellent, it meets all your needs.

post #7 of 11

Atrio MG7 would be good for you. It fed me with a lot off bass to the point where I no longer enjoy bass heavy audio stuffs. But don't worry, mids and treble are clean and good with the Atrios, it's just me who has since moving on to something brighter.


Edited by GN-0015 - 3/2/13 at 11:46am
post #8 of 11

id recommend the tf10's in your price range. its a fun iem yet highly detailed probably the best iem in the price range.

post #9 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mooses9 View Post

id recommend the tf10's in your price range. its a fun iem yet highly detailed probably the best iem in the price range.

 

Hi,

 

first tank you!

did you mean the Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10? are they comfertable? I read in the review that this is one of their problems.

post #10 of 11
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hi all,

 

finally I chose the E215. so far OK.. just OK because they are not very comfertable to my ears. I tried smaller tips.

what am I doing wrong?

 

thank you all.

Jack

post #11 of 11

have you tried ALL the tips? whats not fitting the actual ear piece, or the tips themselves?

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