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First good earphones!

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone,

 

I usually use my PX 200ii's when i'm at school, but i have a lot of books to carry so putting them on becomes a hassle. I've probably smacked myself in the face more times than i can count. That has got to stop. When i'm lazy, i just use the ipod earphones. That has also got to stop. The music i enjoy listening to are mainly soundtracks. Maybe some rock, pop, and edm, but soundtracks are my main thing. So something with good mids? My budget is $50, and I do not like in ear earphones.

 

Thanks! 

post #2 of 14

So do you want on ears? That I guess are easier to put on than the PX200's?

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

Oh gosh. Sorry! I meant like the ones that go in in? Haha. I want earphones that have the same look as the apple earphones as opposed to the shure se215.

post #4 of 14

Oh ok :) So earbuds? If you like those, your best bet under $50 would be something like the Yuin PK2:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1PCS-Yuin-PK2-Diy-Project-PRO-Quality-Professional-hifi-Earphone-/221196041398?pt=US_DJ_Monitoring_Headphones&hash=item33804fbcb6

 

Yuin products have always been good for the money, and the upgraded cable will give it a tad nicer look.

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

Yeah, earbuds. Haha totally had a brain fart. What I meant to say was that I don't like the ones that go in the ear canal. And, thanks! I'll check them out.
 

post #6 of 14

If you want something else, Apple's Earpods actually aren't bad either.

post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by mosshorn View Post

If you want something else, Apple's Earpods actually aren't bad either.


Those are the ones I currently use, aside from the px 200ii. I would like something with better quality.

post #8 of 14

Before you give up on the Apple Earpods, go to Radio Shack and get some of those foam covers to go over them.   With those put on the earpods, you get a MUCH bettter seal.   Turns it into a whole other ballgame.   Give it a shot.   You may be pleasantly surprised how good they can be when you get those foam covers put on.   They don't even sound like the same earbud.

 

If ya do it, there's no need to cut any holes in the covers.   Just slip them on and adjust them so the back vent is not covered. 


Edited by lwien - 5/20/13 at 11:28pm
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by lwien View Post

Before you give up on the Apple Earpods, go to Radio Shack and get some of those foam covers to go over them.   With those put on the earpods, you get a MUCH bettter seal.   Turns it into a whole other ballgame.   Give it a shot.   You may be pleasantly surprised how good they can be when you get those foam covers put on.   They don't even sound like the same earbud.

 

If ya do it, there's no need to cut any holes in the covers.   Just slip them on and adjust them so the back vent is not covered. 


Interesting. Maybe I'll give it a try if I can't find anything better! :)

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by erincamera View Post


Interesting. Maybe I'll give it a try if I can't find anything better! :)

 



You may want to give this a shot before you spend any money on new earbuds.    You may find that it'll save ya some money.  The difference is far from subtle.


Edited by lwien - 5/20/13 at 11:47pm
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by lwien View Post

 



You may want to give this a shot before you spend any money on new earbuds.    You may find that it'll save ya some money.  The difference is far from subtle.


Are they just some generic foam covers? Do they come in a blister pack? I have 2 sets of earpods and have never listened to them as I always keep my iPhone accessories in new shape in order to get the best resale when it is time to upgrade - I would like to try them, though.

post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by Ivabign View Post


Are they just some generic foam covers? Do they come in a blister pack? I have 2 sets of earpods and have never listened to them as I always keep my iPhone accessories in new shape in order to get the best resale when it is time to upgrade - I would like to try them, though.

 

Yes, they are generic and come in a blister pack.  

 

You can get cheaper ones on Amazon, but the Radio Shack ones are a bit thicker and stronger so they don't tear when putting them on, plus they provide a better seal, yet are acoustically transparent.

 

It changed my opinion on the earpods from, "these are awful", to, "these are pretty nice".

post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 

Thanks! I'll check those out!
 

post #14 of 14

If you're using a later idevice (iPod Touch 4/5, iPhone 4/5) - also check out the Accudio app (https://itunes.apple.com/app/accudio-pro/id553759905?mt=8).

 

I use the new pods (with foam covers) a lot at work (my SE535 block too much sound so impractical).  Combined with the Accudio app (basically a preset EQ to create a flat response), IMO the earpods climb to a higher level again.  The best thing about the paid app (its ~ $5.00) is that you can also choose to flavour the hi-fi adjusted EQ.  Eg take the initial setting as Earpod, and then apply a K701 simulation mode.  For someone who wants to change the initial signature of the earpods without extensively mucking around with an add-on parametric EQ, Accudio is really good.

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