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$100 ~ $200 IEM Recomendations

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
My Bose IE2s died, so I need new earbuds, but it's very hard to figure out what would be the best choice for me.
What I'm looking for is nice, clear and balanced sound, as well as a sturdy and comfortable design within or close to the 100-200 price range.

I have yet to find a pair as comfortable as the IE2s, but anything that gets close would be great.

Please move this thread if this isn't the right forum. Thanks.
post #2 of 28

Tough one. If you're truly looking for balanced sound here are some ideas:

 

ER-4 is sturdy and balanced, but not very comfortable.

 

RE-400 is balanced and comfortable, but I question it being sturdy.

 

Rockit R-50 is supposedly balanced, but no idea on if it's sturdy or comfortable. Worth looking into, I suppose.

 

GR07 should probably still be a contender. It seemed pretty solid for the short time I owned it.

post #3 of 28

Westone UM2. Really great IEMs for the price, prefer them to the Shure competitors in the price range.

post #4 of 28

I dont know much about IEM's, but i'll give you my recommendations:

 

Philips Fidelio S1 or S2

Marshall Minors

Klipsch s4 or s5

Sony XBA-10, XBA-20, XBA-30 or XBA-40.
 

post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
would any of you recommend the yamaha eph-100sl? the reviews seem good and I like its form factor
post #6 of 28

Shure SE215, Vsonic GR07, HiFiman RE400

post #7 of 28

Add the TDK BA200 to that list as well.

post #8 of 28
Tf10 is a great all arounder for the price
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by Kashin View Post

would any of you recommend the yamaha eph-100sl? the reviews seem good and I like its form factor

 

Havent tried it yet. sorry.

post #10 of 28

What about brainwavz b2. I'll get a pair soon.
 

post #11 of 28
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would any of you recommend the yamaha eph-100sl? the reviews seem good and I like its form factor

Yes I would definitely recommend the Yamaha EPH-100's, they have a good transparent and balanced sound. They also have very good isolation and come in 5 ear piece sizes for your convenience. My pair has done pretty well enduring trips to the gym. 

 

Definitely worth the 100$ (AUD) I paid.

post #12 of 28

Try Shure se215 SPE and Yamaha EPH-100

post #13 of 28
Thread Starter 

Does anyone know if there is a difference between Yamaha EPH-100SL and the EPH-100? I can't find what SL is supposed to stand for and their prices / images are identical.

post #14 of 28
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Does anyone know if there is a difference between Yamaha EPH-100SL and the EPH-100? I can't find what SL is supposed to stand for and their prices / images are identical.

The 'SL' stands for 'silver', there is no difference between the EPH-100 and EPH-100SL, they are essentially the same thing. Hope that helped. 

 

Source: 

 

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I think "SL" stands for "silver", the only color available.

 

When I search on the internet with UPC or EAN barcode printed on the box I have, I get both results "EPH-100" and "EPH-100SL".

 

So "SL" or no "SL", it's all the same !

 

post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by Ezio View Post

I dont know much about IEM's, but i'll give you my recommendations:

 

Philips Fidelio S1 or S2

Marshall Minors

Klipsch s4 or s5

Sony XBA-10, XBA-20, XBA-30 or XBA-40.
 

Have you heard the XBA-10?

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