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Need something under $50 comparable to Yamaha EPH100 - Any Ideas?

post #1 of 9
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Since my Yamahas kicked the bucket, I'm without a decent set of earphones to use in the gym. Unfortunately, I'm very strapped for cash right now being unemployed, so I'm hoping to find something for under $50.

 

I actually really enjoyed the sound of the Yamahas. I loved the bass, the subtle mids and pleasant treble. They just had the perfect balance for the kind of music I listen to while working out (electronic and metal). They just seemed to respond well to a variety of music genres.

 

Anyway, is there anything available on the market right now that's comparable to these?

post #2 of 9

There are some here who owned EPH-100 and said they preferred the VSonic VSD1 over EPH-100 with similar sound signature

It's under $50

Go check them out here
http://www.head-fi.org/t/663709/vsonic-vsd1-vsd1s-reviews-impression-thread

post #3 of 9
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Thanks for the suggestion. I read the reviews and it seems like they might be a little bright for my taste.

post #4 of 9

warmer ones would be like Zero Audio series, with the ZH-DX210 Carbo Basso the most preferred for many

 

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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

I gotta tell you guys the BX500 ba zero audios and the Tenors are both excellent. I think I am becoming a big Zero Audio fan here. It seems they can't do wrong at all. I bet even their base earphone the BX300 sound great for the $35 or so they are asking for them..

 

The BX500 has a real natural sound for a single ba. I can fully understand the potential here with their new upcoming dipoop earphones. Diplomats, diplipos. Whatever these guys are cooking you guys better pay attention. I would say while not the biggest known audio company. I really like how these guys are tuning their earphones. All 3 earphones I have heard from them the Bassos the Tenors these BX500s all of them are excellent.

 

The tenors are no joke either. They kinda remind me of the FXD70s a touch but has what clearly is the Zero Audio touch..One aspect I like about how these guys tune their earphones is they make non fatiguing sound exciting.. Absolute control is what this company seems to be about..Their BX500 is very excellent for having a single tuned ba..I can't see how anyone can tune a single ba actually better than the way they have it on the BX500s actually..

 

I seem to have lucked out in not having the driver flex issue many of you guys are having on the bassos. The Tenors have no such issue simply because they are micro hd drivers. So let me sum it up for the 3 Zero Audios.

 

The Bassos= musical Zero Audio. Great stage balance detail and bass, scales extremely well with more power.  Cons would be driver flex it seems, lacks just a touch of high extension to really set these off but it will be a non issue as you will be enjoying these so much..The highs aren't lacking on these at all..These have good to solid parts of their sound to really enjoy whatever type of music you get into especially in the bass region. The best bass out of all the Zero Audios.

 

The Tenors= Detailed Zero Audios good stage balanced with emphasis in the treble but not fatiguing or grainy. Imagery is excellent as are most micro hd earphones. Cons a touch on the thin side of sound but has great balance and positioning and a surprising solid bass end and stage to these..Guys that want their bass end to an almost ba like definition will like these as a great compromise.

 

The  BX500s= BA Zero Audio Great single ba sound..About as good as it is gonna get for a single ba. Solid imaging and space detailed but much like other BAs lack authority in the low los but acoustic music sounds fantastic on these. This one I am certain Kiteki would have enjoyed..
 

 

More impressions here:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/665111/zero-audio-zh-dx200-carbo-tenore-zh-dx210-carbo-basso-carbon-aluminium-iem-information-appreciation-and-impressions-thread

post #5 of 9
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The Carbo Basso look very promising, however aren't they over $100?

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The Carbo Basso look very promising, however aren't they over $100?

They're around $60 on amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/AUDIO-ear-stereo-headphone-carbo-ZH-DX210-CB/dp/B0093VVPM4

 

They're even cheaper on amazon.co.jp, around $45, but need to ship to local Japan forwarding service Tenso before they ship out to you. You could ask them about how Tenso works on the thread I posted before as I personally haven't used it but have heard good things about it

http://www.amazon.co.jp/ZERO-AUDIO-%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%83%8A%E3%83%BC%E3%82%A4%E3%83%A4%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B9%E3%83%86%E3%83%AC%E3%82%AA%E3%83%98%E3%83%83%E3%83%89%E3%83%9B%E3%83%B3-%E3%83%86%E3%83%8E%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AC-ZH-DX200-CT/dp/B0093VVP0Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369332471&sr=8-2&keywords=zero+audio+dx210

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Originally Posted by fnkcow View Post

They're around $60 on amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/AUDIO-ear-stereo-headphone-carbo-ZH-DX210-CB/dp/B0093VVPM4

 

They're even cheaper on amazon.co.jp, around $45, but need to ship to local Japan forwarding service Tenso before they ship out to you. You could ask them about how Tenso works on the thread I posted before as I personally haven't used it but have heard good things about it

http://www.amazon.co.jp/ZERO-AUDIO-%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%83%8A%E3%83%BC%E3%82%A4%E3%83%A4%E3%83%BC%E3%82%B9%E3%83%86%E3%83%AC%E3%82%AA%E3%83%98%E3%83%83%E3%83%89%E3%83%9B%E3%83%B3-%E3%83%86%E3%83%8E%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AC-ZH-DX200-CT/dp/B0093VVP0Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369332471&sr=8-2&keywords=zero+audio+dx210

Not a bad price actually. Unfortunately I'm flat broke right now, but when I get a bit of spending money, I think I'll give these a shot.

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del. wrong thread, sorry

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