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What am I better of buying IEM's or cans in a $30 dollar budget?

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I feel like I've been spamming this site the past few days because I've been really unable to decide what phones I'm going to buy with $30 but I now am looking at two different options either Soundmagic e10 (IEM) or Panasonic RP-HTF-600S (cans). So do you think $30 cans would be better quality than $30 IEM's? Which will have better bass and overall sound quality?


Edited by LordKtulu - 8/11/13 at 1:09pm
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The answer to your question is quite simple: you are the only one who can decide what do you need or want, if you can't tell, probably you don't need anything. 

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Originally Posted by LordKtulu View Post

I feel like I've been spamming this site the past few days because I've been really unable to decide what phones I'm going to buy with $30 but I now am looking at two different options either Soundmagic e10 (IEM) or Panasonic RP-HTF-600S (cans). So do you think $30 cans would be better quality than $30 IEM's? Which will have better bass and overall sound quality?

The cheapest, best buy on the market for audiophile-like sound are Koss KSC-75's.  I don't know the going rate right now, but last time I looked, you could get a pair for less than $15.  They are absolutely, hands-down, the best-buy-for-the-buck of any headphone or IEM out there.

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The monoprice 8323 are also a good option
post #5 of 10

soundMAGIC e10...great little IEM...

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I hear the Koss KSC35 are actually better? They're supposed to be about the same as the Porta Pros I think. Does the bass hit good on the KSC35 because I've never really heard any open ear phones with good bass? Would you recommend them for a bass head?

post #7 of 10

iSK Sem6 is not a bad IEM for under $30

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Typically you get much better sound quality for the same price with IEMs rather than headphones, however headphones tend to last much longer. Which would you rather have, better sound quality or better durability?

post #9 of 10

JVC HA-S400 headphones.

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Sennheiser CX 300-II

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