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Good Earphones under $65

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Hi all I'm posting this on behalf of a friend asking me what is good under $65. He mainly listens to mainstream music so I recommended him Klipsch which is kind of my go to brand for beginner Earphones. But I'm looking for other recommendations as Thanks !

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Does your friend need headphones that are portable? If so, JVC HA-S500 are an excellent choice. Great sound. Easy to drive with portable devices to very loud levels. While certainly there might be some other sound signature in a headphone your friend might prefer, these are unbeatable price/performance values.
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Thanks for the help guys ! @cel, he's looking more at in-ears and not really headphones as he finds them to be bulky to carry around without a bag especially. 

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1) Does he care about how they sound? And I don't mean this in a pretentious sense, more as in, does he care about how they sound, the balancing of the various frequencies, their sound signature, as it may?

2) Is he limited to local stuff that one can get in-store, or is he willing to buy online

3) Does he want isolation? To what extent? How about comfort? Is he rough on his belongings?

4) Is he open to adjusting his budget if nothing fitting his criteria is within his current one?

 

Just some preliminary questions to help narrow things down.

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Originally Posted by radlyant View Post

Thanks for the help guys ! @cel, he's looking more at in-ears and not really headphones as he finds them to be bulky to carry around without a bag especially. 

Then I'd probably point him at joker's reviews that Tus-Chan linked to. Let your friend read through and see what looks interesting to him smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Then I'd probably point him at joker's reviews that Tus-Chan linked to. Let your friend read through and see what looks interesting to him smily_headphones1.gif

I second that, but don't forget there are also bargains out there like the Sleek Audio SA1 for only $40 (MSRP $100) on Amazon, so you need to factor in the price if they are on discount too.

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Originally Posted by DrSheep View Post

I second that, but don't forget there are also bargains out there like the Sleek Audio SA1 for only $40 (MSRP $100) on Amazon, so you need to factor in the price if they are on discount too.

+1

Definitely got to check some IEMs that are a little above his price range in joker's list and see if any are on special smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by TwinQY View Post

1) Does he care about how they sound? And I don't mean this in a pretentious sense, more as in, does he care about how they sound, the balancing of the various frequencies, their sound signature, as it may?

2) Is he limited to local stuff that one can get in-store, or is he willing to buy online

3) Does he want isolation? To what extent? How about comfort? Is he rough on his belongings?

4) Is he open to adjusting his budget if nothing fitting his criteria is within his current one?

 

Just some preliminary questions to help narrow things down.

I don't think he even knows what he is looking for and I'm just trying to point him in the right direction, anything away from some cheap-ass ear pieces that I feel nauseas just by looking at them Sadly however he is limiting himself to local in-store options but here in Singapore we have quite a lot of stores and they are all pretty clumped together in this "techie" malls area. Addressing your third question, I asked him and he said basic isolation in things like subways or MRT's and generally public transport type of noise levels. I would say that he is pretty average with his belongings and doesn't exactly throw them around and actually he treats his ear pieces quite well, rolling it up like I do for mine, only diff is I keep mine in a metal can whereas he stuffs his in his front pocket.... but I'm sure I can convince him to keep it in a case or something close. And no.....sadly he is not open to spending more unless it's like 5 dollars more ....but thanks for asking these questions made me start to narrow down my search for him as well.

 

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Then I'd probably point him at joker's reviews that Tus-Chan linked to. Let your friend read through and see what looks interesting to him 

Thanks! will definitely go through Joker's reviews

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