Originally Posted by helllooooooo
hellloooooo. everytime i buy some iems they always short out within ~4-6 months.
will be using it on the school bus and at home. need something that can isolate well but won't break if you sneeze on it.
my budget is about 60 dollars.
recent pair of iems was the sennheiser cx-200 ii, so something along those lines. maybe more durable though.
i've considered the px-200 ii but i still don't know about their isolation so if someone can enlighten me on that i'd be glad.
i mostly listen to hip hop and some dnb but i'll listen to anything, so any jack of all trades is nice.
thanks for reading.
I'm guessing sound is less of a priority, which makes narrowing choices easier, I figure.
The PX200 II - not only are they supra-aural (on-ear), but they don't have that particular clamp that would allow for noteworthy isolation. They're okay last time I tried, there's also the fact that the pads are too small to cover much of the ear.
In terms of warmish balance, and good build - I'd second the SE215 due to the nice bulk of the cable and the fact that I've not heard much bad about the MMCX connectors as of recent, although not as much people are talking about them so take from that what you will. The price would be restrictive, but if you're not in a hurry, Black Friday is just up the corner, and places like earphonesolution (which is infamous for this, just ask any W4 owners) or amazon, have great sales for this sort of stuff.
If you're are in a hurry, could go with the tried-and-true M2 - although the strain relief might not be as nice as on the SE215, but I'm picky about strain reliefs so your mileage will vary.
Hopefully someone chimes in on the RHA IEMs, or the VSD1s, I hear good thing about build for the former, and good things about sound for the latter. Obviously I've not had these two so don't take much credence in my words - they're pretty popular choices nowadays, so it wouldn't hurt to do some research on them, I'd say.