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Help me find a in-ear headset under $100?

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My Nexus 5 is scheduled for delivery later today and I need a headset! I've been racking my brain for the past week but I still can't decide.


I have looked into a myriad of different headsets including the Jays a-JAYS Five, Audio Technica CKS55iBK, Klipsch S4i (II), LG HSS-420, Sony MH1C, Sennheiser MM 70s, MEElectronics M6P and the SoundMAGIC E10M.

 

Needless to say my head is spinning with all the options.

 

Not to mention I could list one thing about each product that conflicts with my application/aesthetic.

 

  1. The a-JAYS Five don't have the best reviews when it comes to longevity or build quality.
  2. The CKS55iBK has a questionable design, reviews are generally underwhelming for Audio Technica as a company and few and far between for this particular headset.
  3. The Klipsch S4i (II) has overwhelmingly good reviews, but I really don't care for the design or branding at all and the second generation hasn't proven itself yet AFAIK.
  4. The MM 70s from Sennheiser don't have the best reviews but they seem overpriced at worst.
  5. Sony's MH1C headset remote/cable combination is gaudy and apparently terrible, however the audio quality is supposedly one of the best in it's class.
  6. The HSS-420 has good reviews but not the most balanced range or sound stage from what I've read.
  7. The M6P would probably be a solid buy and MEElectronics is great, but you get what you pay for and I might want something a little higher quality.
  8. I don't know much about SoundMAGIC but the E10M seems to be a nice headset though I'm not crazy about the design.
 

If you have read this far I'm already in your debt haha. I can be very picky when it comes to practical these kind of purchases. I am not an audiophile but I am a musician, I have a good ear and an eye for quality. I would pay more attention to impedance and sensitivity but the differences seem to be negligible in this price range.

 

 

Can you help me?

 

(EDIT: Sorry about the formatting, my computer was being weird!)


Edited by Broom - 12/3/13 at 10:52am
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Bump? I think I fixed the formatting so the text is at least visible...

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