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Need help choosing a good bassy IEM or earbud for the gym, in the $100-150 range.

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Hi Headfi community,

Recently, I've decided that I'd like to invest in a pair of quality headphones for the gym. I'm looking for something that is durable and sweat resistant. They'll be used mostly for weightlifting rather than cardio, so while I'd like them to stay in my ears well, it's not my utmost concern. To me, the most important factor is sound qualityI listen to mostly hip-hop/rap, EDM, and some alt-rock/ indie music as well. I wouldn't necessarily consider myself a basshead, but I prefer a set of headphones with nice punchy bass. The headphones should also include volume control/ mic compatible with the IPhone 5. Until now, I've been using Apple EarPods that came with my Iphone 5. I do like these buds and I think they offer decent sound, plus they stay in my ears. That said, I'd definitely like to upgrade. I also own the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, which I use at home. Ideally, since I'll be spending a significant amount of money on these headphones, I'll keep them with me for on the go listening, not just in the gym. 

 

A few models that I've found while researching are the Bose SIE2I and MIE2I, the Monster ISport Victory, and the Klipsch Image A5I. (I prefer a nice wired connection to a bluetooth connection). What do you think of these headphones? What other recommendations would you make? Am I better off buying a cheaper pair of buds (under $50) for the gym, and another pair (around $100+) for other uses? If so, what would you recommend for these?

 

Thank you in advance! All replies appreciated.

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The HisoundAudio BA100 is rated well here but I'm not sure about its bass. The new Tpeos H-100 I see now comes with remote functions. This IEM is excellent for EDM type of music. It has excellent sub bass (and treble) extension but it is not a bass heavy IEM. It has a very V shaped signature.

 

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