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Bass heavy IEM for working out?

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I'm looking for a bass-heavy IEM that can handle a little bit of sweat without dying. They don't need to be some hardcore waterproof deal, since it's not like I'm an unusually heavy sweater, just not something that will die the first time I do any cardio (I have killed a few pairs in the past). When I'm at the gym, I usually just use my phone with an Otterbox Defender on it, and the L-shaped jacks don't seem to fit with the case on, so ideally the new headphone will have a straight jack, although I guess I can probably just buy an adapter, right? As far as sound signature preference goes, my favorite IEM sound-wise was the UE SuperFi 5 EB, but I'm afraid to sweat on them because they cost more than I usually spend on headphones and I really don't want to kill them. I don't want to spend a ton of money. I saw a pair of Turbines (regular vanilla version) from an Amazon marketplace seller for $70, and I'm fine with buying used, but I don't know how to tell if it's for counterfeits, and I also don't know whether they're terrible at handling sweat. I don't want to go *too* much higher than that price-wise, especially since it's for a gym headphone, and lower is always fine too. I'm aware that at that price point, I won't get amazing quality, and I figure that anything bass-heavy at that price is likely to suffer from at least a little bit of muddiness and/or bloat, so to that point, I'm willing to sacrifice some clarity for quantity of bass, as long as it's not a total muddy mess. Thanks!

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Check out this thread:

 

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Thank you! That thread looks super helpful. First post looks like it'll give me some leads to look up, and I'll browse through some of the more recent postings too.

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