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Please suggest best earbuds with volume & mic for iphone 5S less than 200$

post #1 of 10
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Please suggest me best earbuds with volume & mic for iphone 5S less than 200$

 

At the time being considering two models:
1) XBA -4IP $189.99;
2) Shure SE215-K Earphones and CBL-M-+K Music Phone $148.99;

 

I`m listening music at work due to open space behavior from iphone 5S output.
Previously owned sony Sony DR-EX300iP.

Thanks for your help!

post #2 of 10
I've got the XBAips and I consider them to be inferior sound quality to my Klipsch X11i's. In bass, detail and in comfort the Klipsch win.
Try them before you make a decision on those other 2
regards
trev
post #3 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Takeanidea View Post

I've got the XBAips and I consider them to be inferior sound quality to my Klipsch X11i's. In bass, detail and in comfort the Klipsch win.
Try them before you make a decision on those other 2
regards
trev

Thanks for reply.

If I am not mistaken these earbuds have 50 Om impedence (!), i.e. non applicable to iphone 5S output without external amp.

Any other suggestions?

post #4 of 10

for 60 dollars, monster gratitude is a great buy despite all the hate for monster around here

post #5 of 10
The klipsch at volume through an iPhone 5 will tear your hearing apart and have you begging for mercy. Don't get too tied down with the impedance. They're designed for the iPhone. The gratitude is nice but the x10is and x11i is a night and day difference in sound quality on an iPhone when compared to an item like that.
I have gratitude too
Edited by Takeanidea - 1/13/14 at 4:13am
post #6 of 10
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more than 200$ for IEM is pretty ridiculous for me.

post #7 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Takeanidea View Post

The klipsch at volume through an iPhone 5 will tear your hearing apart and have you begging for mercy. Don't get too tied down with the impedance. They're designed for the iPhone. The gratitude is nice but the x10is and x11i is a night and day difference in sound quality on an iPhone when compared to an item like that.
I have gratitude too

 

at over double the price, i dont particularly find it as an impressive upgrade. At 130 dollars there are better options. But there is indeed no doubt that its a step up from the gratitudes.

 

If remotes are necessary, they are definitely a candidate though

post #8 of 10
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What you think about options listed below?

1) XBA -4IP $189.99;
2) Shure SE215-K Earphones and CBL-M-+K Music Phone $148.99;

post #9 of 10

i wouldnt recommend the shure 215. fairly unimpressive iems...

 

the XBA 4IP is easy to recommend at the price though with inline mic

post #10 of 10
It's got big driver housings which will affect some users with small ears and the tips are arguably improved with comply. Have had shure e5c and as you already know I own the xba4ip. You are clear on what you want which is admirable.
When buying any item of this quality it's worth bearing in mind that the iem itself is upgradable by using a company to make a custom tip unique to your ears. Will cost half your purchase price and something to think of for the future
happy listening
trev
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