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In-ear/ear canal earphones under $250 with in-wire remote and mic.

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello guys,

 

I'm very new to this, so please bear with me with my limited knowledge on the earphones. 

 

I've just decided it's time to get a nicer earphones/earbuds for myself to use for mostly at work and commuting time.

After browsing around I think $250 might be a good price point for me. I listen to basically all sorts of music, but I'm also a casual bass player, so many times I find myself listening to the bass sound a lot. One thing I'd also hope to have is the in-wire remote/mic since I will use this on my iPhone a lot. 

 

I've just received an Audio-Technica ATH-CKS1000, and I'm finding the treble being a little too much while the bass seems to be weaker than expected. 

 

So my questions is: do you have any suggestion for me to think about as an alternative at this price point? I'm open to most brands, but I'll admit that I care about the look a lot as well.

Or, should I let the CKS1000 run for a little longer to see if things would change? An article I read from Japan was saying that after 200 hours of run the sound had some amazing improvement. 

 

I have a set of Shure SE215 sitting at home as well, so I'd appreciate some variety from your recommendations. 

Brands that I've been thinking: Audio Technica, Sony, Sennheiser, Denon...of course if you have some better suggestion, please please recommend! 

 

 

Thank you very much for your time, any comment would be greatly appreciated. 

 

 

-Joseph

post #2 of 6

You missed all the fantastic IEM deals around black Friday unfortunately. Westone 3's for under $200, Logitech UE900's for under $250. Give yourself some time to adjust to the sound, the SE215's are a very bass heavy IEM, you might find that you like the increased treble over time.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello,

 

Thanks so much for the reply! Is it possible that you could recommend any other model with the brands I've listed from the first post? 

I'm really looking forward to an upgrade, but I have to say I'm sold by these brands' images and marketing materials lol.

 

 

Thanks again,

 

-Joseph

post #4 of 6

Afraid I haven't tried or heard much about the IEM's by the those brands. All of those are much better known for their full size headphones than their in-ears, I believe. Good luck!

post #5 of 6
I prefer the Shure SE425 but it's slightly over your budget, only thing I can think of is the Klipsch x10i or x11i.
post #6 of 6
How about something from the "basshead" section of this list from ljokerl:
http://theheadphonelist.com/articles/earphone-buyers-guide/
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