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Are audiophile level in ears worth it?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I was wondering would something like the re400 be worth it to a person who has never had headphones worth more than $10 and is only going to use it to play music off their smartphone, or would it be better just to get something like the lg quadbeats or sennheiser cx300.

post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by iLovePanda265 View Post
 

I was wondering would something like the re400 be worth it to a person who has never had headphones worth more than $10 and is only going to use it to play music off their smartphone, or would it be better just to get something like the lg quadbeats or sennheiser cx300.

yes but those arent audiophile grade in ears imo...

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

lol well yeah i guess they wouldnt be considered audiophile to anyone on this forum, but will i be able to tell a noticeable difference between the re400 and cx300 and how big of a difference would they make upgrading from some old skullcandys?

post #4 of 14
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lol well yeah i guess they wouldnt be considered audiophile to anyone on this forum, but will i be able to tell a noticeable difference between the re400 and cx300 and how big of a difference would they make upgrading from some old skullcandys?

yes imo you will, as you climb the headphone/earphone food chain, you will notice differences. theres big differences between the 0-200$ range....then there on, sonic differences are basicly just ''different'' more so than better...

post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 

Okay thanks for the help. I guess I'll try to get the re400 unless anyone recommends a better in ear for $80 (i mainly listen to classic rock).

post #6 of 14

I love my RE-400s

post #7 of 14

Cheap buds are like cheap vodka, you may get a kick,but it's a tad one dimensional. audiophile buds are like a fine Malt. Complexity and loads of different flavors. 

post #8 of 14

You may wish to check out Audio Technica ATH-IM70 at this price range too.

post #9 of 14
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Cheap buds are like cheap vodka, you may get a kick,but it's a tad one dimensional. audiophile buds are like a fine Malt. Complexity and loads of different flavors. 

AA is awaiting LOL

post #10 of 14

Nah, I do not imbibe, and twas many years ago...

post #11 of 14

A $100 - 200 iem will be a considerable upgrade over <$50 iem`s but after that its diminishing returns, a $200 iem will get you 90% of the sq of a $400/500 iem which will get you 95% of the sq of a $1000 iem, its realistic to stop around $200 but many enjoy hanging around the $500 tier iem`s which can be considered flagship.

post #12 of 14

I find the AX35s are a very worthy upgrade over every $50 IEM I've tried. 

post #13 of 14

Worth it always depends on the individual.  That goes for everything in life.  A $1,000 dollar pair of IEM's might be insanity to some.  Same way a car costing 100K is insanity to others.  All depends on the person and what you can afford, and what you're willing to sacrifice elsewhere. 

post #14 of 14
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What's your guys opinion on vc1000 vs re400 for mainly classic and punk rock
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