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post #1 of 96
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Hey, I'm new the the forums.  I've stumbled upon this forum a couple times in the past when I was looking for some earbuds and I'm happy to finally join. Okay, so I've been doing some research for some bassy earbuds since mine just crapped out on me about a week ago. I used to have Skullcandy 50/50's for about 2 years. Haha don't hate... I loved them so much. The highs and mids were decent and the sub bass litterally made my ears tickle. The overall lows were full and powerful . It was a joy to listen to. Anyways, I did some research and found about about the Velodyne Vpulse's that were supposed to be one of the bassiest earbuds, under $100. I've read multiple reviews for them and guess what, THEY'RE WRONG! The highs are uncomfortable and piercing, the mids are alright I guess and the overall bass is kind of terrible and not full. These earbuds have low, clear sub bass, I'll give it that, but all in all I'm disappointed with the piercing highs and mostly, the ****ty bass. I paid $150 after taxes and shipping for these POS! Can you please recommend me some good earbuds that will satisfy bassheads, like myself? That would be greatly appreciated. My limit is around $125 and they HAVE to tickle my ears with sub bass like my 50/50's did, and just have overall full-bodied powerful bass.... Btw, all I listen to is BASS MUSIC (Trap, Dubstep). Thanks in advance! 


Edited by oechikr - 4/9/14 at 3:40pm
post #2 of 96
Take a look at the Shure SE215 or SE215 Ltd. (with the enhanced bass). It was the first IEM that started me down the rabbit hole called audiophile. For your type of music they would be a good fit and within your price range.
post #3 of 96

Yea, +1 SE215's

post #4 of 96
Thread Starter 

I'm sure the Shure SE215's are great, but I just don't like how they wrap over your ear. Any other recommendations that have powerful bass that can make my ears tickle AND have nice clear sub bass? I really don't want to go back to Skullcandy's after knowing there is better earbuds with the same or better bass. 

post #5 of 96
A bit more expensive but definitely try vsonic gr07 bass edition, sugar cane cables. I'm also kind of bass head and those were really good.
post #6 of 96
Try the Jays a-jays 5.
http://www.jays.se/products/a-jays-five
I demoed these at the airport right after trying the Westone W10.
I asked the sales guy to try a low cost alternative to the W10 (which I really liked).
In any case, for you, if you want bass, these jays THUMPED!
A little too much thump for my liking; almost exhausting (though not necessarily fatiguing). Not punchy.... Thumpy, but clean, and with decent isolation. Also, the build quality was good. These have a sturdy flat cable, with phone controls and a mic, plus a 90° plug.
Perhaps you should try. I think they go for $99.
Edited by iAmCalm - 4/10/14 at 4:24am
post #7 of 96
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iAmCalm View Post

Try the Jays a-jays 5.
http://www.jays.se/products/a-jays-five
I demoed these at the airport right after trying the Westone W10.
I asked the sales guy to try a low cost alternative to the W10 (which I really liked).
In any case, for you, if you want bass, these jays THUMPED!
A little too much thump for my liking; almost exhausting (though not necessarily fatiguing). Not punchy.... Thumpy, but clean, and with decent isolation. Also, the build quality was good. These have a sturdy flat cable, with phone controls and a mic, plus a 90° plug.
Perhaps you should try. I think they go for $99.

 

Checked that link couldnt find any specs... You know somethings up when a manufacturer doesn't show their specs on their own website.

post #8 of 96
Thread Starter 

I'm sorry I wasn't clear enough. I'm looking for mainstream earbuds I can buy at my local electronics store (Futureshop, Best Buy) , with everything I'm looking for that I've said above. For example brands like Sony, JVC, Klipsch, SENNHEISER. Those are just a few I can name off the top of my head. 

post #9 of 96
Since you want more mainstream earphones, you can try Klipsch S4. They do have enhanced bass, but whether or not they tickle your ears you'll probably have to try them out yourself.
post #10 of 96

I've got the Shure SE215's and I find them extremely uncomfortable, tried all the eartips but meh. 

 

The sound is nice though.

post #11 of 96

SONY MDR-XB90EX and Audio-Technica ATH-CKS77 as mainstream pairs which you can find at your local stores. Basically you should take a look on "solid bass" series by Audio-Technica. 

I have been listened Shure SE215 and I can clearly say that this iems doesn't have deep bass extension. So that's not your choice.

If you'll change your mind you can buy online basshead's iems such as Final Audio Design Adagio II/ III, Atrio M5 or Fanmusic MS-E1011.

Good luck with your future pair anyway

post #12 of 96
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Originally Posted by OziasEvangeline View Post

Since you want more mainstream earphones, you can try Klipsch S4. They do have enhanced bass, but whether or not they tickle your ears you'll probably have to try them out yourself.

 

Have you tried out any of the Klipsch S4 series? Would you say that the lows are powerful and full bodied?

post #13 of 96
How much are you looking to spend?

When cranked up to the 3 or 4:00 position, the JH Roxanne's are a base heads dream
post #14 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by oechikr View Post

Have you tried out any of the Klipsch S4 series? Would you say that the lows are powerful and full bodied?

I have the S4. For me, I find them to be strong on the low end, but the bass is a little too muddy for my liking. I strongly recommend you to try out the earphones before you get them though as sound is rather subjective, strong bass for someone might not be for another.
post #15 of 96
Quote:
Originally Posted by IaHawkeye View Post

How much are you looking to spend?

When cranked up to the 3 or 4:00 position, the JH Roxanne's are a base heads dream

He's looking for more mainstream earphones, JH is probably out of his budget.
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