I've been using a pair of apple (non-in-ear) buds for about 4 years now (stupid I know) along with the (non in-ear) buds that came with an htc desire. The htc buds broke and the apple buds left ear has a lower volume than the right ear.
Obviously my ears aren't even used to decent (let alone high) quality sound. But I remember that the htc's buds had overall better sound quality that the apple buds, although the voice signal seemed slightly weaker on them than on the apple's.
First time I listened through a pair of Skullcandy Titans I was literally blown away by how good they were relative to what I had. Since then I've noticed that they may lack mids/highs clarity relative to the apple buds in some songs at least. I listen to everything from Taylor Swift to All American Rejects to Feint (google feint timebomb)
I wanna upgrade from the half broken apples and even though I like bass, I'd like to get something better than the skullcandy titans because I kind of fear they'll be worse than the apple ones when playing tracks which don't emphasise bass. But correct me if I'm wrong, and do suggest anything you think is better for a similar price (titans are 40 usd).
I'm assuming full size headphones (with mic) for around 40 usd aren't a whole lot better sounding than in-ear buds (don't need mic) you can get for the same price, but if that is not the case I'd consider spending ~40 on a headset with a mic and spending the remainder on a simple upgrade to the half broken apple buds.
Thanks in advance for your time
Edited by Rajisg - 5/28/14 at 8:32pm