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In-Ear alternative to XB500's?

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Hey guys, I'm a proud owner of the Sony MDR-XB500's from Sony. I absolutely adore these cans, but I need something to keep me going in my training (150mi/week cycling) that will fit under my helmet. Can anyone give me suggestions about what would sound the closest to these big phones? Max budget of 50 quid. It's also VERY important that they cancel out noise as well as my XB-500's do, because wind noise drowns out the music one I get to around 30mph.

 

Many thanks guys. :)

 

Peace.

 

 

PS; first post here so hello to everyone. :dt880smile:

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While I can't make any specific recommendations (since I only own 3 IEMs), I do know that the XB500 are a basshead headphone, so something here: 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/715697/the-audiophile-bass-lounge-basshead-club-part-ii

Should definitely fit your needs. Just check out the list of IEMs. I can't recommend too many, except the Wooduo 2 and the M9 on that list because they are the only ones I've tried, but take those recommendations with a heaping plateful of salt, as I only had them very briefly. The IEMs I own (Shure se215 $100, Brainwavz R3 $130, and Westone 3 $430) are all out of your price range.

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Hi, thanks for your reply. :)

Currently have the Sony MDRXB30EX in my sights. 

Can anyone chime in who may have tried them>

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I also recommend the Donscorpio Bass Colour as an alternative.
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