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Looking for a new pair of in-ear headphones (Requirements listed in thread). Please help this lowly headphone peon.

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I recently lost my pair of Sennheiser CX 300b MK II's, but have also come into a little bit of extra cash recently, so I was thinking rather than order a new pair I could potentially get something better. If anyone would like to help me by recommending a new pair of headphones here are my requirements:

In-ear
J-cord (can do without but would prefer)
In line mic (once again I can do without but would still prefer)
Under $80 (I can go up to $100, but I would really really like to keep it at around $80)
Sound quality can be anywhere just not too bassy.

Once again, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Edit: Should probably mention that I like listening to rock music. Punk, punk-pop, alternate, post-hardcore. If it features an electric guitar, a bass guitar, and drums then chances are I'll listen to it.

Edit 2: Headphones arrived a few days ago. So far it seems like it has some pretty good mids. The stock tips however are trash, but I had some leftover Sennheiser tips which have helped create a much better seal. The bass isn't as pronounced as the CX 300B MK II's but it still sounds pretty good. Overall I'm very impressed with the quality of these headphones especially for the price.
Edited by ToastyBurger - 7/15/14 at 12:12pm
post #2 of 11
Theres the xiaomi piston 2 from penon audio.
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by zunehdrocks View Post

Theres the xiaomi piston 2 from penon audio.

Wow that's far cheaper than I was expecting. Have you tested them yourself? If so what are your impressions?
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Wow that's far cheaper than I was expecting. Have you tested them yourself? If so what are your impressions?


I haven't heard them myself but these are pretty popular around head-fi

You can read reviews here:

http://www.head-fi.org/products/xiaomi-pistons-2-0-mk301

post #5 of 11

Theres also the shure se 215 and rha ma750 if you are willing to go a bit over budget

post #6 of 11
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Theres also the shure se 215 and rha ma750 if you are willing to go a bit over budget

Ya those are a bit expensive. You've enticed me too much with the $23 price tag on the pistons. I'm also looking at the Sony MH1's (J-Cord) but the flat cable is a huge turn off and it seems that zmf is no longer recabling the MH1's.

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Ya those are a bit expensive. You've enticed me too much with the $23 price tag on the pistons. I'm also looking at the Sony MH1's (J-Cord) but the flat cable is a huge turn off and it seems that zmf is no longer recabling the MH1's.


HAHHAHAHA

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post #10 of 11
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I think I'll try out the pistons. Thanks for your help

post #11 of 11
You're welcome
Make sure you leave your impressions
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