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Are the earbuds that came with Galaxy S5 any good or is it crappy like iPhones?

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I want to listen to my S5/music when I'm not at home.  Just curious if the Galaxy S5 earbuds that came with it are any good.  Also can you guys recommend me good earbuds that don't require portable amp/dac?

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Depends what you mean by "good". You could get the Phillips SHE3590 for around 10 bucks or you could get the Hifiman RE-400 for 100 bucks. What kind of music do you listen to and how much do you want to pay for them?

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Price range? 

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Price range? 


$200 or less for good earphone/earbuds that don't need portable dac/amp

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What type of sound signature are you looking for? If you want something neutral go with the RE-400. 

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I'll also throw in the Vsonic GR07 and GR07 Bass Edition, which seem to be forum favorites under ~$150. 

 

Also take a look here: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone-list/#

 

and here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/478568/multi-iem-review-318-iems-compared-narmoo-r1m-added-07-03-14-p-936

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The EarPods of the iPhone 5S are actually very good, if you don't need isolation and don't have comfort issues. 

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The Philips Fideleo S2, Sony XBA4, GR07, UETF10Pro are great buy under this budget and they all sound good with bass abd clarity.
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I want to listen to my S5/music when I'm not at home.  Just curious if the Galaxy S5 earbuds that came with it are any good.  Also can you guys recommend me good earbuds that don't require portable amp/dac?

 

Well mate,

 

I just bought the new S5 and .... those ear-buds are VERY good!!

And they are very much better then older generations from Samsung or Apple.

 

I also run a AKG K551, Beyer-dynamic DT880 and Pioneer DJE-2000 in-ears.

 

So; I have some comparison. The ear-buds that come with the S5 are VERY much better then most included ear-buds.

Suggestion: Get some compliance tips to put on those ear-buds, you ll be surprised.

 

That said ... there is always room for improvement, but I would advise using the ones that came with the phone for a while, so you get used to the sound.

Then look out to test some others.

 

Greetings,

 

Casper


Edited by CasperBxl - 7/6/14 at 2:40pm
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