Originally Posted by LaughMoreDaily
I wonder sometimes if I'm wasting my money buying all these budget ear buds... since I only plan on using them with Benjie S5, Colorfly C3, and Walnut v2, I once thought it was the best thing to do. But, maybe I'm wrong?
I find more value buying four $20 ear buds, then one $80 ear bud. Maybe someone can let me know if I'm right or have been wrong all along and should buy the best (whatever that is). I think the problem is spending the money 'finding the best'.
Thing is there may be a couple that become your go-to's, some that you'll use for certain music styles or just every once in a while, and probably only a couple that you actively dislike. So, they should last you a long while! Whilst giving you plenty of variety.
Also, a combination of trying these all out has for me led to a few nice surprises (eg the RY4S) and quite a few gifts (for the few people who don't turn their noses up at 'old fashioned' style earbuds)
I have 4 earbuds outside of the sub-£30 price range, the TY-HP320, VE Asura 2, TY-HP650 and VE Zen 2.
I use them all and consider each a sound purchase for me. Others may not like any given one of them and they'd be terrible choices for them.
I'm confident this is because I picked them to suit my sound preferences, despite not hearing any others of the more expensive earbuds. It's helped rule out for me a lot of other higher priced gear.
These choices were informed by a combination of exploring what I liked - by trying out way too many budget earbuds, in conjunction with reading the earbud threads here and reviews.
For example..It's helped me know I hate any harshness in the mids & treble, that I like capable bass but not too bassy, that I like an MX500 type fit as it suits my ears.
So it's win-win really, other than to my bank balance. Which would be equally depleted if I'd tried out just a tiny number of more expensive earbuds.Edited by flamesofarctica - 2/17/17 at 12:04am