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100% Shocked

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Pros: Incredible SS, Strong/Controlled Bass, Forward Mids, Soft/Present Highs, Attractive, Inline Mic does what it needs too..

Cons: A tad bit uncomfortable, stock tips are hard to properly seal, cable worries..

I've seen the Fix around with the standard SKDY set ups in RadioShack and other stores, but they were usually an unattractive 79.99$. I found them at TJ Maxx (Apparently always has Uptowns for 40$) and decided to throw the 15$ they were asking for them and try them out. They are awesome basshead buds!!   They sound very good, no exaggerations. Seperation, imagery, soundstage are all AMAZING for a pair of SKDY in-ears. I still can't get over it XDD   If  you find them for cheap, add them to your list, DO ITT.. EDM, Metal, classical, anything I try... It all sounds wonderful!!       +1 Skullcandy!!

Extremely Impressive Budget-Fi IEM's

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Pros: Great Sound Quality **When EQ'd**, Seal well (Unlike other SKDY buds), CHEAP, Bass is quite present for an SKDY earbud.

Cons: Slightly Recessed Mids, Highs are still a bit over-emphasized, build quality is a bit sketchy

Upon initial listening with these buds, I was rather unimpressed as I heard the rather familiar bloated mid-bass, sharp highs, and lack of mids that SKDY's old line carried. Then I realized that I still had my source EQ'd to Vocal Booster. Changed over to R&B and wow, night and day difference. The Merge are greatly influenced by an EQ, with the R&B setting completely bring the sub-bass to life, bringing out a bit more of a mid-range emphasis, some more bass impact, and very mellow highs. They now sound similar to the XB500's, which for 25$~ isn't bad at all IMO.   Good little Basshead Budget IEM. :3

For Once, you get what's on the box!

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Pros: Deep, well extended bass, warm mids, crisp, clean highs; look gorgeous, lifetime warranty, for the price I got them, best sound quality possible.

Cons: Extended wear (6+ hours~) discomfort starts to occur, fakes are EXTREMELY common as with a lot of Monster products. Soundstage is a bit narrow. DRIVER GRATTLE!!

Monster TurbinePro Copper:     Bear with me since this is my first real review. I'm basing this review solely off of first impressions, with photos and extended analysis coming later. I've been looking for a decent IEM to use with my portable set-up, (IEM > L9 > iPod Classic 4G > E07k) nothing fancy, just something to take with me, and relatively inexpensive. The MTPC's have always been one of those "I wish I could have"'s for ages and when I found a new, authentic pair for 125$, I jumped on them immediately.    Aesthetics, Packaging, and Build:    For starters, these IEM's are packaged beautifully. The outside, diagramming and...
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SKDY Hesh 2.0

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Pros: Great bass, shocking highs, attractive, built well

Cons: Comfort, mids are recessed, diaphragm easily displaced with pressure (crackles when adjusted)

To start off, these aren't my cans. They were a gift to my brother and he wanted my to review them for him, and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised with this remake of the Hesh. I owned the previous model of the Hesh and they weren't great, but the Hesh 2.0 bring a pleasant SS similar to the DT770. Not the SAME SS, but it has that U-shaped sound curve the Beyer's are famous for.    In terms of sound quality, the 2.0's deliver a wonderful bass response, with decent bass extension. Not as deep as some may like, but the mid-bass has enough UNF to satisfy bassheads IMO.    Mids are slightly recessed, but vocals are still clear and guitars/other instruments...
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ATH-M50

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Pros: Gorgeous bass, built like a tank, attractive, value

Cons: Recessed mids, slight sibilance, comfort, cable spring

The M50's have developed a reputation as "the starter headphone" for aspiring audiophiles and they deliver for their price. Design: These headphones are built like a tank. Solid construction is always a plus. They do have the famous AT clamp and without some stretching, can be a bit too much. The cable is not detachable, and there is a small spring near the jack that without special care, becomes dislodged and eventually comes off. Aesthetically, and cosmetically, these cans are gorgeous IMO. Sound Quality: For their price, these headphones are amazing, there are definitely others out there that can compete at the price range though. Highs: I am torn by the highs on these headphones....
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Great Basshead buds

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Pros: Bass is controlled, upper mid range has yet to be bested to my ears (in-ears that is), Amazing value

Cons: build design is awkward, uncomfortable after extended use.

Great in-ears. I honestly just typed an entire review on them and my internet crashed. I'll re write it in the future.   I will say this though. They NEED a boost from about 200Hz down. Don't be fooled by their name, they lack bass entirely on a flat EQ.   That is all

Detox by Dre

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Pros: Build Quality, style (I personally love black), FIRST CONTROLLED CAN ON THE Beats line

Cons: Rediculously over-priced (obviously), terribly uncomfortable, stitching was awful...

First off, I will once again start off by saying that this is an honest review and I will not be talking from the typical audiophile's opinion on the Beats line. Out of the box, the headphones sounded bland.. And I mean like they had no soundstage at all.. I could not distinguish any any difference between them and the Studios.. After 20~ hours of burn in, the sound quality improved slightly, a nice falt response with the famous emphasis on bass.. Mids were warm and precise, vocals we're welcoming, and the highs were crisp, almost shrill.. The sound was almost the same to me as a pair of M50's.. Build quality on the other hand is almost too good.. They are so heavy, I almost feel that...
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MDREX10LP

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Pros: Bass, mids are excellently represented, isolate well, AFFORDABLE FOR ANYONE

Cons: Highs can be quite shrill and tinny

I bought these IEM's as a means of withdrawal compensation after my XB500's finally burnt out after a long, fruitful life. I was shocked. The audio quality here is almost the exact same as the Xb500's, minus the miniscule soundstage.   The bass is punchy but tight, very welcome when listening to house and dubstep music. But not overwhelming enough to kill the enjoyment of rock or metal. Mids are well pronounced, and the vocals sound excellent. Highs are very shrill, but not enough to kill the headphone.   Their only flaw is comfort, I start to notice pain after only 30~ minutes of use. They do come with larger buds to compensate.   Overall, Great in-ears for...
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Beats Solo HD (Definitely not Audiophile cans, Bassheads delight)

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Pros: Bass, mids, and highs all level out with decent burn in, portable, comfortable

Cons: Incorrect burn in leads to very muddy, distorted bass

 So every audiophile known to man, or at least that I have listened to, has bashed the Beats, Soul, Streets ect.. line for being an awful, bass prominent headphone. I agreed for the longest time until I actually got a pair of Beats. (They were a gift and I always thought they were a fun personal listening headphone)   Just as with any other cans, I gave them a 20 hour burn-in period and was blown away. They sounded amazing, better than my XB700's, and almost on par with the sound signature of my DT770's. I don't know if it's just my ear, but I was very impressed.   Out of the box:   Lows: The lows on these cans out of the box are VERY exaggerated,...
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