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  1. UltraBird

    Battle of the sub $100 headphones with iPhone controls

    Hi everyone,   I always like to keep a pair of sub-$100 in-ears for use on the go, straight from my iPhone. I like to keep the price low since they inevitably get trashed over a year or so of daily use, and I need an in-line mic and playback controls. After browsing around, I think I’ve...
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    Best sub-$100 IEM's?

    Hey there, I'm looking for a pair of IEM's under $100. Right now I'm considering: Ety ER6i Ety HF5 UE SuperFi 4 Shure SE210 Shure SCL4 Any opinions/suggestions? Thanks!
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    Ultrasome PROline: same as PRO?

    Hi all, I'm shopping around for a pair of Ultrasone PRO 650s. When I look online, I see some of the "PROline 650"s still for sale for about $15 cheaper. From the looks and specs of it, it appears that when Ultrasone switched to the "PRO" branding, they simply changed the name on the top of the...
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    PRO 650 unamped?

    Would the Ultrasone PRO 650, with its 75 Ohm impedance, be capable of working well with my iPod Touch 2G, or would I be better off with its sibling the HFI 550? I realize I won't be getting the SQ I would get from an amp, but when I'm not at home I'll be using these from the iPod. Thanks!
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    AKG K 240 vs Ultrasone HFI-580

    I currently own a pair of AKG K 240 MKII's (same sound as the 240 S), but I'm considering buying a closed pair of headphones for portable use. I had planned to buy a less expensive pair with the understanding that they would not match the SQ of my at-home K 240's, but looking at the HFI-580, I'm...
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    Best Closed Cans $100-$150: Audio-Technica vs Equation vs M-Audio vs Ultrasone

    Howdy pardners, My crappy Sony earbuds finally gave up the right channel (finally!) so now I have an excuse to buy a pair of headphones for portable use. I'm looking for a pair of portable, sealed cans this time because I'm tired of fragile earbud cables. This is not going to be my main set...
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    Best iPod Headphone--Price No Object

    My question is this: With unlimited funds and an iPod or comparable DAP as the only source, what is the very best full-size headphone that can be powered at normal listening volumes? I realize that no high-end can will reach its full sonic potential from the iPod's puny amp, so the only...
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    AKG K 240 MK II vs. Grado SR 125

    The title says it all. What are the relative merits of the AKG K 240 MK II versus the Grado SR 125? Both can be had for around $150. Fight!