Headbuds ... whats the best?
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Hey, I am considering buying a highend pair of headbuds, not anything like 300 dollars, but between 50-100 dollar range. Most of you seem knowledgable on the headphones category so was wondering, whats the best too buy?
 
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Umm.... "headbuds"??... or do you mean "earbuds"?

If you're talking about earbuds, and you don't need isolation, people here seem to like the Sennheiser MX500 a lot.

It's only about 20 bucks USD.
 
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son of a gun, sorry, ear buds.

I got the MX400's, but I want better!
 
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Yeah I was looking at those, but have trouble finding them in stores, will they probably sell them at the "Sony Store."?
 
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Angel: Headroom, Musician's Friend, and Audiocubes are online retailers to start at. Browse some more threads and you will find that online retailers are really preferred(No A/Bing, but they are always accessible. Most don't have a good B&M headphone store within a reasonable amount of miles.)
 
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The 888's do sound good - partially due I think to the better fit (against the MX-400/500 anyway). I honestly can't say they sound better though.

Now I have two pairs of Koss KSC-35's I'm a happy bunny when going portable.
 
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Peddler: I never could get my darned MX-500's to stay in my ear no matter what I tried (short of superglue). I agree that the 888's were better at staying in your ear.

I tend to use the Ety's outside (got used to the strange effect that footsteps give).. but you have aroused my curiosity.. are the Koss KSC-35's much like the sporta-pro's soundwise and where can you get them in the U.K.?

Also why the heck have you got two pairs?
 
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Hmmm ... well I will be trying too find those Nudes by sony, and also the other reason I am returing the MX400s is becuase they drive me insane! They never stay in my ear for more then 5 minutes.
 
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ex70 can be found on ebay and yahoo.com shopping....

i love mine...

or you could get the sony V6 which sounds better, but is $70 and is a bit bigger..

or you could get aiwa hp-v600

i dont recommend open buds if you are on the go... the ex70s isolate really well. they are super comfy too... well on me atleast...

good luck
 
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whats wrong with open buds? is there a diff between open buds and ear buds?
 
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well do you want isolation?? open buds are ear buds like the senn mx400/500 dont block out any of the outside noise..

the ex70 is closed so it blocks out a lot of noise.. do you need that?
 
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Well, I was mainly after something that was small, meaning wasnt massivley bulk like DJ headphones, but that delivered really good sound ... anything you can reccomend either then high end earbuds?
 
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koss ksc-35, 50, or 55, or sportapro, or portapro.

these sound great and are small. however they dont isolate, wich you negelected to tell is if you wanted isolation...
 
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Hey is there any stores around that would sell higher end headphones? I dont like buying online
 
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