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So I am looking for a pair of in ear phones. I recently lost my Klipsch S4i and would like to buy a replacement. I would like to see what other headphones can compete with the S4. I am looking for around the $50 range that can match or exceed the bass output or the soundstage that the S4 offers. Is there another pair of phones out there for me or should I just go for the S4 again?
 
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Prices are for USA residents...
 
Sony MH1C - $35 from ebay. Love/hate (mostly hate) type of J-cord.
 
Audio-Technica ATH-CKS77 - $44 or $45 for factory reject (can get brand new boxed version for about $70 via Amazon USA as Japanese Import) version from artistic.life ebay seller. Most of the time they are just fine audibly. Sometimes they are shipped with raw drivers that need tons of burn in and/or just sound bad. In this case they will replace your pair no problem.
 
Audio-Technica ATH-COR150 - $20 shipped on ebay or $20 + shipping on Amazon (unless you have Prime). These are new. Keep an eye on this thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-jant71s-take-on-the-new-ath-clr100-pg-618-zero-audio-carbo-basso-pg-601) for more impressions soon though.
 
TDK MT300 - $25 shipped on ebay or $24 + shipping on Amazon (unless you have Prime). Here's the thread on them (http://www.head-fi.org/t/640889/surprise-tdk-mt-300-4-97-of-awesome).
 
TDK EB750 - $18 shipped on ebay or $20-$21 + shipping on amazon (unless you have Prime). These are supposedly an upgrade over the TDK MT300. Here's their thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/651094/surprise-tdk-eb-750-6-99-of-better-awesome-w-special-guest-tdk-ie-500-ceramic-housing-to-follow).
 
I have personal experience with the S4 you're replacing and with the MH1C, the CKS77, and the MT300, and I can assure you that those 3 (and very likely the other 2 listed) are all a significant upgrade over the S4. They are all bass heavy as well with the CKS77 being the bassiest followed by the MH1C and then the MT300.
 
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Prices are for USA residents...

Sony MH1C - $35 from ebay. Love/hate (mostly hate) type of J-cord.

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS77 - $44 or $45 for factory reject (can get brand new boxed version for about $70 via Amazon USA as Japanese Import) version from artistic.life ebay seller. Most of the time they are just fine audibly. Sometimes they are shipped with raw drivers that need tons of burn in and/or just sound bad. In this case they will replace your pair no problem.

Audio-Technica ATH-COR150 - $20 shipped on ebay or $20 + shipping on Amazon (unless you have Prime). These are new. Keep an eye on this thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/586909/the-discovery-thread-new-jant71s-take-on-the-new-ath-clr100-pg-618-zero-audio-carbo-basso-pg-601) for more impressions soon though.

TDK MT300 - $25 shipped on ebay or $24 + shipping on Amazon (unless you have Prime). Here's the thread on them (http://www.head-fi.org/t/640889/surprise-tdk-mt-300-4-97-of-awesome).

TDK EB750 - $18 shipped on ebay or $20-$21 + shipping on amazon (unless you have Prime). These are supposedly an upgrade over the TDK MT300. Here's their thread (http://www.head-fi.org/t/651094/surprise-tdk-eb-750-6-99-of-better-awesome-w-special-guest-tdk-ie-500-ceramic-housing-to-follow).

I have personal experience with the S4 you're replacing and with the MH1C, the CKS77, and the MT300, and I can assure you that those 3 (and very likely the other 2 listed) are all a significant upgrade over the S4. They are all bass heavy as well with the CKS77 being the bassiest followed by the MH1C and then the MT300.

Happy reading!

Which would you think has the best soundstage? Sure I know the bass will be there but the main reason I liked the S4 is the sound stage upgrade I got from it.
 
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The CKS77 have a very wide soundstage. That's definitely one of their strong suits.
 
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The CKS77 have a very wide soundstage. That's definitely one of their strong suits.
I guess I'll go try a pair of those. That was the pair I was looking at just wanted to know I'm getting the best I can. Thanks.
 
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How do the COR150 compare to the MH1C?  Also, is there a dramatic difference between these and the CKN70?  If not, I'll buy the COR150/MH1C for $20-$25 rather than the CKN70 for $50.
 
I will be using them straight from my laptop and phone (no amp).
 
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How do the COR150 compare to the MH1C?  Also, is there a dramatic difference between these and the CKN70?  If not, I'll buy the COR150/MH1C for $20-$25 rather than the CKN70 for $50.
 
I will be using them straight from my laptop and phone (no amp).
I haven't heard the CKN70 or the COR150 personally. Without an amp I'd stay away from the MH1C though.
 
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