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Audiophiles, Reply!

i’ve had my shure e3c earbuds for quite a while now, and was looking into other options: going through the reviews on amazon can be a biatch…

hence, i ask for the sonic-literate brothers/sisters here to post their pair of fav. headphones:

what do you use?
can you use it while lifting/running without any problems?
depending on your history of previous purchases, how’d you rate what you have now?

right now, my budget is around $200, and I’m looking for the best combination of noise-canceling/workout-worthy/audiophile gear worthy headphones/earbuds in the market.

thanks!

my E2C’s are the best things i’ve ever bought. If you liked the E3C’s, i’d just suggest either buying a new pair or upgrading in the E#C series.

I have e4cs. I can tell you where to get a pair for under $200.

[quote]nephorm wrote:
I have e4cs. I can tell you where to get a pair for under $200.[/quote]

you’re kidding, right? brand new e4c’s? for LESS than $200?? or used e4cs?

[quote]throwloud wrote:
my E2C’s are the best things i’ve ever bought. If you liked the E3C’s, i’d just suggest either buying a new pair or upgrading in the E#C series.[/quote]

I 2nd these, they are great for blocking out external sounds and the quality balance is superb.

I use the Westone UM2 and its GREAT!! *Westone used to mancfacture earphones for Shure so the UM2’s perform just as well as the Shure E500s!!!
hope this helps

[quote]burning ice wrote:
nephorm wrote:
I have e4cs. I can tell you where to get a pair for under $200.

you’re kidding, right? brand new e4c’s? for LESS than $200?? or used e4cs?
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new…They are AMAZINGGGGGG

[quote]burning ice wrote:
nephorm wrote:
I have e4cs. I can tell you where to get a pair for under $200.

you’re kidding, right? brand new e4c’s? for LESS than $200?? or used e4cs?
[/quote]

new…They are AMAZINGGGGGG

[quote]burning ice wrote:
you’re kidding, right? brand new e4c’s? for LESS than $200?? or used e4cs?
[/quote]

No, I’m not kidding. New. I’ll send you the link if you’re interested.

Etymotic ER-4S with a HeadRoom micro amp. In my iPod for the gym, Etymotic ER-6i with the earpieces cut down 30%. Absolutely brilliant.

I’ll just point you over to http://www.head-fi.org/ .

Ultimate Ears - super.fi 5 Pro

[quote]nephorm wrote:
I have e4cs. I can tell you where to get a pair for under $200.
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Anybody want to purchase some gold wire ear-buds for a mere $2K? They are 10 times better than the $200 e4c model.

I am predicting a new syndrome will start emerging in the next decade concerning ears and ear-buds.

[quote]ssplit wrote:
I’ll just point you over to http://www.head-fi.org/ .

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thanks for the link dude, this is amazing.

[quote]LIFTICVSMAXIMVS wrote:
nephorm wrote:
I have e4cs. I can tell you where to get a pair for under $200.

Anybody want to purchase some gold wire ear-buds for a mere $2K? They are 10 times better than the $200 e4c model.

I am predicting a new syndrome will start emerging in the next decade concerning ears and ear-buds.[/quote]

u trying to be sarcastic? the new syndrome which u mention has been around for quite a while now… hell, they actually make AMPs for high-end earbud listening experience…