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Earphones For IPOD?

So I broke my ear phones for my IPOD about a year ago and since then have gone through like 5 different pairs of replacements…
THey never fit right, stay in, etc, etc…
Does anyone have any suggestions for a kick ass pair of headphones?
Brand, model, price…

Thanks.

[quote]drewmofpo wrote:
So I broke my ear phones for my IPOD about a year ago and since then have gone through like 5 different pairs of replacements…
THey never fit right, stay in, etc, etc…
Does anyone have any suggestions for a kick ass pair of headphones?
Brand, model, price…

Thanks.[/quote]

KOSS, look at all models.

Shure E-Buds EC2. Got them and I love them.

http://www.shurestore.com/earphones/eseries_e2c.html

[quote]JPM wrote:
Shure E-Buds EC2. Got them and I love them.

http://www.shurestore.com/earphones/eseries_e2c.html[/quote]

i second the shures. i have the ec4’s.

Etymotic er-61.

http://earphonesolutions.com/

I got the Westone UM1 there and it’s sweet. For the best fit, it comes with Tri-flange adapters, cut off the smallest flange and cut the stem flush with the largest flange. Great isolation (finally can concentrate in the gym) and good sound. If you have more money, the UM2 is awesome, or check out the UE super.fi 5 pro. Depends on how much you wanna spend and want you listen to.

I LOVE these things! They’re tiny, comfortable, stay out of the way when working out and they fucking ROCK!!! The BASS on these things!!! You’ve got to look at the frequency range when buying headphones (wider is better), and these go from 6 Hz (which is extremely low) to 23,000 Hz (which is quite high).

wow, those shits are expensive. Anyone have some suggestions about earphones that are priced under $100?

Check this link out. I am about to order a pair of the The Sennheiser CX 300 phones. The reader reviews are higher than the editors, which has always ment a good product in my eyes.

[quote]PharmD Pete wrote:
wow, those shits are expensive. Anyone have some suggestions about earphones that are priced under $100?[/quote]

Sony MDR EX-71:

I swear by these. You can thank me later.

-J

Hey guys, I?m looking for some good in-ear earphones with good sound quality but I don?t want the noise-canceling feature because I intend to use them whilst snowboarding (also in gym and traveling). I heard about some that you can turn off the noise canceling but I have no idea what make or model they are? This would be helpful for the gym and whilst traveling.

Any help with this would be much appreciated

[quote]drewmofpo wrote:
So I broke my ear phones for my IPOD about a year ago and since then have gone through like 5 different pairs of replacements…
THey never fit right, stay in, etc, etc…
Does anyone have any suggestions for a kick ass pair of headphones?
Brand, model, price…

Thanks.[/quote]

In the past two years I have probably gone through about 300 dollars worth of earphones just trying different brands. (Not all of this was my expenditure, don’t worry).

At any rate, I have concluded one thing: earphones are individually specific.

I will recommend in the under fifty dollar, in-ear category two different sets of cans:

The phillips HE 592

Sony fonotopias (or something like that)

I personally own a pair of Phillips 592s and a pair of Shure E2s (100+ dollar cans). I use the Shures only rarely and listen to the 592s constantly; they sound good, they cost 20 bucks, and they fit my huge ears perfectly.

In my experience, people with smaller ears prefer the fit of the sonys.

Really, it’s a matter of preference, trial, and error.

I would say that Koss electronics are always bad news, though.

I’ve got Shure e2c and I love them. I had a minor problem in that the wire covering on the left earphone split and bare wire was showing. I sent them back to Shure with no receipt and they replaced them free of charge and no questions asked. Great company to deal with and the sound quality of the earphones is great.

I love these headphones. Panasonic RP-HJE50. They’re the best I’ve ever bought. Sony headphones always break on me. It’s seems like Sony makes everything good except for their headphones. Or at least Sony has some suck ass low-end headphones.

Long time ago I had Shockwave Panasonic headphones before and they lasted long and had great sound quality. I lost them unfortunately. Now I got these. I’m glad I bought them.

I hate Sony headphones. Always break down. 6 months after buying any pair the quality degrades sharply. They’re great innovators in style, but not product.

I’ll never listen to anything unless it’s through a Sennheiser headphone. I’ve been through Koss, Panasonic and the like. All suck compared to these things. Deeper bass (not the kind that hurts your ear, but the kind that actually vibrates your head - there is two different kinds peoples!)

And Sennheiser wised up and is now producing a sport line. Sweat and water resistant material that’s washable covers the earpiece.

Personally, I’d opt for the MX 75 Sport which was highly rated in some magazine I read recently for it’s twist and fit design.

http://www.styleyoursound.com/us/

Enter site, click under sport.
Headphones available near anywhere in the US and Canada.

Just my 2 cents.