Headphone/Earbud selection!

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by RaiGal, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. RaiGal

    RaiGal New Member

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    Hello,
    Recently my headphones gave up and i have been looking for a decent replacement.My primary concern is clear and tremble free sound with a good overall sound quality and a good lifespan on frequent use.Bass and noise blocking is significantly less important but still a moving factor.My budget is around 20-30$,which is sort of disappointing but i really can't afford to give any more than that.I have rounded up some models which are found easily in my local market and did a little research based on online reviews!

    I present you the competitors :

    JVC (HA-FX34) aka Marshmallows (at 12$)
    +Good sound quality
    +Fit ears nicely
    -The top part of the cable seems fragile

    Philips SHE9500 (at 20$)
    +Good sound quality
    +Good noise blocking
    -Cable seem to be sort of intendedly sticky and differ lengthwise

    Sony MDR-EX35LP (at 16$)
    +Very good sound quality
    +Plain design
    -Very short life span

    Creative EP-830 (at 35$)
    +Good sound quality
    +Durable
    +Good bass
    -Slightly sharp mids and treble

    Altec Lansing UHP306 (at 20$)
    +Good sound quality
    +Clear Sound
    -Lack of information on this!

    AKG 314 P (at 17$)
    +Classic Design
    +Good sound quality
    +Durable
    -Lack of information on this!

    I would love to hear everyone's opinion on this,
    Thank you for your time!

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  2. EBOBO

    EBOBO New Member

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    No Air Cushion's (JVC HA-FX66)?

    EP630 or Marshmellow's

    edit: there's an 830?
  3. Rayzilla

    Rayzilla New Member

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    I would recommend the SoundMagic MP21, or if you want to save a little - the PL21 or PL30. The MP21 has a mic so that you can control the music player without having to pull the Touch out of your pocket or holder. Single, Double, Triple and HOLD buttons work with the single button mic button. It's an IEM and the sound is pretty good for the money. You can buy it online with free delivery from quite a few websites.

    The PL models are very similar in sound quality by without the mic option, thereby saving you a bit but I would for the the mic version since I find the clicking feature to be very convenient.

    Good luck!
  4. EBOBO

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  5. RaiGal

    RaiGal New Member

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    I ended up choosing Altec Lansing UHP306.
    Being my first IEM they felt pretty awkward in the start.The sound is very clear and qualifies as pretty good,without anything extraordinaire though(perhaps because in used to way bigger and more expensive loudspeakers).In my opinion bass is way weak but i wouldn't like my ears to fall off either.The whole construction feels pretty durable except for the wire which feels sorta cheap.Noise isolation is satisfying enough.Came along with a nice pouch and a pair of ear-cushions in different sizes to choose from.My only complaint is that i get a slight noise when i move around the wire.

    Was okay for the price,im satisfied with them.

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  6. xFKSxSquirrel

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    you will get that sound with any kind of iem
  7. EBOBO

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    Microphonics? It happens with my Air Cushion's, but not my PX100. It dazzles me.

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