[HELP] In Need of Headphone Advice

Discussion in 'Audiophiles: Headphones, Earphones, etc.' started by Kayzo, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Kayzo

    Kayzo Member

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    Well, I am upgrading from my JVC Air Cushions and have been reading recommendations and reviews like mad. My budget is under $150 and have narrowed my choices down to 5:

    - Monster Turbines - The only thing from stopping me from buying these is the flimsy cable everyone keeps talking about. These are at my local Future Shop, so getting them is no problem.

    - v-moda Vibes - I heard these are great, but some reviews on the Apple Store tell me otherwise. Anyone have any first-hand experience with these, 'cause they look nice, but do they sound nice?

    - Sennheiser CX-500 - I haven't really heard anything bad about these, but I'm still unsure if these are worth it. I don't know if they have them in stores, so I might have to buy them online which might be kinda hard for me since my parents are paranoid about identity theft.

    - Ultimate Ears Super.fi 4vi - Unfortunately, I can't find these in any nearby Future Shops, but they're on the Future Shop website. I still haven't looked at any actual music stores, which might have them in store.

    - SHURE SE115 - Again, these are in my local Future Shop, so getting these won't be a problem, just wondering if first-hand experience backs up the reviews I've read.

    I care more about sound than looks, but if I can get both, that's a bonus.

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    Thanks for any help in advance.
  2. Tiir

    Tiir New Member

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    hmmm, for a $80 pair of IEMs, i would say go for the Klipsch Image S4s

    for exactly $150, for a nice pair of headphones, i would say the AudioTechnica ATH-M50s
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  4. Kayzo

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    Looking for an in-ear headphone

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    And @ both your recommendations, I will check them out too.

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    EDIT: Looked at the Klipsch Image S4's and they don't look too bad either, however will I find them in stores in Canada? :/
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    I wouldn't get the Vibes unless you want to replace them every few months. They break pretty easily, and I hate the cord. I love my CX500s though.

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