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Choosing out Budget earphones/Earbuds

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by PLSG08, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. KainXS

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    yes I have used those monoprices before and they only sounded a little bit worst than my Sennheiser CX300's and Meelectronics CW31's but they're uncomfortable for me, but under 30 bucks the sound quality is nearly unmatchable vs others and they are 8 bucks.
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    I think sub $50 you have limited in-ears that will be both comfy and perform good for the price.
    My shortlist: HiFiMAN RE-0 ($49), cheapest Brainwavz model from MP4Nation, set of CX300s, SoundMagic PL-series.

    All are OK for the price. The RE-0s are amazing value if you can live with their less than powerful low end.

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    Hey guys, I've looked into some Earphones and found that only a few choices are good here, and are out of budget.

    But then I've taken interest into modding my Broken buds. I'll simply snip off the earbuds, get a new wire, then solder it, and cover it out.

    I've seen tutorial over at Instructables about it, the only difference is that my Fave Buds have a mic. Need to do some research on some proper wirings....
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    So A friend of mine suggested that I should go to this specialty store near my former school. https://www.facebook.com/gogadgets they sell pretty much what I can look for.

    So far my choices are down to these:

    SoundMagic ES18
    SoundMagic PL11
    Mee M9
    Brainwavz Alpha (This one cost more than the other two)

    I've read reviews on the ES18 and PL11, but after hearing them they're kinda the same. Haven't checked on the Alpha tho. Going back this week and try them again. Any thoughts?
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    Get the one you think sounds the best. Judge them with your own player with music you are familiar with. And try to audition in a quiet environment if possible.
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    Once again, another follow up! I got my new ear buds yesterday and OMG the sound is wonderful! They sound so crisp and clean like my large headset I have at home. Very good for someone on a budget and wants great sound quality for less.
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    That's great Man! Although I've looked around, these Panasonic's aren't available here :C so yeah I might get the SoundMagic ES18

    Does anyone have a pair of these? Just wanna hear some user feedback.

    (I've heard them and they were great)

    EDIT: My sister bought me a pair of Ultimate Ears 100, said that hope it would compensate. Then I told her I was doing some canvasing on earbuds. So I took it in and looks like they're good. Will do A review in Head-Fi

    (I'm starting to get into this Audiophile thing o.o)
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