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#1
A few weeks ago my Sennheiser CX300-II broke, only one ear works. I got them online in a sale last year for €19 which was a steal, I saw them in shops a few weeks ago still at €50. There's no way in hell I'm paying €50 for them after previously getting them for €19.

So now I'm looking for new ones, I don't have a specific company in mind I just want ear buds with good bass that are not too expensive (€20-50) and I'll be using them on an iPod touch.

The spec of the CX300-II are:

Frequency response: 19-20000Hz
Impedance: 16 Ω
Sound pressure level: 113 dB
Transducer principle: Dynamic

So far, these are ones available to me in shops, but not checked out yet:

Skullcandy Dubs - €13
Klipsch Image S2 - €40
AKG K 330 Scarab - €40
 

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Also, don't ever buy Skullcandy. Skull painted shit.
 

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Skullcandies are terrible. Cover their lacking quality with bass, and are cheaply made. Trust me, I bought two pairs, both broke, both sounded muddy.
 
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I only looked at Skullcandy because they're €13 but now I have my phone for music I think I'll just use that as a temporary solution.

So I'm thinking Head-Direct RE0 with a FiiO L3. That's about $100. What do you guys think, any cheaper suggestions?
 

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Also consider the Meelec M9's, I absolutely love mine. Excellent sound for the price of around $20 USD, dunno if you can get them to Ireland or not...but it might be worth looking into if they might ship them that way or have distribution over your direction.

http://www.meelec.com/MEElectronics_M9_Hi_Fi_Sound_Isolating_Earphone_p/earphone-m9-mee-og.htm

All I can say is, these guys provide a solid sounding earphone with a solid build and plenty of extras you don't see in earphones at 2-3X the price. I run mine off a Sansa Fuze V2 w/Rockbox and couldn't be happier.

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The Klipsch S4 are good but not amazing by any means. I think for the price they are alright but nothing unique or special like that CNET top 5 ranking states. For around the price you are willing to spend I would get the Head-Direct RE0s or Sunrise Xcape or MP4Nation Brainwavz M2 (if you want loads of bass). Those three in-ears are better than the Klipsch in-ears except for maybe guarantee.
 

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Well maybe but Klipsch makes good quality gear as well. They are not cheaply made.
 
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The Klipsch S4 are good but not amazing by any means. I think for the price they are alright but nothing unique or special like that CNET top 5 ranking states. For around the price you are willing to spend I would get the Head-Direct RE0s or Sunrise Xcape or MP4Nation Brainwavz M2 (if you want loads of bass). Those three in-ears are better than the Klipsch in-ears except for maybe guarantee.
I wasn't impressed with the reviews, the S2 are definitely out of the question, and the reviews for the S4 weren't great either. They weren't very enthusiastic about the sound quality. So far it still looks like I'll be getting the RE0 and FiiO L3.
 

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I thought the FiiO was an LOD
 
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The Fiio L3 is just a LOD not an amplifier. The L1 is on the other hand a slimline LOD+amplifier.
 
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My mistake. I meant the E1. So what do you guys think of the RE0 and E1 combination?
 
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The E1? You mean the L1 right?
The L1 should be quite good I have not heard it but I have the E3 and E5 and they sound great with the RE0s.