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OT: Earbuds under $100 - recommendations? 

Post#1 » by HarthorneWingo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:19 am

Looking for a pair of new earbuds. Don't have to be bluetooth but I need a mic for phone calls. Not looking for a super heavy bass. Looking more for a balanced and defining tone. Nothing over the ear. I'm checking out

Bose
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Sennheisers

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Re: OT: Earbuds under $100 - recommendations? 

Post#2 » by aq_ua » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:16 am

HarthorneWingo wrote:Looking for a pair of new earbuds. Don't have to be bluetooth but I need a mic for phone calls. Not looking for a super heavy bass. Looking more for a balanced and defining tone. Nothing over the ear. I'm checking out

Bose
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Sennheisers

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If you don't need wireless, then:

https://www.beatsbydre.com/earphones
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Re: OT: Earbuds under $100 - recommendations? 

Post#3 » by TheBigBoss » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:59 am

I actually decided that I want to sell these wireless earbuds that I have and im willing to let them go for $69 obo:

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Post#4 » by HarthorneWingo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:42 am

TheBigBoss wrote:I actually decided that I want to sell these wireless earbuds that I have and im willing to let them go for $69 obo:

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Post#5 » by CeltsfanSinceBirth » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:15 pm

Go to Monoprice.
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Re: OT: Earbuds under $100 - recommendations? 

Post#6 » by K P 6 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:18 pm

Off topic. Beats by Dre 3 wireless usually $199 is on sale for $109 jump on it. I can vouch for these I have the black and gold Lebron edition.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/beats-by-dr-dre-powerbeats-wireless-siren-red/5577845.p?skuId=5577845
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Re: OT: Earbuds under $100 - recommendations? 

Post#7 » by HarthorneWingo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:38 pm

K P 6 wrote:Off topic. Beats by Dre 3 wireless usually $199 is on sale for $109 jump on it. I can vouch for these I have the black and gold Lebron edition.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/beats-by-dr-dre-powerbeats-wireless-siren-red/5577845.p?skuId=5577845


That clip behind the ear looks uncomfortable.
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Post#8 » by CeltsfanSinceBirth » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:02 pm

I've gone through my fair share of earbuds and headphones over the years. I've had some Klipsch earbuds, Shure, Beats by Dre, Bose, Grados, and no matter how expensive they've been, if you're using them every day, something will eventually happen to them. Either the wire gets loose, a clip breaks, or in my case, I end up losing them. Decided to try some cheap joints from monoprice due to a recommendation from a friend. Picked up a pair of bluetooth joints for $20. Obviously, the sound isn't as good as the high end joints, but they don't sound cheap either. I refuse to buy another pair of expensive headphones ever again.
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Post#9 » by DrKnick » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:05 pm

:o Earbuds? Who the hell uses that?
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Post#10 » by FrontOfficeEye » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:07 pm

HarthorneWingo wrote:
K P 6 wrote:Off topic. Beats by Dre 3 wireless usually $199 is on sale for $109 jump on it. I can vouch for these I have the black and gold Lebron edition.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/beats-by-dr-dre-powerbeats-wireless-siren-red/5577845.p?skuId=5577845


That clip behind the ear looks uncomfortable.


I had the 2s before they short circuited. Honestly, super comfy. Stay in perfectly while lifting / running, too.
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Post#11 » by magnumt » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:51 pm

CeltsfanSinceBirth wrote:Go to Monoprice.


This. Also, compare with any sales on Amazon, Best Buy, or Newegg.

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Post#12 » by HarthorneWingo » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:36 pm

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K P 6 wrote:Off topic. Beats by Dre 3 wireless usually $199 is on sale for $109 jump on it. I can vouch for these I have the black and gold Lebron edition.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/beats-by-dr-dre-powerbeats-wireless-siren-red/5577845.p?skuId=5577845


That clip behind the ear looks uncomfortable.


I had the 2s before they short circuited. Honestly, super comfy. Stay in perfectly while lifting / running, too.

These are the best fitting earbuds you can buy, the clip is clutch
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Post#15 » by fleet » Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:59 pm

DrKnick wrote::o Earbuds? Who the hell uses that?

Runners. I tend to use the skull candies for that. They dont last real long but...

The wireless I'm just starting to look for a higher end option for running. I dont know yet.
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Post#16 » by duetta » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:23 pm

I have owned Etymotic ER-4s since 1998. They've gone back for repairs multiple times over the last 20 years (and been completely replaced by the manufacturer for the cost of a minor repair) - but I swear by them. They're beyond your budget - but they have models that are within your budget that include a microphone. The Etymotics offer the best sound isolation on the market as well as incredible detail. I actually use them to cut off the outside world when I meditate, even though I'm not playing music through them.
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Re: OT: Earbuds under $100 - recommendations? 

Post#17 » by tjumper78 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:35 pm

check out etymotic. i think they have a $85 model. i have their fancy ones and they are certainly one of the most revealing, detailed & sounding neutral earphones out there. im willing to bet money on their $85 model sounding better than most other earphones that cost hundreds. def not for bassheads tho...
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Post#18 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:52 pm

duetta wrote:I have owned Etymotic ER-4s since 1998. They've gone back for repairs multiple times over the last 20 years (and been completely replaced by the manufacturer for the cost of a minor repair) - but I swear by them. They're beyond your budget - but they have models that are within your budget that include a microphone. The Etymotics offer the best sound isolation on the market as well as incredible detail. I actually use them to cut off the outside world when I meditate, even though I'm not playing music through them.


The least expensive ER-4s I found was $259. They have hf5s for $99.

My fear in spending the extra money is that I lose this shyt. :lol: I tend to lose things.
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Post#19 » by duetta » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:06 pm

HarthorneWingo wrote:
duetta wrote:I have owned Etymotic ER-4s since 1998. They've gone back for repairs multiple times over the last 20 years (and been completely replaced by the manufacturer for the cost of a minor repair) - but I swear by them. They're beyond your budget - but they have models that are within your budget that include a microphone. The Etymotics offer the best sound isolation on the market as well as incredible detail. I actually use them to cut off the outside world when I meditate, even though I'm not playing music through them.


The least expensive ER-4s I found was $259. They have hf5s for $99.

My fear in spending the extra money is that I lose this shyt. :lol: I tend to lose things.


The Etymotics all share the same sound - and I agree about being afraid of losing stuff. I have two other pairs of IEMs that I travel with at the moment, Shure SE215 ($89) and Hifiman RE-00. The Shure are pretty good for the money - although they lack the extreme clarity that the Etymotics bring.
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Re: OT: Earbuds under $100 - recommendations? 

Post#20 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:50 pm

duetta wrote:
HarthorneWingo wrote:
duetta wrote:I have owned Etymotic ER-4s since 1998. They've gone back for repairs multiple times over the last 20 years (and been completely replaced by the manufacturer for the cost of a minor repair) - but I swear by them. They're beyond your budget - but they have models that are within your budget that include a microphone. The Etymotics offer the best sound isolation on the market as well as incredible detail. I actually use them to cut off the outside world when I meditate, even though I'm not playing music through them.


The least expensive ER-4s I found was $259. They have hf5s for $99.

My fear in spending the extra money is that I lose this shyt. :lol: I tend to lose things.


The Etymotics all share the same sound - and I agree about being afraid of losing stuff. I have two other pairs of IEMs that I travel with at the moment, Shure SE215 ($89) and Hifiman RE-00. The Shure are pretty good for the money - although they lack the extreme clarity that the Etymotics bring.


Then I should be good with the hf5s?
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