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  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 15:08:16
    The newest apple ones aren't too bad, leaky but they sound ok enough to be a decent backup pair.

    At the very least the shape makes them a lot more comfortable than the shit old ones. With some sort of foam surround they could potentially be really good.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 15:11:23
    Anyway, Soundmagic E10s are good at that price.
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 15:12:29 60,506 posts
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    Thats kind of my point. They stay in my ears better than shitty silicon ones, so ultimately offer a better sound.

    Not that I use them. They all suck, but they suck the least.

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  • kalel 29 Apr 2013 15:17:23 88,454 posts
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    Now I want some more headphones.
  • imamazed 29 Apr 2013 15:17:53 5,797 posts
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    Aargh. wrote:
    Anyway, Soundmagic E10s are good at that price.
    Again, seem to be more like 35 than 20. Honestly then, if I get a pair of earphones for about 15, will they be any better than a pair from poundland? I understand the ones mentioned before in the 30+ range are pretty good, but what about the ones in the lower range?
  • kalel 29 Apr 2013 15:19:36 88,454 posts
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    I doubt there's much difference in sound quality for a pair costing 5 and a pair costing 15, but you may well notice a difference in build quality and comfort level.

    Very very cheap headphones tend to actually hurt.
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 15:21:05 60,506 posts
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    In my experience, anything under 20 is basically a waste of money.

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  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 15:23:13
    For 20 they all sound a bit crap, just go for the comfortable ones or spend 10 more.
  • imamazed 29 Apr 2013 15:25:23 5,797 posts
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    'ppreciate the input guys. Might wait for payday and invest in some slightly better ones; I've got a horrible cheap backup pair for the time being.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 15:32:42
    My lady has an S3 and the earphones supplied with that look like those Fontopias. I know this is a silly question as they are quite expensive but do they sound tinny? Whilst the S3 ones are comfortable, the sound quality is hideous.

    I use headphones when I'm on the laptop / Vita so am use to a decent, deep sound and I'd like to get some earphones for the gym with a similar sound because my standard Ipod ones are battered.

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  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 15:34:34 60,506 posts
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    The pack in headphones for the galaxy S3 are shit, yes. The three sizes of silicon earbuds they give you dont help either; small, extra small and mouse.

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  • Armoured_Bear 29 Apr 2013 15:37:17 11,365 posts
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    imamazed wrote:
    Thanks for the input guys. Those two seem to be more in the 35-40 range than the 15-20 range, I'll have to look around. I don't want to spend too much, because, well, I use my earphones all the time all over the place and they're liable to break so I don't want anything too good.
    Good ones won't necessarily break, I've had my etymotics for 12 years....

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  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 19:30:00 6,521 posts
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    @nickthegun yeah I read a couple of reviews that said they were rubbish. I'd still say the sennheisers or klipsche are well worth 10 extra.
  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 19:31:56 6,521 posts
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    @imamazed you will definitely get more for your money at 30-35. The sennheiser Cx-300 mk II are renowned as one of the best value earphones you can get.
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 19:34:05 60,506 posts
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    Oh yeah, cheap headphones are shite but they are the least shite of the cheapest ones imho, ymmv, etc.

    The problem with headphones, generally, is that theres always another pair for an extra tenner. And then if you spend that extra tenner, theres another pair for just a little bit extra as this dude is finding.

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  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 19:42:10 6,521 posts
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    @nickthegun I got my Klipsche S4's for 55, and I spoke to several audio people who said they were about as good as you can get until you spend about 120.
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 19:50:37 60,506 posts
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    Similar with my AKGs, but theres always the niggle that if you spend a little extra...

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  • Dougs 29 Apr 2013 19:56:15 68,467 posts
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    At what point is there diminishing returns though, given the quality of the rips some may be listening to...
  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 20:01:06 6,521 posts
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    As I say, I spoke to a few audio nerds who all said the Klipsche S4 were as good as it got for overall sound quality until you got to 100+ Shure ones. I would say both the Sennheisers CX300 II (30-35) and Klipsche S4(55) are very good (I've had both), and it comes down to budget really. You won't feel let down by the Sennheisers, but for crystal clarity I've never had earphones as good as the Klipsche.
  • Dougs 29 Apr 2013 20:11:05 68,467 posts
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    I'm still on the MKI CX300 and think they're ace! I'm considering some headphones for the telly for films etc but that's for a different thread.
  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 20:12:31 6,521 posts
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    @Dougs Big ear-covering ones? I will make my usual recommendation if so...
  • Dougs 29 Apr 2013 20:18:46 68,467 posts
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    Yeah. Go for it!
  • nickthegun 29 Apr 2013 20:27:49 60,506 posts
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    Ive got some in ear shure ones and they are great. Really good sound quality, but I cant move my head when im wearing them or the seal breaks.

    100 and change is a lot of money to finally work out you cant wear in ear headphones.

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  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 20:29:55 6,521 posts
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    M-Audio Q40. Seriously brilliant headphones.
    The loudest clear bass I have ever come across on your head (they put my brother's super bass Sony's to shame) with great high sounds as well.

    Only two minor flaws, you have to be a little careful of the small ear cables, and the screw in audio cable is a bit weird, but they work with any normal cable too.

    I seriously spent hours re-listening to my favourite tracks when I bought them as I could hear so much more in them.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/M-Audio-Studiophile-Q40s-Q40-Headphones/dp/B000XT8JTM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367263760&sr=8-1&keywords=m-audio+studiophile+q40

    Note: The 1 star review on here is incorrect, the screw cable can be replaced by any normal small jack cable.
  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 20:30:23 6,521 posts
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    @dougs See above
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 20:30:24
    Stuck between the SoundMagic E10's or the Klipsch S4. Praise for the E10's are glowing but prefer the look of the S4.

    Decisions...
  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 20:34:37 6,521 posts
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    I have the Klipsche S4's and they sound excellent. They aren't super powered on bass, but are so much clearer than any other earphone I've used.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 20:37:35
    Are they pretty duarable Rob? Will be using them daily at the gym on a higher volume so will be getting some frequent use.
  • RobTheBuilder 29 Apr 2013 20:42:28 6,521 posts
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    They don't look as if they are overly durable, but none of the earphones I saw did. The cables are thin but the earpiece feels solidly constructed. Mine have lasted in my pocket folded up for a year with no probs so far. They have a 2yr guarantee so I think that might cover you if something did happen.
  • Deleted user 29 April 2013 20:48:54
    Cheers mate.
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