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    Calling all Audiophiles......earphones help..

    Hi, right i need some new earphones for my ipod...

    I dont really know the first thing to look for so before i started googling i thought id ask here as we seem to be a bunch with many talents...

    I listen to everything...a very random collection lol. But i do have a lot of Rock and a lot of Drum and Bass...

    So does anybody have any advice as to what i should look for?

    Ta muchley!

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    Erm, the earbud....or may use the ones with the little ear supports..

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    I have a pair of these: SENNHEISER CX300 at Richer Sounds - HI-FI Separates, Home Cinema, Speakers, MP3 DVD Portables, Plasma LCD, etc.
    And as a rock fan they really do make a difference. They are £30, but £30 well spent IMHO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    And as a rock fan they really do make a difference. They are £30, but £30 well spent IMHO!
    I'm willing to pay £30 to drown out the madness of west midlands travel bus service.....stops me having a "falling down" moment!!

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    Sony do a pair in HMV etc for £30 but DONT buy them. I had 2 sets and both broke in <6 months.

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    Duely Noted ZH!

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    I can highly recommend Shure earphones.

    I've got the SE210s. A bit expensive, but worth it IMHO.

    They have a sponge earbud that moulds to your ear. I've used them on long haul flights to great effect. Just be careful, they are that good you might not here traffic coming.

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    I've always found the skull candy smokin buds to be incredbile for the price [ame=http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skullcandy-SC-SBB3-5-Smokin-BUDS-Headphones/dp/B000CMTZO8/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1232961568&sr =8-4]Skullcandy Smokin BUDS Headphones: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo[/ame]

    wouldn't go back to anything else since started using these.
    sounds full, theres multiple rubber buds included to go with the shape of your ear canal, and a nice rich sound. love em

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    I can put a big +1 for the SENNHEISER ones. Only have to have my MP3 player on about 5 (out of 30) even when on my motorbike. I use them instead of earplugs & work damned fine. The only slight problem I have found is if I am eating with them in the munching sound echoes!

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    I swear by Shure's SE530PTH's, but at £229.99 they're not to everyone's tastes... Future Sonics Atrio M8 plugs are brilliant but still £98... if wanting to keep to "reasonable" prices, Ultimate Ears Super.fi Studio 3 are around £60 and definitely well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I have a pair of these: SENNHEISER CX300 at Richer Sounds - HI-FI Separates, Home Cinema, Speakers, MP3 DVD Portables, Plasma LCD, etc.
    And as a rock fan they really do make a difference. They are £30, but £30 well spent IMHO!
    If you're a member of Richer's spam list... sorry, VIP club, they include a voucher for a free pair of MX300s with every non-accessory purchase over £5.

    Nowhere near as good as the CX300, I would imagine, but I can't imagine Sennheiser making something which was truly awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I've always found the skull candy smokin buds to be incredbile for the price Skullcandy Smokin BUDS Headphones: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo

    wouldn't go back to anything else since started using these.
    sounds full, theres multiple rubber buds included to go with the shape of your ear canal, and a nice rich sound. love em
    That's quite interesting....i've got the skullcandy ink'd and i really dont like em..

    I'll have to remember that....are they good for bass and rock?

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    not earbuds but these have cracking sound Sennheiser Worldwide: HD 215 - HD 215

    okay you look a little daft with massive headphones but if it's quality of sound you're after they're great, if these are too big the little brother to these are also cracking

    http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/uk/icm.n...ones_dj_500263

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    If it was me I would go for the SENNHEISER in-ear headphones - By far the best for their price range at the moment. I've used SENNHEISER kit for DJ'ing many times and have always been very impressed with the sound quality and build quality.


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    Just to throw another one in the mix, Sennheiser PX200's sit on the ear, aren't especially big, and also fold up into a supplied case. About 35 quid and sounds good with just about everything.

    If you were really serious about rock/drum&bass, HD25's cost about 4-5 times as much and are somewhat bigger but you'll never look back. HP25SP's are a cheaper version without the double headband.

    My other pair are Stax electrostatics, but they aren't portable, are open back with no sound isolation, and you need a mains plug for them! Bloomin' fantastic though!



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