good heaphone recommendations?

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    good heaphone recommendations?

    Can any audiophiles recommend any good ear buds (the ones that go inside your ear) ?

    I'm looking for some high quality ear buds that are good for high and low frequencies, but especially for more low end bass sounds. Also, I have really small ears, so the ear seal has to be a comfortable fit, because even the smaller sizes still fall out of my ears a lot.

    I'm thinking about getting either the Monster Turbines or Shure SE110, looking to spend anywhere from 500 to 1000 HK.

    any suggestions for this?


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    Sennheiser cx300 mark 2's or mx 500s are very good and slightly below your price range... or is noise isolation necessary?


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    I second Sennheisers, I've lost my two pairs

    I am using these ones currently, below budget but work great on my Iphone.

    Sony Portable Audio Accessories MDR-EX300SL - Sonystyle.com.hk


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    currently got a pair of Shure SE210 to temporarily replace my active noise canceling Audio-Technica ATH-ANC3 while they are in for warranty repair...

    wouldn't recommend the audiotechnicas as they died within 4 months.
    the shure ones are nice and have great fidelity but lack bass common in most in ear headphones.. a plus is you dont hear knocks to the cable.

    I've also killed two of the apple in ear headphones .. never ever buy them

    most audiophiles i know have said to stay away from Sennheiser in-ear headphones because the cost doesn't reflect the quality when compared to other brands.

    visit the forums at Headphonic | Australian Headphone Specialists: Buy Etymotic, Alessandro, Audio Technica, Ultimate Ears, Talisman, Meier Audio and more for all questions you have.. their community is great .. the price there may be better also (as its an aussie site and their dollar is only just coming out from being screwed)


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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    Agree with you on the Apple earphones - terrible and fray easily.

    I'm gonna check out the site and possibly the Shure models. I just wish there was a way for me to try them on my ears before ordering...


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    Sennheiser are probably the best imo. I have a pair of HD280's but those aren't buds.. I've tried bose/audiotechnica/shure.. I don't know, maybe I just prefer the Sennheiser sound more than all of them?


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    I actually ended up buying the Radius Atomic Bass earphones... it's well below my original budget (about $40 US), but I've been reading a lot of good things about them, and felt that I should give it a try. The other earphone reviews just didn't have many positive things to say about the bass response. I'm gonna be using these more for commuting - on the subway, bus, etc... so I figured I would give these a go.

    On the other hand, I'm still looking at buying either Sennheiser or Shure for air travel.


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    can anyone give recommendations on these? they're bluetooth, planning on using it for my Nokia E71 when playing music on the road..

    JBL Home Audio JBL REFERENCE 610 BLK
    JBL Reference 610 Bluetooth Headphones


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    I have some related questions...

    1. Are a2dp any good? Now that iPhone 3.0 firmware will support it finally, I'm sure it'll be popular later this year.

    2. I always wondered about those noise cancelling Bose headphones you see in the Dutyfree mag when flying. Do they actually work and worth the price? If so, how is it possible for the earbud ones to cancel noise?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayland
    I have some related questions...

    1. Are a2dp any good? Now that iPhone 3.0 firmware will support it finally, I'm sure it'll be popular later this year.
    A2DP is just a bluetooth standard, yes it is good as it allows better bandwidth allowing stereo to be transferred wireless.

    from wiki >> A2DP is designed to transfer a uni-directional 2-channel stereo audio stream

    link >> Bluetooth profile - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    2. I always wondered about those noise cancelling Bose headphones you see in the Dutyfree mag when flying. Do they actually work and worth the price? If so, how is it possible for the earbud ones to cancel noise?
    They do work to a degree, although there can be a debate as long as the distance from here to the moon based on this topic, better if you do some research on this or maybe borrow/test them yourself and make your own judgment.

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