Ear Buds

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  1. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Can anyone recommend a good pair of in-ear buds for under $50? It's gone from a want to a need since starting exercising again.
     
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    Razer pro|tone m100 earbuds

    I have these and love the sound they put out. I'll probably buy another pair of the same kind when mine wear out or i accidentally break them..
     
  3. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Wow, amazon user reviews are fairly high, and they're only ~$25. Sweet.
     
  4. Josh

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    funny!

    i was actually gonna make a similar thread last night

    i need some good ones and now to top it all off i think i lost mine tonight. cant find the stinkin things anywhere.

    cheers for the topic :D 
     
  5. GogDog

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    You gotta have good music going while you paint by numbers, right? :D 

    (You know I love you)
     
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    for sure!

    helps pass the time ;) 
     
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    the cx 300's are the bomb. my headphones don't usually last more than a year, (one ear going quiet or dead for example) and for £15 these are the best you can buy.
     
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    I feel I should clarify something about the CX-300's. As great as they are for the price, I'm not sure they're the best for the situation upon reflection. They are noise cancelling, which means they tend to amplify your internal sounds, i.e. your breath, your heartbeat, the sound of the ear bud cord banging against your shirt. Not such a big deal under normal use, but could be annoying while exercising. Unfortunately all the good ear buds I know of are noise cancelling. They do come with different size seals that you can pop on and off...you might be able to install the smallest ones and then not push them in all the way so that they don't create a full seal. You will lose some sound quality, mostly bass though.
     
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    Well this thread is handy. I've been needing to get new headphones for ages. Noise cancellers are a must too considering they'd be used mostly on trains/planes/at work where the damn phones wont stop ringing during my lunch break.
     
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    Yeah, I pull mine out ever so slightly so I can't hear my footsteps as I'm walking around.
     
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    I'll have to recommend these: Amazon.com: Sony MDR-ED21LP Fontopia In-The-Ear Headphones: Your Store

    Pros:
    - High quality to cost ratio
    - Excellent response, focused on highs and mids
    - Very snug fit, without having to jam the buds into your ear canals

    Cons:
    - Lifespan of about 2 years (I've gone through at least 4 of these)
    - Fit may depend on the shape of your ear
    - Relatively weak low frequency response

    I use these with my iPod Shuffle (which has somehow lasted 2 1/2 years of everyday usage) during my commute to and from work. The snug fit effectively isolates my music from the ambient noise, although as expected, low freqeuncy noise still get through. I'm also fairly paranoid about my music leaking out, especially in elevators, but I've yet to encouter that-- generally I'd have to turn the volume up to painful levels before this becomes a problem. It's a far cry from noise-cancelling, but it does the job well enough.

    And at work I switch over to these cans: Amazon.com: Audio Technica ATH-A700 Closed-Back Dynamic Headphones With Double Air Damping: Electronics
     
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    i got some skullcandy ink'd earbuds a while back for like $10 or $15 and they've been serving me pretty well. they're noise cancelling in-ear buds, they do the job, and they're cheap.
     
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    Any more NON noise canceling recommendations?
     
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    for non-noise canceling cheap earbuds that sound good, try sony MDR-E818LP buds. you can get them pretty much anywhere. don't get the colored fontopia ones, they have much weaker bass. get the black ones with the silver bit on the edge.
     

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