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Unread May 8th, 2006, 08:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a Creative Muvo Mix 512 mb mp3 player for 15 bucks, and the headphones aren't very nice. I would like to buy some new ones. i'd like some sound good, but have a lot of durability as I'll be tugging them around. The price doesn't really matter (keep it in prespective though), but don't recommend the $400 shures. I'd like them to be bud headphones as they're smaller and easier to lug around and throw in my pockets. Thanks in advance!
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Unread May 9th, 2006, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The price doesn't really matter (keep it in prespective though), but don't recommend the $400 shures. I'd like them to be bud headphones as they're smaller and easier to lug around and throw in my pockets. Thanks in advance!
How about the $130 shure e3c's?
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I have had a lot of experience with many sets of headphones in both DJing and in the studio... currently in our studio we run sennheisers and some nadys... and on the road I use the sony mdr-v900... great sound for a great price with the sennheisers... but they are studio headphones and may be a bit much to cart around... as for the ear buds however... right now im using some $10 phillips ear buds for use with my mp3 player and honestly they sound about the same as the more expensive ear buds (and its not that great)... basically if you go with the ear bud style dont waste your money on the more expensive ones... they are just as crappy... if you want good sound you need a full size head phone...
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... basically if you go with the ear bud style dont waste your money on the more expensive ones... they are just as crappy... if you want good sound you need a full size head phone...
Spoken like someone who's never tried more expensive ones
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Spoken like someone who's never tried more expensive ones
Or that got badly ripped off / have really low standards.

Shures earbuds totally kick the ass of anything under $50.

Not only is the sound great but they are built to last a while. Unlike your $10 dollar headphones that you will probably end up replacing several times over by the time my shures wear out.

I have never bought a pair of headphones that was under $20 that didn't die within a couple months. And I'm not talking about abusing it either, I take care of my stuff no matter how cheap it was.

I have the $100 e2c shures. ($65 off ebay) I love them. Like stark said, the e3cs are great too.

Also take a look at etymotics research, they make good ear buds as well.

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Hmm those do look nice. But I have a dillemma, I play baseball, and the only time I'm really looking to listen to my mp3 player is when i'm going to and frmo baseball (long trips). I guess i don't really need carrying convienence so I asked myself "why do I need earbuds" I guess I don't really. Headphones would give me better sound quality, but the worry i had about headphones is that they might break easier than buds. So a new request--- Can anyone recommend some durable (very important feature) headphones? As for price, under $50 would be nice but whatever.
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Unread May 13th, 2006, 04:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What are the best bud type earphones... I have looked at the sures and they seem to be really good. Can pick up a pair in the UK for around 30 quid. (lower end).. Any others??. Going to buy an MP3 player and will wont some decent headphones for them
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What are the best bud type earphones... I have looked at the sures and they seem to be really good. Can pick up a pair in the UK for around 30 quid. (lower end).. Any others??. Going to buy an MP3 player and will wont some decent headphones for them
You can probably find a pair of shure e2cs for a slight bit more than that on ebay. Or used for around that much...
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How about the $130 shure e3c's?
how good are these as im looking at getting a pair on ebay right now..... are they worth it? what kinda sound quality do they have? i have read all the specs on them but i would like someone to discribe their experience with them

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Unread Jun 24th, 2006, 07:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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When properly inserted, they're fantastic. The noise isolation combined with quality sound makes these very worth it. They are not audiophile headphones, but they have very respectable sound.
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i think il go ahead and get them then
thanx srm
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