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In need of some great earphones! Need some help/advice.

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Okay, i have an Ipod touch and I am looking for some new earphones. I have previously had Sennheiser CX300's and i thought they were great, when they broke i replaced them with Skullcandy's Full Metal Jacket's again they were good (not great) but broke and for these i got a refund. Both pairs cost about £30 when i purchased them, and i am willing to spend more.

I want to spend around £60, however i would go up to maximum £100 if i found the perfect pair.

I have done a huge amount of research and have came up with a shortlist, however, i cannot narrow it down as there are so many different reviews and opinions out there. So i was looking for some advice from HUKD.

My Shortlist is:

Sennheiser CX500 - £39.99 (Cheapest and upgrade from CX300's)
Shure SE210 - £64.99 (Noise Cancelling)
Creative Zen Aurvana - £59.99
Sennheiser CX95 - £59.99 (Are they worth £20 more than CX500's)
Jays Q-Jays - £100 (Smallest but most expensive)
Jays D-Jays - £60 (Is sound quality the same as D-Jays)
V-Moda Vibe - £54 (Most stylish, great bass)

These are the ones i have picked out from reading reviews etc. I would like to get some more opinions. My favourites at the moment are probably the V-Moda Vibe's or the Jays D-Jays, both similar prices and both are unique and look great.

Some opinions on the one's listed or any other you would recommend would be great.

Thank you
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#2
bought the Q-jays 3 or 4 weeks back, only problem I have with them is my ears start to ache/hurt after about 4 hours in my ears. The etymotic er6i's I had before that doesn't do that, maybes it is the wrong sort of earbuds I got on.
Also, I prefer Etymotics filters rather than the mesh filters, the Etymotic ones are big things you have to screw/pull out whereas the jays have a stick on mesh.
Although there is more bass, not much but noticeably more than the Etymotics. Other than that, I cannot comment much more.
banned#3
what you want to ask yourself is why are they keep breaking, u aint got spock ears have you lol
#4
the cx500 apparently got poor reviews, i personnaly use the cx300s cheap and best.
#5
Sorry to add to your already considerable list, but you may want to have a look at the 'ultimate ears' range - they do some quality in-ear headphones. I had some shure e3cs, and the ue equivalents were better, in my opinion. Not as warm, but more detailed, particularly at the low end I found. Good luck :thumbsup:
#6
What exactly are the benefits of paying so much money for headphones?!
#7
Thanks for all your responses guys! Yeah I have had a look at the Ultimate ears range and read some great reviews, the only reason why i haven't taken a liking to them, is because of how far they stick out of your ears. Do you not find this?
#8
mug51
bought the Q-jays 3 or 4 weeks back, only problem I have with them is my ears start to ache/hurt after about 4 hours in my ears. The etymotic er6i's I had before that doesn't do that, maybes it is the wrong sort of earbuds I got on.
Also, I prefer Etymotics filters rather than the mesh filters, the Etymotic ones are big things you have to screw/pull out whereas the jays have a stick on mesh.
Although there is more bass, not much but noticeably more than the Etymotics. Other than that, I cannot comment much more.


Which ones do you prefer? Do you regret buying the Q-Jays, because these were one of my favourites.
#9
angelfairee
What exactly are the benefits of paying so much money for headphones?!


If you like your music, then you need good earphones. Exactly the same as having a 'Pioneer' over a 'Goodmans' TV. of having a good speaker system. It just enhances the listening because of much better quality and comfort.
#10
joecool22_11;2218942
Which ones do you prefer? Do you regret buying the Q-Jays, because these were one of my favourites.


I really liked the er-6i's but their really thin wire was the problem, the right ear didn't work until you jiggled the wire, so a loose wire in that part. So it took me ages to come up with a new pair, reading reviews everywhere and finally settled on the Q-jays. They got really good reviews, so took the gamble, think they are the cheapest pair with dual drivers, that made the decision for me. At the same time I was looking at Westone UM1, Shure SE310, Etymotic ER4, Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5.
Took a liking to the UE SF5, but like you the size was a problem, loved the way you can take the wire off and replace it, but size ws too big a comprimise for me.
The UM1s would have taking a long time to come, was going to order from the states for these but wanted a pair the next day, even if I did take 2 weeks to make my mind up.
SE310s, you have to wear around the ears is off putting, probably is alright, haven't tried them before, yet Shure products tend to be quite pricy for the specification as quite a few forums say.
I did like the reviews for the ER4's, price then was around £150, so decided not.
For the Q-Jays, it pretty much suited me, don't need to wear behind the ears, won't stick out, very discrete indeed, face on you can barely see them in. Price was great for dual armatures, so with all those I took them. I do like them, just the minor problems for me, I will try to see if they are the earbuds I am using, since reviews say they are very comfortable.

I am not a decision maker, so pretty hard for me to choose my favourite, can't really compare them since the ER-6is will have a disadvantage as it only works in the left ear.
Depends on what music you listen to, earphones are different they produce different sounds, so match the music with the right earphone and you're a winner.
Also, make sure you're music is at a decent bit-rate otherwise you won't enjoy the music as much.
#11
Thanks again Mug51. Advice has been brilliant.

I think i have narrowed it down to four.

Jays Q-Jays - £120 (How much did you get them for and where?)
Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 - £109.95
V-Moda Vibe - £54
Sennheiser CX500 - £39.99

I still don't know whether i should spend over £100 for a pair of headphones when i know i will get a great quality from under £50.
#12
joecool22_11
Thanks again Mug51. Advice has been brilliant.

I think i have narrowed it down to four.

Jays Q-Jays - £120 (How much did you get them for and where?)
Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 - £109.95
V-Moda Vibe - £54
Sennheiser CX500 - £39.99

I still don't know whether i should spend over £100 for a pair of headphones when i know i will get a great quality from under £50.


How can you wear those in-ear things they are horrible and uncomfortable
#13
no probs, got mine in black for £129 from "the mp3 company", quite liked the blue and red ones but they look a lil like they are for females.
#14
Sorry to hijack, but has anyone got these:- http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3431948/Skullcandy-SC-BHESH07-Hesh-Headphones/Product.html

Are they worth the money?
#15
joecool22_11
Thanks for all your responses guys! Yeah I have had a look at the Ultimate ears range and read some great reviews, the only reason why i haven't taken a liking to them, is because of how far they stick out of your ears. Do you not find this?


They do protrude more than the shures did, and they are definitely chunkier, but it's nothing over the top, and I find them very comfortable. I've got the triple.fi 10s, and they're a bit bigger than the 5s i think, so those really shouldn't be too bad. Still, it's horses for courses. I wouldn't wear my UEs for running, and it's only really inside that the utter detail becomes apparent, but when it does there's really nothing like them - genuinely jaw-dropping.
Good to see another lad from Bromley btw - whereabouts you live? I'm a West Wickham lad meself.
#16
Muhammadoli
They do protrude more than the shures did, and they are definitely chunkier, but it's nothing over the top, and I find them very comfortable. I've got the triple.fi 10s, and they're a bit bigger than the 5s i think, so those really shouldn't be too bad. Still, it's horses for courses. I wouldn't wear my UEs for running, and it's only really inside that the utter detail becomes apparent, but when it does there's really nothing like them - genuinely jaw-dropping.
Good to see another lad from Bromley btw - whereabouts you live? I'm a West Wickham lad meself.


I'm the other side, Petts Wood. I'm still deciding whether to spend £100 or £50. How much did you get you triple.fi 10s for, and where from? They are one of my fave's.

Thanks
#17
I got really lucky mate, and got a pair on the forums here with an ipod nano 8gb for £150 all in about a year ago. I had to wait a while for a pair to turn up, but it was worth it in the end. Good luck with your decision - you'll almost inevitably want to upgrade in the long-run, so don't overstretch your wallet too much at the moment.

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