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Old 5th Nov 2011, 05:08   #1
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Best non in-ear earphones?

Hi

Does anyone have an opinion on the best non in-ear earphones?

I dont really seem to get on with in-ear, for some reason whenever i wear them i can always hear myself walking much louder, chewing food much louder etc and dont know why that is.

As a indicator of sound quality, i have previously had the bang and olufsen earphonese which have just broken. If there is nothing else comparable i will just buy another pair, i like that they have the ear wraparound for when i am running.

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Old 5th Nov 2011, 06:10   #2
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this is not my area of expertise, but can you give us more information, such as
What will you be using as your primary media source for them i.e mobile phone, portable music Player, home hi-fi system etc?
are you using an amp?
type of music/noise you listen to?
do you want open or closed headphones (do you want others to be able to hear your music)?
do you want any other features such as active sound cancelling, wireless etc?
and how much is your budget?
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 06:53   #3
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this is not my area of expertise, but can you give us more information, such as
What will you be using as your primary media source for them i.e mobile phone, portable music Player, home hi-fi system etc?
are you using an amp?
type of music/noise you listen to?
do you want open or closed headphones (do you want others to be able to hear your music)?
do you want any other features such as active sound cancelling, wireless etc?
and how much is your budget?
They will be connected to my iphone all the time and will mostly be used in the gym.
I listen to a pretty wide range of music, im not too bothered if they make some music sound better than others.
Closed headphones, others shouldnt be able to hear.
No other features are really necessary, but my budget is unlimited so im looking for the best i can get.
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 08:20   #4
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Grado GR10 perhaps?

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Old 5th Nov 2011, 08:56   #5
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Beyerdynamic t50p
Koss porta pro
Sennheiser hd25 ii

Any of those float your boat?


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Old 5th Nov 2011, 13:39   #6
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Beyerdynamic t50p
Koss porta pro
Sennheiser hd25 ii

Any of those float your boat?
Thanks for the suggestions, but those are all headphones which dont really work for in the gym. I am looking for earphones.
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Old 5th Nov 2011, 17:28   #7
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So ear phones, that arent "in-ear" ?

They are all crap.


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Old 5th Nov 2011, 18:02   #8
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I've been using these for years and they have completed 1000s & 1000s of miles and many gym sessions with me.
They're not the greatest sounding headphones but for gym work/running they are excellent.
They are classed as in-ear but they're nothing like the buds that close off all the ear.
I've modified my running ones by getting a metal coat hanger and taping it over the band so that they never move a fraction of a mm.
For the price just try a pair and I think it might be exactly what you're after.


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Old 5th Nov 2011, 18:10   #9
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He is after earbuds not IEMs. By design they don't isolate as well as IEMs and decent sound quality is probably wasted as it's unlikely you'll be listening critically whilst exercising.

What about Sennheiser's Adidas sports range...

http://www.sennheiser.co.uk/adidas


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He is after earbuds not IEMs.
As explained, they're not really IEM's because there is space all around them.
Proper IEM's close off the ear but these don't.

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Sorry, I wasn't directing that towards your post. It was more of a general tidbit for those not clear on what non-IEMs are called.


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Old 6th Nov 2011, 01:14   #12
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Yes i've looked at that sennheiser range but they arent so much cheaper than the B&O earphones i used to have, are they better?

Is it common to not get along with IEMs? Or is there something i am missing / doing wrong?
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Old 6th Nov 2011, 09:13   #13
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Not at all, not everyone likes objects deep in their ear canals. I can't comment on whether they sound better, but they might be more suitable for sports considering your B&Os broke.


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Honestly Tabs, send off for some of those cheapies and for gym work you won't be disappointed.
I've got 4 pairs around the house and I choose them over my 89 Ultimate Ears that I wasted money on.

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Old 6th Nov 2011, 10:07   #15
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Or these...

http://www.koss.com/en/products/head...lip_Headphones


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Old 7th Nov 2011, 09:10   #16
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.

I dont think those Sony ones are really for me, i think ill just buy another pair of B&O ones as they lasted a few years and know what to expect.
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Old 7th Nov 2011, 12:19   #17
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Just bought a set of AKG 450, considering they originally retailed for 150 and I paid 42 including delivery they are a bit of a bargain.

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Just bought a set of AKG 450, considering they originally retailed for 150 and I paid 42 including delivery they are a bit of a bargain.
Do some people not read the title of the thread, or read any of the posts?
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Old 7th Nov 2011, 16:31   #19
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Do some people not read the title of the thread, or read any of the posts?
There not in ear headphones, they are cans

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Old 7th Nov 2011, 16:38   #20
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I know.

The OP is looking for earphones. It's been mentioned enough times in various posts, and it's in the title.
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Old 7th Nov 2011, 16:42   #21
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The Yuin PK series seem to get good rep. Very expensive though.

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