Spec me some earphones £50.

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So after my 2nd pair of Shure earphones failing (SE110) due to shoddy wiring I need a new pair of headphones, I liked the over the ear design of the Shure headphones, shame they had such poor build quality. Any ideas?
 
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For a pair of £50 over the ear IEM's I don't think you will get better than the SoundMAGIC PL50's. I had a pair and they were excellent, the guys over at Head-Fi also rave about them. The only reason I didn't keep them was because I love lots of bass - the PL50's were a bit lacking in that area but they will be brilliant for a non-basshead.

If you like a (little) bit more bass, and want a brand name then another great choice are the Ultimate Ears Super.fi 3's - they can be had for about £55 :)

Hope that helps!
 
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I just got some some Soundmagic PL30's for 15 quid. So far I think they sound much better than my Senn CX300s and have just as much bass. Using them with a FiiO E5 and ipod classic. They are also supposed to be worn over the ear but I don't like it and find they work just fine wearing them normally.
 

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At the mo the double flanges and kind of have to put them in upside down will try the foam tips next they are probably the best.Cant complain at £15 delivered though.I think triple flanges would work nice with these.
 
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Shamrock: I'd give some ComplyFoam Tips a try if I was you :) I've got them on my Super.fi 5 EB's and they have the best seal of all my headphones, the Klipsch oval tips are the most comfortable I have tried though.
 
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Shamrock: I'd give some ComplyFoam Tips a try if I was you :) I've got them on my Super.fi 5 EB's and they have the best seal of all my headphones, the Klipsch oval tips are the most comfortable I have tried though.

Are those the ones that come with the SE110's? I found them to be very comfortable and provide a perfect seal, do they come with the PL's?
 
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You get one pair of foam tips with the PL30's. Maybe I couldn't get a decent seal, but they didn't sound as good to me as the standard silicon ones. I was shoving them in as far as I could too!
 
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Are those the ones that come with the SE110's? I found them to be very comfortable and provide a perfect seal, do they come with the PL's?

I know the SE110's come with foamies but I'm not sure if they are Comply's - the foamies that came with my Super.fi 5 EB's were pretty good but not as soft/squidgy as the Comply's.

The Shure "Olive" tips apparently fit the SoundMAGIC PL50's which are suppose to give an excellent fit & seal, they can also be washed so last quite a while :)
 
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Less than one month and the PL50's are falling apart, that must be a new record, such poor build quality I've never seen before.

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you ask shure about out of warranty replacements? i got my se530s replaced outside of warranty as the wires had split, no trouble at all and great customer service!
 
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If you like a (little) bit more bass, and want a brand name then another great choice are the Ultimate Ears Super.fi 3's - they can be had for about £55 :)
Hope that helps!

In my fairly extensive testing I found these earphones to be by far the best in their price range. Love em.
 

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Less than one month and the PL50's are falling apart, that must be a new record, such poor build quality I've never seen before.

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shocking where did you get them from if its not a competitor ?
had my pl30's around 5 months ish i think still going strong no signs of breaking glad i only paid £15 for them if his is what I can expect.
 
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