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StarBlazer

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#154620 2-Nov-2014 20:42
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So I've been looking on Amazon (for price and choice mainly) and think I've narrowed it down to a couple of sets;
Shure SE215Sennheiser CX300ii or a-JAYS Five for Android

Budget is under $150NZD delivered.  Don't care where from as long as they can be landed within around 3 weeks so I need to make a choice very soon.

Mainly listen to pop with a bit of dance.  Recently sold my Sol Republic V10s as they were too bulky for travelling and not so comfortable on long use.  Loved the sound and I'm now quite spoiled in my expectations.  Currently using the stock Samsung that came with my S4 - now so MEH!

I saw the headphone thread but I'm too late to join that discussion I think.

Thanks in advance.








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  #1167137 2-Nov-2014 20:47
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I have some reviews for Jays headphones on my website, headphone reviews. Overall, pretty good. Have reviews for the original CX300, not awesome, but above average (5 is average) also quite cheap. Shure have been around a long time.

Suggest you look at the reviews on head-fi.org in-ear here as well.

Snap decision : Sennheiser if you want cheap and pretty good, Jays if you want fairly good and mid priced, Shure if you want better but more expensive. Basically : you get what you pay for.

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That's a wide price range!

I'm no audiophile but personally I'm a big fan of the Logitech Ultimate Ears UE400vi's.  (vi has a clicker and mic, the UE400's don't).

If comfort is a priority I'd recommend getting ComplyFoam ear buds.  They're replacement tips for your ear buds of choice.  http://www.complyfoam.com/
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've been using them for a couple years now, and when I tried to switch back to regular silicone tips I really disliked them.
Only thing to note is that they where out, I personally find i have to replace them about every 6 months.

 
 
 
 


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  #1167139 2-Nov-2014 20:51
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I had foam bits once, on Shure's, didn't like 'em. Personal preference.

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  #1167351 3-Nov-2014 10:09
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The Senns are good in that bracket. May be able to find a pair of Ultimate Ears 600s for around that as well - stellar sound, but prone to breaking.

Would suggest taking a look at the Klipsch Image S4 series as well.




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  #1167494 3-Nov-2014 11:45
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I did look at the Klipsch S4A but the reviews weren't that kind.  I'm quite tempted to go with the Shure but wonder if I'm going to miss the mic...




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  #1167503 3-Nov-2014 11:52
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StarBlazer: I did look at the Klipsch S4A but the reviews weren't that kind.  I'm quite tempted to go with the Shure but wonder if I'm going to miss the mic...


While I'd give the win to the UE600s over the Image S4s, I'd say the Klipsch models are comparable to the Sennheiser CX-400 IIs I had prior to the UEs. Also cheap as chips on Amazon last I checked. Additional +1 for the Comply foam tips from me as well.

Ultimately the best thing to do with in-ears is to splurge on a set with replaceable cables. Bigger upfront investment, but pays for itself when one channel goes and you can replace the cable for ~$40 instead of the whole package for $$$. I love my UE TripleFi 10s, there is nothing quite like the Trips, even many years later.




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  #1167571 3-Nov-2014 12:53
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StarBlazer: So I've been looking on Amazon (for price and choice mainly) and think I've narrowed it down to a couple of sets;
Shure SE215Sennheiser CX300ii or a-JAYS Five for Android

Budget is under $150NZD delivered.  Don't care where from as long as they can be landed within around 3 weeks so I need to make a choice very soon.

Mainly listen to pop with a bit of dance.  Recently sold my Sol Republic V10s as they were too bulky for travelling and not so comfortable on long use.  Loved the sound and I'm now quite spoiled in my expectations.  Currently using the stock Samsung that came with my S4 - now so MEH!

I saw the headphone thread but I'm too late to join that discussion I think.

Thanks in advance.





I have some Shure 425 IE and they are extremely good. Probably outside the budget but from reviews, all the Shure IE monitors are good.





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