I’ve been shopping for earphones and am just asking around for people’s opinion. I need something inconspicuous like earbuds and such. I’ve had the Phillips SHE6000/28 before and thought they were great. Although these were great, I’ve been looking around if there was anything a bit performance/higher end worth the money on the market.
It seems Bose’s IE2 are famous while I’ve looked into Thinksound’s line-up. Other than that, I don’t know too much about earphones.
Can y’all give me your opinions, experiences and such?
There used to be a thread with a ton of info about this, but I can’t access anymore/was deleted since the forum upgrade.
I bought Skull Candy’s a few years ago on sale and they were okay for what I paid but they’re purely style over substance. Carelessly left them out one day though and my puppy chewed the wires up bad. Gives me an excuse to shop around anyway.
I need some tips on taking care of mine. Every couple of months I have to get a new pair and it’s very annoying. At some point I lose sound on one end and later on in both. At first I used to wrap them around my MP3 but switched to keeping the cords straight but it doesn’t seem to matter. I don’t want to spend too much money and I usually don’t. I spend about 15 to 30 bucks per pair and once I bought a pair of Monster’s for 50. So how do I extend the “life” of my earphones?
Went from the Westone UM1 to the Westone 4. Enormous difference in sound quality. I was shocked at how much better everything sounded. I thought my UM1s sounded good, but once I got the 4s, the UM1s sounded like little tin cans. Still, the 4s cost a ton, so if you don’t listen to music often, spending that much is probably not worth it. To me, the drastic improvement in sound quality was worth the price. Before I got the 4s, I never thought I’d say that about such expensive earphones.
For cheaper options, the Fischer Audio DBA 02 and Head Direct RE0 are excellent choices.