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05-30-08, 10:31 PM
I need some new earbuds/ear canal headphones.

Recommend me some :)


Its for my Zune if that means anything at all.

05-30-08, 11:12 PM
Creative EP-630 noise isolating earbuds. They produce excellent sound for me.

05-30-08, 11:58 PM
What price range?

05-31-08, 01:29 AM
Sennheiser CX300! :) They sound phenomenal(for the price) and don't fall out if you go running.


Btw. here (http://reviews.cnet.com/best-headphones/?tag=dir)'s a list of cnet's top 5 headphones.

These Denons (http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/denon-ah-c551-in/4505-7877_7-32788210.html?tag=txt) look awesome as well!

05-31-08, 01:52 AM
yeah whats your price range? I wouldn't recommend anything less than custom iems :lol:

05-31-08, 09:47 AM
up to 200 bucks

05-31-08, 11:29 AM


that should help a bit?

I'd go with the qJays honestly, theyre pretty good earphones, I haven't listened to them myself extensively (only for short periods of time) but from what I heard theyre amazing.

05-31-08, 11:39 AM
I'd go with custom IEMs... there is a new company based out of Tampa, FL that has been putting out awesome products. They used to just specialize in hearing aids but now also make iems for general listening and audiophiles :lol:

The company is FreQ, their website is FreQOnline.com (http://freqonline.com/).

Their prices just went up $50 last month because they have made changes to their entire lineup but it is still well worth it since you get custom ear molds. You can't really get much better than that.

If I were you I'd check out their music lovers line and go from there. They have a custom tripple driver IEM with a true three-way crossover that they sell called the SuperFreQ that is pretty awesome and its like $240, their customer service rocks as well :)

05-31-08, 11:54 AM
thanks ill check them out

how do u know they will fit ur ears?

05-31-08, 11:56 AM
they send you a kit to make impressions of your canals or you can go and pay like $20 for a audiologist to do it for you(I'd recommend the 2nd option). Then you send them your impressions and they use those to make the earphones... so it will only fit your ear and the seal will be amazing.

05-31-08, 12:04 PM
so just go ask a audiologist to make an impresson of my ear? and then i send it 2 them?

05-31-08, 12:06 PM
Shure SE210. i love mine, and they sound great. got em off amazon for $100

hmm i might have to check out these FreQ. they look really nice. Lord-eX-Blu, do you have a pair?

05-31-08, 12:10 PM
so just go ask a audiologist to make an impresson of my ear? and then i send it 2 them?

yup, but you should order the earphones you want first so that you can choose the colors and options that you like and so that you can put the order number with the impressions when you send them off. If they just receive a set of impressions they won't know what to do with them.

Once they receive your impressions it takes about a week to make them and then they ship them to you.

Before you order you should call around and see what audiologists in your area charge for impressions(mention that they are not ear molds but canal impressions for earphones). Costco does impressions free at some of their stores for members.

bob saget
05-31-08, 12:18 PM
Shure SE210. i love mine, and they sound great. got em off amazon for $100

thats what I have for my zune :D
shures sound amazing, great bass.

05-31-08, 04:20 PM
For a slightly more professional/more affordable custom IEM checkout livewires


05-31-08, 04:46 PM
meh, livewires are okay.. build quality wise they are the same now. Livewires have dual drivers while the superfreqs have three and a very good crossover. Detachable cables aren't very important, Freqs come with braided cables and if you have them route the cable over your ear, microphonics are completely eliminated. I think the connector on the livewires looks hideous as well as the way it is placed.

If you were gonna get anything less than the SuperFreqs I'd recommend the livewires but they don't seem that great.

05-31-08, 11:18 PM
I have the Sure's SE530. I do way too much flying and I love these things. Even when flying my music is crisp and clear. And best of all that annoying hiss from flying get isolated. These aren't noise canceling, just isolating. If you don' mind the price tag I would recommend them.

They are a little bigger then other earbuds, but they will make up for it.