Best earbud & in-ear headphones according to redditors

We found 10,794 Reddit comments discussing the best earbud & in-ear headphones. We ranked the 2,668 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Earbud & In-Ear Headphones:

u/SmashingBoard · 347 pointsr/Showerthoughts

8 hour battery life, charges in under 90 minutes. 10 minutes gets me an hour or two in an emergency. Lightweight. Waterproof.

I don't understand why people still have wires. I shower with my headphones.

EDIT: Galaxy S8 checking in. I haven't used apple in years. I work indoors and carry a 20000 miliamp battery in my work/gobag. My headphones pretty much never die before my S8. I listen to a lot of podcasts and difference in sound quality is negligable.

What I use and Amazon link:

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones

u/bawol · 251 pointsr/Music

Etymotic makes great pairs of earplugs exactly like that for less than $20. I have a pair and I can carry on a conversation while wearing them at a concert. They aren't custom fitted like the expensive ones, but they are far better than the foam kinds.

u/LevelReward · 121 pointsr/HelpMeFind

Can't seem to find those exact ones (looking at the chamfered edge) but these Anker's come close and i could recommend

u/captinherb · 107 pointsr/Fitness

I use these. Bluetooth, good sound quality and only $20

u/votedean · 74 pointsr/audiophile

I use Etymotics and love them. Inexpensive, and pretty discreet. The other day I was at a small but loud show and with these in, I was able to tell a guitar was out of tune. With them out, all I heard was a wall of noise.

u/egonSchiele · 72 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Two points:

  1. Over $50 tends to be a scam: actually, Shure buds like these are well worth the money.

  2. I always buy these Sony earbuds. No earbuds will ever be buy-it-for-life, because you're bound to get loss of sound in one ear sooner or later. These Sony buds are super cheap, provide decent audio (not audiophile quality but you will not get that for less than $50 anyway), and last for at least a year in my experience. I've been using them for 10+ years and they are still good.

    P.S. If you ARE looking for audiophile-grade earbuds, go over to headroom and see what your options are.

    P.P.S. If you're okay with full-size headphones too, the Sennheiser HD595's are hands down the best headphones I have heard.
u/fco2013 · 69 pointsr/buildapc

Don't buy a "gaming headset" 99% of the time they are okay headphones with a (usually) shitty mic, with a huge markup because they are "gaming headsets".

Instead buy some real headphones, and get a cheap mic, like the Zalman Clip on mic which attaches to your headphone cable, which will be good enough for most people.

For under $100 I recommend the AKG K240s Amazon

or the Audio Technica AD500X Amazon

Also, check out /r/headphones

u/jochillin · 32 pointsr/Music

I actually prefer this style:
I have to wear earplugs 12 hours a day pretty consistently for work and they are much more comfortable long term. Even the foam ones will start to cause pain after a long day, these things on the other hand I've forgotten I was wearing.

u/TJZenkai · 29 pointsr/smashbros

Smash online is P2P based, so the most important reason for lag is latency between players and not central servers.

  1. Avoid playing someone who is far from your location. Try going to smashboards and smashladder to find players near your location.

  2. Get an ethernet adapter. Its literally ~12$ on amazon, here. I use the same one and it works great. It reduces your ping, and packet loss, and it doesn't have problems with interference which wifi signals do.

    A few more bucks to better your online gaming experience is totally worth it.
u/zyzzogeton · 28 pointsr/loseit
  1. Various ideas for keys
  2. TM
  3. Sport headphones

    I know, you didn't want someone to SOLVE your problems, just to listen... but I am a guy. We solve problems which is both easier and more entertaining than listening anyway.
u/bk201nyc · 27 pointsr/audioengineering

You really asked for a link after he gave you the retailer’s name, the product manufacturer, the model number and the price?? REALLY?

Here: Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit, 1 pair, Polybag Packaging

u/SockPuppetDinosaur · 24 pointsr/LifeProTips

Since most of this thread is full of people asking for headphones, there are a few nice ones around $50, which seems to be everyones "budget".

Earbuds: $36: Yuin PK3. You can opt for the PK2 if you want better quality earbuds. No one else really comes close in this category.

$50: iGrado

$75: Grado

$100: Audio Technica AD700

I really suggest to get the PK3 if your budget is that low (below $50). Otherwise, everyone seems to like Sennhiser, Audio Technica, Sony and Koss.

Here is a good reference to look up known good headphones. It's a little outdated, as the prices have gone up on most of these.

I have the Audio Technica M50, and my friend has the M50S. The only big difference is a coiled cord on the M50S. Good luck, and enjoy your music!

u/engulfedbybeans · 23 pointsr/holdmycosmo

Get some high fidelity ear plugs; they are totally worth it. They actually make it easier to hear people in the club.

u/lunchb0x91 · 22 pointsr/headphones

Get yourself a good pair of audiophile earplugs, you wont want to break the seal because they actually make most concerts sound better.

The Etymotic earplugs are tuned to let in a natural sounding frequency curve and will smooth out the harsh peaks that a lot of concert halls have.

u/KommanderTom · 22 pointsr/AMCsAList

Get these ear plugs. Should lower the volume down a tad and you can enjoy the movie without your ear drums bursting.

u/rqueenston · 21 pointsr/lapfoxtrax

i have a few recommends! it seems insane, but these cans honestly outperform every other pair i've used under $100. i use them a ton for work and leisure. easily my most used pair. the only downside is that since they are closed and isolating, while they have wonderful bass response for working in the sub frequencies, the sound stage is also a little bit tight. i recommend replacement pads: (they come in grey, white, and red as well) as they're a bit better quality and easier on the ears/head.

next in line: the akg k240s are a standard for work and leisure for many people. huge, wide sound stage and a great flat frequency response. they're pretty open, so you will hear everything around you, and everything around you will hear you. but they do kick a lot of ass.

aside from those, if you want something strictly to listen with, the polk buckle is a wonderful pair of headphones with HILARIOUSLY overblown bass response. a joy to relax and dig on some bass-heavy audio with. great for watching films too!

hope this helped! if you can try cans before you get em, try em! everybody has hearing preferences. but i think the monoprice closed-back cans and k240s combined are a great and affordable way to work and have nice flat audio reproduction. love 'em. i almost entirely work on headphones and will end up referencing whatever i make on my hifi and any other speakers i have in the house once i'm done. i have cheap m-audio monitor speakers hooked up to my work machine, but i don't use them for actual work all that often.

u/djrey002 · 21 pointsr/xxfitness

Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones Bluetooth 4.1 Lightweight Stereo IPX5 Earbuds with Magnetic Connection NANO Coating Sweatproof Sports Headset with Metallic Housing Built-in Mic (Black)

Best $25 I've ever spent. I've had them 6 months and use them daily. Absolutely no complaints. Funny enough, i had it narrowed down to Anker vs. Taotronics in the end. They look and function almost identically. I went with Anker due to brand name recognition and their customer service is amazing.

u/TheOtherDwightSchrut · 20 pointsr/Fitness

These are really good without being pricey like the Bluebuds or beats. I only charge it once per week and I go to the gym 5 times a week for an hour each

u/rapey_tree_salesman · 19 pointsr/GalaxyS8

These Anker headphonesare hands down the best headphones I've ever had for 27 dollars. The sound good (not like my Shure but come on) and the battery lasts a good 10 hours of over 50% volume. They are super comfortable in the ear buds but they have an extra piece that holds them to your ear. Very comfortable and they come in multiple sizes for both pieces and a carrying case. I don't know how they sell these so cheap.

u/Defender2142 · 15 pointsr/chvrches

If you're willing to accept permanent hearing damage just because you don't want to be teased then by all means go ahead, I would strongly advise against it but it's your choice at the end of the day. Who are the people who tease you? I was having way more fun at the show with hearing protection than the people without it, everyone around me was sitting still and recording with their phones like zombies. I could care less what those people think of me while I'm at a show for a band I love. On the topic of hearing loss, I listen to 1000+ hours of music per year and I'd like to keep doing so as I get older without having impaired hearing. Shows are very fun but the music quality is never as good as through a nice pair of speakers or headphones at safe listening volumes. Our ears aren't meant to hear things at concert volumes and there are tons of great hearing plugs made for concerts.

u/phargarten · 15 pointsr/Music

Hey guys. I am a DJ and have been through my fair share of headphones for professional and personal use. Brands to watch out for are Pioneer, Sennheiser, Shure, Ultimate Ears. Brands to run from (in my experience) are Audio Technica, Yamaha, Sony (mainly on their lower end), weird brands like Coby and JVC, and for godsakes be weary of skullcandy; they may look cool but they are made from exceptionally cheap materials that result in poor build and sound quality.

Finally, it depends what you are looking for: in-ear, cans(over ear or open air), noise canceling etc.

1-- Sennheiser CX200

3-- Shure E2c

1-- Koss PortaPros (dorky but amazing sound for $)

2-- Sennheiser PX100

3-- Grado SR60 -- 80 dollars but well worth it -- my favorite but read up on these before you buy

1- Sennheiser HD-497

hope that helps :)
edited for readability. wtf reddit

u/toromio · 15 pointsr/headphones

The amp purchased was the FiiO A3 Portable (~$60)
The headphones (earbuds) mentioned were the Shure SE215 (~$100)

EDIT (with commentary):
I had read several reviews that said "don't expect to hear a difference right away when you buy your first amp, but use it for a few days then listen without it to see if you hear any difference at all".

Either I have super-sensitive ears, or amps really are this great. I can hear a difference right away. I'm literally in my first hour of listening, so I won't review this yet, but I won't need a few days to tell a difference; it is a night and day difference.

I both love and hate this sub because I'll now be interested in multiple amps, not just multiple headphones...

u/whatdoesntkaleya · 14 pointsr/xxfitness

I enjoy working out while listening to podcasts or audiobooks. It allows me to zone out but there isn't constant noise, which allows me to stay aware of my surroundings (I run really early in the morning).

I have a couple pairs of cheap Bluetooth headphones, just purchased off Amazon. I use these primarily:

u/Mittico · 14 pointsr/xxfitness

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones - Blue

I love these so much! Best headphones I've ever had. They aren't really noise cancelling but they work great for running and crossfit and everything in between.

u/alphapoker24 · 13 pointsr/goodyearwelt
u/baudusau · 13 pointsr/de

Empfehle bei In-Ear ein wenig mehr auszugeben. Erstens gehen die Kopfhörer nicht dauernd kaputt und zweitens hast du einen deutlich besseren Klang. Nicht nur du frisst die Teile, auch ich habe das immer getan - bis ich mir gute gekauft habe. Auf Dauer sparst du dir damit Geld.

Hier meine zwei Empfehlungen:

Shure SE215


u/materix01 · 13 pointsr/headphones

Jesus that TWS Dacom...

The video doesn't exactly encompass a lot of the true wireless stuff on the market but I think it does get it's point across that the Airpods aren't that bad as an overall package for the features although you could definitely do better and cheaper if sound quality was your only concern.

I would have liked to see him include a few more semi wireless IEMs like the Anker Soundbud IE20 or Taotronics stuff, more true budget wireless earbuds like the QCY 29(rebranded here) or Syllable D900 mini.

I think bluetooth earphones will see a large swing by the consumer market in the next few years and I look forward to trying a few of the true wireless products out this year. Whilst it won't be replacing my daily drivers, I've already made the switch at the gym to sport bluetooth IEMs like Jaybirds and find them indispensable.

u/amerioali · 12 pointsr/IAmA


Nah jk. in single-mediums ive seen A LOT of fitbits and THESE headphones. I dont know much. But i do know that this company is making bank

In single-smalls, books. A lot of books

u/DarienStegosaur · 12 pointsr/GooglePixel

I bought the Anker SoundBuds Curve and they are seriously good. Basically the same tech as the SoundBuds Slim except with better battery life at the cost of being physically larger.

The Anker SoundBuds line are pretty much unbeatable for the price. They are not just "good for the price" though. They rival my $200 (at time of release) LG Tone Platinum HBS-1100.

Both the Curve and Slim support aptX HD. The JayBirds suggested by others do not. Get a headset with aptX HD. It makes a big difference in sound quality, especially if you are watching videos. Other codecs have latency issues.

u/aasteveo · 12 pointsr/headphones

Thanks for all the replies!! My OCD took over, and I compiled a list of every single pair mentioned by someone who uses them to sleep in. In this thread and the one I posted on r/AudioEngineering Check 'em out.

Acoustic Sheep SleepPhones - $40 for standard, $100 for wireless.

Pillow Sonic Pillow Speaker - $15

BedPhones - $54

Koss SparkPlug - $16

Senn HD280 - $100

PSC Softies Headphone Cover - $18

Beyer 770 - $230

Beyer 990 - $265

Bose QC15 - $270

Bose QC20 - $300

Shure SE215-K - $97

Shure SE315-K - $200

Shure SE535 - $440

Aurisonics Rockets - $100ish

Vsonic GR07BE - $130

Klipsch S4 - $120

HIFI Man RE-400 - $100

RHA MA750 - $120

sony 7506 - $85

Philips SHE3590GY/28 - $10

Koss KSC75 - $15

Ear Hero - $150

Sensaphonics 2max - $850

u/HateCrew5 · 12 pointsr/drums

Shure SE-215

Great sound and they have a similar level of noise reduction as a pair of ear plugs. I usually wear a pair of ear muffs over them to reduce the noise level even further.

u/Haematobic · 11 pointsr/videos

Amen, brother. Best purchase I've done this year - thanks to my in-ear headphones, an 8 hour flight went by almost like nothing, except of course, it was a long-ass flight.

I only noticed some cunt was arguing with a flight attendant because I turned around to get my food, and even then, I don't know what she was yapping about.

u/joebayerillustration · 11 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you're looking for a better online experience on Wii U, pick up one of these bad boys

They make Smash, Mario Kart, and Splatoon play like a dream

u/QuipA · 11 pointsr/headphones

You don't need headphones for that, get a set of deep insertion Earplugs

ANC headphones have trouble with cancelling abrupt and irregular noises.

u/gravyenema · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales

Decent Review on the AD500x, which is one step below this. There is not a $40+ difference between them so if you want best bang for buck, get the 500x for ~$80 with free shipping.

Others to consider are the AKG K240 and the currently on sale Sennheiser HD518

u/mreed911 · 11 pointsr/running


[Upgraded] Anker Soundbuds Curve Wireless Headphones, 18H Battery, IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Headphones, Bluetooth 5.0, Built in Mic and Carry Pouch, SweatGuard Technology for Workout, Gym, Running

u/Integralds · 11 pointsr/badeconomics

So, a week into the new year, my Christmas gifts arrived: Shure SE215s and Scott Sumner's book, The Midas Paradox.

I plan on reading and reviewing Scott's book soon.^^(TM)

u/BaksideAttak · 11 pointsr/headphones

Sounds like the Klipsch S4 would be good on the less expensive end of your range, and the HiFiMan RE-400 would be good on the upper end of your range. I also think highly of the Etymotic MC5, MC3, or HF5. Then there's the trusty Shure SE215, but I don't think it'd go as well as some of the others according to your music taste.

Of all of those in your price range, I'd recommend the RE-400s or HF5s. Both are great IEMs. The RE-400 is highly recommended around this subreddit.

If you're willing to stretch your budget, there are also the Rock-it R-50s, which have great mids and highs, which I recommend for rock/metal/indie/classical.

u/liquidfury · 10 pointsr/Fitness

I have a pair of Shure e215 in ear monitors that sounds great and are super comfortable.

u/bellbel · 10 pointsr/vita

Here are some ~$11 (marked down from $20) sony ps vita branded headphones. I cant recommend these enough. Ive ought 2 pair, cat chewed up the first pair.

Nice in ear buds, multiple silicon ear fittings to match your fit, AMAZING sound quality (the soundtrack to hotline miami KICKS with these buds) inline mic, sony build quality.

Ive had headphones/earbuds that cost +7x the price that didnt sound half as good. Check those earbuds out if you happen to be in the market for headphones/earbuds. They work great on my iphone, 3ds (gasp!) and everything I plug them into.


Amazing vita earbuds: ~$11, sound amazing even at 5x the price, inline mic, fit great. These are the earbuds I recommend to everyone for everything.

u/Daguvry · 10 pointsr/running

I use the Plantronics Backbeat Fit. I find the sound quality to be great and I sweat all over them almost daily over this last summer. I get about 6+ hours of usage before I charge them, so I charge them once a week. The biggest bonus for me is you DON'T cram these into your ear canal. The music is plenty loud with bass and I can still hear cars. If you plan on running on a highway these might not be the headphones for you.

Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones - Blue

u/minimalisteph · 10 pointsr/xxfitness

Dude, don't overthink it. I'm pretty satisfied with this single wireless bluetooth earbud that was $12, and before that I was using these $20 bluetooth headphones that were also nice. A note about the headphones, I still have and use them often but they REALLY block out all sound which has led me to the single bud option, I like being able to hear around me.

u/RaveCave · 10 pointsr/electronicmusic

They hardly stick out at all and stick in pretty comfortably. If you're that concerned about em, they have ones with shorter ends too here

u/Umlautica · 10 pointsr/audiophile

Taking "hi-fi" earplugs with you on flights, to concerts, and on the metro is a great idea. There's a bunch of product options now but here are just a few:

Etymonic ER20XS

Etymotic ETY-Plugs

u/2capp · 10 pointsr/GooglePixel

I encourage you to head over to /r/headphones and have a look at some of their guides. Only do that if you really want to ask yourself a lot of questions about what you want in a set of IEMs.

I consult this buying guide whenever someone asks me or if I'm looking to purchase something new. Even if the recommended model doesn't have a a mic there usually is a different model number that does so definitely check on amazon.

Quick recommendations:

RHA MA450i

MEEAudio M6pro

u/EzeSharp · 10 pointsr/swoleacceptance

I have the same problem with earbuds falling out but I recently got a pair of [Anker wireless earbuds]( SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones, Bluetooth 4.1 Lightweight Stereo Earbuds with Magnetic Connection, NANO Coating Sweatproof Sports Headset with Metallic Housing & Built-in Mic (Black) and can honestly say they are great. For the price they are a steal and Anker is a great company.

They don't noise cancel but fit snugly enough that I can't really hear anything outside.

u/FreelanceSocialist · 10 pointsr/headphones

Okay. What I am going to recommend is two sets of headphones. One for nice, comfy, multi-hour home listening in front of the computer, and another set for when you're on the go. All of these sound good without any amplification.

Full-Size, Home Listening

  • Audio Technica ATH-AD700 - nice, mid-level offering. Wonderful, open sound and definitely the #1 most comfortable headphones I have ever owned. These are fairly large, this is what they look like on me. They are reasonably light, and the design is completely open. You will hear sounds around you and if someone is sitting next to you, they will hear some of your music (or all of it, if you have the volume cranked). The pads are fuzzy and comfortable. Highly recommended for electronic music, chamber pieces, acoustic guitar and piano... well, just about everything. (~$100)

  • Sennheiser HD-280 Pro - These are the heavyweight champions of the $50-$100 price range. Headfi (a major audiophile community) loves these things. So do I. Comfortable, with fantastic bass response and great isolation. Built like a tank - I DJ'd for quite awhile and my set is still going strong despite being dropped, stepped on, thrown in road cases, etc. The ear cups also rotate reasonably freely to allow them to fold "flat" and be tossed in a backpack. The pads on these are that pleather material which could cause a little bit of sweat, but nothing to really complain about. Excellent sound, overall, but particularly suited to drum n bass, dubstep, industrial, goa and other genres of trance and electronic dance music. My pair is actually in my lab at work, at the moment, so no photo of them, sorry! (~$90)

  • Audio Technica M50S - Foldable, easy to toss in a bag. These are what I moved to after using the 280 Pro's for several years. Very smooth sound with a pretty surprising bass range. Definitely out-performed the 280's in some pieces of music when it came to the low range. Again, smooth, balanced sound overall. Great isolation on par with the 280's. The soundstage isn't as good as the AD700's, since these are closed headphones, otherwise I'd totally recommend these, flat out. These beat the Monster Beats Studio, hands down, for a third of the price. <3 Bass (~$120)


  • Koss Portapro - These things are classics for a reason. Very, very highly recommended by a ton of people. Comfortable, portable, built well, and excellent sound for the price bracket they are in. Unique styling. Those temple pads you see keep the pressure from the earpieces from becoming fatiguing on your ears. I've forgotton that I was wearing them on several occasions and tried to put on my hat over them. If you're cool with the style, I really recommend these. (~$40)

  • Grado SR60i - I love Grados. They have a really classic look, they are very comfortable, and they have solid sound. More suited to articulate, dynamic music. Not a ton of bass. Would recommend these for home use as well, actually. If you want, you can step up to the SR80i, but I don't feel like you will hear too great a difference, out of an iPod or an onboard soundcard. (~$70-$100)

    Note: the Amazon links above are using my affiliate ID. What this means is that if you purchase a set through those links, Amazon gives me 4-6% of the purchase price as a commission. The price you pay is not affected in any way - that commission comes out of their end. You don't have to use those links, you can search Amazon for any of the models above. And by all means, you don't have to buy through Amazon.
u/Thurwell · 10 pointsr/starcraft

I wonder if the noise blocking earbuds like these would help. I have a pair and they're great on airplanes for blocking out crying babies and engine noise.

u/CryHav0c · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you're looking for a cheaper bluetooth alternative I can recommend these, which sound excellent for the price and have great features (magnetic housing for instance).

u/_Connor · 10 pointsr/gainit

I bought these $30 blutooth ones for the gym and honestly they've been awesome.

I've used them in the gym for 16 months no issue. I even put them through the washer once by accident and they still work perfect like a year later. Battery is good not great, probably 5-6 hours.

u/DJNephilim · 10 pointsr/Music

I have a pair of AKG K240's. Relatively awesome and comfy.

u/e39 · 9 pointsr/RetroPie

It really depends on the level of complexity you want to get into.

Want something that will take you 4 minutes to put together? Here's what you need:

  • Official Raspberry Pi screen
  • Raspberry Pi screen and board case - There's 2 major options here. Option 1 or Option 2
  • A portable battery pack - This one is just an example, there's so many to choose from with size and weight being the biggest factors.

    Again, this is hassle-free and the quickest route to go. What you'll still need:

  • Bluetooth controller
  • Headphones

    I can go into more detail if you're interested in something like this.


    EDIT: Sounds like there's some interest, so here's my additional notes.

    First off, let me say that I do not take any credit for this idea. I was pushed-over-the-top by this Reddit post. With that said, I can add my personal experience onto things.


    About the case - Like I mentioned earlier, there's 2 major options for the case, both with pros and cons. In no particular order ...

    Option 1: LoveRPi Premium Black Case for Official Raspberry Pi 7" Touch Screen Display and Camera

  • Pro - The case is very compact. There's room to affix a small battery onto the backside of it.
  • Pro - The case comes with shortened cables (when compared to what's bundled with the Official Screen). This keeps the wire clutter down to a minimum.
  • Neutral - Upon installation, the screen needs to be flipped (sudo nano /boot/config.txt ... add "display_rotate=2" to it). This isn't a deal breaker, but it was necessary for the case's functional design.
  • Neutral - There's no easy way to have the HDMI port become the active visual output upon cable connection. There's no simple toggle for this.
  • Con - The viewing angle is very difficult at times. With most portable consoles, you adjust the screen to meet your head's angle. Although possible, it's not easy.

    Option 2: Case for the Official Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display - Adjustable angle

  • Pro - The case allows for 3 major viewing angles. Although it's not 100 adjustable, it's better than nothing.
  • Neutral - There's no easy way to have the HDMI port become the active visual output upon cable connection. There's no simple toggle for this.
  • Con - For 100% portable gaming users, the solution isn't fully enclosed. You can poke the ribbon cable. You can touch a GPIO pin.
  • Con - Size. It's bit bigger than the other case and there's no room to flush mount a battery pack.


    About the audio output - The 3.5mm headphone jack becomes your primary audio output. There's a way to control the volume output on the RetroPie's menu screens. Unless you have in-line volume controls on your headphones, you may need something like this..


    Personally, I went with the LoveRPi Premium Black Case, Aukey battery, a shortened power cable, and the Koss VC20 Volume control.

    I don't have pictures with me, but the setup is pretty efficient. I didn't have to solder, cut any cables, or anything crazy. Connect the bits, tuck the cables, and go.
u/Bulldogvaio · 9 pointsr/headphones

I don't know much about headphones. Just lurking trying to learn, but when comes to price (via Amazon) their is a price difference. The Shure SE215 are 99.99 USD and the Audio-Technica ATH-IM70 are 130.99 USD. Why is it worth the $30 extra price tag?

You can't just say

> Because they're better

You have to list ways that they're better. And the only reason I know you're right is because I googled and found a post.

> My IM70 arrived Tuesday, first impressions are very good
> Due to the square profile they will not fit the at-hpp33 case but my Shure SE215 do so I swapped cases
> Unfortunately I broke my arm on Monday so the full SE215 vs IM70 contest will have to wait a while
> Pre burn in the IM70 beat the SE215 in detail and clarity easily the IM70 is all round a much higher quality sound
> I have run them direct from an Ipod classic which powers them easily, through my full triple stack classic-clas-fireyeHD they really lift to a higher level coming close to my Ety er4s
> Output impedance does not appear to be an issue I cannot detect any problem areas in the spectrum with the Fireye HD and it has a rated output impedance of 10Ohms
> Fit is good the included T500 are a little small but they do not seem to be overly seal sensitive I have some large T500 on the way so will report back on any difference

-Dogmatrix on

EDIT @ 15:18:01 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time): Sorry if I sound hostile.

u/seg-fault · 9 pointsr/TheFence

I'm baffled that I never see more than 2 or 3 other people wearing plugs at shows.

These are a good starter pair. If you have more coin to spare, I'd recommend getting custom fit. - if you search around amazon for this brand, you can find additional sizes, I've linked to standard fit.

u/inkspaught · 9 pointsr/Bahrain

I think bahrainisniper is just a false flag operation by /u/yaserharga & /u/beefjerking to get more people to comment on the sub. WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!

In other /r/Bahrain "hey where can I find..." news, does anyone know where I'd be able to get a pair of non-disposable earplugs (like these or these )?

u/Nakedandfamousdenim · 8 pointsr/rawdenim

Everybody needs good earbuds. I'm somewhat over a hifi geek, and I especially love hi fi stuff on the cheap. Here are some of the best you can get for not a lot of money

Zero Audio Carbo Tenore


u/epyon22 · 8 pointsr/gadgets

ZERO AUDIO carbo tenore I've had these for a while now and the sound is amazing for the price.

u/imstillnotfunny · 8 pointsr/running

I have plantronics back beat water resistant (water proof?) headphones. I've had several of my friends upgrade to them. We all love them.

u/wilsonw · 8 pointsr/Fitness

I have a pair of these and really enjoy them.

u/raghavsub · 8 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

These make things a little bit muddy, but it's worth keeping your ears working imo

u/saltlakedave · 8 pointsr/PS4

If you like the in-ear headset like the one that comes with the PS4, I've heard multiple people rave about the quality for price of the vita headset.

u/Jib_ · 8 pointsr/Fitness

When earbuds break it is indeed usually the wire that goes.

My solution is to use earbuds with replaceable cables - I use these for the gym (come with a replacement cable, I've used maybe 2 or 3 cables in 2 years, the headphones should sell for ~30 USD at a sale) and these for home/sleeping: (I've worn out two cables in ~two years, they cost 10-20 USD to replace).

Get a case to carry them around in, stick the wire inside your shirt, and you're mostly fine. Both of those also have bluetooth accessory cables to buy separate if you decide you do want to go with a bluetooth solution (as do most other decent in-ear headphones).

u/jacobchapman · 8 pointsr/livesound

They're not perfect, but the MEE Audio M6 Pro's are not bad and they're super cheap. They come with Comply tips which make a huge difference in isolation over the typical silicone buds.

u/Whovian4291 · 8 pointsr/GooglePixel

Running belt and Bluetooth headphones! My gear:

Nike Running Belt

[Anker SoundBuds Slim](Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones Bluetooth 4.1 Lightweight Stereo IPX5 Earbuds with Magnetic Connection NANO Coating Sweatproof Sports Headset with Metallic Housing Built-in Mic (Black)

You clearly have formed an opinion on Bluetooth headphones. Give these a shot. I've burned through a dozen pairs and I've landed on these and won't change. They have better sound than a lot of headphones I've used. I was blown away when I heard surround sound.

Wired headphones are annoying. Many come with clips so you can attach the wire to your shirt to reduce bouncing around.

I've never had any luck with arm bands. That waist belt is simple and cheap. Holds my phone and keys very well with no jostling.

u/[deleted] · 8 pointsr/running

$25 but super solid and reliable. My SO's been running in these for over a year happily. Wireless under $15 sounds like you're gonna have a bad time, even if they're a back up.

u/Jeade-en · 8 pointsr/running

I accidentally proved that these headphones are very, very water resistant.

Story time: I bought a pair to use on vacation, and was listening to podcasts on the drive while my wife took her turn to sleep. We were caught in some major storms on the last part of our drive, and it was still coming down really hard when we pulled into the hotel in the middle of the night. The hotel didn't have a covered place to unload, so we parked as near as we could to the front door, grabbed our stuff and made a run for it. She got us checked in while I went back out to move the truck to a real parking spot. Somewhere in this, my headphones fell off and landed on the sidewalk in front of the hotel.

I got the truck parked, and I realized I didn't have the headphones anymore. I looked around the truck and didn't see them, and I was hoping they were inside with our stuff. I got into the hotel and looked through what we carried in, but couldn't find them. I was already soaked, so I went out with my phone flashlight and looked around. I found them after a couple minutes by where we unloaded in a puddle in the middle of a massive downpour. They were outside for probably about 10 minutes in a giant thunderstorm, and they're totally fine. If you're looking for a cheap pair of headphones that will stand up to sweat and rain, I'm sure these will do the job!

u/dolichoblond · 8 pointsr/headphones

Second on the AD700. Grados might be good for the lighter end of metal, not great for dubstep though (unless you can find a pair of the Alessandro MS1 version for less than their usual $100 tag.) They're not the most comfortable but it's like you have nothing at all covering your ears.

One note on bigger headphones, even open ones. If you're listening to the world around you, it's not a problem. But I have noticed that people will not talk to me if I'm wearing big open headphones, like the Beyer DT 880. Even though I can hear everything like I'm not wearing giant Princess Leia buns, the sight of them is a deterrent. Not a problem for you monitoring them but since the work environment sounds interactive I wanted to bring it up. Seems to be less of a problem with Grados; they appear smaller even with the circumaural pads put on.

u/MSgtGunny · 8 pointsr/beermoney

Do yourself a favor and don't buy the cheap skull candies that will break every other month. Get Meelectronics M6 headphones. They're $20, are well built and sound pretty damn good.

u/HyperLithium · 8 pointsr/running

These are not fancy or sweat proof but they are cheap and stay on my ears.

Phillips Headphones

u/LocalAmazonBot · 8 pointsr/headphones

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u/auxcend · 8 pointsr/edmproduction

check out the Shure SE215s. heard nothing but great things about them, and they supposedly have really solid bass response. Plus the cables are detachable.

u/foamed · 7 pointsr/Metal

Personally I'm a bigger fan of closed headphones (it leaks less sound out and so on).

But I would've gone for the Grado-Prestige-SR-60i or the Sennheiser HD448. I bet you could find them at a cheaper price somewhere else though. :)

u/TheAlmightyFur · 7 pointsr/lifehacks

I tried this and didn't like the finished product. The fit was okay, but they didn't end up sealing nearly as well as my shure se215's

Same goes for making hard plastic molds-- I tried Instamorph.

u/birdcar · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Ok, so based on the suggestions you've gotten so far, my suggestion might be too expensive. Having said that, I'd still like to make the case for them.

The headphones you should buy are the Shure SE215s.

Now, before you look at the $99 price tag and completely balk at them, let me explain why you should consider them.

First, comfort. Shure manufactures several sizes and types of cushioned ear tip sleeves. This means that you can find a size and type that works best for your ears and gives you the most comfort with the best possible seal. If you're anything like me and you live in your headphones, this is massively important.

Second, sound quality. This is a professional pair of headphones. Sure, they're definitely on the entry level side of things if you're talking to an audiophile. But if you're coming from Apple headphones they will reveal parts of your music that you've never heard before and might be good enough to shatter you emotionally for a while.* If comfort matters, then so does the actual quality of the thing you're listening for.

Finally, and most importantly, the cable is detachable, replaceable, and damn near indestructible. This means that while your initial investment is higher than it would be for a pair of skull candies, you make up for it by actually being able to repair the headphones long term. Additionally, you shouldn't have to replace the cable that often, it's kevlar reinforced and can survive almost anything you throw at it. The pair I currently own I've had for almost 3 years now, and I've only had to replace the cable once (which I did for ~30 dollars).

If your goal is to buy it for life, I honestly can't recommend the SE215s enough.

u/Iceclimber11 · 7 pointsr/headphones

It looks like its only for the clear ones
Edit: and the discount really only makes them almost the same price as the black pair.

u/josecouvi · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Here's a few that are in your price range and pretty well known for their durability:

Beyerdynamic DT 770

Sony MDR 7506 (Also check for the price on the V6 as they're both very similar and just as durable)

AKG K240

Shure SE215

u/JackBillPlatypus · 7 pointsr/BuyItForLife

These RHA earphones come with a 3 year warranty. I've used the MA600 version - I can't find any direct comparisons but I assume they're fairly similar (at least they look basically the same). The build quality is solid and they sound great. Ultimately mine broke because I was an idiot and would always yank them out downwards, which over time pulled the cable out of one of the ear pieces. I didn't use the warranty but I probably could've. (edit: they also make these which I think are newer but I don't have any experience with them. Worth looking into though)

Lately I've been using these Soundmagic earphones which come in just under your budget as well. Not sure what their warranty policy is but the build quality I feel is a little better. I've had them for about 2 years and no sign of any issues yet. Sound quality is similarly great.

Realistically earphones aren't going to last forever but you can get a long life out of them if you take care of them (which you say you do). Just remember to take them out sideways (don't yank them down like me), coil them sensibly (don't scrunch them up) and put them in their case when you're not using them. Another thing is to make sure if you have them plugged into something in your pocket that the audio jack isn't pushing into your pocket and getting bent, although if you're just using them on your laptop you shouldn't have to worry.

And if you can afford it I would recommend shelling out for some high-end, well built headphones. I have a couple of pairs of Beyerdynamics (770s for work, 990s for home) which are really solidly constructed and will most likely last decades (though the earpads might need replacing every few years or so). I picked them up for about £100 each which I don't think is too bad. I guess head to /r/headphones if you're interested and follow some links in the sidebar, there are plenty of other options too.

u/azrei · 7 pointsr/headphones

I actually found these on this sub, ending an exhaustive search for amazing IEMs I could afford. They are the best audiophile purchase I have ever made. The bass is deep and round and tight and powerful, the mids are strong and intricate and well balanced, the highs are lucid and crystal clear, and the soundstage is incredible.

u/Chrystine · 7 pointsr/smashbros



u/freshshock · 7 pointsr/running

I highly recommend you to try out Plantronics Backfit which is currently 79.99 on Amazon.

I've used numerous bluetooth headphones including Powerbeats 2 and 3 and both died on me. What I like about BackBeat is it's very comfortable and weight is distributed evenly, unlike others that have controls on one side swing as you run. It sits in your ear light and comfortable. It's the best wireless earphone I've used based on price, lightness, and comfort.

u/DeliciousSoma · 7 pointsr/runningmusic

I have been running with the Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones since March and I love them. 7 hours or battery life. They connect really quickly and there is very little lag when using the physical buttons. The sound quality is good but do note that they are designed to allow you to hear things around you even when listening to music. This is a nice safety feature, but I can see how some people would prefer earbuds that would block out external sounds. For the price, $81 USD, I feel like they provide quality for affordability.

u/iFUBAR · 7 pointsr/ElectricForest

We bought the Etymotic ER20XS ear plugs last year on recommendation from /u/F1GUR3 and we love them. They did wonders at the Excision show.

u/rabbiabe · 7 pointsr/Guitar

Rhett Schull has several good videos about this on his YouTube channel. Several brands offer earplugs tailored for music; I bought the two listed below and they’re both good but you might need something stronger.

Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit, 1 pair, Polybag Packaging

Alpine Hearing Protection MusicSafe Classic Earplugs for Musicians

u/wild_muses · 7 pointsr/Metalcore

I've heard good things about these

u/squidofthenight · 7 pointsr/running

I was a Jaybirds devotee until they died and replacing them wasn't in the budget. Tried these [] and was so impressed I didn't buy new Jaybirds even when I had an opening in the budget.

u/majikmonkie · 7 pointsr/Winnipeg

I'm no audiophile, especially so when I'm at the gym, so I usually just buy cheaper ones on Amazon. I bought the Anker Soundbuds Slim a couple months ago and so far I love them. Paid less than $35, battery life is advertised at 10hrs, and honestly it's probably pretty close to that.

u/ggKevin · 7 pointsr/Android


$36.97 I own these, and they are pretty great.



It really isn't that expensive unless you only look at Sennheiser, AirPods, and Beats.

u/Dgfreeman · 6 pointsr/livesound

do you NEED wireless?
i donut in 90% of my gigs so i use wired in ear monitoring. I send the mix to these

They are cheap and effective and can blend two input signals together if needed. They DO NOT have any limiters on board so if you need that function, you can route your mix to a comp/limiter first, like I do.

Couple those with These Monitors

And you have a $100 / person in ear system.

I love mine

u/RocksteadyNYC · 6 pointsr/headphones

Anker makes some really good blutooth ear buds. They are 26 bucks on amazon. They sound incredible for the price. They are really comfortable and they stay in when I'm running on the treadmill. Battery lasts about 2 to 3 gym sessions for me. About 6 hrs. I bought mine on sale for 22 bucks. You can't go wrong with these.


u/Bob49459 · 6 pointsr/funny

I think any that are that small are a bad idea. There are those bands you wear around your neck that are neat, and there are other Bluetooth ear buds that are still connected to each other that I think would be harder to lose. But those smaller than an inch individual ear buds are going to be way more likely to fall out and be gone forever.

Edit: Samsung has some already

u/UserNotSpecified · 6 pointsr/headphones

I don't know if these earphones are still meme'd much around here anymore as I haven't been on here in a few months but I own the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore's which I find are pretty damn good under the $50 mark. Just make sure to treat them with care as the strain relief on some units can be slightly shoddy.

u/redgyarados21 · 6 pointsr/wiiu

I think I actually use this one. It's $11.95.

It isn't licensed, but it works. This is a simple USB to ethernet port- it just carries your internet signal and from what I understand, there is almost no risk of anything happening to your system if it doesn't work or breaks.

I would be much more wary about buying a power supply or charger that wasn't licensed.

Edit: I don't know why I originally posted regarding an adapter for Switch. Fixed it.

u/bookchaser · 6 pointsr/wiiu

I use this $11 one.

Be sure to delete your wifi setting to force the console to use your Ethernet connection.

u/FightArts1 · 6 pointsr/AppleWatch

Check out the Plantronics Backbeat bluetooth headset..they're waterproof, work great with AW, and have amazing battery life. I've had them for a while and they're amazing

u/mr___ · 6 pointsr/ImagineMusicFestival

  • Get a shade tent (tailgate / pop-up tent). Yeah, it costs money. It's worth it.

  • Bring tapestries/sheets/blankets and spring clips or tie-wraps to make a privacy and sun barrier.

  • Bring big jugs of water.

  • Get up early and go poop and shower before the crowd gets up, then take a nap under your shade as the day heats up.

  • Battery powered Fairy lights, christmas lights, etc are fun to hang around your campsite.

  • Be sure to talk to your neighbors! Bring some trinkets or kandi bracelets to give away!

  • Buy earplugs. are worth it

  • If you do deals, do them in your tent, not out in the open.
u/mikron2 · 6 pointsr/Coachella

I use the Etymotic ER20s and really like them. They do fit snug in my ears and they do get sore at first but once I've had them in for a couple hours I hardly notice they are there. I bring a few pairs with me since I've lost them on more than one occasion. If you're concerned about how much the HEAROS stick out try the ER20XS, same plug as the ER20 but with a shorter stem.

I've used a set of HEAROS and didn't care for them much either but I think that was more due to size since they also have a version of the ER20s that's rebranded.

u/imadetea · 6 pointsr/vancouver

Not sure if even Amazon Prime is fast enough for this notice, but here's one option.
Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit, 1 pair, Polybag Package

u/Rookwood · 6 pointsr/technology

Here are some good headphones for the price.

Koss PortaPros - $50 (Usually you can find these for like $30, not sure why Amazon has them marked up)

Grado sr60i - $80

Sennheiser HD555 - $190

Audio Technica is another manufacturer to look into but I'm not familiar with their products. I only use open back headphones.

I think the Grado's are the best deal. I use sr80i's.

u/HaveYouSeenMyStapler · 6 pointsr/audiophile



Not as great of a deal, but the Grado SR60i's popped up for $35.50 today as well.


Edit: My order was canceled :(

u/JimmyBisMe · 6 pointsr/audiophile

Here is a good upgrade that won't break the bank. Have these and love them for cheapy in ears.

u/thecakeisahyperbole · 6 pointsr/headphones

These MEElectronics ones get recommended around here sometimes. I have a pair and I really like the sound they have. They also have a right angle connector which fixes the main problem I have with many earbuds. (The cable getting mangled near the connector) In addition they come with a nice little case that (depending on the size of your pockets) you can keep them in to prevent them from getting broken easily.

u/DublinBen · 6 pointsr/headphones

The Grados are incredibly open headphones. They will let all sounds in and out. You do not want them for this purpose.

I really don't think that something like the Shure 550 or Sennheiser HD 280 will be comfortable enough to wear while working out. The real solution here is a pair of sport earbuds with rubber loops for your ears. If you don't like foam tips, try silicone. If you can't stand those, then something like this barely goes in your ear at all.

u/supersuccessful · 6 pointsr/Brogress GET THESE NOW IF YOUR BUDGET ALLOWS IT. Hands down the best earphones I have used for exercise and I have experimented with many.

u/ScarlettSerenity · 6 pointsr/hiphopheads

What price range? I personally have these and love em.

Otherwise, just look at this guide, go to your price range, and look for IEMs with a B next to their name.

u/drummer-boy · 6 pointsr/drums

Shure SE215 In-Ear monitors, ran me under $100 off of amazon, not bulky at all. I use them everyday, but they are also great for noise cancelling during drumming.

u/mulder911 · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Shure 215

It is way over your budget after taxes $146 CAD. But that is the best I could find for what is durable and has replaceable cords for when they wear out. I have only read good things about it on BIFL.

I do not own a pair but I hope to soon when I have the funds.

u/SquidTips · 6 pointsr/motorcycles

Shure SE215's. Block out the noise, allow's you to keep volumes low and save your hearing.

u/mets233 · 6 pointsr/headphones

I don't have these, but loved the Shure SE215-CL before they broke on me. It's a cheaper version of the 535s, instead of triple drivers, it has a single driver. It's also on sale for $89, which is a much better price point =)

u/geegeegeegeebaby · 6 pointsr/singapore


I'm tempted to get a pair of Axent Wears, but I'm nowhere stylish ^^nor ^^cute enough to pull off the look.

Honestly, "gaming" headphones aren't renowned for sound quality. IMHO, it's better to get an affordable pair of audiophile high quality earphones like the MylarOne Bijous/Westone UMPro10s/Shure SE215s and then get an attached microphone (Zalman and Modmic are good choices for those). This is purely my opinion though :)

Regardless, Black Friday is coming up, so keep a lookout on Amazon for good deals!

u/DILGE · 6 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

I have these: Zero Audio Carbo Tenore. They sound pretty good for $40. They also have a more bass-heavy model.

u/bubblesaremygame · 6 pointsr/running

I got these Anker BT headphones a few weeks ago and I have only had to charge them twice lasting at least 10 hours. They are lightweight and extremely comfortable in my ears.

u/duckmurderer · 6 pointsr/windowsphone

Just a little something to consider.

Turn your phone volume to 1 and use this to limit it further.

u/ThailandTrasher · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Get a pair of actual headphones and a modmic. 7.1 surround in gaming headsets is BS and you're better off with 2 big high quality drivers than 8 small, terrible cheap drivers that are marked up because they stick "gamer headset" on the box.

Check out this guide:

For gaming you want something neutral. My recommendation is the AKG K240:

u/mikenike192 · 6 pointsr/gadgets

AKG K-240's Got them a couple years ago and couldnt be happier. They are very light and comfortable and dont feel like they are squeezing your brians out like some other over the ear headphones

u/PurpleTittyKitty · 5 pointsr/wiiu

Here's a nifty little item that might work for you, if you have a way to use component cables instead of hdmi/dvi conversion You could just plug your headphones directly into the wii u sound output. Hopefully your headphones have a volume control, but if not you could just get one of those, too

u/techfish · 5 pointsr/headphones

AKG K240 and then later buy some velvet/velour pads for added comfort. They are always dropping below $75. The MKII version comes with these pads but is out of your price range.

u/mi0j · 5 pointsr/audiophile

Grado SR-60i and Shure SRH240 are both very good. I have owned both and I liked the Grado's more.

u/cogitoergosam · 5 pointsr/hardware

Surround sound cans are gimmicky at best; you'll be best off with a higher quality standard stereo pair than an equivalently priced 5.1 or 7.1 pair. That said, I have a pair of Grado SR-80i's that retail for about $100 and are incredible for the price point for music. They work well enough for gaming on sound quality alone, but they're open-air which may be an issue if you are trying to block out external noise. I love the closer soundstage they offer though. There is also slightly cheaper version, the SR-60i which is ~$80 on amazon. Both are low enough impedance to work well without an amp but will benefit from one if you're that interested in getting into the audiophile music experience.

I wouldn't necessarily recommend them for gaming as a primary usage, but for music they really whip the llama's ass. They're pricier than you mentioned, but the difference in quality from $50 to the $80 sr60i is HUGE, and well worth the $30 in my opinion.

u/brotoss1 · 5 pointsr/galaxys4

I use these when I'm out and about and these when I'm at home. Turns out I can get the first pair to fit if I press down firmly and it sort of "locks" the headphones in place. Not surprised about the Grados not fitting, the jack on those is quite large, but I pretty much just use those at home so no big deal there. Might be able to keep the case without messing with it after all. I'll just have to give it a real-world test run to make sure my headphones stay in place when I'm actually moving around.

EDIT: Headphone cutout diameter is about 7mm for anyone worried about this issue.

u/hamcake · 5 pointsr/classicalmusic

If you're looking for something really affordable with great sound, check out the Grado SR-60i - read the reviews... for sound, and price, they can't be beat.

For a good alternate set that are really portable, get the Koss Portapros - cheap, great sound, and they have a lifetime warranty. I fold these up and toss them in my backpack every day, and when they break I'll just send them back to Koss for a new set.

u/jcazen · 5 pointsr/IAmA

I'd use ones like this to avoid that problem

u/Soupster189 · 5 pointsr/DJs
Great isolation. Not exactly cheap but you can replace the wire I've had mine for 4 years and never thought about getting anything else

u/Reanimation980 · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

These earbuds have a lot of positive reviews on amazon and head-fi forums. They're also easy to recable.


From top to bottom

  1. Me electronics m6 pro's

  2. One plus x bamboo case

  3. One plus x

  4. Herschel supply CHARLIE WALLET

  5. swiss army knife (not sure exact model but looks close to the spartan i also dont bring this with me to school)

  6. zebra f-402 pen (found this at school and decided to keep it)

  7. keys, with a 32gb usb 2.0 drive, house and garage key, car key, bike lock key, all on my school key chain.

  8. pebble time on all black nato strap with a dbrand skin on the bezel.
u/TheMapmaker87 · 5 pointsr/Android

I use Anker Soundbuds and I adore them. I never even use my wired DT 770s anymore.

u/internet_observer · 5 pointsr/Aerials

I use these. The sound quality isn't amazing but they're lightweight, don't get int the way of practice and were cheap. They have volume and a button that can be used to play/pause.

u/mithikx · 5 pointsr/gadgets

I ordered these: to replace the rather shit pair I bought a while back that somehow still work (they still shit though). The verified purchases are positive so they can't be that bad as far as bluetooth earbuds go.

There seems to be an updated version: but I just went with the older one with more reviews to be safe.

They're $30 or so with Prime shipping so I figured it was worth the risk.

u/inconsssolable · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I got a pair of Anker SoundBud Slims on amazon for about €20 a few months ago, I find them great. And the back of each bud has a magnet, so you can leave them around your neck when you have to take them out. Or as a fashion statement...

u/idahoprime · 5 pointsr/GalaxyNote8

I love my Anker Soundbuds. Sound great and can't beat the price. From the research I did, these were the best cheap option


u/McAoXlIa · 5 pointsr/de_EDV

Hab mir die hier von Anker gekauft. Für mich sind die ausreichend und bringen mich über die Woche. Bei amazon kann man ja auch zurückschicken, wenn die einem nicht gefallen, also solltest du damit keine wirklichen Probleme haben.

u/jamesc90 · 5 pointsr/oneplus

Try these out, like less than half price and sound quality is amazing. The mic quality for calls is also very good, surprisingly.

u/Waffles86 · 5 pointsr/wiiu

Really, any ethernet to usb dongle should work. This one is less than half the price Nintendo is advertising, and would perform exactly the same:

u/brooksms · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

I love these ones!

They were cheaper on amazon a few months ago so I'm not sure whats up with the pricing. Either way, the bluetooth range is outstanding and they fit well in my ears. Finally, headphones I don't have to mess with at all during my workouts.

u/minnesnowta · 5 pointsr/Nexus6P

Just did this yesterday evening! Coming from a OnePlus One, I had to figure out how to run with a large phone last year.

I use these bluetooth headphones and use a flipbelt to hold my phone, wallet and keys (if I drive somewhere to run, otherwise just my phone).

I bought the flipbelt at REI, so there are options to get it locally if you'd like to see it in person.

u/Licensedshoes · 5 pointsr/audiology

Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit, 1 Pair, Polybag Packaging

Didn't search further on Amazon, but I know they used to have different filters, and not all 20dB. I have used these though and they work great for music/concerts.

u/of93 · 5 pointsr/bassnectar

Etymotic High Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit, Polybag Packaging, 1 pair

I used these for freestyle and they worked wonders. I ruptured my ear drum river diving, and the bass caused me to feel the scar tissue, which hurt a bit. Using these, you can hear the music and everything else clearly while protecting your ears with no pain from all that wonderful bass

If you don't know what size will fit (I have small ear canals so normal fit me), I recommend buying the $25 pack that gives 3 diff sized plugs (6 total, 2 are foam)

u/personpilot · 5 pointsr/deathgrips

I've used these at their concerts and they work perfectly. They block enough noise while still allowing some of those mids to come in smoothly. Also they are clear and discrete, so nobody will notice them.

u/techno_telemann · 5 pointsr/JRADs

Agreed, and give yourself a few minutes to get used to the sound with earplugs in before dismissing them. It may be an odd sensation at first but once you get used to them it is so worth it. I can personally recommend these. And if you ever forget them at home, many venues give away foam earplugs for free.

u/PieM0nk · 5 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Maybe the MEE M6 Pros. They're designed as musician's in ear monitors and get really loud and have a wider sound stage than most earbuds. From my experience with forgetting to check the volume when playing a song and scaring the shit out of myself, I think they'll do well.

u/Gotcha-Bitcrl · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I'm going to vouch for the MEE audio M6 PRO. I bought mine in October of 2015 and have used them almost daily. Currently I use them while snowboarding and I've got 50 days with them in so far this season.

They come with two sets of wires as the actual ear phone piece is detachable. It comes with plenty of different sized pieces that go in your ear so you can find which is most comfortable for you.

I'm not the most careful with my headphones so these things have taken a beating and the only thing wrong with them is the extra support on the 3.5mm male end has broken away, I can take a photo if you'd like. Unfortunately after a night out I stepped on them so the one detachable ear piece broke and spins around freely but still plays music just fine.

They also have a bendable wire inside so you can shape it to how you want behind your ear and it'll stay that way.

They're definetly affordable at $59.99 Canadian.

u/kmmccorm · 5 pointsr/iphone

If you like the style of the Beats X, the Anker SoundBuds Slim are a great option at 1/5th the price. Great sound and connectivity.

u/tronics1 · 5 pointsr/running

I don't know if I'm a "heavy sweater" but I run 3 miles every other day with these

They are currently on sale and are very comfortable

u/kalvermarkt · 5 pointsr/xxfitness

i recently purchased anker soundbuds slim. they ran me ~25$ (CAD). i LOVE them & am so glad i didn’t shell out a bunch of money for something maybe technically “better”. sound quality is good, secure in my ears, easy set-up/connect. i only use them for listening to podcasts, not really a music workout girl, so i can’t comment on how quality translates in that context. but for my needs they absolutely rule. good luck!!

~amazon link~

u/ucancallmekt · 5 pointsr/KaylaItsines

Before you try AirPods try these out! They’re only $22 on Amazon, so if you hate them you can return them. I LOVE THEM. I’ve gotten everyone in my life to try them, and they always buy them. They don’t fall out during BBG, and they’re sweatproof.

u/radiationking · 5 pointsr/japanlife

Good quality sound isolating earbuds don't have this issue, pick up a pair of Shure SE215s.

Not only does it cut out external noise, but lets you play your music at a reasonable volume so you don't kill your hearing.

u/PyroToniks · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have had these, nothing special. For the price, there are better options. Check out Shures se215's.

u/superAL1394 · 5 pointsr/Fitness

I'm a big fan of Shure in-ear monitors. The SE215's are around 100 if I recall correctly. They have a moldable ear 'clip' for wrapping behind your ears, a long cable, and the cable has braided Kevlar in the sheath to make them more durable.

Edit: they are 100 on Amazon prime right now

u/AlmostRelevant2 · 5 pointsr/bayarea

I have no experience with noise canceling headphones, but when I used to ride BART, I picked up a set of sound isolating, in-canal ear buds and love them. I have the Shure SE110, which they do not appear to make anymore, so this link is way overpriced. When I bought them they were $100. I believe the SE215s would be the current equivalent.

If you aren't used to that style, they take some getting used to, but once you get accustomed to getting them fit right in there, the sound is fantastic. You just need to make sure they're all the way in, or the bass will be non-existent. I knew I loved them when I was standing on the BART platform, just behind the yellow line, listening at half volume while looking down at my MP3 player, and the train managed to sneak up on me as it pulled into the station. They also blocked out the transbay howl pretty well. I used them for music and playing games on my PSP. I credit them for keeping me sane for those two years...

u/wereweazle · 5 pointsr/motorcycles

I'd like to highly recommend Shure SE215.
They have the foam tips like BeerWrench suggested that act essentially just like earplugs, but sit flush in your ear. My biggest problem was my helmet catching on the end of the earbud and ripping/pushing it out. Absolutely zero issue with these.

I'd recommend these above any other earbud I've tried because the noise isolation works so well that I can listen to my music at half volume (even quiet stuff like Bon Iver) and hear every note perfectly whereas with my old Bose IE2s I had to blast it and lost a ton of range.

u/The_Paul_Alves · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Shure SE215. The ear buds sound great and are removable from the wires. You can buy all types of wires on amazon for them including bluetooth. There's a prime bluetooth wire (red cable) there for $29 that lasts 6 hours on a charge.

If your wire gets damaged, buy another one and plug the earbuds into it.

You can find the SE215s with different wires and they are around your price range. I paid $129 for this one and the wire has lasted me half a year so far. To add bluetooth its another $29 for an off-brand one that I use daily. Get about 6 hours use out of it each time and so cheap I am thinking about buying a second one to extend my usage to 12 hours before charging.

I used to go through headphones every six months...this one is buy it for life.

I highly recommend you go this route. I bought so many headphones before I found these.

u/tielknight · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

More fitting at /r/bapcsalescanada , looks to be a alright price for it being in CA.

edit : This should take you to the $99 listing, the one OP posted takes you to a $125 listing.

u/PlateauOfTheAges-SCO · 5 pointsr/Metal

[SoundMAGIC E10] (

Used 2 different pairs of this model for years.

I can't spend too much on in-ear, I'm clumsy and break everything.

u/milesprower07 · 5 pointsr/vita
u/doggy_styles · 5 pointsr/headphones

the Zero Audio Carbo-Tenore's have them. These under $60 headphones have been described by /u/OJneg as among the best IEM values ever. I bought a pair during the initial hype train and I think they are a terrific value. and sound very good.

u/Pseudo_Idol · 4 pointsr/drums

If you are looking for something smaller. I use the Shure SE-215 ear buds. They have pretty good sound isolation.

u/Stole_My_Banana · 4 pointsr/gadgets

the "fancy" headphone in the store are normally just cheap headphones with a logo.

I just don't get how you can't keep track of something like a set of headphone? Even earbuds are pretty each to keep track of

EDIT: forgot to mention....there are plenty of good headphones, you just don't always find them in places like bestbuy and walmart.

shure se215

Etymotic Research HF5

u/JustSomeGoon · 4 pointsr/drums
u/ChickenInMyCastle · 4 pointsr/headphones

You get what you pay for. Those are absolutely engineered to be throwaways to get you to continue the purchasing-garbage cycle.
Maybe invest in something with a replaceable cord like the Shure SE-215's?

u/Lightalife · 4 pointsr/drums

I'm going to go ahead and link to a bookmarked post i have for playing live. Great great advice from /u/champaignthrowaway. His original post that can be seen here is locked, but toss him an upvote for the great guide if you see him around.

> Nutshell guide to IEMs for drummers:

> The most affordable way into it is a pair of Shure SE215s. They are inexpensive, sound very good in comparison to any normal consumer earbud on the market, and the generic fit actually does work 90% as well for most people. I use the foam tips on mine and they isolate completely and have never fallen out. They don't sound quite as good as full blown, custom molded, dual/triple/quad driver IEMS, but stuff like that is more in the $400-800 range and these are a measly hundred bucks. These come in clear or black, but obviously clear is the only real option since it looks so much more expensive and professional (haha).

Moving into the custom realm, things can get pricey very quickly but it is absolutely worth it if you're going to use them a lot (bear in mind as well that you can use these for just listening to music and stuff too). The most affordable custom option that I'm aware of is taking your pair of Shure SE215s and having Sensaphonics make a set of custom sleeves for them. To get them made, you need to have impressions taken either by a local audiologist (any doctor who makes hearing aids can do this for you for a low fee) or by actually going into Sensaphonics in Chicago for a consultation. They'll take the impressions, help you figure out what you want exactly, and do a very extensive hearing test for you.

> Custom molds will fit well for anywhere from 3-10 years from what I can tell. Your ears do actually keep growing throughout your entire life. If you're a teenager you'll probably have to have them refitted after a few years. If you're older, the growth is very slight and they'll probably fit comfortably for a very long time.

InEarz and 1964 are other popular companies that make a good product. Personally I prefer Sensaphonics because they are, as far as I know, the only company making them with 100% silicone, which is extremely soft and comfortable. The downside is that Sensaphonics is a bit more expensive than most other options. You honestly can't even feel them in your ear after a few minutes. Generic fit IEMs and custom molds made from harder materials usually get uncomfortable after thirty or forty minutes.

> If you want to use them live, there are some things to keep in mind. Firstly, it is of vital importance to have some sort of body pack with a volume control and a built in limiter. You are putting these things inside your freaking ears and giving some stranger behind the board control over what sound they make. If you have no safety measures in place and the engineer brainfarts out and grabs the wrong aux send, you are going to have a very, very bad night. You can seriously hurt yourself that way. Most sound guys wouldn't even agree to give you an IEM mix without you having a personal limiter of some sort, but it's worth mentioning because there are some idiots out there. I recommend the Behringer P1 bodypack. There are nicer options out there, but the P1 is cheap, simple to use, and will get you up and running.

Secondly, it will be a bit of an awkward adjustment period especially if you are not in a position where your band is running it's own monitor mix (and if you are in a band like that, you're probably not reading this because you already know all of this stuff). Some engineers will know how to deal with IEMs and can give you a good mix complete with ambient/crowd noise, some will just throw everything up to the same level and leave you in some weird sounding isolated freakish space. At smaller venues that don't mic everything you'll obviously be missing some stuff. Not having overheads is weird - unless you get a lot of cymbal bleed through your other mics you might tend to over crash. Some live engineers like to gate the hell out of all the mics as well, which exaggerates the problem. It just takes some getting used to. You know how vastly different a show feels when your monitors and stage sound are good compared to when they are shitty? Yeah, well your monitors are now inside your freaking head and everything is even more exaggerated. So communicate a lot with your sound guy/girl and hopefully they will do you right. Oh, and at least once you're going to stand up and walk away from the kit without remembering to unplug and you'll probably knock something over or damage a cable. Live and learn, haha.

> * Last small thing - if everything goes right you'll have an awesome IEM mix at your show. That's awesome. That also means you'll probably hear every single mistake your bandmates make. So be ready for that, so that you don't get thrown off or make a funny face when the guitarist botches a note or the singer is half a step off.

> edit: Thanks for gold, kind stranger. If the mod/s want this in the sidebar or something that's fine by me. Somebody let me know if that happens and I'll clean it up a little bit.

u/novel__ · 4 pointsr/truetf2

A good pair of headphones and a microphone (separate)

I just like the peace of mind that comes with being able to hear spies decloak behind you, footsteps, and clearer voices.

Also, better music listening, of course.

When you're in a Mumble, you really want to get a clear representation of what someone's saying, so you spend less time deciphering it and more time acting on calls. The microphone is to make the same thing easier for your teammates.

If you're hearing "push now" instead of "don't push," and your mic is extremely unclear, all because you've got a pair of crappy earbuds, you're not going to last long without frustrating everyone, including yourself. Even worse, you're using speakers.

I'd recommend these for headphones, since you don't like over-ears. They are IEMS, meaning there will basically be zero background noise. At the same time, they have the same profile as earbuds, so glasses are more comfortable.

I'd also recommend this for a great high-value mic. It's a cardoid mic, meaning it won't pick up anything outside of a short cone (pointed at your face, of course), lessening background noise.

While we're on the whole philosophy of "reducing background noise," try to cut down on distractions on your desk. Take papers and everything else not essential away from your field of view. Folders, drawers, whatever. Flashing lights are also really annoying. The purpose of this is to make sure nothing has your focus at the moment but the game itself. It should be you and the monitor, not the monitor, strobe lights, and late homework everywhere.

While 120hz monitors, great mice, keyboards, and other upgrades might help, they will not be as helpful as complete immersion in the game. And that's something that is most easily done through audio, because it doesn't matter what monitor you have if your parrot is screaming his head off.

u/Big_Funisher · 4 pointsr/PS4

PS Vita in-ear!

Sound quality is not bad (better than the iPhone headphones imo), microphone works great, has mute switch. You can get in-game & chat audio at the same time. Mic works well for hands-free phone calls also. Available for under $20 online.

I really wish Sony would have just swallowed the minimal cost of including these with the PS4, instead of the awful mono earbud...

u/elemnopee · 4 pointsr/PS4

The Vita earbuds work great and have a mute button. They are only $13 on amazon:

u/Jammintk · 4 pointsr/Android

For anyone in the market for some good BT earbuds, Anker's SoundBuds are on sale today for a pretty great price

u/cruncruncrun · 4 pointsr/AppleWatch

i bought these pre-AW, but live with headphones in my ears 90% of the the day and got sick of constantly fighting the tangle of the cords ... immediately bought myself a second pair and bought one for my gf.

Edit: originally linked logged into my amazon account, please don't rob me. thanks.

u/iMathGoodiEnglishBad · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I would go wireless and I 120% reccomend these. For the price you can't beat them. Battery life is great, and I only need to charge them once a week. Plus if something does go wrong, they're only 40 bucks.

u/HlValadeen · 4 pointsr/GalaxyS8

If I had to choose, I would choose the S2. It's more usable than the IconX imo. The battery life on the IconX is like 1 hour streaming and 3 hours if you play music that's been transfered to its onboard memory.

If you really want wireless earphones, something like this is a decent alternative with a better battery life.

u/DamageIncorporated · 4 pointsr/Android

I had the same issue - wanted a lower volume at work when listening to music. I ended up buying something like this:

u/drfine2 · 4 pointsr/cassetteculture

is it rotating? thinking you might have let it go to a place beyond the notch of 10 when you put the cover back on.

I got a thing I use, anyway, I'll edit with a link of an inline volume control, extremely hard to find when just clicking around amazon.

And congrats on the repair!

u/Konf1ikt · 4 pointsr/metalmusicians

Hey, I can actually make a solid recommendation! This must be my lucky week for posting here.

I've got a pair of AKG K240 mkII's I love very much. I got them at a good deal on Amazon when I ordered the old version and they sent me the new version either by accident or through trying to phase out the old version. In short, they sound fantastic. They're pretty flat in terms of frequency response, but being over-ear they still have pretty deep-sounding bass. I've found them really nice for recording and mixing.

The only downside I can think of is they can get pretty uncomfortable over long periods of time, but this is definitely a personal thing, as I have pretty weird-shaped ears that have bits of flesh sticking out everywhere.

If you can't afford the the $110ish pricetag (I couldn't when I got them), it appears Amazon still sells the original version for around $70. They are (according to what I've read) almost exactly the same headphones in terms of drivers/construction, just with less padding and fewer accessories (the mkII's come with a second replaceable cable, a different set of ear pads, and an 1/8" to 1/4" adapter). I have no doubt these would also be an excellent investment if they in fact are the same headphones as the ones I own. Here are the originals.

Hope this helps!

u/zuter · 4 pointsr/cscareerquestions

I love my AKG K 240's for under $60. As /u/bliss16 said open headphones will leak, but I'm in an open office with close neighbors and no complaints. I keep the volume moderate; sound is barely noticeable when I take them off to check. Besides sounding better I can't stand wearing closed headphones for hours.

u/onliandone · 4 pointsr/buildapcforme

I might have missed something, but I don't think that's possible. Which racing game are you thinking about?

Yeah, you could get one monster PC with multiple processors and SLI, but afaik VR does not properly work with that. Multiple GPUs each running their own OS? Maybe possible, but that's too much tinkering, and not guaranteed to work at all. 4 gpus would also be too much for the board, I think.

But $20,000 is a lot of money. Let's say the four seats cost $5000, as with The displays could cost under $1000, 4x For the wheels, Logitech makes good ones, though they are expensive: 4x, $1500 (edit: Note the alternative recommendations in the comments to this comment, apparently this wheel is not a popular option). Keyboard 4x, $300. The headphones, is an option, $220. Though maybe you want closed ones.

That leaves for the interesting part $12000, for the PCs. And of course that is more than enough to get 4 VR capable gaming PCs:

pc-kombo shared list

CPU | Intel Core i7-7700K | $338.79 @ superbiiz
Motherboard | Gigabyte Z270XP-SLI | $139.99 @ newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX blau DDR4-3000 CL15 (16 GB) | $139.99 @
SSD | Samsung 960 EVO Series NVMe 250GB TLC - (250 GB) | $129.99 @ newegg
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC | $699.99 @ newegg
Case | be quiet Silent Base 800 Midi-Tower - orange | $108.99 @ superbiiz
Power Supply | Seasonic G-Series (550 W) | $69.9 @ newegg
CPU Cooler | Arctic Freezer i32 | $19.99 @
Operating System | Windows 10 Home 32/64-bit USB Flash Drive | $106.99 @ superbiiz
| Total | $1754.62
| Generated by pc-kombo 15.04.2017 |

External Storage has too many options, could be as simple as linked to one PC, or a real NAS system. But that would be a topic of its own.

So, given that gigantic budget possible. Practical? Well, on you to judge. You definitely want to double-check everything I wrote, it is not like I (or anyone around her, most probably) has ever created a setup such as this before.

u/123kyran123 · 4 pointsr/buildapc

Blue snowball is certainly the best for good recording, while the Samson Meteor is great too. Usually the Samson is a lot cheaper than the blue snowball, but seems like it's not the case here.

Go with the Blue snowball. It'll last you a long while for sure!

Another thing, why would you get an headset if you already are using an Mic? That is now-a-days the only benefit over an headphone.

Headphones have overall much better specifications for better prices. Here are a few to check out:

  • Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro. It's a great headphone for gaming. It has an open back, which gives you a much better soundstage, which you want for gaming.

  • Audio Technica ATH-M50(X) is another good option although it is more of a bassy headphone. So hearing clear footsteps will be harder, but listening music on this thing is a lot more enjoyable for sure.

  • Takstar HI 2050. this is not a known headphone and I haven't personally used this headphone. But seeing from specs and topics from other poeple this headphone has very clear and detailed tones with a decent soundstage, which makes it a good choice for gaming. Not so much for music.

  • AKG K240. Is another decent option although the more expensive K550 would be more enjoyable to listen to.
u/Corsaer · 4 pointsr/Metal

Thanks for the recommendation!

Right now I'm deciding between Sennheiser HD-280 and the Grado Prestige SR-60i.

u/signalN · 4 pointsr/edmproduction

If you don't have a bigger budget, I recommend looking these up: Grado SR60i
I personally find them great.

u/Iacoizumi · 4 pointsr/MLPLounge

Video games!

Alternatively, if you enjoy music and can spare 15$, a decent "starter" audiophile headset.
^(If you can afford it though, I'd jump for the SR-80i. [99$])

u/Kronis1 · 4 pointsr/EDC

My list:
NOT PICTURED: Nokia Lumia 635
Tacoma Keys
Remove Before Flight keychain
Pilot G2 10
MEElectrionics Sport-Fi M6 with Comply tips
Tommy Hilfiger Passcase Bifold
Orbit Wintermint Gum

I've been looking and looking to upgrade my EDC, but it's a lot. I really want a bag, pen, maybe new wallet (current one is filled TO THE MAX. Would like to downsize), knife/multitool, waterbottle, etc., etc.

u/mo_dingo · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I struggled a lot with earbuds, like many have done. Using Amazon reviews is mostly pointless. They are all mostly a crap shoot. Cheap earbuds at Walmart are usually worse, I wouldn't earbuds there. While quality of sound is usually biggest determining factor for price (you get what you pay for regarding sound quality), durability is difficult to ascertain. Higher price doesn't necessarily mean increased durability.

I use these at work - JVC HAFX1X Headphone Xtreme-Xplosivs

Music is not high quality, bass is completely lacking and the clarity is just not there. But they work well for podcasts/audio books, and since that is all I listen to at work, I could care less about audio quality. I only listen to them using one ear, so the other hangs in my top shirt pocket.

They are the most durable earbuds I have ever purchased, and since they get a lot of abuse at work, I use the JVC's exclusively at work. I have owned 3 pairs of these JVC's, first one's died a while back, losing sound in both ear buds eventually, 2nd pair is running ok now, and the Third pair is sitting in a box, brand new, never used, waiting for my 2nd pair to break.

For talking on the cell phone, I use these - MEElectronics M31P-BK

The M31P's are very sensitive (volume wise), so I have to turn the volume way down on my cell phone, and even then, it can be too loud, especially if the caller raises their voice while speaking on the other end. Music sounds phenomenal on my Ipod, I almost want another pair just for my Ipod & working out. But phone conversations are the only thing I use these for, as as they are also the first time I have purchased them, I cannot comment on durability. Construction is good, better than the JVC's from what I can tell. But appearances may be deceiving.

For working out, I use these - MEElectronics Sport M6

The Sport M6 is not very sensitive and I find it necessary to raise the volume at near max in order to enjoy music. Podcasts are fine. Very high quality construction. 1st time owning these, so I can't comment on durability.

MEElectroncs get rave reviews by most users, general consensus is they are superior to most others in the bang for your buck category. They have a wide range of sound quality which means wide range of price as well. The M31P's seem to be discontinued but you can find something similar on their website/amazon.

u/HauntedMidget · 4 pointsr/programming

Shure SE215. Good sound quality, great isolation, detachable cable and extremely comfortable. IMO the best IEMs in that price range.

You could also visit /r/headphones if you want to look at more options. There's a daily recommendation thread for these kind of questions.

u/ARM160 · 4 pointsr/EDC

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u/Jedi_Pacman · 4 pointsr/headphones

These just went on sale for $60

u/siIhouettes · 4 pointsr/androidaudio

Shure SE-215K

Best $100 I've spent in a while.

u/jsu718 · 4 pointsr/worshipleaders

You can go with the monoprice 8320 if you need something cheap but decent. If you are wanting GOOD pro level equipment you pretty much jump to the $100 level and something like the Shure 215. You can also go custom IEM but that will start around $500 for something you will probably use the rest of your life.

u/friardon · 4 pointsr/running

Anker makes a cheap pair (sorry, only have US dollars to compare to) as does Sound Peats (the pair I have).
The Sound OK, but I am going to get a pair of Anker buds soon because I want to get rid of the inner ear part (they have a pair that does not go into the ear) do to some ear / health problems I have.

u/koenn · 4 pointsr/smashbros

I picked up a USB ethernet adapter for $11 shipped on Amazon last week, just for this game. I really hope other people do the same.

u/Tolanna · 4 pointsr/wiiu

USB 3.0 devices work on USB 2.0 ports no problem. What matters here is what drivers are built in on the system, so if a USB 3.0 LAN adapter has the right chipset, it'll work (but operate at USB 2 speeds). I use this USB 2.0 adapter on my Wii U, and this 3.0 adapter on my Switch. The Switch supports both chipsets to allow compatibility with the older official adapter, but the Wii U doesn't support the newer gigabit adapter's chipset.

u/ScaryBee · 4 pointsr/running

Every time this question comes up Plantronics Backbeat Fit ends up the top voted answer ... I have these and they're really good - fit is excellent, sound quality is ok, have been happily using them for 2 years .

u/jodobrowo · 4 pointsr/bodybuilding

I use these.

Never had an issue with them, they're built well, don't feel cheap and they sound great.

u/meimaj · 4 pointsr/xxfitness

I have these wireless earbuds:

I go running with them and they don't fall out. There is a small wire that goes behind your neck but that's it. You can control volume/skip tracks on it + it has a microphone.

Oh, and they're $20!

u/bakemeaway · 4 pointsr/Fitness

I recently purchased a pair of SoundPeats QY7's off of Amazon for about $20. Wireless, great sound, easy to use, and stay in my ears. Definitely a great deal!

u/alacritatem · 4 pointsr/violinist

I use a high fidelity earplug in my left ear when I practice. They were $20 on amazon. It takes the edge off the volume and frequency but does not compromise the quality of the sound and I can still hear the harmonics and nuances (subtle sympathetic vibrations and "ring-tones" of my sound that are muted by a practice mute or regular foam earplug) of my sound. I already have tinnitus from years of exposure to damaging noise (aircraft and vehicles, weapons etc) from the army so I want to preserve the hearing I do have left. As violinists we do have less to worry about than percussionists but the high frequency directly in the left ear shouldn't be dismissed; in my opinion a good quality earplug in the left ear for practicing sessions is wise. Hope that helps!!

Edit: link to earplugs I use

Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit, 1 pair, Polybag Packaging

u/NathanDickson · 4 pointsr/Music

You can even get superb results from a stock pair of high-quality earplugs designed for music professionals like these. I now use something similar that I bought at a local music store years ago.

u/getmotivatedguy · 4 pointsr/aspergers

I think you should look into ear-plugs, the ones used in concerts that attenuate the sound but not block it, like these or similar to it:ÅMÅŽÕÑ&keywords=etymotic&qid=1570838213&sr=8-10

u/JonSAlberta · 4 pointsr/headphones

I bought the "Etymotic Research ER20 High-Fidelity Earplugs" for live shows. They work well.
There is a new version that does not stick out as much.
I have not tried it.

u/dftba171 · 4 pointsr/swans

Get some Etymotic reusable earplugs (the standard size seems to be smaller than "standard" according to reviews and personal experience). Lowers the volume of the concert without muffling the sound. It actually makes some shows sound better in my experience, specifically bass heavy hip hop shows. You really should wear earplugs to every live music show you go to.

u/NoValidTitle · 4 pointsr/Metallica

Pro tip. A set of musicians earplugs help a lot with terrible arena sound. I took my plugs out during a few songs to see how it was and it was pretty painful. The plugs filtered out a lot of the garbage. Not to mention it saves your hearing.

u/cellar-d-oo-r · 4 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I'm bringing these this time around they're by etymotic but a little more(+ $8) and they're supposed to be a little better and more discrete.
Also if comfort is more important to you than sound attenuation then the Earasers are pretty good from what I understand and after a while don't feel like anythings there

u/fgoncalves97 · 3 pointsr/headphones

I would grab the famous 5$ VE Monk when they get back in stock. They're more than adequate for the price and at 5$ why not have them.

The Carbon Tenores are pretty popular around here.

He who shall not be named recommends the TTPOD T1

Lastly, the Xiaomi Piston 3 have a decent rep.

u/ntrent · 3 pointsr/trap

I have the cabo tenores which I can comfortably say are the best sounding iem's i've ever owned, but i just found out that these exist, and they seem perfect for heavier bass.

u/megavoltaic · 3 pointsr/wiiu

I bought two of These for when Pokken Tournament came out. Worked flawlessly.

u/TheRealMrWillis · 3 pointsr/smashbros

This is the one I use. Works flawlessly.

Edit: Also I'd invest in a very long Ethernet cable, I have one that's 50 feet so I'm always good to go. If you want to be adventurous you can get one that's 100+ feet.

u/LHoT10820 · 3 pointsr/splatoon

Just because you aren't noticing lag doesn't mean you aren't lagging from your opponents perspective. Getting set up on LAN is really only polite.

Since your router is in another room, something like this will be helpful. Just pair it with a proper LAN Adapter and you're good to go!

u/jaypb08 · 3 pointsr/rutgers

You need to buy a wired ethernet adapter. It's impossible to set-up the wii u to RUwireless with the way they're both structured. Connecting the adapter this way works completely fine; used it all last semester.

u/Riddler9884 · 3 pointsr/smashbros

How well do you do in local play? Have you taken into account online lag? Some people say getting an Ethernet adapter for the Wii U (its the same one used for the Wii) has helped them, its also relatively cheap (I have seen them for 15$, amazon has one for 11 right now

u/KingdaToro · 3 pointsr/wiiu

Splatoon's motion controls are absolutely the thing to use. They let you aim faster and more precisely than what's possible with an analog stick. It's the same sort of advantage over a stick that you get with mouse aim on PC FPSes, but less so.

As for Smash, if you're used to Gamecube controllers but don't currently have one, the Hori Battle Pad is the way to go. It plugs into the Wii Remote (it's essentially a Classic Controller) so you'll need one of those too. If you already have at least one Gamecube controller, get the adapter. This only works with Smash but the Battle Pad works with any game that supports Classic Controllers.

If you have an ethernet jack near your Wii U, get the wired network adapter and say goodbye to unstable or dropped connections in Splatoon!

Definitely, no matter what, get a Pro Controller. I also recommend two Wiimotes and Nunchuks.

u/CakedayIsBirthday · 3 pointsr/aggies
u/TheArbitraitor · 3 pointsr/wiiu

It's a bit faster. But don't think multiple times faster, things like eShop run a few seconds faster and it seems like at this point the Wii U's processing is the bottleneck and not the connection.

This is the best fucking Wii U ethernet adapter right here.

u/krabizzwainch · 3 pointsr/running

I was going to look for the other post that the other person that replied to you mentioned, but I am lazy. I use these. They are a bit expensive, but I honestly love them. They are lightweight, sound great, aren't noise cancelling (good to hear cars), 7-8 hour battery (with spoken battery notification of the time remaining), and rain and sweat proof. Got mine for Christmas. Other than that, I used to use like 10 dollar wired Phillips headphones that you could pick up at Target or wherever. Decent enough and I didn't care if they died in the rain. Had a pair last me through a half marathon in the rain and they weren't waterproof.

u/prettyunsmart · 3 pointsr/TheMassive

What are you using them for? I can't say I know much about fancy over the ear headphones, but I love my bluetooth headphones and will highly recommend them to anybody who asks.

u/knullabulla · 3 pointsr/weightroom

I really like Plantronics Backbeat Fit. I usually do yoga stretches at the end of my workouts, and the headphones stay in place even when my head is upside down. Works great for running as well; they don't bounce loose the way earbuds do and they don't block out ambient sounds (being run over by cars puts a damper on my day).

u/Rayu94 · 3 pointsr/bodyweightfitness

I would recommend Plantronics BackBeat Fit ( A little bit pricey, but they stay in place while I'm doing handstand or burpees.

u/codeofsilence · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I love these:

The bit around the backside of your head is very flexible - the pictures make it look less than great, but it's amazing.

Sound quality is very good, durability is off the charts for me.

u/islandniles · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

I run with these, and they're great. Earbuds rarely fit in my ears, but these never move/fall out! And they hold up against sweat well!
However, they suddenly stopped working about 6 months in, but Plantronics sent me a replacement very quickly. Great customer service.

u/joeythenaiveone · 3 pointsr/loseit

I have smaller than average ear canals, so headphones that hook over my ears are a must. I've had the Plantronics Backbeat Fit for almost two years and LOVE them. Good audio quality, easy to sync, you can control volume/skip/pause all from the headphones and they've even survived my cat chewing on them repeatedly.

u/Penthakee · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I only heard good things about jaybird, so if you have the money for it, why not. I couldn't justify spending that much money on them, so I bought Soundpeats QY7. I'm satisfied with them, good sound, never falls out.

u/MyMonte87 · 3 pointsr/funny

Amazon has really nice bluetooth 4.0 earbuds for $20 with a great battery life. This will solve all your problems (not an ad)

u/myzennolan · 3 pointsr/team_ironman
u/QuantumEnormity · 3 pointsr/india

Soundpeats QY7

These are really good bluetooth headset. Especially for running and all.

You get tons of accessories for big or small ears too.

u/Piece0fpi · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I got these : SoundPEATS Bluetooth Headphones Stereo Wireless Earphones for Running with Mic (6 Hours Play Time, Bluetooth 4.1, IPX4 Sweatproof, Secure Ear Hooks Design) - Black & Green

They come with the ear fins and fit really well. Took a few tries to get it to fit perfect but I can run, jump, lift, etc with zero issues.

u/thesandwithoutthesea · 3 pointsr/Fitness

If you want a cheap pair to see if wireless works for you, I ordered these and enjoy them so far

u/poor_decisions · 3 pointsr/AskPhotography

dont use that garbage. it's better than nothing, but not great for your hearing

u/fvertk · 3 pointsr/UtahJazz

Can confirm, I have somewhat constant small amounts of tinnitus from Jazz games and/or playing live music. And I'm a young dude.

I sometimes wear something like this, they work better than the foam earplugs:

u/fogdogS1 · 3 pointsr/ElectricForest

here is a thread about it from a while back. I’ve seen some people recommend these, but I’ve also heard a lot of good stuff about these.

Edit: if you search “ear plugs” in the search bar, a lot of threads come up! Just FYI :)

u/Rekari · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

Loud. Wear ear plugs if you value your hearing. I always recommend these Plugs by Etymotic

u/spicychicken119 · 3 pointsr/phish

I also love my Ety's, although I've found that I prefer the lower profile ones. The stem on the original variation linked above sticks out pretty far on my ears but these are more discreet:

u/nicksiri · 3 pointsr/lifeisbeautifulLV


Pick up a pair of high fid ear plugs. You will never regret it! You can re-use them so you'll never have to buy another throwaway pair again. They fit great too. You get the hear music super clearly without any pain/damage! I bought a pair for my first time at Coachella and I've used them for so many things since then.

u/Gipetto · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit, 1 pair, Polybag Packaging

u/mattfromjoisey · 3 pointsr/EDM

Honestly, quality earplugs don't really diminish the quality imo, rather the opposite. Gets rid of the harshness of high pitches and after a while I don't even notice that they're in.

I've got tinnitus and minor hearing loss (around 15% I think) as a result of concerts and frequent ear infections (more so the latter I think). Definitely invest in some ear protection my friends, tinnitus is a terrible thing.


These are what I use, make concerts (and the day(s)) following much more enjoyable.

Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs

u/iplaygaem · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I'm gonna repeat what /u/Diagonalizer said below and recommend you buy this pair by the same company:
They're a bit better sound reduction and actually fit flush with your ears. Those stubs sticking out of the blue ones hurt if I wore a mask/hugged someone too hard. :D

u/thrillzone · 3 pointsr/electronicmusic
u/kodexys · 3 pointsr/madeon

I have a pair of Etymotics that are inexpensive and work great for me! You can also dig around on reddit, there are plenty of brands you can choose from.

u/jtriangle · 3 pointsr/livesound

I use a set of these:

But I never mix in them. I wear them while setting up, and during the performance when I'm not mixing.

u/ArchReaper · 3 pointsr/EDM

I personally recommend these; or if you need a cheaper option, these

u/scottjf8 · 3 pointsr/Dreamtheater

These ones are pretty good. I've used them but I have a pair of Bose SoundSport wireless earbuds that I use. They're really comfy.

Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit, 1 Pair, Polybag Packaging

u/tgriffith1992 · 3 pointsr/TheFence

I don't go to shows without ear plugs anymore. I invested in these and I absolutely love them. Don't listen to what anyone says, ear plugs are a fantastic way to protect your ears. And like /u/PresidentSuperDog said, they will make the music sound even better.

u/denizen564 · 3 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I have always used these, bought multiple pairs (because I lose them easily lol) and they are amazing.

u/txviolinist · 3 pointsr/violinist

Custom molded plugs with inserts are the best, but pricey. You can try, as a stop gap, these from, Etymotics:
They are marketed as musical earplugs, in that they have a flat response. I use them when I practice and it takes the edge off but I can still hear the notes and ringing sound of the instrument clearly. I like it much better than using a mute, which I only use these days to spare my family from vibrato practice.

You don't get a second chance with your hearing, I keep earplugs with me at all times.

u/wolvesneednoarmor · 3 pointsr/headphones
u/ManiacalV · 3 pointsr/gadgets

Something like this?

u/veni_vidi_vale · 3 pointsr/headphones
u/warinthestars · 3 pointsr/audio

You could get a headphone amp, which will work just fine, or you can try a cheaper solution and get an inline volume control:

u/exobuzz · 3 pointsr/RetroPie

>To remove hiss or static or white noise when using the 3.5mm headphone jack:

> Run at the command line: sudo nano /boot/config.txt and insert at the bottom of the file: disable_audio_dither=1
turn up Retropie volume to 100% in the settings menu in the program.
> get an inline volume control:
Another option is to set audio_pwm_mode=2 in the same config - this is a new audio driver that should significantly improve the sound quality - see

with disable_audio_dither=1 or audio_pwm_mode=2 audio is fine here.

u/Plazmunky · 3 pointsr/gamecollecting

You don't need the converter to handle your audio. If you're just connecting to speakers, convert the RCA plugs into the 3.5mm jack with a cheap, simple adapter cable. I can link you the specfic cable you need if you describe your audio setup more specifically.

If you're using headphones, you'll need a volume adjuster in addition to the cable:

Usually speakers have the 3.5mm male jack hanging off. If that's the case for you, this is the cable you need:

Speakers usually have some sort of headphone jack, use that if needed so you won't need the volume adjuster. That's only if you're plugging headphones directly into the console's plugs.

u/alark · 3 pointsr/raspberry_pi

Really? Good for you, I had no idea anyone would try this.

Here is the part list, the bone cost ~$100, just fyi. Here are my notes and the parts list:

Battery: $20

Raspberry Pi:$30

The power boost didn't work, the setup drew too much current, and I had to buy the 1000c. The case is build for the 500c, so I had to file the powerboost chip down a tiny bit to get it to fit. Make sure wires coming from powerboost can handle ~1A, I suggest 20-22 gauge wires.

Also, I use a volume control knob to help my volume situation:

And small ~1 inch speakers:

The LCD screen works, but you have to remove the top left voltage transformation chip and tap into the 3rd pin to get the 5 V to the rest of the screen. Also, I bought a cheaper version of the same screen.

u/Iceblack88 · 3 pointsr/GameDeals

Alright, here are my two options:

  1. The Audio Technica ATH-AD700X are my current headphones. They're $100 but they're worth every god damn penny. Gaming feels you're there, music feels like you're in the band. They won't sound much better than regular headphones if you connect them to a cell phone but if you use them at your computer then you will be surprised.

  2. I ALWAYS recommend headphone amps since I started experimenting with them. But they're not cheap at all, they are the same or even more expensive than the headphones themselves. Here's a good combo though: The AKG K 240 are just cheap enough that won't hurt but also good company enough to trust them. They're semi-open so they won't be as situational as the Audio Technica would but the sound stage is still good (Sound stage means when you can tell where a sound "comes" from. Like hearing a bullet or explosion to your left, of actually hearing the guitar on the front and the bass to the back of the track). If you do get these then I'd recommend one of the cheapest headphone amps the FiiO-A1.

    I'd obviously recommend you spend a little more to get the Audio Technica AND the amp, but I understand if you don't want to spend that much.
u/SinkDemon · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Sure! Those should do nicely. Also, just FYI, there is no such thing as a pair of 'gaming' headphones. If they're only good for gaming and not so good for anything else - they're crap. Those will provide a fairly decent soundstage, excellent clarity and will be fairly comfortable for extended usage - they will also (obviously) be really good for music (provided you have a decent sound chip).

u/Ololic · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

If I'm going to steal something it's going to be a bulk package of gfci outlets or something I can sell to shady contractors and then I'll be rolling in headphones

I think this is what I have now which I got after trying everything on I could find at guitar center. I liked these a lot better than the audio technica or sennheiser they had there even though they were double the price for in tier

edit: wait it was sennheiser with two n's this whole time?

u/shamonington · 3 pointsr/headphones

AKG K-240. Some of the nicest sounding, most comfy HPs out there.

u/StrangeNewRash · 3 pointsr/rs2vietnam

Headset Surround Sound is a scam. There is no way tiny drivers spaced less than an inch apart and then being put an inch from your ear is going to create proper surround sound and the virtual surround bullshit is even worse.

Just get a good pair of stereo headphones and an external mic. You'll be way better off.

AKG K240 $67.99

Blue Snowball iCE USB mic $39.99

u/kilspeed111 · 3 pointsr/headphones

The HD558 are slightly over your price limit ($119 as of right now)

There isn't really much I can say about them, they're just plain awesome, and sound a lot like their more expensive brother, the HD598 (although the HD598 is somewhat more durable, they are $199 which is a lot over your budget. If you're willing to spend that much, the HD598 would be a better choice).

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them!

Edit: If you're not willing to shell out that much, the akg k240 is also an excellent headphone.

They are an absolute STEAL at their current price. I own them myself and I think it's one of the best headphones ever made at that price.

u/TheDonkanis · 3 pointsr/radiohead

i like my AKG's. pretty light and only 70 ish


u/Joltz · 3 pointsr/oculus

Real surround sound (i.e 5.1, 7.1) through headphones is a complete farce given that your always producing sound out of two drivers. Oculus' Spatial audio will work with any set of stereo cans and will function much better at delivering audio directionality than what some gamer headset manufacturers' intermediate bloatware can produce. As for specific recommendations, I would totally go with the K240s given how cheap they are right now.

u/averystrangeguy · 3 pointsr/makinghiphop

I have them and they're alright, but I'd recommend you save your money and skip over them to get something better. They have a pretty dark sound, and the clamping makes them get a bit fatiguing. They also don't have much soundstage.

I really like my AKG K240s, because they're kinda the opposite of everything I listed as a shortcoming of the M20Xs. They sound bright because they have more mids and highs, although you may not prefer this (most producers I've met are bassheads LOL). They're not bass heavy by any means, but I've heard that the bass gets much better if you use an amp. I wouldn't know, I'm a pleb with no amp. They're 55 ohms so everything can drive them, but they'd probably be better with more power. They're also really, really light, and have great soundstage.

On Sweetwater

On Amazon

u/ZAmusician · 3 pointsr/audioengineering


Experiment with mic placement


Arranging is the best mixing tool you have

When EQ'ing, always cut before boosting


Experimenting is key! Don't be afraid to try new things, even if they may not make any sense.

In terms of recording, gain-staging is the first thing you should be looking at. Having as loud a signal as possible without clipping going to the front of your interface is one of the best things you can do to save headaches later on, as your noise floor will be much lower and you have a lot more free reign over dynamics in the song without having to worry about that dreaded buzz.

When it comes to micing up guitar amps in stereo like you want to do, I would say make sure you get two isolated signals. This will give you a lot of flexibility later on when mixing. If it's possible, mic the two amps up in separate rooms. If that's not feasible, just make sure the mics are pointing away from each other, not towards each other. If you want the phase-y sound, you can either mess with the phase switches in your DAW or you can just manually move one of the mic tracks out of phase with the other. Your choice :P

Experiment with mic placement on the cone. The mic should be right up on the grill. When recording cleans I personally like the sound of placing the mic near the outer rim of the speaker, but that is entirely a preference thing. Like I said before, experiment! In general, you get more bass as you move closer to the center of the cone.

The SM58 is essentially an SM57 with a different cap, so you'll still be able to get that nice dynamic sound that has turned into an industry standard. Since it is a dynamic microphone, I would recommend double-micing the amps with a pencil condensor (there should be a matched pair in your friend's drum mic kit) as they tend to capture more of the high and low end extension while the SM58 will capture a lot of the midrange. It covers a lot of ground, but can introduce a little more work when mixing them all together. Whatever works for you!

This is a general production trick, but just remember that the arrangement of the song has a huge impact on the energy and dynamics of the song. Leaving parts out in softer sections will really make those louder sections pop out more, and this is especially important in a dynamic genre like dreampop! It can be very easy to fall into the habit of adding parts that don't need to be there, and that will reduce the dynamic of the piece overall.

In terms of mixing (I'm just going into general mixing knowledge here) less is almost always more. For example, many people will open up a project and say "the bass isn't loud enough" and just turn up the bass. In reality, this will only muddy up the low end more, since it will be interfering with the low end of the guitars, etc. In general, it's a good practice to apply a high-pass filter up to about 130 Hz on EVERY track in the project EXCEPT for the bass guitar, the kick, and anything else that mainly sits in the low end. That frees up a lot of low-end headroom for the things that really need it (i.e. not guitars). You can apply this principle to basically anything else in the track, such as cutting high frequencies out of tracks to leave room for the cymbals, etc. When you feel the need to boost a track up in the mix, ask yourself whether you can cut frequencies out of other tracks first.

Oh, I almost forgot. Make sure that you have a good way to monitor your mixes. If you can't afford a decent set of monitors, get a decent pair of open-back headphones. If you're on a super tight budget, I would personally recommend the AKG k240 Studios ( They're like, $60 now and they're the best bang for the buck headphones imo.

Mix in-the-box. You and your wallet will thank me later.

I could go on forever, but there are a plethora of great mixing resources out there. One that I really like is Recording Revolution (look it up if you've never heard of it). Just keep experimenting and never give up! There are no shortcuts to getting great mixes, you just have to practice! Good luck!

u/Pray2s8n · 3 pointsr/synthesizers

Those headphones are probably quite "colored" (aka bass-boosted), and perhaps the distortion is happening because of that.

I can recommend AKG k240s for a bit more than what you paid for those Sennheisers:

They sound good, and are actually pretty flat in terms of frequency response (so not, "bass-boosted"). I've made things on my Circuit on the couch with them, and everything still sounded balanced when played it back on my monitors later.

My Digitakt also sounds great through them. No distortion whatsoever. Just that clean, tight "Elektron sound."

u/neonskimmer · 3 pointsr/Music

With my iPod on public transit and at work I use Monster Turbine.

Now, before you you go on about how Monster is a piece of shit company that sells expensive cabling to gullible customers (I know, and I agree) you might want to have a listen. These buds are not bad at all and I got them on sale (~100$ CAN) when my previous headphones (Koss ear-buds, forgot the model) stopped working and I had the extended replacement warranty at Future Shop. They are embarassingly called 'in-ear speakers'.

Anyways, they sound good and are constructed very solidly (all metal). Probably the only thing from Monster I ever considered buying.

At home I use AKG K240. They're semi-open so unless you're a total asshole, not really good for outside the home.

u/karmapopsicle · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

Two ways to go. I will actually give you a decent headset recommendation just in case that's the way he wants to go.


Skullcandy SLYR in fact. Now of course the brand has done a good deal to gain a reputation of flashy products with low quality, but they absolutely upped their game with this one. Great sound quality, and a solid mic.

Headphones and mic.

For the mic, definitely a Blue Microphones Snowball. The Ice version is relatively inexpensive, and awesome for picking up voice for VOIP/games.

For headphones, there's a mountain of options available. Some good options however:

u/NathanielsBeats · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Maybe the AKG 420 or the AKG 240 MK II. AKG is a solid brand for mixing and mastering. Check out /r/headphones for quality headphones within your price range. Also this is very useful

u/MyKneesAreCold · 3 pointsr/audiophile

I've been reading posts on this subreddit for a few months now, and have decided to attempt a set-up of my own.

I just purchased a pair of these headphones mainly based off of this suggestion. Would it be practical (if possible?) to use this receiver with these headphones from a desktop computer? I plan on purchasing a record player soon, but do not plan on buying speakers at this point.

And finally, some more detail on this specific receiver:

This was my dad's old receiver from the 70's/80's. I plugged it in so I know that it works, but I did not test it out. It has been stored in some less-than-optimal settings (garage/attic/basement) with just a few pieces of styrofoam in a flimsy cardboard box. I would guess that it hasn't been used for at least 10-15 years.

Any more info you could give me on:


-Headpones/Headphone amps

-or record players

and how to integrate all of these components together would be so incredibly helpful. I'm still trying to wrap my head around all of this information. Thanks!

u/Joel05 · 3 pointsr/buildapcforme

Do you know anything about music production/audio? Those speakers are rubbish, and a good amp should be obtained before a soundcard. For almost $90 dollars you could get a pair of K240's or Sony Mdr v6's.

Not to mention this is /r/buildapcforme not /r/suggestaprebuiltforme.

u/daddydicklooker · 3 pointsr/Metal101

Grado headphones are considered the best for metal and rock by many people. The Grado SR-60i are amazingly fun headphone for the price. I havea pair of Grado 225i and they are my choice of headphone whenever listening to metal.

u/pocketknifeMT · 3 pointsr/lgv20

This is just going to get into fanboy territory. It's mostly down to taste and getting reputable parts.

My assumptions:

  1. You were cool with stock apple earbuds sound quality, and thus are not a discerning audiophile who cares about technical stuff.

  2. You want more earbuds, not big over-the-ear cans.

    Replacement grade:

    With Inline controls and mic:

    Everyone's other go-to suggestion for "I want earbuds":

    Nobody will call your choice regrettable, unless they are being unreasonable.
u/sparkster185 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I know you said you wanted "over the ear" type, but I've had a pair of Shure 215s and I love them. They're tiny and don't get in the way, like earbuds, but due to the design they don't fall out, even during activities. They do a fantastic job of blocking outside noise, which means you don't need to turn the volume way up just to hear your music. The sound quality is really good as well (disclaimer: I'm not an audiophile). I was hesitant to spend $90 but I'm glad I did.

u/maltawind · 3 pointsr/headphones

If you're willing to stretch your budget just a little:

  • the Shure SE215-K are solid under-$100 IEM's.

  • I use a pair of Denon AH-C120MA when I'm running and really enjoy them. Cable is pretty durable and tangle-resistant.
u/thedeadlyrhythm42 · 3 pointsr/drums

I've used these Galaxy Audio headphones quite a bit and liked them a lot. They're right around your budget after factoring in tax and US shipping costs, although I don't know if they're available in Australia. I just had a look at some Australian online music stores and didn't see much selection as far as in ears goes.

The SE215's are a very popular recommendation around here and they're currently on sale on amazon and at musiciansfriend (if you're able to order from them). Normally they're a little over your price range but currently they're right on par with the other ones I linked.

u/trevorsendeavour · 3 pointsr/EDC

Probably not aiding the bulk in any great way, but increasing the benefit by swapping out those earphones. I have the Shure SE215's, and I am very happy with them, better isolation & vastly superior sound than apple earbuds. Plus the cables detach & are replaceable.

u/mynamejesse1334 · 3 pointsr/headphones

I know not everyone here knows every headphone just from sight, so I included the box in my picture. Just in case, they are the Shure SE215's

I know the picture quality is crap, but the only camera I have is my phone since the only thing I take pictures for is stuff for reddit.

Just got them about 2 hours ago, will be doing a write-up on them within the next few days after I put enough time into them.

Some first impressions: the seal is phenomenal. I got them and then immediately went to do laundry. In a small laundry room with two machines running, I couldn't hear anything other than my music (and it wasn't the volume, I actually turned my phone down from where I normally have it). The built-in ear guides on the cables are...not my preferred choice. I would have preferred normal cables that I could thread through ear guides I already have from Ostry KC06A (which have broke, hence why I got the 215's). The sound is fantastic, definitely a basshead set of IEM's, but they aren't terribly lacking in other ways. Only thing I'm a little disappointed in is that they don't seem to have as large of a soundstage as my KC06A's, which is one of the main things I loved about them. Maybe that will change after some use, maybe not.

Overall these are a fantastic set of IEM's, even if the fit is a bit weird at first, and if you're into EDM or hip-hop I'd definitely recommend them if you're looking at something around the $100 price range

u/siloau · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I know this is 5 times your budget but this is one of those things in life that's just worth spending the extra money on.

Shure SE215

u/Cakalusa · 3 pointsr/GalaxyS7

Had the Shure SE215 since 2010. Nothing else compares. Read the reviews, they all agree.

u/kashiwagi · 3 pointsr/lifehacks

Get better sound quality, different sized plugs and wrap around the ear tug safe chords.

u/Deluge12 · 3 pointsr/headphones

I wanted to upgrade to some better earbuds for about $100. I wanted them to have removable cables so they would last, and found the Shure SE215-K to be a good option.


I guess my question is: will these be worth it? I mostly listen to music on Spotify. Will I be able to hear the difference or is Spotify compressed too much? Are there any other earbuds with Bluetooth or removable cables that are better for around the same price?

u/nastdrummer · 3 pointsr/Drumming

Ear plugs, for me, were always terrible. I tried cheap disposable ones and more expensive reusable ones, percussion specific ones and was never very happy with them.

What finally worked great for me were in-ear-monitors. With the added bonus that you could pump in a track or a click or monitor and have hearing protection while also hearing everything perfectly at a comfortable level. My first were Shure SE215, for about $100 they do a great job of both isolation and playback.

If he doesn't really gel with the $15 ear plugs maybe think of splurging for in-ear monitor for his birthday or something.

u/lipton_tea · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

Shure SE215 changed my life. They reduce road noise so you don’t go deaf and can listen to music/podcast at a reasonable volume. I plug them into a Sena/Cardo which pairs with a phone.

u/i_have_a_gub · 3 pointsr/AskSF

Yep, I have a pair of Shure SE215s and they work great.

u/justikowski · 3 pointsr/ipadmusic

Look for some in-ear monitors. They’ll give you a truer mix than any earbuds.

These are a classic choice. I use a pair of these and have been happy with them

u/zakool21 · 3 pointsr/applehelp

Return them and buy something better quality that actually goes a bit farther into your ear canal. For $80 these are total shit and you should get some Shure IEMs instead:

You'll never have such issues with these.

u/ThePandemonium · 3 pointsr/formula1

You are going to want something that goes properly deep in side your ear. I don't know what your budget is, but in terms of sound isoloation, Etymotic is the best there is.

This is their entry level earbud, just warning you they will take a while to get used to because they go so deep into your ear. If the depth is something you are not looking forward to, you can sacrifice alittle isolation for the foam ear tips they provide or you can step to Shure.

The Shures will be much more comfortable and isolate just as much. Like I said though, I don't know what your budget is, so I do not know what you want. These are two more hardcore earbuds and will work for everyday use also because they sound great.

Source: I own both the Etymotic ER4P and Shure SE535

u/tcookc · 3 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I use the same ones and never have any slippage: SE215

u/williamthebastardd · 3 pointsr/UBC

I'd recommend the Shure SE215.

It's decent for the price, it stays on pretty well even when you do exercise and in my experience, the noise isolation is pretty good.

I actually have the special edition (blue one) and I hear that it has slightly stronger bass compared to the regular black or clear ones.

EDIT: Woops, sorry, I misread the post and just realized that you were looking for headphones and not earbuds. I think in-ear earbuds are more suitable for travelling with because they're smaller and lighter, whereas headphones tend to be bulky and heavier to bring around. I'd save the headphones for home use and get a decent pair of in-ear earbuds for going to class. Headphones also tend to have a lot of sound 'leakage' when you play music, so that may be a disturbance to other people around you when you're studying in the library. In-ear earbuds have less 'leakage' when you play music, if that's something you want to consider.

u/dorekk · 3 pointsr/Android

Actually I generally use these with my phone, though I have used basically all of my nice headphones on portable devices over the years as well. No amp required because 95% of headphones can actually be adequately powered by most mobile devices (unless the output is extremely weak and poor, like most Nexus devices for example). Most people don't realize this because they are incapable of doing simple math.

>It's only a matter of time before aux ports are gone from most smartphones on the market.

Extremely doubtful. For overpriced garbage devices, sure. Apple's even getting rid of buttons--the courage! But I think it'll be years and years before Samsung, LG, Sony, etc. get rid of it.

u/Glass_Leg · 3 pointsr/headphones

Budget - less than 50 bucks

Source - Computer/Phone

Requirements for Isolation - Prefer a bit of isolation

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? - Yeah, looking for a multi-use all purpose set of headphones

Preferred Type of Headphone - IEMs

Preferred tonal balance - Able to properly deliver bass but not too crazy, nothing super bright, I tried my friend's Audio Technica M50x's and liked the sound on those if that means anything

Past headphones - Sony MDREX10LP (sounded okay, just needed some cheap IEMs at the time), Steelseries Flux (Good sound but Microphonics were very obnoxious on these, would not buy again), Sony MDR-V6(Borrowing from my Dad for the time being, not really a fan though because they seem pretty heavy on the mids/treble)

Preferred Music - Rap/Hip Hop, Electronic Music and pretty much all of it's various subgenres (anything from Flying Lotus or Four Tet to some of the harder stuff like G Jones or RL Grime.)

What would you like to improve on from your set-up - Well, I don't have any working headphones right now so anything is an upgrade

Ones I'm looking at at the moment - The SoundMAGIC E10s look pretty nice but at the same time I've been seeing some good reviews for the Xiaomi Piston 3s and the price difference is pretty crazy so I don't know if I should jump to the higher price or not, or if it's even that much of a sound difference between the two. Would you guys recommend of these for my preferences or is there something better for the prices here? Also which of these two would offer the most comfort?

u/Zynismus · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

On-ear is also an option. Koss Porta Pro is cheap and has a lifelong guarantee, and then you could just stick an AntLion ModMic on it. Both run you just about under 100$.

Btw, a Blue Yeti is decent and also usually doesn't cost 100$.

I also wear glasses, and decent headphones aren't going to be uncomfortable, they just cost more. It's an investment, but if you want something cheaper and portable I think the Koss are very decent.


Koss Porta Pro:

Some other recommendations:

SoundMagic E10:

These will actually sound amazing depending on the hardware you run them on. The better the source, the better they sound. They can sound as good, if not better, than In-Ears that cost double as much! They're rather neutral.

Yeti Blue Snowball:

(Actually only 50$ right now)

u/sexbobomb91 · 3 pointsr/vita

The ones that I've tried and I was really impressed with were these: . I know that they are way more than 50$ but it's a good investment if you also have a PS3.

Also tried these ones and they are quite good for their price: .

But the ones I use most of the times are the headphones from my Galaxy S3 because I find them to be the most comfortable: .

EDIT: and straight from the frontpage: . Have not tried them but the price is great for an official product.

u/MotoFoxKDX1 · 3 pointsr/vita

Bought these when I first got my Vita and was really pleased with how they worked.

u/Eberoth · 3 pointsr/PS4
u/Jrrolomon · 3 pointsr/playstation

I searched and this is the closest I could find. They are marketed for Vita, but many people on the list in said they use it daily with PS4.

Looks like they got pretty decent reviews, too.

PlayStation Vita In-ear Headset

u/ThisIsScottPilgrim · 3 pointsr/PS4

I bought this headset for the PS4 and it works great. The ear buds are really great quality and my friends have told me that I sound loud and clear on chat.

u/mowgli-kun · 3 pointsr/headphones

Hmm. If you were in the NY area, you could stop by the Head-Fi meet next Saturday.

Looks like you just missed a recent Head-Fi meet in Ohio. Keep an eye out for meets near you.

Other than that, I would say try out good cheap headphones (and IEMs), and if you end up enjoying any of their qualities, there are always logical upgrades.

For example:
1.) If you purchase the Koss PortaPro and enjoy the warm tilt and thick bass, the HD 650, LCD-2 and ZMF Omni are logical upgrades.

2.) If the RE-400's or Carbo Tenore's neutrality floats your boat, give the HD 600 (smoother with less sub-bass) and HE-400i (brighter with more sub-bass) a spin.

Learning to read measurements is a great help as well. Lots of great stuff available for cheap (especially with IEMs), if you look around. =)

If you really do grow to love this hobby, you can make a habit out of buying and selling headphones, amps and dacs used to keep things fresh. /r/AVexchange and Head-Fi's classified section are reputable places to do this, although I have no experience with them.

u/Autumn_Shroud · 3 pointsr/Guitar

These are pretty good, and not very expensive. Commonly used by drummers, and those who don't want to spend the extra cash for a pair of Shure se215 IEM.

u/his_noodlyness · 3 pointsr/CGPGrey

For anyone looking for a cheaper ($25) alternative to the jaybirds: Anker SoundBuds

I have both. No perceptible difference in sound quality, but I find the "wings" on the anker ones more comfortable. Also the anker ones are way cheaper.

u/ChemistryKat · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

The SENSO bluetooth headphones on amazon are the best all around headphones for the price imo. I lifted heavy with them for 4 months before I lost them
but anyways heres a link

u/DILAPIDAT3 · 3 pointsr/Rowing

These are the ones I use. The sounds is alright and they're a little bit insulatory. I've been using them for erging, cycling, running, and snowboarding for three years now with no issue.

u/whythreekay · 3 pointsr/Android

> Oh yeah, I can totally see people ditching their cheap jack-powered headphones for more expensive Bluetooth ones. Especially when their battery dies in the middle of a song/conversation.

Bluetooth headphones aren't more expensive than wired by any appreciable margin though. The best set of cheap headphones I've ever used cost $25 on Amazon (Symphonized NRG 3.0 if anyone cares), these are 4.5/5 rated with over 11,000 reviews, and are an ) $11 premium over the wired set. It's not an issue.

Not to mention that as more phones remove the headphone jack, competition amongst Bluetooth headphone makers will significantly increase, leading to even cheaper higher quality products. I completely disagree with your point here.

> Have I mentioned the fact that they're way easier to lose?

I'm not talking about Airpods, those are proprietary. If you meant generic headsets, why would they be harder to keep track of than wired?

> Tech enthusiasts lament so that "regular" people can see that companies try to force changes that shouldn't be accepted - in this situation removing one of the key features with nothing in return.

I think removing wires is a return, even if you disagree that it's worthwhile for you personally

u/moongrey · 3 pointsr/artc

I just got these that are still deeply discounted on Amazon.

I like them a lot and use them both for running and for when I'm in the lab working. Pretty good at blocking out noise and have decent sound quality. Plus, they're inexpensive right now!

u/marvelscott · 3 pointsr/sydney

If you're cheap like me, I highly recommend these headphones.

u/DeusZane · 3 pointsr/Metalcore

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones. I use these when I work out, they're fantastic. They sit really comfortably in my ears and get super loud. Plus they're magnetic, so they stay wrapped around your neck when you're not using them. If you're looking for something cheap, these have served me well for months.

u/teaearlgreyhot · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

They are not the best headphones in the world, but I am quite happy with them and think they are just fine for working out/walking around in. They have better range than my Beats Studio Wireless headphones which I use more for relaxing & ASMR and wouldn't wanna work out in. Plus, I wouldn't freak out if I lost or broke them since they are cheaper - even though losing them is pretty unlikely with the magnetic feature.

Editing to add that I REALLY like that the Taotronics will reconnect and start playing again on their own if you leave and re-enter their range which my Beats don't do.

Also, these are the ones I have in case you wanna know! Sadly, it looks like they are a little more expensive now, but still way more reasonable than Bose.

u/ItsDeke · 3 pointsr/videos

They make earbuds now without the collar, just the wire connecting the two. I run/workout with Bluetooth buds and never have had an issue with tugging or getting disconnected (granted, where I live face warmers aren't a thing, but I still don't think they'd be a problem). Something like this:

Granted, having corded is more simple for every day activities. The only advantage to Bluetooth in my mind is not having the earbuds violent ripped from your ears by the standard cord snagging on something.

u/hunneybunny · 3 pointsr/Aerials

I have these and I honestly love them, plus they're very reasonably priced. Sound quality is pretty good, as is battery life, and they don't fall out easily.

I actually got comply foam tips to use with mine and they make everything better I promise.

u/swiggity-swaggity · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

Yes! I have the ones that have a little rubber piece that sits inside your ear. Quick Edit: Found them here but looks like they aren't available right now:(

I can be on the other side of my gym (from my phone) in these with little to no connection issues.

u/faceperson0588 · 3 pointsr/iphone

Check out the taotronics sports headphones:

I was extremely impressed with the sound quality for the price. They sound basically identical to my wired Klipsch S4's.

u/sparky750 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Cheap as you like

I bought a pair as a disposable pair for travelling battery is a good 6 hours sound quality is surprisingly good comes with a load of different buds for the money hard to fault.

u/TheNaCliest · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

This man speaks the truth. I use the slims for running and the gym. solid pair that have magnets at the ear buds so they attach to each other so you can hook them to something.

u/Coolsuf · 3 pointsr/gadgets

Can anyone recommend me some good wireless earbuds for under $40? I’m looking for ones with magnetic connections and a mic/controls. I’m currently looking at these

u/94savage · 3 pointsr/Basketball

Anker bluetooth headphones. Never fall out, cheap good quality. Good battery life

u/HashtagFlexBreak · 3 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Powerbeats3 are fantastic, but so are these Anker sound buds slim ones from
Amazon. Cheap at $25 and pretty great sound quality. I couldn't get my Bose ones to work with the bike. Terrible connection.

u/Terethor · 3 pointsr/france

Perso pour avoir essayé les Anker Soundbuds (j'avais eu une réduc' dessus en prenant un câble pour mon téléphone du même fabricant) j'en suis satisfait pour l'usage que j'en fais (j'aime bien un son neutre au possible, j'ai pas trouvé de basses assourdissantes ou d'aigus foireux dessus) ; bien entendu ça vaut pas un casque audiophile mais ça fait très bien son boulot, bonne autonomie, tient bien dans l'oreille (tu peux enlever les espèces de virgules en caoutchouc si elles te gênent, perso je les aime bien).

u/ggabriele3 · 3 pointsr/headphones

What strikes me as weird here...

they have the same control pod & cable as the "Wicked Audio Shred"


the same silicone wings as the Anker Soundbuds Slim

I get a lot of headphones like this for review, and i often see that these companies seem to be just throwing together options from the same factory.

u/XxGhastxX · 3 pointsr/oneplus

Oh, I didn't realise they were a neckband, I thought they were like the Anker Soundbuds

u/Laskovich98 · 3 pointsr/gadgets

I use these at the minute and theyre great! Can't recommend Anker products enough, amazing value, and great build quality

u/mckulty · 3 pointsr/audiobooks

It's the consonants that carry meaning in speech. Whispers are easy to understand because frequencies under 5000 aren't really necessary.

Good headphones strive to be flat, cheap ones usually lack bass. But it might be a bargain for audiobooks. A hundred dollars of high-fidelity flatness would be wasted on audiobook, podcasts and talk radio. If it has great reproduction, I'm going straight to Settings to set a custom profile.

If you wear them all the time, bluetooth is important, so is discretion, battery life, and noise isolation. Also important, I'm going to lose them before they wear out. Right now I have a set of $26 Anker and they're good enough I don't think about them.

u/Mechanickel · 3 pointsr/GooglePixel

I bought these and the 12 hours battery life is real. I haven't actually hit 12 hours, but after about ~6 hours my pixel 2 XL said there was 50% battery left so it seems to be accurate. I'm not really a fan of the wire connecting the two together, but you'll have to deal with it on most wireless earbuds unless you get the totally wireless design.

u/HonkForHammocks · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

If your port is broke but the phone still works, maybe consider using wireless headphones instead? Anker Bluetooth headphones are what I use on the trail for audio books

u/yumcake · 3 pointsr/GalaxyNote9

Anker Soundbuds Curve.

After having paid like $180 x 2 on Jaybird Bluebuds X, and used $200 on Bose Soundsport, I realized the difference in quality is really minor.

The Anker Soundbuds Curve has great long-lasting play time, same connection range as the expensive ones, and just as importantly they sound almost the same, all for a tiny fraction of the price. So cheap, that I could break/lose these earbuds like SIX times over any length of time for the same cost as ONE of the expensive ones. That is a level of functional "durability" that these expensive earbuds can never hope to match.

At the end of the day, ask yourself, "What is really inside these wireless headphones"? The reality is that the majority of it is just the same cheaply manufactured chinese electronics components, encased in shiny nice-looking plastic, then marked up and marketed at a big margin. Look at wired earbud market, everyone knows that there are multiple very cheap headphones/earbuds that sound just as good or better than expensive competitors because price often doesn't signal performance in the consumer-grade audio market.

u/Creamy_Cheesey · 3 pointsr/oneplus

I'm no audiophile, but I just bought some $26 BT earbuds that are the best earbuds I've ever owned. Plus the lack of wires coming out of the phone is so much more convenient.

u/Somber_Solace · 3 pointsr/aspergers

Get these instead. Sound qaulity is better, battery life is massively better, they're waterproof, you won't lose them accidentally, they're still light enough to not be noticeable when wearing, they have different sizes and material types for the part that goes in your ear, it has a mic and 3 media buttons, and they're only $27.

u/Mug_of_coffee · 3 pointsr/Edmonton

I got a pair off Amazon for ~$34, and they are going on 5 months without any problems. Surprisingly good audio and build quality, and apparently really good customer support (ie. if they break, the company will replace them).


I also noticed costco has some for ~$80. If I was buying now, i'd go with them, just because costco has really great customer support.

u/howlingwolfpress · 3 pointsr/Metal

They are over your budget, but consider the Grado SR-60i or Grado SR-80i

u/ztherion · 3 pointsr/audiophile

What kind of music do you listen to? And do you need isolation (i.e. is it okay if people around you can hear your music?)

If you listen to rock music and don't mind other people hearing your music, Grado SR-60i would fit your needs, especially with the thick, durable cable. However, bassy music like hip-hop and electronic aren't quite as well suited. The bass on the Grados is clear, but lacks punch.

u/ase8913 · 3 pointsr/audiophile

These if you are on a budget.

u/notredamelawl · 3 pointsr/buildapc

These are pretty legendary:

But these are what I love, since I like to block out all other sound:

(I got these for $60!!!!!! on clearance at guitar center a couple years ago...look for a good sale, or go for the cheaper model. They're all good.)

Could probably get all of these on ebay. Always look for sound deals on ebay/cragislist, because good equipment pretty much lasts forever and doesn't change over time, unlike receivers.

That's a huge reason why computer speakers are a bad move...they integrate all the components. If you buy everything separately, you can only upgrade what you need over your lifetime. There are people that will keep speakers for 20 years and just get a different amp/receiver every few years as technology gets better.

I also own these, and they sound as good as they did when I got them about 10 years ago:

u/asflores · 3 pointsr/Music

Exactly right. I bought these SR-60's a while back and can't believe the sound. You did say you want "good" bass so I'm going to assume you mean a lot of bass. In that case, these aren't for you. The Grado's are a much more even mix of frequencies with a nice wide range. You will hear things in music that you, unless you have had great headphones before, have probably never heard. Just look at the reviews on Amazon, I'm pretty sure they are some of the highest rated pair of headphones they have to offer.

u/notabadname · 3 pointsr/trees

I haven't personally tried these yet but they've been sitting in my Amazon wishlist for a while. Reviews seem to be mostly favorable.

u/nathris · 3 pointsr/buildapc

Absolutely. If you must get a gaming headset then go with a Razer Carcharias, but you'd be better off keeping your mic and better headphones, eg

u/someguyinworld · 3 pointsr/DaftPunk

I had a pair of Grado SR-60i's. They were great, and the general consensus on Reddit as well as Amazon is that if you don't need isolation, they're the best headphones you can get in that price range.

You might get better responses over at /r/headphones.

u/atageek · 3 pointsr/runningmusic

MEElectronics M6
Great sound, they don't fall out, water/sweat resistant, memory wire.
I really love them

u/_NoSheepForYou_ · 3 pointsr/Fitness

MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones are cheap, never fall out and seriously do isolate noise. Because they go over and behind the ear you could yank on them and they wouldn't come out.

A bit awkward to put in, so if you take them out and putt them back in frequently it could get annoying, but I love them.

u/Ski1215 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I bought these to use while I ride my m/c. They stay in place under a full face helmet.

Up near the ear bud, the last two inches or so of the cord is a pliable material that you can shape around your ear for a nice secure fit. They come with 4 or 5 different tips that help give you more secure fit depending on the internal shape of your ear. Sound quality is decent but not on par with Etymotic or Shure.

If you are having issues with them staying in place, Comply Foam Tips would be another good option to try. I have replaced all my earbud tips with these.

You roll the foam tip like an earplug and it expands in your ear to seal out ambient noise and provide a snug fit.

u/Sloppy1sts · 3 pointsr/Fitness

MEElectronics M6s.

Cheap, good sound (much better than Skull Candies), the wire wraps behind the ear to hold it in place (get the M9s instead if you don't like that). For gym headphones that are going to be subjected to a lot of abuse, they sound great and I'm not worried about breaking them since a new pair is only $20.

u/slf1986 · 3 pointsr/Fitness


Over ear are way too clunky for me especially during cardio. I was using regular earbuds for a while but they never stayed in during sprints or kettlebell work...found these and they stay pretty tight. Might try to get a wireless version with the same memory wire when my pair eventually dies.

u/myFZ6nPC · 3 pointsr/headphones

Budget - $50-$100

Source - Android phone/Sansa Clip+ (also might be interested in a portable amp if necessary and that would be a separate budget)

Requirements for Isolation - The more the better. Used in public transportation, driving, gym, noisy work place when on lunch or break.

Preferred Type of Headphone - IEMs

Preferred tonal balance - I prefer overall balance with maybe a hint of focus on bass or highs depending on mood and what I am listening to.

Past headphones - Recently purchased the monoprice 8320 variant that came with extra tips. Over all I did enjoy the sound they produced, but the fit and isolation regardless of what tips I tried (even 3rd party) left a lot to be desired. The 8320's cord is also very terrible when it came to tangling, but I do feel like the cord itself is very durable because of the material. Before the 8320 I had some skull candy inked that fit into my ears really well and I liked the isolation, but they were very bass heavy. Headphones that I use now at home on my desktop are Sennheiser HD595. I love the sound I get from these overall, so if there was an IEM that had a similar sound I would not be opposed.

Preferred Music - I listen to a little bit of everything I suppose. In current order of frequency as of late (most listened to least listened): Rap, hip hop, rock, alt, pop, electronica, classical, country.

I was looking at the following as well, but decided to look into maybe spending a bit more money for better quality.

MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6

VSonic VSD1


Klipsch Image S4 -II

u/Krysanth · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Let's see.. what weird thing happened to me.

When I was a child I had a crazy nightmare where there was a witch who turned children into parrots. She would capture you by sending colorful tentacle like ribbons to drag you out of your bedroom. Then they would wrap all around you and and when they covered you completely you would turn into a parrot. Then you'd have to peck out the eyes of her enemies. I woke up covered in my own vomit, so I too understand excess body fluids.

Thank you for being awesome and not being a mean witch who turns children into evil parrots!

Thank you for the contest!

karma, quick!

u/bienchen · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I prefer earphones that hook over the ear for running. I had these for a while and they worked very well. Right now I have these which aren't quite as good but still much better than earbuds.

u/mk937 · 3 pointsr/xxfitness

I purchased these a few months ago. They have been great for running. They don't produce the best sound in the world, but i'm not very concerned about that when i'm running. I figure if sweat ruins them, that's okay, because they're only $7!

u/ReallyRick · 3 pointsr/running

geez, people suggesting $80 headphones for running??

if you have trouble with them staying in your ears, get the loop kind.

i use these

last for years, get drenched in sweat and rain.

plus, they don't completely block outside noise which i think is important.. you can still hear cars, other runners, bikers, etc.

u/pyroglass · 3 pointsr/Wishlist

i like these but mostly because the cord is a bit longer than average earphones, and I don't like the in-ear buds

u/CartesianBear37 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

I think he's talking about something like these, which I use. They're super cheap, decent sound, and don't fall off/out of my ears!

u/BlinGCS · 3 pointsr/twentyonepilots

iems are right up your alley. i personally recommend the Shure SE215's. I have them and they have great sound quality, isolation, and they're comfortable.

u/YouAreWhatYouEet · 3 pointsr/motorcycles

Shure SE215. They're rated to block out 37 decibels and are super low profile. I just picked up a pair after using some cheap headphones for a few months and I'm really diggin' them!

u/xsoccer92x · 3 pointsr/headphones

It's hard because there are so many viable suggestions that could be made but here's a couple you should check out.

  1. HIFIMAN - RE-400

  2. MEElectronics M-Duo

  3. Shure SE215

    edit: fixed link
u/pumpkinbundtcake · 3 pointsr/headphones

The Shure SE215s are within your price range and have identical build quality. They're more of a fun sound than the armature drivers in the 315s and a lot of people that have tried both prefer the dynamic 215s.

u/AwwHamburgers · 3 pointsr/headphones

I really recommend the Shure SE215. I bought my first pair 2 years ago, and was completely satisfied in every aspect.
I recently lost them, so I will be replacing them with the exact same model because they're just that good! (I mostly listen to electronic, and technical music),default,pd.html

u/ziggstar · 3 pointsr/audio

I just got a pair of Shure SE215's and am pretty happy with them so far.

u/Chabbies · 3 pointsr/headphones

I'm not Canadian but since I'm bored I found these

Sennheiser HD 380

Sennheiser HD 280

Shure SE215 (Just bough a pair of the clear ones not 2 hours ago :D)

Those are all the ones I could find without posting ones that have already been posted in their own thread by other users. Hope it was helpful anyways

u/ninjapirate9901 · 3 pointsr/trees

Well it really depends on your budget. For around the $100 mark, I would grab the HiFiMan RE-400's with some Comply Tx-400 tips. If you want more bass then the Shure SE215's are probably a better bet.

Having said that, if you're happy with what you have then just stick with it. When it comes to hi-fi, ignorance is bliss my friend.

u/tehpuppet · 2 pointsr/dubstep

I have the Sennheiser PX 100-II which are nice, cheap and have almost too much emphasis on the bass end.

I would recommend (in order of price) the Koss PortaPro, Grado SR 60 or Sennheiser HD 25-1 II

Also check

u/darkmessiah · 2 pointsr/audiophile
u/loopynewt · 2 pointsr/buildapc

At sub-$100, I'd go for the Sennheiser 280 Pro or Grado SR-60i. Above that range, I'd start looking at the Audio Technica M50s with dat 5/5 Amazon rating. I've owned both the Grados above and the M50s. I like them both a lot.

u/justsomeguy75 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

Grado SR-60's. They're amazing headphones, especially for the price ($75), and they have a nice retro look. Can't recommend them enough.

Here's a link.

u/badgerfish · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
u/autophage · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Thought of another.

If she likes music at all, get her a pair of really good headphones. The pair I linked is 80 bucks and is often regarded as the best you can get for under 300 or so (and for 20 bucks more you can get the SR-80's, which are pretty much the same but have a bit more bass).

One of the highest return-on-investment things I can think of that I've bought.

u/Rickles360 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Grado. I've been rocking the 125i's for 5 years now. I once needed some super glue to stop the headband from disconnecting from the ear cup (I think it comes apart so people can swap out the headband if desired) but other than that I can't imagine these things going bad any time soon. I think they sound better than ever actually after a few years of solid use to really loosen the drivers. To be honest I take care of them and don't typically wear them outside(The cable is long and heavy more on that later) but I'm certain that these will hold up if my pair has anything to say about the company. Grado is a small family owned American company and their headphones are well worth the price if you are interested in high quality audio.

When I first bought them, I saw the kinks in the rubber cable and though that they were fragile. Now I realize how thick the actual cable is compared to cheap ear buds. The cable before the split is as thick as a pencil. This is for sound quality but it also greatly helps durability. Also to note, if you like heavy bass like beats they might not be for you. Personally I appreciate the brightness and accuracy in the high and mid end that allows everything to sound so clear. They really make you appreciate quality album production because every note sings. Sorry if this comes off as biased. I love my Grado's. I understand there's lots of good headphone choices though.

For your consideration, here's the introductory model.

u/notaloop · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

What about the Grado SR60i? They also have that classic look, though apparently there are some comfort issues when they are new.

u/SideburnedBard · 2 pointsr/Bass

I'm not sure if they're the best headphones for work specifically with the bass guitar, but I have a pair of Grado SR-60s, and they are phenomenal for anything in the studio.

u/OckAyeThaThingwee · 2 pointsr/headphones

I guess I forgot to add that it doesn't look like Grado allows any shipping to Canada, or anywhere outside the US. I've checked, but they're selling the SR60i's for double the $80 price I've been seeing. I've found many websites selling them, but I don't think any of them ship to Canada.

u/felix1429 · 2 pointsr/headphones

You can get better sounding headphones for 1/5 the price (See: Grado SR-60i).

u/AML86 · 2 pointsr/politics

Sennheiser is a quality brand, although they have a lot of low end pieces as well, much like Sony. Both AKG and AT have some models under $150, although AT at that range are lacking in bass. As you might expect, I'm going to point you to the arch-nemesis of expensive headgear, Grado. their $80 SR60i are better than good $200 sets.

Maybe that's why I never liked doing shots of vodka. The cheaper the better, and something fruity to mix. Expensive whiskey is a different story.

u/dskou7 · 2 pointsr/headphones
  • Budget - <$40 (flexible but i'm not looking for super high quality here)
  • Source - Mostly my phone, galaxy S3 runing cyanogenmod
  • Requirements for Isolation - Isolation is a secondary concern, but i will be using these for exercise and occasionally while riding a motorcycle.
  • Preferred Type of Headphone - IEM (with loop over the ears to hold them in)
  • Preferred tonal balance -normal.
  • Past headphones - crappy $10 phillips ear-loop headphones, I just bought these, but am going to return them due to lack of volume control. Thinking of buying these but i am not sure if they will have the same problem.
  • Preferred Music -varied, plenty of electronic stuff, rock, insturmental stuff, and others.

    Looking for a pair of IEM headphones. 2 main requirements: Inline microphone with volume control (digital control that actually changes phone volume) and a play / pause button, and over-ear loops so that the hoeadphones won't fall out of my ears.

    Sound quality and clarity aren't a primary concern, i just want to be able to listen to music while on the go and not have the headphones come out.
u/IwasDerp · 2 pointsr/headphones

Post this in the headphone suggestion thread. This will most likely get deleted but I think the MEElectronics M6 would be the best for you. It has an over the ear design which is great for the gym.

u/crapforbrains · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I use these with ME electronic headphones, I have the M2 and these.

Just attach them to the headphones, squish them until they are skinny, and put them in following the instructions. Good sound quality, good seal, just make sure when you're taking them out you don't pull them straight out but kind of turn them out (if that makes sense), if you pull straight out the foam might get caught.

u/schwab002 · 2 pointsr/gadgets
u/sponto_pronto · 2 pointsr/ReviewThis

MeElectronics M6

rave reviews all over the internet for em; have em myself, they live up to their reputation.

u/FPHoudini · 2 pointsr/C25K

The best headphones I've seen recommended over and over here are the MEElectronics Sport-Fi M6 and the Sennheiser PMX 685i Adidas

u/threetoast · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Try ones in this style. The actual speaker part is very small, and the rubber bit holds them in place well without being stiff at all.

u/worldwarwade · 2 pointsr/drums
u/ashabanapal · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

MeElectronics M6. And they're half-off on amazon right now.

u/spyyked · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

I picked up a set of MEElec Sport M6's a couple years ago and they're still going strong despite daily workouts. Comes with lots of different tips and mine has a detachable cable extension so I can shorten it if I want to plug it into an upper arm case for running or something. The included tips are good and these have pretty decent sound. Best of all - haven't had any sound loss problems with them like skullcandies that lasted like a month normally. Only thing worth noting on these is that after 2 years or so of use it seems like the rubber sheath on the cable might be starting to get hard. For the price - I don't think these can be beat. shit I paid $30 for them and Amazon has them for $15 now. I'd gladly pay $30 again for these.

I also recently upgraded the tips to Comply memory foam tips and it's just made them even better. HIGHLY recommend swapping out for Comply tips. $10 for tips sounds like a rip but I'm using them every day. They help isolate the outside noise better and keep bass from 'leaking' out around a bad ear seal since the memory foam comfortably fills in your ear hole.

u/1841lodger · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I have these. They are buds but they are a bit different bc they wrap around the back of the ear. They also come with several tips so you can get a comfortable fit. I think it makes them more practical. The sound quality is absolutely fantastic for the price. I highly recommend them for that. As far as fashion, they may not be what you are looking for but I thought I should still put them out there. Good luck.

u/fireinthesky7 · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I use ME Electronics M6 earbuds, they block outside sound very well and hook over my ears so my helmet doesn't dislodge them.

u/PopeWeenusXVI · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have a pair of these. They were $20, sound great, have good noise isolation and stay in even while running.

u/atticus18244fsas · 2 pointsr/headphones

MEElectronics M6. Fantastic sounding and cheap.

u/Soldier_of_the_Light · 2 pointsr/trap

These are what I have and I think it perfectly matches your conditions of: cheap, good for exercising, and good sound. I much prefer the memory wire wrap around back style since then they won't fall out, especially during exercise

u/skipperczt · 2 pointsr/running

I use these They hold up well, are cheap, and wal-mart sells them so I can replace them quick if I need to.

u/thepatman · 2 pointsr/running

Are you specifically looking for in-ear only, or are over-the-ear 'buds' OK?

Personally, for safety reasons, I always use over-the-ear/earhook, like these. This allows you to run without putting the bud completely in the ear canal, meaning you are far more likely to hear noise around you.

u/ThisIsBland · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

That's why I use these.

u/Stickit · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Oh, I see. Somebody else recommended runners headphones that go over the ear, like these. My first headphones ever, that came with the sony walkman I got for christmas in middle school, were like this and I loved them! Maybe this style would work better for you.

u/f1gm3nt3d · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Squatting, like others have said, you're new to this. I'd suggest checking this article out and sitting in the bottom of the squat with no weights to work on general flexibility.

I've got big ear holes, everything just pops out of them. I also have a bad habit of snagging the cord every once in a while doing different lifts and running, so I use these headphones for exercising because they're decent sounding, stand up well to abuse and cheap. I usually have to replace them once a year due to them getting yanked on during exercise.

u/drownmeinbeer · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I've used these for years for work and play. Replaceable, retention from the hooks. Comfortable. Don't hurt my ears from buds inside my ear canal.

u/mhaserodt · 2 pointsr/C25K

I have the same problem. Regular earbuds fall out even if I'm just sitting at my desk. I use earhook style headphones similar to these while running

u/zetec2000 · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

And any like them that loop over the top of the ear.

They hold on secureley without having to be jammed in, you can still hear ambient noise, and they are decent sounding, yet inexpensive.

These from Philips are also good.

u/lightbear · 2 pointsr/runningmusic

Sorry, on mobile. I have gone to this pair over and over. I am not willing to spend a lot on something that is going to have sweat poured all over it. Plus, I like the it wraps around the ear. Can't really beat $7. You could buy two in case you lose one.

u/sanchostache · 2 pointsr/blackfriday

These have served me well for awhile now. Super cheap too

u/flirtinwithdisaster · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I've been using a pair of Philips Flexible Earhook Headphones SHS3200BK/37. I side sleep, so one ear or another, with earphone, is always on the pillow. I've been very happy with these.

For $9.99 what more can you ask for?

u/TheTerje · 2 pointsr/runningmusic

I use "Philips Flexible Earhook Headphones". They hook over my ears so they don't fall out and they a super cheap but have decent sound.

u/Neutrino_Blaster · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Philips Flexible Earhook Headphones are cheap, comfortable, and they stay in place. They have the added benefit of not totally blocking out environmental sounds so you are not oblivious to the rest of the world while you run.

u/NipplesInYourCoffee · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I have never found a pair of ear buds that will reliably stay put in my ears. Even the in-the-ear versions tend to fall out after a while (and the sound of my own breathing is super annoying). So, I've settled on these bad boys by Philips that hook over my ears. They sound good enough for the gym, are durable, and cost less than $10:

u/MightyShep · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

These are awesome. Shure SE215
And get the 3 flange sleeves. They fit well in a helmet and eliminate a significant amount of ambient noise, so you don't have to blast the tunes at high volume.

u/visualexstasy · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding
Shure Se215 they are the only in ear headphones that have ever fully stayed in my ear. They are also noise canceling so are useful for everything. Also customer support is amazing after i broke mine they sent me a new replacement

u/gwschultz · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Shure's SE215-K have arguably the best sound quality of any <$100 IEM. But, I would grab a pair of Meelectronics M6s for running and other abusive activities. They are only $18 and you are not going to notice a subtle difference in sound quality (they are still better than most other <$100 IEMs) while running.

u/bigbabyhuey · 2 pointsr/OkCupid

Have you tried in ear buds? You can get them for about $100 and they work pretty well in my experience.


u/baer89 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Shure SE215. Nice and durable with a replaceable cable and tips. Comes with multiple sizes of foam and rubber tips.

u/porksandwich9113 · 2 pointsr/headphones

There are really a ton of factors to consider. Where are you using them? Are you active at all? Are you historically tough on your headphones?

Personally, I am a huge fan of IEM's. You can use them everywhere. Walking, School, Gym, Bus, Computer, Phone, ect.

Like you said, IEM's break. Often. I like my investment to last, and seeing as 99.95% of all broken IEM's are a result of broken/busted cables and the IEM being completely fine, I like to get a set with modular cables. (AKA replaceable cables.)

I own two sets with replaceable cables, the Shure SE215's (~90$) and UE 900's. Both are amazing. I have had the SE215's for a number of years. I use them at the gym, out running, hiking, and basically anything active. I have gone through probably 4 different sets of cables over the years and the IEM's are still going strong.

If you are willing to shell out 100$ I wouldn't buy anything else.

If you want a over the ear set, I'd get the ATH M50's. They are usually ~140-150$, but you can often find them on sale for about 125$. Easily the best set at that price range in terms of sound quality, comfort, and build quality.

If you are dead set on <=50$, the Monoprice 8323 are a nice set of budget cans.
If you are willing to look in the 50-100$ range, I'd also take a look at the Creative Aurvana Live (60$), Grado SR-60i (80$), and the ATH-AD700 (100$).

u/Kami_no_Kage · 2 pointsr/PS4

Yeah, those aren't really the best for gaming, I agree. But I suggested them just in case because I have definitely seen people use them for gaming before.

In general I don't think I'd recommend IEMs heavily for gaming. If you're gonna use 'em outside as well as inside, then yeah, maybe it would be better than a pair of open back headphones. But well, anyway, I've not heard much of that particular pair, and they don't seem incredibly well regarded from a quick check.

With IEMs for gaming it could get more expensive depending on how much soundstage you want or need. Imo, with IEMs, you should either go relatively cheap or just start plunging in, because there's not much amazing in the middle. There are some incredibly good cheap IEMs like the Xiaomi Piston 3s. I have this pair, and I can vouch that they do not sound like $20 IEMs in the least, there is $100 sound in these. The catch is they are often faked, so if you buy a pair, make sure they're real by checking online, but well, it's Amazon, so there should be no issue if they're faked if you buy fulfilled by them, you'll return em easy. But they sound really good, especially for the incredibly low price, and I've tried gaming with them and they do fine for it, though not as great as headphones.

In the middle there is an incredibly well recommended IEM called the Shure s215. Are they good for gaming, well, I've never heard them so I can't fully say. They should be fine, but not amazing.

What will really do you best is a pair of IEMs with incredibly good soundstage, but you'll unfortunately be paying a lot more for really good soundstage in an IEM. I recommend just plunging in and spending a lot if what you want is IEMs, something like the Sennheiser IE80s. These are well known for very wide soundstage and clarity, and they'd probably do you best for gaming because of it. But the price is up there compared to a pair of headphones as you can see.

For noise cancelling I don't know much admittedly. I think Bose is still well recommended for noise cancelling, but I also think I've heard cheap Bose headphones aren't amazing. I've heard of the Bose QC25s as being good I think? But again, you're paying a premium for the noise cancelling. I would suggest IEMs over noise cancelling personally.

Fidelio X2s need a headphone amp which will run you some good extra money besides the price of them alone, I don't recommend them unless you're willing to shell out at least an extra $100 besides their price. The HD 598s are amazing at their price point for everything, probably the single best all around headphones at the price range, and the best ones for gaming imo. They're the ones I recommend most.

I'm sorry I've written you a novel here by the way, but I hope I helped a little!

u/the_monster_consumer · 2 pointsr/audiophile

I would go for IEMs (in-ear monitors) as they will block out more noise than any over ear headphone. The Shure SE-215 will probably do the job fine, although they are under your budget. They are fairly well reviewed so look them up. The foam tips are regarded as exceptionally comfortable, and being worn around-ear takes the pressure off your ear canal.

u/augowl_ · 2 pointsr/headphones

In regards to isolation with IEMs you're going to want to pair whatever you get with foam tips (if it doesn't already come with it).

At $90-100: Shure SE215, comes with foam tips and if you're looking for replacement Shure's are some of the best/most durable and are reasonably priced (especially compared to Comply tips).

At $40-50: MEE M6 Pro, comes with an assortment of tips so you can try foam tips or see if more durable flange tips will work for you (won't for me).

And the obligatory plug for KZ IEMs: The silicone tips and cable they come with are pretty bad. I'd personally recommend buying comply's tips with wax guard (mostly to tame the highs problem they tend to have) which will cost you around $20 for a box. An upgrade cable is recommended by not required and will cost you $10-15 (not providing a link, search for "KZ [IEM model] cable" and it will give you options, different models use different connectors based on how they fit in your ear).

The following are three relatively balanced (newer ZS5's and all ZS6's have some sharp highs that can be brought down with Comply foam tips with wax guard to be enjoyable) options which will depend on what you prefer for aesthetics/build quality/price. Remember to add $20-35 to the prices for tips/cable.

KZ ZST - $20: Plastic and worst build quality, but cheaper and since it's plastic doesn't have the sharp highs of the ZS5/ZS6.

KZ ZS5 - $35-40: Aluminum build, if you're lucky enough to get an earlier build then they won't require light modding or special tips.

KZ ZS6 - $45-50: Newer ZS5 with a slightly different appearance. Also a green option if you search for it.

(Note: All prices were pulled from Amazon, you can get cheaper options if you're willing to wait and deal with ebay/aliexpress/gearbest.)

u/DigChaos · 2 pointsr/skrillex

I have a pair is Shure SE215's that i love Amazon Link They are noise canceling too which is nice but make sure you look around more so you don't get hit by a car lol For the ~100 price range they're the best.

u/tbonanno · 2 pointsr/lgv20

Try these out. They're regularly some of the highest recommended in-ears

u/randallphoto · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Not strictly earplugs but these work excellent and give you high quality audio as well.

Shure SE215 headphones. Plus they sit completely flush in your ear canal and the wire hooks over the top to prevent snagging. Works extremely well with a helmet and blocks as much outside noise as regular ear plugs.

u/iThinkergoiMac · 2 pointsr/AskMen

I need to adjust my exemptions, I've owed the last two years and probably will this year.

However, if I can give you some unsolicited advice, don't get Beats headphones. To be blunt, they're overpriced garbage. Sure, they sound good, but you're primarily paying for the brand, not quality. Personally, I'd rather pay for quality than the brand.

If you're looking for headphones, you can't do better than the AudioTechnica M50X headphones for the money. If you're looking for earbuds, I highly recommend the Shure SE215 earbuds. Both of them sound amazing, though if you really want to hear how good they sound, a headphone amp like the FiiO E07K "Andes" will really bring out what the headphones can do. Creative makes some great portable headphone amps as well, though I found that the FiiO (which is surprisingly hard to find now, was easy a year ago) gets digital audio from my iDevices, which is fantastic.

u/ColoradoResidENT · 2 pointsr/headphones

The Shure SE215 sounds like it would suit you well. It has great isolation so the click clacking should be blocked out. The foam olive tips will isolate more than the silicon ones(both types are included). It also has good bass too so it will be fun for EDM but are still versatile enough to sound good with a lot of genres.

u/broken_symlink · 2 pointsr/cscareerquestions

You should consider inner ear monitors instead. I use the shure se215-k at work. I don't know anyone is actually talking to me unless they start waving.

u/jabelcher23 · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

If I'm going to work, I roll up my hi-vis vest and stuff it into my helmet with my gloves and put it in a locker at work. Out in public, I lock my helmet to my passenger peg with a pistol bore lock. Forgot what video I watched that someone used it, but it's been a life changer not having to carry a helmet around or leaving it unsecured on the bike. Something like this:

Also, I'd recommend some earplugs if you don't want to listen to music or if you're making a short trip somewhere. These are what I use:

If you do want to listen to music, a pair of Shure 215's are great if you don't want a communicator. They're considered monitors, so they have passive noise canceling and foam eartips to block outside noise. Plus they sound amazing, so when you're not on the bike, you have some quality headphones to listen to music with.

Those three things have made riding and commuting more enjoyable. And, they all fit in a small 5.11 pouch I have attached to my battery cover. Hope all this helps.

u/medikit · 2 pointsr/apple

I have had great experience with their previous models, have been using them since 2006. The foam inserts are especially comfy and have been standard for a while now. I recommend the SE-215-k.

Amazon link

Make sure you place them in your ear correctly, this review has some photos demonstrating the proper way where the cords go behind the ears:

The reason I am suggesting Shure to you is that the Roku earbuds remind me of the old Shure plastic inserts which I found much more comfortable than most competitors at the time. The plastic ones used to itch if I used them for too long but the foam ones don't seem to have this issue.

u/soundman92 · 2 pointsr/headphones

I cannot account for the SE215's durability for snowboarding and working out, but I think they will fit your music pallet very well. I love the bass response that they have. For me, they fit in my ear very comfortably. And they are only $100.00 USD.

You might want to look into the SE215 blue's. I have heard that they are a lot more prominent in the bass region.

Hope this helps make your decision!

u/BungleSim · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

Shure SE215 sound isolating in-ear monitors. These help filter out the noise of the subway and have a flat EQ response so music sounds like it should. I also wear them with no music playing while reading on the subway and I can't really hear anything unless someone is talking very loudly or yelling. They also have a replaceable cable.

u/JimmyDaBaked · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Over-ear style: Koss Porta
I had a pair of these suckers for almost 2 years before I accidentally drove with them hanging out my car door. Rest in pieces. I liked them because I was able to hear my surroundings, as well as the music, so it seemed like I had movie soundtrack playing in my day-to-day life. They also stuck to my head like glue and were comfy for me.

In-ear isolation: Shure SE215-K
Not the exact pair I had in high school but similar price range. If you use the foam inserts or the triple flange inserts, ya ain't gonna hear much. Decent sound reproduction, maybe a little weak on the low end. Overall I loved these headphones, they could take a beating. The foam inserts do tend to suck up sweat, but I never had issues with them slipping out out on me. They lasted me about 6 years until I misplaced them, they're around somewhere though. I'll probably try to find them today. I think they also survived a trip through the wash.

I can't comment on Jay Birds. I don't know what a Jay Bird is. Sorry if the formatting is messed up, my phone can get fucked.

u/reddit_user_2017 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Fiio FH1
MSRP: $75
Amazon link

Shure SE215
MSRP: $99
Amazon link

I have had the SE215s for around 3 months now--first impressions here-- and got my FH1s around three days ago--first impressions here. I bought the FH1s to use at my workstation and for on-the-go listening and had bought the SE215s to just try out IEMs with a earhook design.

SE215 vs. FH1

In terms of comfort, I feel that the FH1 are way better than the SE215s, majorly because of the ear hooks on the cables. The hooks on the SE215s just jut out and do not go around the back of my ear as much as securely as I would like them to, whereas the ones on the FH1 fit perfectly.

The eartips of the FH1 seem to go all the way inside my ear, while those on the SE215s do not. This makes for a better seal with the FH1s, making the isolation much better for me. Do keep in mind that everyone’s ears are different, hence this might not be true for your ears.

Now that we have the comfort discussion out of the way, let’s talk about sound quality. This is where the SE215s justify their $24 premium over the FH1. The separation of the instruments was way better on the SE215s, I could clearly make out the different instruments in the track while using the SE215s, but with the FH1 they just seemed to be overlapping to some extent.

The sound seemed to be warmer on the SE215s compared to the FH1s. As for the bass, the FH1s are the clear winners there. The bass on the FH1s is clear and does not leave a rattle.

Disclaimer: I am using the cables and the ear tips that came with the products. Both headphones were tested using my MacBook Pro.

TL;DR: FH1s better than the SE215s in terms of comfort, while SE215s are the clear winners in the sound quality department and justify the $25 premium over the FH1s.

Hope this amateur review is of use.

u/xPurplexAnarchyx · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'd recommend the Meelectronics M6 Pro but I'd also like to recommend the Audio-Technica ATH-IM50 and if you're able to stretch your budget a bit you can go for the Shure SE215.

u/Plectophera · 2 pointsr/headphones

I love my Shure SE215s - they're a bit fiddly to get to fit properly but when you do, the isolation is great! Very nice and punchy bass.

They're at sale over at Newegg and Amazon right now so you might be able to grab something that'd usually be above your price range!

u/brickfrenzy · 2 pointsr/tall

My most recent pair of Shure earbuds have an extra-long cord. I've found the cheaper the earbuds, the shorter the cord - because cord length is a cost saving mechanism.

u/Infinidecimal · 2 pointsr/headphones

As for a durable IEM with a detachable cable at $100, your search basically ends at the SE215

u/TheFakeNoob · 2 pointsr/headphones

I've heard IEMs like the shure se215s are good for sleeping. I know other users on here say they can lay on their sides with them in no problem and since they have a removable cable you won't have to be overly cautious about breaking them in your sleep.

u/bkdrummer · 2 pointsr/livesound

The Shure's are a great entry level pair. They are reliable and sound very decent. I actually use an older model of these for ipod headphones, as they sound better than anything else out there that I can find. The best feature IMO is the removable cable. I had a pair of really old entry level Shure IEMs that still sounded great, but the jacket on the cable riiiiight next to the earpiece corroded and it killed them - no fixing it, unfortunately.

If you want to go on the very cheap side, check these out:

I have a pair that I use - they don't sound quite as good as the Shure's do, but for the price differential, it's no surprise. I have been an audio engineer for 10+ years and can vouch that these things do a pretty damned good job for around $10. You can replace them 10 times for the price of any other "entry level" IEM (In-Ear Monitor).

If you want to go crazy and try molding the earbuds to your ears, check out this how-to:

You'll need this to do it:

Good luck!

u/zanelo · 2 pointsr/headphones

The only alternative to Shure 215 I'm aware of is the clear one, and I think you'd want to go with the standard black one. There is absolutely no functional difference between the two.

u/Josh6889 · 2 pointsr/running

I love my Sure SE215s. They are pricey, and you will probably have to replace them yearly, but to be fair you said nothing about your price range. They are sound isolating.

u/BestintheVerse · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

The SP3 was bought in January of 2015. I had to take it in at some point that same year (don't remember the exact month) because I was having issues, and they replaced it with a new unit. Since then I didn't have any issues with the device itself.

Later down the road, I was having problems with the SP3 pen connecting, which is why I replaced it with the SP4 pen (upgraded to the SP4 typecover around the same time), which has worked flawlessly since then. I haven't really used it since graduating last May. I just wiped it today, so it has a fresh install.

Funnily enough, I bought the Shures around the same time (December 2014), although I haven't used them for years (I did test them today to make sure they are still working properly). For reference, this is the exact model I bought. Really the only wear and tear on them is the Shure/SE215 labeling has worn away.

Hope this info helps!

u/Wertsir · 2 pointsr/Android

> It's just a habit that I've formed from having good speakers, otherwise I'd probably be just like you.

No I get that, I also desire good sound quality.

The place where we differ is the in my phone bit, for me if I want good sound quality I am either going to plug in my over-ear headphones that cost a few hundred dollars, my in-ear earbuds that cost a hundred, or connect it to one of my portable bluetooth speakers.

No matter how good you get the sound coming from a phone it is never going to get to the level of sound-quality that you can get from a decent pair of headphones, (and it kind of has too, since if they went full-audiophile the price would go up like crazy and few people would buy it) and it is always going to be less... immersive? I guess? because it is coming from a single-source rather than surrounding your ears like good headphones or larger speakers can do, so if I am looking for sound-quality I am going to be looking for an external solution regardless, making the in-phone speaker quality more or less irrelevant.

I currently carry my Shure SE 215 K's (Not the best quality available, but I consider them the best at the price-point I am willing to pay for something I am going to shove in my pocket) in my pocket basically everywhere I go, they are small enough to be basically unnoticeable with my phone in the same pocket. and having heard the sound from some of the audio-focused smartphones I can honestly say that I still prefer my headphones, and that covers 99% of the situations where I only have the stuff in my pockets available rather than other speakers. If I were really worried about being stranded somewhere without a way to play music for multiple people I would just start carrying one of my portable-speakers in my car.

So while I understand the desire for better audio, I still think that getting that audio through the device's included speakers is just a gimmick. (though obviously that doesn't mean you can't appreciate it yourself, I have a Nintendo Switch that I love to bits while still admitting that it is gimmicky as all hell).

u/Gunski · 2 pointsr/Android

I've used my Shure SE215's under beanies for almost two years and it works great for everything. Running, working out, walking, etc. I don't see the point of buying these combined.

u/Neurotikitty · 2 pointsr/misophonia

Actually, the best in-ear buds I've ever used for sound isolation are Shure earbuds. My husband and I play in a hard rock band, and we use these for in ear monitors in practice and on stage. When I have them on, even if there's nothing coming through, I can barely hear anything. They are not active noise cancelling, but they are excellent at isolating sound and they are a little cheaper. Just something to try out as an alternative. :)

Edit: I also get a lot of mileage out of my ~$15 JVC marshmallow buds for office settings. They're really not bad, sound quality wise, for the price. However, they're only useful when music is on. They do muffle external sounds fairly well, but not completely.

u/nakon14 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Shure SE215s

Awesome fit, excellent sound quality, and the cable is replaceable! They're a bit more expensive than a lot of the other options listed here at $100, but they're honestly worth it. I've had my current pair for about 2 1/2 years now and they're still going strong!

u/cjcdrum · 2 pointsr/drums

Shure SE215-CL Sound Isolating Earphones with Single Dynamic MicroDriver

These are the ones I picked up. There’s plenty of cheaper options out there, but I wanted ones that would perform well in a live setting and would also last a while.

u/apiffany · 2 pointsr/Nexus6P
u/TheBeatCollector · 2 pointsr/TheWeeknd

These Shure SE215s sound really great for $100. The style of them is a little different than typical ear buds. They're in-ear monitors made for professional use.

u/chaosisbeautiful · 2 pointsr/solotravel

I've been using these about a year now. I travel a lot and these have been the best I've found. I keep them in my ears even when not listening to music. They are a little pricey but worth it.

u/Alkalilee · 2 pointsr/drums

I think it's easier if I just explain what I use.

My drums are mic'ed into the Scarlett 18i20 interface which offers output mixing through its software. I then have my DAW (Reaper) recording while the interface sends the raw signal into a mixer which sits next to the kit (this one). I can then run another output from the PC with the track/click I'm recording to, and mix those two signals accordingly. I then use these in ear monitors which do a good job of blocking out my drums' acoustics and let me listen to just the mix at whatever volume I'm comfortable with.

Pretty simple setup.

u/HipHopHistoryGuy · 2 pointsr/drums

These work perfectly. Great sound and drowns out abundant noise.
Shure SE215-CL Sound Isolating Earphones with Single Dynamic MicroDriver

u/wayfareralex · 2 pointsr/drums

My personal experience on the subject: If you're going with maximum hearing protection (just jamming) there's absolutely nothing that'll block more sound than your standard foam earplugs (up to 37db). As for equipment you can play a clicktrack or a song through, I have tried numerous headphones (vic firth, extreme isolation,.. ) and NONE of them provided enough isolation for me to properly hear the clicktrack or nuances in a song.

If you want to play to a clicktrack or a song I would suggest going for in-ears. I recently bought these and haven't looked back since:

They isolate sound quite like earplugs would (due to the foam tip) and the clarity of the music is phenomenal for a sub 100$ earphones. If you ask me, in-ears are the only proper way to listen to music or a click track while playing.

u/thehomie · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Shure SE215

I can't believe no one's mentioned Shure. So much bang for your buck.

u/therandomdude69 · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive



A final recommendation I might have... use your normal earbuds and just put earmuffs on over them (like noise reduction gun range type for 30 decibel reduction) It is much cheaper :)

u/icanhazaspergers · 2 pointsr/Anxiety

I have a pair of these.

Of course, you have to collect some good relaxing music or other sounds to play through them, but they essentially are earplugs with earbuds built in. I wouldn't sleep with them if you live alone, you'd want to hear the smoke detector go off, for instance, but they're relatively comfortable to sleep with. I also have anxiety from sounds I can't control, I have these in more than I have them out.

u/eneyeseakay · 2 pointsr/teenagers

Best in-ear headphones you can but for under $50 are Soundmagic E10, trust me, I've been through a fair few pairs of others. Great sound and they last ages. Check out the Amazon reviews if you need more convincing :p

u/JDismyfriend · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Surprised the SoundMagic E10 hasn't been mentioned yet. Pretty cheap and brilliant sound and build quality.

u/ofquartz · 2 pointsr/newzealand

my best friend is pretty snobby about 'phones and he swears these are very good for the price.

u/okaybigdick · 2 pointsr/Jazz
u/PowderDiamonds · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Extremely durable and sound quality far above their price range.

u/AlanPearTreeBird · 2 pointsr/DnB

These are really good, I've had two or three pairs over the last seven years or so.

u/JoingoJon · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If you want earphones rather than headphones there isn't better value than the SoundMAGIC E10 they have been reviewed on various audiophile sites and beaten earbuds 4x their price and won many awards. I bought a pair because they made headlines a few years ago. 3 years old and i use them daily. As good as the day i bought them.

If you consider them it's also worth fitting them with Comply Foam buds. They increase the bass and general audio an amazing amount. I have tried dozens of different earphones over the years and these are best by far.

u/MusicaParaVolar · 2 pointsr/headphones

I used to commute and work in Chelsea, that being said, might I recommend two purchases, given your budget? Also note that we listen to similar genres, I'm Hispanic so I grew up/love salsa mostly (do listen to some bachata and merengue but it's not my people's main thing..), but have since branched out quite a lot. I do think it's important to get recommendations from people that listen to similar stuff though.

I think you'll really appreciate an IEM (in ear monitor/earbuds) for your actual commute and an over ear set of cans for the office (though I actually still mostly use IEMs since people talk in my office and we have some loud fans, etc) Over ear cans provide some isolation, but nothing that can really stand up to NYC commute noise.

I think that if you really want over-ear then I would suggest a budget IEM that has served me really well, the Soundmagic E10 ( they don't break the bank and will blow your apple earbuds out of the water. I use them whenever I'm in a noisy environment. They've become my primary driver whenever I go to NYC for work since they're also very comfortable.

I will defer to others here to give you recommendations on over-ear cans. The only closed backs I have are the ever so popular ATH-M50 which were my first official headphone. I really like them, but you can really get better given you're willing to spend a lot more than I initially was.

One last note, your iphone is a great source. If you find that your laptop sucks in comparison, may I also suggest the audioquest Dragonfly DAC? Available for around $150 on Amazon, it will improve your laptop's sound quality and is extremely portable. I never leave the house without it as the PC I use in NYC has the most terrible soundcard ever. If your laptop is a MAC, you're probably fine (though some will argue the Dragonfly is still a worthy purchase and I would agree)

Lastly, "En barranquilla me quedo" by Joe Arroyo is a super fun track to try out new headphones with. I can't speak eloquently as far as its "properties" go, but just listen to it and you'll understand what I mean. Good luck, happy buying!

u/almostabot · 2 pointsr/headphones

Disclaimer: Not an audiophile or an expert

I have a pair of SoundMagic E10. At $35, I think it's a really good pair. Reviews often compare it to the S4s(which i haven't heard) and some claim they're even better. I don't know about that but they do sound really good.

I do run wearing them and they don't come out or produce any microphonics(edit: i should add, there is sometimes a thud kind of a sound when i land too hard on my feet, i don't know what causes that. but it's mostly not there)

u/SC7639 · 2 pointsr/PSVR

I've done a total 180 and gone for some SoundMAGIC E10's. Spoke with my college who is a bit of an audiophile and after looking at the design of the PSVR he said the over ear or on ear cups would sit against the PSVR's head band and could cause problems. So in ear headphones would be a better choice

He has a pair and has said the quality is as good as his £90 Sennheiser's. For £29.95 on amazon can't go wrong, I can also use them out and about and with amazon's 3 year warranty for £7.50 can't complain.£

u/nateious · 2 pointsr/MLPLounge

I feel like I gave you the solution last time. Buy a decent pair of ear buds. Try these. Got over 2 years worth out of them before they broke (and them breaking was my own fault)

u/AtillaBro · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

Soundmagic E10.
For the price, unbeatable.

u/Phatman516 · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

what I use when I'm out/at the gym, good sound quality, good noise cancellation (which is a plus for the gym) and they're pretty sturdy and have survived any wear and tear thus far.

u/look_at_the_sun · 2 pointsr/headphones

There's a refurbished pair on Amazon, so you could just order that. You'd be good to just use that, or you could use it for parts.

u/WhoTheFuckIsKarma · 2 pointsr/PS4

I like my Skullcandy Ink'd earbuds, both the audio and the microphone sound great.

Also, I understand a lot of people like and recommend Sony's PSVita earbuds as well.

u/mpmarsee · 2 pointsr/vita

Welcome to the club. :) Really glad to hear you're loving the Vita. Tell all your friends. :)

If you dig around through this sub some, you'll find that most people (myself included) love the CTA Digital case and others like it. It's very much protective enough and does exactly what I want from it. I have had my Vita for about 7 months now and still don't have any physical game cartridges so the case only having four game slots hasn't become an issue for me at all yet.

Edit: I do also have the official Sony Vita headset and keep it in the case with my Vita all the time. It's not bulky at all and fits perfectly.

I'm kinda boring, so I don't have anything hanging from the loop on my case. If you find anything awesome, please do share. :) Hopefully that helps!

u/Hikikomori_ · 2 pointsr/vita

I have the PDP Trigger Grips. Be warned, if you have a "full" screen protector (Static Cling or Water applied) it will scrunch it up unless you work really hard to either trim the water applied/static cling or some how mess with the Static Cling.


Some additional accessories that I find useful:

Of course, a travel case. Depending on your style pick a cloth or hard case. I personally like my official Sony Travel Pouch. It's soft and has lots of room for the Vita, headphones, extra games, and a cleaning cloth. Hard cases (Usually 3rd party) are pretty good depending which. I also have the DreamGear hard case as a more travel friendly when going to another person's house. My issue with it is that the case itself fits really snugly with the Vita where it can push on the Power button.

Official Vita Travel Pouch (9.33. Free shipping with Prime)

DreamGEAR 7 in 1 Starter Gear Hard Case (12.99 Free shipping with Prime or $25+)


You also want a back screen protector for the back touch panel alone. That thing is very prone to scratches.


Thumbstick grips are also very great for the extra grip you want. Sadly, the one I have is discontinued. So I can't really recommend a product I haven't used.

Bluecell Thumb Grips

You can certainly find others. Just read reviews. Be a smart consumer!


A great pair of headphones is a must if you travel a bit. I would wholeheartly recommend the official Sony Vita headphones. Great sound and cheap. Has a built in Mic but I'm not sure how good that is.

Official Sony Vita In Ear Canal headphones ($11.95)


A handy 2A-2.1A outlet USB charger with a spare USB Vita Cable is always nice to have around traveling.

Please Note: When purchasing additional back up battery packs or charging outlet thingies. Make sure it's 2A to 2.1A (2,000 mA to 21000 mA. not mAh**) output. The vita needs at least 1.5A output to be charged while playing or 1A while off (Very slow).

u/xChris777 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Best one to get is the PS Vita headset, it's cheap (can probably find it cheaper elsewhere, swear I saw it for $25 in Walmart and I'm in Canada, land of the higher prices) and I've heard great things about it. Works with PS4 of course.

u/tinfoyle · 2 pointsr/PS4

I've been using either the PS Vita earbuds or the ones that came with my Samsung S7. No issues with the mic on either though the Vita earbuds def have better, deeper audio and I've been told the mic sounds a bit better on chat

PlayStation Vita In-ear Headset

u/DSimmon · 2 pointsr/PS4

EarBuds or EarPods?

EarBuds stated with the iPhones, but around the iPhone 5 they changed the design of them and started calling them EarPods. The wireless ones now are called AirPods.

As someone else mentioned, the Apple 3.5mm headphones use the TRRS plug standard, but apparently the newer EarPods have switched the mic and ground placements. While most devices can identify that and adapt, the DS4 doesn't so everyone else will hear a squeel noise if your mic is not muted. From my understanding the older EarBuds work, but not the newer EarPods.

Regardless, I picked up a pair of the PS Vita In-Ear Headset ( ), and they work great for me. No one has complained about the mic either.

u/adoomaloom · 2 pointsr/PS4

Have you looked into these?

I haven't tried the ones you linked, but have heard great things about the PS Vita in-ear headphones that work with the PS4.

Edit: you might even find it cheaper elsewhere. I did a quick lookup online.

u/Gomerpyle80 · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I love my Playstation Gold wireless headset .. but I am told the best budget headset for the ps4.. is actually made for the VITA.

Good sound and mic that plugs right into your dualshock4

u/thedudesews · 2 pointsr/vita
u/Sv651 · 2 pointsr/PS4Deals
u/Lynac · 2 pointsr/vita

for a little more you could get the [earbuds] (

u/holysocks · 2 pointsr/vita

i got these. They're all basic, cheap, does the job - protector, case, earphones

u/Madhawk1995 · 2 pointsr/oneplus

You can buy an adapter I believe they are called the ottp adapter on Amazon by Sony Ericson. But, I friends told me that it would make noises over skype so I just ended up buying the ps vita headphones so I could use with my phone, ps vita, and ps4.

u/CITY_F0X · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

If they end up sounding bad, try this pair out. There cheap to and sound great.

u/givemeyournews · 2 pointsr/headphones

Nope, I my phone "autocorrected" F3 to FE and I went back and made an edit.

The F3

The Tennmak Pro

The Zero Audio Carbo Tenore

u/casual_slavery · 2 pointsr/AndroidQuestions

I went with these, since they allegedly compete with earbuds that are more expensive. Made in japan I think.

the sound is pretty good for the price. Sadly my ears are too small for the smallest included ear piece, but that is just the fault of my ears being abnormally small.

u/pigfarmermc · 2 pointsr/headphones

I've got these, I find them great for a cheap pair of buds. There are a few threads on here about them, I suggest you give them a read

[Here] ( and here

u/lawanddisorder · 2 pointsr/onebag

The Japanese import ZERO AUDIO Carbo Tenores, while not as good as the over-hyped reviews suggest, are still the best value for the money on earbuds.

I find them very comfortable and I do sleep with them in my ears.

Here's the Verge review that started the stampede.

u/LordDango · 2 pointsr/headphones

I would recommend the zero carbo tenore

Or the SoundMagic E50/E80 series. You prob would want the E50 one.

u/ItsJustAwso · 2 pointsr/AVexchange

$44 with Prime on Amazon

Just do it, it's a great pair of earphones :)

u/Dallagen · 2 pointsr/headphones

Both are on par with each other and sound relatively similar, I recommend these.

u/SenaVII · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hi ,

So I currently have the apple earpods , but after 1 year and half of daily usage , they're in pretty bad shape and I'm not sure if I should buy them again or if there are better choices for the same price range , so here I am !

Budget - 5-60€

Requirements for Isolation - Some isolation would be cool I guess , even though I usually use them in quiet places.

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Yes , at the gym and at work mostly.

Preferred Type of Headphone - I've always used earbuds , I don't mind IEMs if they're better than earbuds in my budget.

Preferred Music - I mostly listen to classical , pop and rock.

I also did some research and found those two :

SoundMagic E30

Zero Audio Tenore

Not sure if they're good or better than my apple earpods , but they're in my budget , feel free to suggest something else of course !

Thank you !

u/ukues91 · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

Based on a suggestion from here I bought the Zero Audio Carbo Tenore about a year ago and I'm super happy with them!

Before buying I was always using my ATH M50 headphones which was always a bit of a hassle based on their sheer size, the Carbo Tenores produce an insanely good sound and are so tiny!

u/zbaylin · 2 pointsr/headphones

I would not go with the ones you suggested, as there isn't much information on them from reputable audio sites. For your budget, many people suggest the KZ ATE, a huge bang for buck performer. They are actually under your budget at £13. Here they are on I have a pair and I can vouch for their stellar performance at a low price point. I also recommend stretching your budget a bit to buy the Zero Audio Carbo Tenores, my favorite IEM under $50. They actually seem to be a bit cheaper in Britain only being priced at £26. These will perform like IEMs priced around $120 and above. No matter which you choose, you will be happy though.

u/thepancake36 · 2 pointsr/headphones

In the scenario where < $100 headphones are required there is only a single option: [the one true morty]( .)

u/Gooner71 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

i think super glue should be fine. seems your not the only one. check bottom review

u/ShimmyZmizz · 2 pointsr/AskNYC

If you're looking for something with good sound quality for the price, I like these a lot:

They are not noise cancelling but do block a lot of sound, so be careful walking on the street with them and be aware of your surroundings.

u/divampire · 2 pointsr/wiiu

From what I am reading in this thread any LAN Adapter with a compatible chipset will work. The OP of the thread I linked is using this LAN Adapter. I could not find any official Nintendo LAN adapter for the Wii U.

u/geekrelief · 2 pointsr/splatoon

Not any ethernet adapter will do. I bought one that didn't support the Wii U, I think because it was USB 3.0. I got this working one off amazon:

u/NGTmeaty · 2 pointsr/k12sysadmin

You may want to get a USB - LAN adapter. You could always get a compute stick, get a usb hub, USB - LAN adapter, and your good!

40% off, may be a good idea to get, for a low cost way of doing this.(I did not put this USB Hub up, and I am in no way affiliated with it.

u/80espiay · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I can confirm that this one works (US$12):

$12 is hella worth the money even if you only see a slight improvement in some of your matches.

For best results, tell us how your gear is set up. How far is your Wii U from your router? What obstacles are between them? How many WiFi devices are being used nearby? What is your internet speed and what is the rest of your household doing on it?

u/WariorsSince2017 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

get a lan adapter if you dont want to play on laggy wifi

u/yourwifeandkids · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Not sure there's that much variety. This ( is the best selling highest rated one on amazon, but I'm pretty sure this is the one officially endorsed by Nintendo (

I doubt you could go wrong wither way, they both seem pretty solid.

u/vagrantwade · 2 pointsr/PokkenGame

The Wireless adapter in the WiiU is trash. Anyone who plays Smash4 online seriously always makes sure to use like a cheap compatible 7-10$ adapter.

You can find this same adapter with various brandings on it. Best Buy has the same one with a Belkin label on it.

u/woomy_thrower · 2 pointsr/splatoon

The wireless card in the wiiu is laughably bad, if you use a wired connection you'll see an immediate difference. If the modem/router being in different room is an issue pick up a cheap powerline adapter.

getting this powerline adapter

and this ethernet adapter

will cost you under $40 but give you a vastly superior online experience. I use the same ethernet adapter and it made online so much better. The way powerline works is you plug one into the wall near your router and one near your console, the connection is sent through the powerlines in your wall, it's very cool stuff.

u/eskimobobz · 2 pointsr/wiiu

Looks like the ASIX AX88772 chipset? This is the one I have. Amazon has been on their game this holiday season. I've gotten orders within 48 hours on free shipping.

u/Twinkiman · 2 pointsr/splatoon

If you are looking for an adapter. I would suggest this one on Amazon.

It is cheap, and it worked perfectly for my Wii U and my Switch.

u/Monosentence · 2 pointsr/wiiu

How far away from your console are you with the gamepad? Are you going through wifi on your console? How far are you from your wifi source?

Also, preemptive- here you go my friend.

I can nearly guarantee that'll help with your problems. I still need to buy one myself, but only for Smash & online gaming. My connectivity otherwise is great, and Netflix's app is just glitchy- they need to make a new one. I'm not 100% certain, but I think the issue with netflix's app is a memory leak or it hits a memory wall after a bit. I've heard clearing the cache on the game console (Google search or search it on this subreddit first, please, to be sure) can fix the "25% loading" issue for a while, and then you simply do it again.

If you use any of the anime streaming sites, I'd recommend Kissanime personally. On PC they have some ads that make sounds which infuriates me to no end, but it doesn't matter since the WII U won't play them. Navigation is simple, just bookmark and away you go.

Unless your connection is just super bad, the adapter.

u/SuspiciousAlias · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I use this, works fantastic

The nintendo adapter is not any better, they use the same chipset.

u/danieltobey · 2 pointsr/theNvidiaShield

Over wifi there's going to be a bit of lag. You can test your connection by going to the Shield Hub, going to My PC Games, tapping the PC icon in the top right corner, hitting "Connectivity" and hitting "Test Network". Then you can tell if it's your network or if it's your computer.

A wired connection is best though. It will result in a much higher quality image, better framerates, and reduced lag. Bought these to deal with lag:

I recommend them, I tried cheaper ones and they didn't work.

u/Sprinkles169 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

This one works for me just fine.

The official one isn't exactly easy to find, better, or cheap.

u/ducksofdeath · 2 pointsr/nintendo

I got this one and it works great. Obviously you still have to wait for shipping from Amazon, but it's not $30.

u/PacoBedejo · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I'd wager you were doing something wrong and it was simply a tech-support fail/cop out, but there's no way of knowing for certain.

I have both the BackBeat PRO and the BackBeat FIT. Neither has given me any issues with Win 7, Win 10, or Android. I'm sure the audio quality is less than in the more expensive audiophile offerings, but I'm more about form and function coupled with cost, than I am about pristine audio quality in a wireless device.

And, honestly, I didn't set out to buy Plantronics. I started shopping for a set of features in a product with good reviews and a reasonable price. Both sets of criteria led me to Plantronics products. I really thought they'd gone out of business before that.

u/ilikethenumber37 · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I use these ones. They are a little more expensive now than they were when I bought them, but they work really well. The part that goes in your ear tapers nicely so you can rotate them in as far as what's comfortable for you.

u/PrincessSleepyFace · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Can also confirm. Bought these based on everyone here's recommendation and have not been disappointed. And if you don't care about color, the lime green ones are usually cheaper by $5-$10

Edit: I bought mine on Amazon and it appears they may be cheaper there than from the manufacturer directly.

u/Barry_Johnson831 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I use the BackBeat Fit headset. They're Bluetooth wireless headphones that are SWEATPROOF. Seriously, they're awesome, not to mention you can answer your phone while working out and not have to stop your workout. Solid Quality, coming from a gym rat.
Click Here for a look

u/Schmedes · 2 pointsr/Fitness

These are the ones I recently bought after returning the Bluebuds. So far so good, haven't come out yet but have only had them a little over a week.

u/ps_reddit · 2 pointsr/running

While not exactly cheap I have been fully satisfied with these:

I have been using them for gym or running indoors and for daily use as well. They are comfy to wear and the rubber handle thingie doesn't flap while using at the gym or running.

u/PureFicti0n · 2 pointsr/loseit

I have a giant phone. It's obnoxiously large, and it drives me crazy. I got a giant exercise belt that looks suspiciously like a fanny pack, but it holds my giant phone and it's not horribly uncomfortably. Occasionally I just stick my phone in my sports bra (right along the outer side of my boob) and it works well enough in there, too, except that the bras are getting looser as I lose weight and I'm getting more worried about the phone falling out.

As for headphones, I currently use wireless ones (alternate between the Mpow Swift and the BackBeat FIT... holy shit, I just noticed how expensive those BackBeat ones are, my insurance company gave me those as a replacement for much cheaper ones!) but when I used wired ones, I just ran the wires under my shirt and never had any problems.

u/96-ramair · 2 pointsr/triathlon

This is actually covered on I'm not entirely sure I agree with their rating, but it's because of what you value (safety vs. sweatproofness vs. soundproofness vs battery life). Here's a link to what I've used for several years now, which are their favorite for "unsealed" (e.g. - you can hear around you in case a car comes along side you during your run):

Here's the link to the Wirecutter article:

u/Blixenk · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I received these plantronics Bluetooth headphones a year and a half ago as a gift, and I love them. I run/walk about 30 miles a week, and I sweat like crazy. They work perfectly and the battery lasts forever on a charge.

u/devilishlyhomely · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I use a pair of plantronics that work great! I've had them for a bit over a year with no problems. They're sweat and water resistant, I actually recently ran them through the washing machine by accident and they still work.

u/_cool_beans_ · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

Depending on your budget, I love the plantronics backbeat fit headphones. Wireless is super convenient, they don't fall out of my ears, and they don't have a loose wire. I had a pair similar to the Jaybirds (though not actually the Jaybirds) and I found I got a lot of noise interference from the stupid wire bouncing on my neck as I ran. The Plantronics are still on the pricey side, though a bit cheaper than the Jaybirds.

u/StevePantol · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I'm a big fan of the Plantronics Backbeat Fit:

I sweat like, well, a fat guy exercising, and they're holding up very well. Running, lifting, no problems.

u/furryballsack · 2 pointsr/Fitness

I wear these bad boys. They were $20 when I got them 2 months ago but now they're an even better deal at $14. I love them for the price. Since they stick into your ear they are pretty good at blocking out the sound around you and that makes the sound quality fairly nice. Even the call function works decently. They might not be perfect for running tho; you can hear it whenever the cord hits anything, and while they have a clip for the cord for that reason, I can't vouch for it completely fixing the problem.

Since I didn't feel comfortable shelling out a bunch of money for headphones I'm just gonna sweat all over, I figured the cheapest buds with the best reviews would be the more frugal choice. They blast podcasts into my ears as I lift and I am pleased.

edit: forgot to mention they are bluetooth because cords suck and bluetooth is simply where it's at.

u/acosmichippo · 2 pointsr/technology

$23 now, but they drop below $20 sometimes. And on top of your other demands they're bluetooth.

I use these for working out and they are fantastic. Won't buy $100+ earbuds ever again.

u/slowtreme · 2 pointsr/PUBGMobile

I use these $20 BT headphones. they work just fine.

u/cutme_out · 2 pointsr/gainit

I like these wireless earphones

They're cheap, good sound, and decent color options. There's a bit of a learning curve getting them on right , but once you do, they don't come out.

u/vladimertheii · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Theses are great wireless gym headphones. Probably the best investment in gym equipment that I ever made! And only 20$

u/labellevache · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I love these :

SoundPEATS Bluetooth Headphones Stereo Wireless Earphones for Running with Mic (6 Hours Play Time, Bluetooth 4.1, IPX4 Sweatproof, Secure Ear Hooks Design) - Black & Green

u/gdelia928 · 2 pointsr/Basketball

I have a pair of these for just that.

Soundpeats Qy7 Mini Lightweight Wireless Stereo Sports/running & Gy...

The biggest thing for keeping them in my ear is the ear bud size. I use the smallest size or a triple Phlange set of ear buds (when I'm doing game speed drills and plan on getting very sweaty) and they stick in with zero issue.

u/FuzzyKitties · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I've been using these at the recommendation of a friend who also spends a lot of time in the gym. Pretty happy with them so far!

u/foofarley · 2 pointsr/C25K

I posted this 28 days ago:
Good headphones/earbuds for running

I purchased these:
SoundPeats Qy7

Sound is great. Good battery life. My only complaint, and this is probably operator error, is I can't figure out how the ear hooks are supposed to work to keep them in my ears.

u/dogwoodcat · 2 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

I use concert earplugs for everything from work to shooting.

u/sitting-duck · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I wear these.

There are other options as well.

u/placebotwo · 2 pointsr/sports

I'm a fan of the Etymotic ones I got for myself and wife 10+ years ago. This is a newer model, but same company.

u/runwithpugs · 2 pointsr/Dreamtheater

I'm a big fan of these Etymotic earplugs. It's not perfect but they do a good job of cutting down the sound without muffling it as much as cheap foam ones. Been using them for 10 years now.

Apparently there's a newer version but I haven't tried them.

u/cbzdidit · 2 pointsr/electricdaisycarnival

I used these Etymotic earplugs this last edc and they worked great!

u/vtable · 2 pointsr/misophonia

Thanks. When I saw your description and that you gave a link, I was expecting some fancy, expensive ones (maybe like these). Your suggestion isn't like that, though. How durable are they (eg, do they start to crack after a while like the cheapo sponge ones or get permanently squished too quickly)?

I've seen that kind (bell shaped, multi-coloured) around but don't know if they're Howard Leight. Do you (or anyone) know if the Howard Leight's are the ones to look for or are similar ones okay, too?

Cool username, BTW.

u/excelwithexcel · 2 pointsr/hulaween

Etymotic High-Fidelity Earplugs, ER20XS Standard Fit, 1 pair, Polybag Packaging

u/IllegalThoughts · 2 pointsr/nfl

Getting these ear plugs for an upcoming music festival. Can anybody vouch before I purchase?

u/goose323 · 2 pointsr/Metalcore

This is a fantastic write up!

On the ear plugs thing I wish I had worn earplugs from the beginning cause the hearing in my right ear is pretty fucked with tinnitus so now I use these and they work great! They lower the volume without ruining sound quality.

The standing point is really good as well but I’ve been to some pretty small venues where it doesn’t hold up as well, one of my favorite venues is a place called sound bar in downtown Orlando but the entire floor turns into a pit there’s nowhere you can stand except out at the bar where you can’t see the stage that you aren’t either in the pit or getting hit by people in the pit. It’s a ton of fun but maybe a little too intense for a first timer. A few of my favorite moments have happened at this place though, somehow someone got a hold of a floor fan and was moshing with it not hurting anyone but just holding it up in the air and moshing it was hilarious(I’ll try and find a picture) then the singer of one of the opening bands stage dove later in the show and surfed all the way from one end of the place to the front door.

Going alone to concerts is one of my favorite things to do I can go where I want and not have to worry about finding them at the end, a lot of times there are bands I want to see the are under the headliner but I’m not actually interested in the headliner and if I go by myself I can enjoy the bands I want to see and leave when I want.

u/AlphaMelciados · 2 pointsr/hardofhearing

This is a real tragedy. But man, dont blame yourself. Carry on. Tell people about hearing loss and countermeasures. There are lot's of celebs with hearing loss problems...
SO don't panic, your life is not ruined. Educate others. Tell them that they should avoid noise exposure or protect their hearing.
For example when you attend loud concerts you should use earplugs with audio filters. And you should consider Frequency reduction values table. I made a research on this theme not so long ago. Here is the table for ~$20-30 earplugs for concerts:

|Vendor Average reduction Value|125 HZ|250 HZ|500 HZ|1000HZ|2000HZ|4000HZ|8000HZ|
|Crioxen Earplugs|15.1|15.4|17.1|19.9|26.9|17.7|29.9|
|ER20XS Earplugs|14.5|14.2|17.1|21.1|25.3|20.5|23.3|
|Eargasm Earplugs|14.7|14.8|16.8|20.3|24.3|21.4|25.7|
|HEAROS Musician Earplugs |14.5|14.1|17.0|17.4|21.2|20.7|23.1|
|Reverbs Earplugs|14.1|13.9|15.2|18.7|22.2|18.3|22.1|
|LiveMus!c Earplugs|13.5|13.5|14.5|17.9|23.1|18.2|20.1|
|Surefire Defenders|12.7|12.9|13.2|16.8|19.9|19.2|19.1|
|DownBeats Earplugs|12.9|13.2|13.1|17.4|22.2|19.7|21.1|
|Decibullz Earplugs|14.7|14.9|17.0|20.4|23.2|20.5|23.7|


u/roogoogle · 2 pointsr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Ear plugs like these made for noise reduction are the best. I can't recommend them enough! I wear them to every concert I go to. They don't block out the sound like regular foam ear plugs; it's as if someone just turns down the volume.

u/ghostmacekillah · 2 pointsr/trap
u/vinyl_platter · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Etymotic Research ER20XS-SMF-P High-Fidelity Earplugs, 1 Pair, Standard Fit, Polybag Package

u/jwynia · 2 pointsr/Guitar

I've used these (and given away more pairs than I can count over the years) for every concert or loud music environment I am in for a long time.

u/hardcorr · 2 pointsr/aves

This is some of the most important advice here

I recommend these - still affordable and a step above the generic foam ones you'll find around, I've always been happy with the sound quality coming through them.

u/ofthrees · 2 pointsr/jobs
u/StopRemembering · 2 pointsr/radiohead

I just looked up the venue, wow what a beautiful place to see a show! That pit really is tiny, looks like you're right on the money with your estimate of its capacity. Honestly that could either make queuing tougher or easier; tougher because people may be more competitive about getting a spot, easier because there's fewer people to deal with. Impossible to tell which way it'll go until you're there.

I feel you on not being very social, I've got anxiety issues so being around strangers is really difficult sometimes. Best I can suggest is to keep in mind that people are generally good, and that everyone you see is there for the same reason you are. Having that common ground can make it easier to chat with folks. I'm not sure what Thom/Radiohead fans are like IRL (I've somehow missed RH every time they've toured since becoming a fan in 2005) but if this sub is any indication it seems like they're a goofy, nice bunch. Even if you don't wind up befriending anyone people will probably still look out for you so long as you're polite & do the same for them, it's part of the comraderie that naturally forms when you queue together all day.

Bathroom runs are usually no big deal, I just ask the people around me to watch my spot & it almost always works out even if I haven't talked to them. If the queue is unstable (people drifting around a lot, walking up from the back etc) I'll leave behind my snack & water bag as a physical marker for my spot too. No one will mess with it, if only because there are other people around.

Couple other things I forgot that're worth keeping in mind:

  • Don't bring a bag if you can avoid it. I usually bring a couple bottles of water & some snacks in a disposable plastic bag so I can just throw out whatever's left when doors open. Everyone's gonna get patted down after their tickets are scanned but having a bag that needs to be searched will slow you down.

  • If you're not already planning to, wear ear plugs. I wish I had done this when I started going to shows 15 years ago, not using ear plugs at every show has noticeably messed up my hearing. Protection aside a good set of ear plugs can also make the music sound clearer, especially if you're up front. The cheap foam ones are OK but I'd recommend something like these, they're not too expensive & are a good deal more effective, plus they're more comfortable & you can use them for years.

  • Lastly, try not to leave the queue about an hour before doors open. It doesn't always happen but that's when people are most likely to get antsy & push up or otherwise undermine the established queue. Also venues will sometimes relocate the queue which can shuffle people around, or on very rare occasions they may even open the doors a little early. After a full day of queuing last minute hiccups can be stressful but it's important to stay positive & not get discouraged. Even if you wind up further back in the line you still have a good chance of getting to the front so long as you bee-line it to the stage.
u/TheBaconDaddy · 2 pointsr/tinnitus

I have these and they work great.

u/DiamondMind · 2 pointsr/oneplus

Comes with 2 pairs of cables, replaceable drivers (if one fails you can buy a replacement one), $50, and the sound is fantastic for the price.

u/ohmrlevi · 2 pointsr/DJs

I've been using these to dj every weekend for 2 years now. It takes time getting use to but i actually prefer them over regular headphones now. They do need to be replaced though. I originally bought them as an inexpensive alternative and they ended up being my go to headphones..
MEE audio M6 PRO Universal-Fit Noise-Isolating Musician's In-Ear Monitors with Detachable Cables (Clear)

u/CLErox · 2 pointsr/Authentic_Vaping

Actually yes! I picked these up a few months ago and they are FANTASTIC! People that are more knowledgable than me say they compete with some of the much more expensive IEM's out there.

And their CS is great, a couple of weeks after getting them I ripped the cord from the microphone control, totally my fault, so I switched it to the cord with no mic and hit them up. I told them I broke it and they said no problem and just sent me a new one.

I can't recommend these enough, for 50 bucks you can't beat it.

u/dissonantdame · 2 pointsr/UBC

Hey OP, for the same reasons you listed I've never been an earphones person either but lately someone convinced me to go against my prejudices and I ended up buying these, and they're actually very good. Shure is a great brand, and if you look at the SE215s you'll see that they come with a case as well as multiple extra earbuds in case they get lost. (My M6 Pros are the first pair of earphones I've had where the earbuds actually stay in place--they're even somewhat difficult to remove by hand.) Point being, OP, don't hold yourself back from some phenomenal headphones just because they're in-ear--the expensive ones will naturally be much better quality than you may be used to from cheaper copies.

u/ocinn · 2 pointsr/headphones

Well, you can get these a little over for $100. Or these if you don't care about cables for $45.

And they both would be better (sounding) and would stay in your ear better.

u/chronotopia · 2 pointsr/gaming

If you've got a standard 3.5mm pair of headphones, you can just buy an extension cable with volume adjust.

Something like this

There is almost certainly a way to do it through software, but it's probably difficult and might not even work with your stream.

Also: you might try /r/techsupport

Where/how are you streaming?

u/shadyinternets · 2 pointsr/LogitechG

cheapest way is probably just an inline volume control, which should do what your old headset did

u/thermospore · 2 pointsr/Cd_collectors

I use a Durabrand CD-566 I bought at walmart for $15 in 2006. It sounds pretty good, however there is a catch: The designers have it spit out line level audio constantly and the volume buttons just lower the volume digitally before sending it to the DAC (therefore lowering the resolution of the audio). This seems to be some hair-brained power saving technique. The effect is that there is a TON of noise in the signal when you turn the volume down to acceptable levels for earbuds.

I worked around this by turning the volume up all the way on the player (the noise stays at the same level regardless of the volume setting) and lowering it back down with an analog pot (think this). This effectively "lowers" the noise to inaudible levels.

Batteries (two AAs) last quite long. I have been going for at least 5 hours now and no low battery notification yet.

Sorry for wall of text

Edit: it's pretty durable too; I've dropped it a couple times onto hard floors while it was running and it still works

u/fizekul · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics

Ok, then you might want something like this:

It is an analog volume adjustment. Plug it into your Dragonfly and then plug your headphones into this. The knob will allow you to fine adjust the volume. It's basically just an adjustable resistor. It will not amplify your sound -- only reduce the volume of whatever comes into it. But it sounds like you don't want amplification, so this should work.

u/ClefAria · 2 pointsr/letsplay

This has served me well for years.

Koss VC20 Volume Control

u/BreakfastPizzas · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Posted this question a couple of weeks back, but it got buried so I wanted to ask one more time...

I've currently got my U-Turn Orbit Plus hooked up to a Rolls VP29 Preamp and I'm trying to figure out the best way to use headphones to listen to it. The preamp has a headphone output jack which is great, but there is no way to control the volume so when I hook up my headphones it's blasting at max volume. Would something like this help with that?
I'd like to be able to use headphones without having to purchase a headphone amp or a receiver if possible. I'll probably end up getting a receiver in the future, but I was wondering if this would be a cheap way to make this work right now.

u/ressis74 · 2 pointsr/headphones
u/kimikaze30 · 2 pointsr/ZReviews
u/PanchoBarrancas · 2 pointsr/headphones

I see. Well, I haven't found an inline volume control for TRRS jacks. If you are willing to through the hassle the way to do it would be ditching the usb card that came with your headphones and use a splitter so you can plug them straight to your computer, and the using an inline voulme control with the audio plug for that purpose.

u/friendlysockpuppet · 2 pointsr/flying

I had the same setup and encountered the same issue with the audio level being way too hot for the recorder and coming out distorted. The solution was to get this $10 volume control cable to bring it down to the right level, and it's been working perfectly.

u/__dd · 2 pointsr/Portland

I have gotten a lot of recommendations for senheisers. Within my price range (under $100, sadly) the headphones Im thinking would best suit me are the AKG 240s. Is this a bad move? Are there any specific models of senheiser under $100 that you would recommend?

u/OldPeoples · 2 pointsr/piano

Hi, I know a little bit about headphones so I may be able to help.

Studio monitors are just headphones which reproduce sound with no 'coloring'. Ever listened to some skullcandies? Their sound is very muddy and bass-heavy usually. For piano you want every frequency to be reproduced evenly.

Also, if you're using headphones with a keyboard I can't recommend enough open headphones. Closed headphones just means that the back of the cans are sealed off, to give sound isolation and such. Open headphones have a large portion of the back of each can open. This prevents most sound distortion and makes any audio sound like it's coming from your environment.

I have used the AKG K240s with a friend's keyboard, and I can attest to how amazing they sound. For $70 you're going to get some semi-open headphones which make the piano sound amazing, but will also sound great listening to any orchestral music. For a keyboard you most likely do not need an amp for the headphones.

Reply if you have any more questions!

u/A_doots_doots · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

AKG-K240. They're $67 right now!

What I love about them:

  • Been using my pair for +3 years, they still work! (albeit with replacement cushions/cable)
  • open back, but still covers the ears. You can have a conversation with these on.
  • the cable disconnects at both ends! meaning if it frays, you can replace it without replacing the whole thing. It also means you can get longer cables, coiled cables, etc. if your habits change. This may seem like a small thing, but trust me - buying an extra cable is a helluva lot cheaper than shelling out dough for a whole other pair of headphones with longer reach.
  • I find it gives more mid/low range than most other monitoring headphones. Which makes for a more pleasant listening experience, but it isn't so much that you can't tell what's going on or anything. Just means you can kinda listen to regular music in them and still have a good time (which by the way, is highly recommended for learning to mix in headphones anyway)

    The one potential disadvantage to open-ear headphones would be that if someone's recording vocals on them, you might get some bleed from the backing track into the recording. But I haven't found that to be a huge issue.

    Personally I've tried the MDR-7506, but I gotta say I'm not a huge fan of the general fit or sound. Completely a subjective thing though. At the end of the day you'll have to learn to listen through them, like with any pair of headphones.
u/Averious · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Personally I would go with AKG K240s

u/snuflswasmyslavename · 2 pointsr/headphones

AKG K240 Studio.

Also, the Koss Porta Pro will be dirt-cheap and the way they're made they rest on the ears but they're really soft and you can set them for light pressure, so they're very comfortable.

u/bonerdad · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I've had AKG's, Audio Technica's, Sennheiser... and the gaming ones like Steelseries, Corsair, etc. My end all conclusion from that is: just get like a decent pair of headphones and a $5 Zalman mic, you'll have a superior experience.

I have these right now

u/Basecamp88 · 2 pointsr/todayiresearched

I purchased a pair of AKG Q701 for my studio and are the most comfortable headphones I have ever owned. The ear cups completely surround your ears (unless you have fairly large ears I guess) so you don't have parts of your ear hurting from the blood being squeezed out after long periods of use. While these headphones are out of your listed price range, AKG makes headphones in all price ranges and if the other models are as comfortable as these, you will be in sonic heaven.


Let's see what we can dig up (hope you don't mind Amazon links):

K-240 -$99 -- Same design as the Q701, but different ear cup material. From the reviews, they don't appear to cause any uncomfortable ear sweating. NOTE: These are open-backed so sound will escape into the real world without a care. Maybe hearing your death metal opera trance as they approach your desk will help people to realize you don't want to be bothered. ;)

K99 - $62 -- These don't seem as comfortable as the 240s, but the reviews seem to generally state otherwise. I would think these are only good for a couple of hours at a time before they become uncormfortable.

K77 $50 -- Based on reviews, these are bad for glasses wearers and they have some sound leakage from the outside. They can also make your ears sweat if it's hot. For $50, these are some good work phones, but you may wish you had shelled out a little more in the long run.


Sorry for only pumping AKG, it's the only brand I can really vouch for at this point. There are plenty of other headphones out there if these are not your style. Sennheiser makes some really good phones, as does Sony. If you decide to continue your search: Open-back is great for long listening sessions, but allow noise out. Closed-back can get hot but are usually the best at cancelling out noise. You are going to want something that can cup your entire ear without touching/compressing any part of the lobe.

Good Luck!

u/mpfour · 2 pointsr/electrohouse

Shure SRH 440, Sennheiser HD-280 Pro, AKG K-240

All at or under $100. Keep in mind you can buy the best headphones in the world with the biggest bass but your ipod or laptop lack the ability to power them without a pocket or desktop amplifier. These three are all well suited for normal, non-studio use with ipods or laptops. Not to mention they look badass. Happy listening!

u/IvoryCoats · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

AKG K240 (studio) phones. They are not fully noise cancelling so you can get a 'monitor' type feel with a bit of air on your natural surroundings. Great price too.

u/FastStepan · 2 pointsr/headphones

Budget: sub 80$

Source: PC, sometimes smartphone.

Requirements for isolation: prefer open, since they are more comfortable, but open to compromises.

Will you be using these Headphones in Public: no.

Preferred type of headphone: full size preferred

Preferred type of balance: balanced, but i think at this price point I'll take what sounds best.

Past headphones: Reloop RH 10. Liked them very much in terms of sound, but they turned out to be very fragile.

Preferred Music: EDM

Location: Ukraine, but the purchase itself will be probably within the US. Might look at the EU, if the deal is right, not familiar with the market though.

Potential headphones: shp9500(s), OB-1 (really nice price on this one on Amazon 50 bux only), maybe ATH-M30x. Open to new suggestions.

Edit: also looking at AKG K 240 and LyxPro HAS-30, but design wise LynxPro looks like my former reloops, which turned out to be not very reliable. Certified refurbished ATH-M40x deal looks nice, but I've had no experience with this type products.

Thank you for your help in advance :)

u/MoltenSlowa · 2 pointsr/Overwatch

I can only speak to what I've used, but I have the Logitech G430 headphones for my laptop and travel. They're very comfortable and lightweight, and have a very long cable. The Logitech G930s are the wireless version if you need that too. No complaints with them, but I do recommend using Overwatch's dolby atmos sound option instead of Logitech's 7.1 sound drivers.

I also use the AKG K240 headphones that are the lightest and most comfortable headphones I've ever worn. I sometimes forget that they're on sometimes! Great sound, but they are headphones only and you will need a separate microphone.

u/TheAntiRudin · 2 pointsr/Music

I use the large AKG K240 Monitor headphones for my home stereo. For my portable music player I use the smaller AKG K26P headphones.

u/maLicee · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

There are a few decent headphones under $70.

I'd recommend either of these:

AKG K240


Sony MDRV6

But at the same time, I would reecommend saving up a bit more and buying something like Sennheiser HD598s.

u/gzar · 2 pointsr/montreal

I've been extremely happy with my [AKGs] ( I think they have them in stock at Long & McQuade

u/OverExclamated · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Closed back:

u/rtkierke · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Please do not tell me you plan to do music production with those speakers! They are worse than garbage. Check r/budgetaudiophile for speaker suggestions, but, honestly, in that price range, you will likely get much more bang for your buck going with headphones (r/headphones). These would be decent for that money. I have done bedroom music production for ten or so years, so let me know if you have any questions.

u/acyclovir31 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Superlux 668b Superlux

AKG k240 AKG

u/probablyblocked · 2 pointsr/headphones

Just to be clear, audio technica or akg is probably the best for gaming. The audio technica closed back have a microphone attachment

HyperX Cloud II

Audio-Technica ATH-M30x

This should be fine for games but Im picky about sound so id go up to the 50x which is double the price. Balanced sound and decent noise isolation makes this entire line the default pick for music, just dont expect to sleep through a stabbing on the floor above you. Im told that the ath50x is the preferred headphones in recording studios

AKG K240STUDIO Semi-Open Studio Headphones

These akg headphones is what I have for gaming and music both. Best value per dollar imo but zero noise isolation. More balanced sound than the open back audio technica headphones which has irreperably weak bass.

The akg ones also have a classic style if thats your thing, where the HyperX looks like youre at the gun range

u/djfrodo · 2 pointsr/reasoners

I'm way late to the party, but akg k240s were the classics in most studios in the 70s (not the exact model, but their forbearers).

If you can make it sound good on k240s it will sound good on anything, with or without and amp, and they're $65.

Spend your money on a great soundcard and monitors, but spending a ton on headphones for production is kind of a waste.

u/beepboopblorp · 2 pointsr/audiophile

I've used AKG K240 for years and they are great open back headphones for the price. I also REALLY REALLY like that they have detachable cables.

u/Marbleman60 · 2 pointsr/audioengineering

AKG K240STUDIO Semi-Open Over-Ear Professional Studio Headphones

K240 Studios, AKA the descendants of the originals. Not K240 MKII's.

Clones from Samson and other manufacturers can be had even cheaper. I work in radio broadcast and reliable close back reference headphones for simple vocal tracking can be had for under $50 all day long. Often under $30.

Most $30 "reference" headphones today are a heck of a lot more linear than the monitors a lot of early Hip Hop was mixed on.

u/rudethot · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Would you know if these headphones work with the V-MODA mic? I'm an audio noob and my budgets on the lower side.

AKG K240 Studio

Edit: I looked up the headset on their website and the wire's listed under what's in the box

>1 x 3 m cable with stereo 3.5 mm (1/8") connector

This doesn't work, confirmed in the post below.

u/Feilong4 · 2 pointsr/headphones

I think the closest thing to it is the AKG K240 Studio.

Definitely AKG inspired.

u/Xodium · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'd rather have these, thanks. Cheaper, too. And they destroy the beats in sound quality.

u/Captain_Midnight · 2 pointsr/malefashionadvice

I've had a pair of AKG K240s for six or seven years now. Paid $100 for them. The cups around the ears are cracked and should probably be replaced. But they're otherwise in excellent condition. The headstrap is steel and encased in leather, instead of being a plastic strap that will eventually break from fatigue. The cable is detachable and therefore easily replaceable. It's also really long. I'm constantly knocking these 'phones off my desk, yet the speakers and wiring remain fully intact. I also constantly roll my chair wheels over the cable, to no effect.

And the sound is great, of course, once they're broken in. Clear highs, and no muddy lows. "Fat" bass is easy and cheap to do, if you don't mind your music being distorted. I do. I like hearing the song as the musician intended it to be heard.

At this point, I would never look twice at the "consumer" tier of headphones. They may cost less, but I'd probably be on my third pair by now.

u/del_rio · 2 pointsr/headphones

From what I hear, the AKG K142 semi-open headphones are on the same level as the 80i, and often favored above it. Oh, and I've used these and enjoyed them quite a bit.

u/KagedFC · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

I produce music, but I use AKG k240s for just about everything. You can get them for under $100. Mine still work after 6 years of abuse.

u/nilsy007 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Id likely suggest the AKG K240 its one of those classic that keeps popular 20 years later and for the price its hard to beat (44$) and it runs on 55ohm.

Its not known for its great bass, but its the natural upgrade from the Pro in cost and its easy to drive without a amp. If you got a budget of 150$ and 200 got several great options but all options with heavy base need a amp and the few wireless are expensive.

Heavy bass tend to be harder to drive, not tried running them from a ps4 myself but read it mixes well.

u/thekillermuffin · 2 pointsr/vinyl

Just found them on Amazon for $67! They've gotten some great reviews, I might pick up a pair myself. Link here:

u/snaynay · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You've just missed the Philips SHP9500 for $60 on Massdrop! ~1800 buyers shows just how popular they are for that money... :D

I bought my set a fair few months ago and for that sort of money they are awesome openbacks.

Anyway those Superlux's remind me of these:

Samson also make very similar headphones at reasonable prices.

The mod mic has a little mount that you stick to your headphones. The mic then magnetically attaches to that. Only downside to a mod mic is two cables.

u/maximumoverbite · 2 pointsr/vinyl

I use AKG K240s. It's price point is fantastic. I also wanted something other than the Audio Technica ATH-M50X that everyone else has. Especially since those aren't comfortable to wear for long periods of time with my glasses.

u/Reaper7412 · 2 pointsr/cringe

Ah I see. Is this it?

Yeah I don't have an amp :(. Just my phone. I'm not an audiophile really but I do appreciate a good pair of headphones.

u/lovelikepie · 2 pointsr/hardware

Having used both, I would have to say avoid Grado SR 60i for games. It is just too harsh. That being said I absolutely love the way they sound.

For the AKGs I would suggest the full sized model:

AKG K240
Cheaper and better (subjectively).

Both work fine without an Amplifier; however, the Grados benefit from an amp than the AKGs.

u/MrK81 · 2 pointsr/vinyl

I've seen these headphones highly recommended and they're just a bit less than the ones you're looking at... Also, I recently got the Project Carbon Debut DC but upgraded with the built in SpeedBox and acrylic platter. It was $150 more, but the pieces would cost more to upgrade later if buying independently so I thought it was a better deal. Good luck, and don't listen to all the hate on new TTs, a lot of veteran vinyl lovers don't understand wanting a new unit. Aesthetics, warranty, and availability made my decision to go new easy, and I fucking loving the sound I'm hearing and that's what it should be about. Please your ears my friend, and enjoy the new hobby/obsession.

u/SPYDHOOM · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Any combination of these is good, I've also included a deal on amazon USA that has audio technical awesome audiophile headhones 199$ -> 70$;

---------------head phones-----------------


u/Capolan · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

save a bit more and get a pair of M50 Audio Technica. I'm not a huge AT fan, but those are really good. If you don't mind "open" headphones - Grado SR60i is the headphone to beat in that price range. Grados are awesome but they are "open" and others can hear your headphones...

save EVEN more and check into some Sennheiser 25 1 II -- the number 1 DJ headphone on the planet, and fully replaceable everything.

Save more than that and you are in a whole new price point where there are tons of choices. after senn 25 1 II I really like what I have at work - Vmoda M100. Serious bass, and they sound incredible.

Headphones are a tricky one because, it can get CRAZY expensive very quickly. There are headphones in the 1000s of it comes to "what do you want to spend"

you can often find good buys on those 25 1 II -- and those are very good. The M50 - also excellent. Weirdly enough the unit that is a step up from the 25 1 II, the Amperior - the older model (the blue caps) is selling for less than the 25 1 II. if you see the amperior cheaper, and you want the 25 1 II, get the amperior.

I would say this: if you have the money for the Marshalls, wait a bit longer and save more to get a much better pair.

here's some links:

Grado SR60i

Audio Technica - M50

Sennheiser 25 1 II

Sennheiser Amperior (the higher model of the 25 1 II)

Vmoda M80

Vmoda M100

u/Rocko9999 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

or Jaybird X3 for a better quality and app that you can customize the sound.

u/KurlblaiKhan · 2 pointsr/Weakpots

I've got these Anker ones -

I too have shorted out 3-4 pairs of bluetooth buds and these have lasted far longer than any other pair I've owned. Sound is pretty decent for bluetooth and 'sporty'. Plus the backs are magnetized so you can stick em to things.

u/Wakibara · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I use the Anker Soundbuds Slim, although solely for the gym instead of a daily driver. They're a decent budget BT earbud option for me.

  • Decent battery life (6-7 hours)
  • Lots of accessories (different sized tips, hooks, a case, clips)
  • Lightweight
  • Magnetic tips

    As long as you can get a good seal in your ears, it's a solid pair.
u/repspls · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I got these for £15 so like $20 with 7 hours

u/triface1 · 2 pointsr/singapore

Anker Soundbuds Slim are pretty good for the price. Small, great sound and well-fitting stock earbuds, but battery life is mediocre. I did a battery test and it lasted about 4 hour 40 minutes.

u/misterlee · 2 pointsr/nfl

These are the ones I bought. Good enough for the commute to work. I haven't tried working out with them, but I'm sure it would work well enough.

Pair them up with some Comply tips and you're golden.

u/RLisloveRLislife · 2 pointsr/running

Friend recommended these to me and I've liked them. They stay in my ears and are comfortable.

u/AutomaticClerk · 2 pointsr/essential

Yes anker is great. I have these and they have been perfect

u/kimmerbajimmer · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

I have 2 pairs of these -

They're cheap. They work great. And they come with a volume ton of different buds + ear hook thingys if you want them over your ear + the in your ear thing that you can swap around.

u/Epic_E · 2 pointsr/essential

I've been buying this same pair of $25 Anker bluetooth earbuds for the last 4 years. Replaced only due to loss. At this point I have like 4 pairs because I find them after I lose them.

u/harleysmoke · 2 pointsr/gadgets

Looking for a MP3 player to pair with these headphones.

Needs to be:

Sweat/light rain proof

Dirt resistant

Decent storage/expandability

Large battery

Bluetooth (pref 5.0)

Cheap as possible.

u/Ghost_Resection · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I purchases these a while back and I'm happy with them.

Not sure if it's the style your looking for though...

u/thenewfitcat · 2 pointsr/C25K

I bought these - ( and they have been pretty amazing.

Not the top of the line wireless earbuds, but pretty affordable, and never fall out of my ear.

u/BoostdDSM · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I bought these and I'm extremely surprised by how good they sound. Great battery life, handy little case, and affordable.

u/SirsFuckDoll · 2 pointsr/steroids

They're not over-ear, but I have Anker bluetooth earbuds that cancel out sound really well, to the point where I can't hear my gym blasting music, or people talking right next to me

[These are what I have] (

u/Solid_Freakin_Snake · 2 pointsr/GalaxyNote8

Anker Soundbuds Curve might be just what you're looking for. This is the version I have. I've had them for almost a year and use them pretty much daily. As long as I charge them at night they last me all day. Sound quality is good, range is better than any others I've had, and they're nice and lightweight. I work manual labor and sweat profusely a lot of the time busting my ass on some roof or in some hot, stuffy apartment. Never had any problems despite them definitely getting a lot of moisture on them.

There's a newer version too, but I can't speak to those by experience. If mine die, though, these are probably gonna be the replacement.

u/DapperJet · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I've never found a pair of bluetooth earbuds that had a good mic for call quality. I do a lot of conference calls for work so a good mic is key.

Thinking of trying this pair.

u/Chivalric · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

If you just want something cheap for the gym, and you're not an audiophile, these cheapos from Anker are what I use for the gym. They're supposedly sweat proof (I haven't had any problems in 4 months of using them), and have an insanely long battery life. Also, for $30 if you hate them at least you didn't break the bank

u/jmrsplatt · 2 pointsr/drums

I really like the M6-Pro in ears.. they come with many inserts including foam plugs which make for some nice isolation. The cable is detachable direct at the ear bud base and comes with 2 cables, one with a mic for your phone! If I'm not using them at a rehearsal and forgot my plugs, I just detach the cable and have comfy plugs. Also the set is very reasonably priced. Will edit in a link..

Although nothing can compare (so I'm told by drummer buddies) to a custom fit set of in ear monitors which is next on my list.

Link to ME Electronics M6-pro:
..and they've come down $9 to $40.99, really very much worth!

u/slimdizzy · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

USed these with my Nexus 6 and now with the Pixel. Will buy another once they break. People say the voice pickup is clear in crisp.

MEE Audio M6 Pro

EDIT: Misread the post, only looking for a cable and I linked a full set. Sorry.

u/TheD0mi · 2 pointsr/de

Kann die MEE Audio M6 Pro empfehlen, kommen mit verschiedenen Größen, einer Case und zwei verschiedenen Kabel.

Gibt's auf Amazon

u/gingrawr · 2 pointsr/headphones

Friend got these and loves them.

u/LedditHiveMind · 2 pointsr/Earphones

I can't help you here, sorry. Headphones such as these need to be taken care of if you expect them to last, and therefore shouldn't be expected to stick around long if you sleep in them and stuff them in your pocket.

With your next headphones, I recommend buying a small, pocket-size case and nicely wrapping the headphones up and putting them in before putting the headphones in your pocket. For your headphones to last longest, wrap headphones using the over-under method:

My quick recommendation would be the Mee Audio M6 Pro. Not only are they durable, and sound good, but they have removable cables. Cables are often the part that fails on headphones, especially when they are exposed to conditions such as those you described. These headphones come with a cable, a replacement cable, and is able to take cables you buy online too as replacements.


MEE audio M6 PRO Universal-Fit Noise-Isolating Musician's In-Ear Monitors with Detachable Cables (Clear)


MEE audio M6 PRO Replacement Stereo Audio Cable (black)

u/swordknight · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hi and welcome to /r/headphones!

Glad to see that you want to make the step towards trying something new, although hopefully you don't fall into the rabbit hole like many of us have in this hobby :-)

The IE2 is an okay IEM from my memory, definitely not worth the retail price ($100~ i believe?) but ok at $49 in terms of sound. For your budget, the RHA MA750 is a very solid pair, especially if you're looking for a deeper audio profile. RHA's customer service team is very good and their 3 year warranty is quite sound; along with their actual sound too!

>if better options will cost me double the price of the replacement, but not double the quality.

How about something that's less the price of the replacement, but with better quality? The RHA S500 is a fantastic relatively new IEM that's extremely good value right now. It boasts a clear and detailed sound and a small form factor, in contrast to its larger sibling the MA750 (which has a warmer and more bassy sound).

The Meelec M6 PRO is also a great IEM at a low price. Detachable cables means that "replacing" them when they break is a lot cheaper and more simple, as the cable is the most common breakpoint in IEMs.

Hope that helps!

u/bugnutinsky · 2 pointsr/headphones

I have the M6 Pro and have found it a really good piece of headset for the price.

u/kindamostlyharmless · 2 pointsr/ChronicPain

I bought a pair of decent ear buds and put high fidelity ear plugs (they have a hole in tee center to let through a little sound if you want) on the ends so they're super isolating. They're amazing, but sadly the ones I use are out of manufacture. I'm still looking for replacements because mine are crumbling, I'm try to let you know if I find a new set that works.

Edit: nevermind, it's these plugs and these ear buds They were $20 cheaper a month ago so camelcamelcamel them.

u/tdavi006 · 2 pointsr/MusicBattlestations

Agreed that they're not going to define your ability to make music, but having them really sets you on a good path.

What I mean is that when you can hear your projects/mixes/sound designs through monitors, you can start to develop your ear in ways that normal desktop speakers/headphones just can't do.

However! Amazon has some really cheap in ear monitors that are basically a set of ear buds that have a great frequency range and can achieve the same "practice" that monitors can.

u/mike1305 · 2 pointsr/assholedesign
u/RabbiZezima · 2 pointsr/xxfitness

For around/under $30, I think the Anker SoundBuds might be good to consider. No personal experience with them, but I've read a few reviews and they seem good for the price (IPX4, mic, Bluetooth 4.0, 8h battery life).

u/jago81 · 2 pointsr/technology

I use these and love them I get about 8 hours out of them and they sound good. They aren't amazing sound or anything but they are damn good for podcasts and phone calls.

u/Raziel66 · 2 pointsr/videos

Oh I absolutely agree! I think as long as there's a charging port that can be used for audio then that's still going to exist but you can't argue that wireless hasn't been up and coming for ages. The prices have just dropped so much over the last couple of years that it's ridiculous. I disagree to an extent with your comment on them being expensive. I have a pair of these that I got on sale for under $20. They sound pretty great! Sure, they aren't comparable to my more expensive wired headphones but for the price they are excellent for workouts.

As the prices come down I think they will become more and more prevalent. Better bluetooth standards and APTx are bridging the gap more and more for regular listeners (audiophiles certainly aren't going to be impressed) and I believe that the new standard that's going into production next year is supposed to be even better for music.

Charging them is definitely still a pain in the ass though.

u/AV3Nguyen · 2 pointsr/headphones

If you can squeeze an extra 6 dollars, the Anker Soundbuds sound great for their price given that they're wireless.

Between your two options, neither are good. There isn't any great wireless IEMs under 20 dollars. If you're willing to go wired, completely different story.

u/Av_navy20160606 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Absolutely time to go wireless. I sprung for Anker Soundbuds and haven't looked back.

u/Hopalicious · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I have these [Anker Soundbuds] (
and really like them.

u/thetafour · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I use Jaybird x2's

0 issues

I also used anker soundbuds in the past. I ended up RMA-ing them 3 times, but i always get a new pair in like 2 days, so i dont mind the low price point.

u/org4nics · 2 pointsr/S7Edge

Anker SoundBuds Wireless Headphones - Sweatproof, Magnetic In-Ear Sport Earbuds with 8-Hour Playtime and Noise Cancellation, Secure Fit Bluetooth Headset for Running, Workout and Gym

Samsung EO-EG920LW OEM Wired 3.5mm Headset with Microphone for Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge (In Jewel Case) - White

u/McSnarkson · 2 pointsr/gadgets

I've used these for almost a year now. They seem to fit my ears better than the Jaybird X2 I also own. Was getting some wicked interference when cutting the grass with the Bluetooth set, so I got the Anker's. Turns out the electrical system of our tractor is incredibly noisy, and the Anker's are only slightly better than the Jaybirds

u/onephatkatt · 2 pointsr/iphone

These aren't too bad. Just bought them last week on sale. At thier regular price it's still a decent purchase.

u/ThatActuallyGuy · 2 pointsr/Surface

In a pinch it's not awful, but I prefer wireless in general so I keep a pair of bluetooth headphones [specifically these guys] in my Surface sleeve's pocket.

u/StarshipTzadkiel · 2 pointsr/running

It's entirely possible that my crappy headphones are part of the problem. I'm using these that are a few years old -

u/Eziel · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

Dude. Gotcha. I love this pair.

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earphones w/ Mic IPX7 Waterproof HD Stereo Sweatproof Earbuds for Gym Running Workout 8 Hour Battery Noise Cancelling Headsets

u/TRAPS_ARENT_GAY · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding
u/ansinoa · 2 pointsr/ucf

This is what I use. They have pretty long battery and hold onto your ears without being uncomfortable. Also come with several different ear buds of different sizes and densities, plus the sound is solid. Seen quite a few people with em too.

u/blood_bender · 2 pointsr/AdvancedRunning

That's exactly what I meant the opposite of (like I have a pair of these but I don't like them - I want something more secure).

Hot damn that price point though.

u/llebpmacekalb · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Highly recommend if you're looking for a cheap but quality pair

u/astrawnomore · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

These might be for you

u/Bunky76 · 2 pointsr/lifting

This set from Senso is inexpensive and has worked well for me:

u/swansonic · 2 pointsr/powerlifting

I’ve had these for almost three years. In those three years I’ve gone through a pair of Beats earbuds, and some $180ish pair of Jabra “Sport (lol)” ear buds. These things keep on plugging. Sound is decent, but who really cares-it’s loud and it’s metalcore. Battery life is also great (I charge once a week). Couldn’t recommend them enough. When they do break I’ll just buy another pair.

Edit: typo

u/CmdrBlindman · 2 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Something like that. I was trying to look up my headphones to compare, but the Amazon page doesn't have a specific codec listing.

Apologies for not knowing exactly where to point you. The Bluetooth adapter does it's job, it's just not 100% perfect. More like 95%, imo.

u/themoldyunicorn · 2 pointsr/GalaxyS8
These are Amazon's choice for Bluetooth headphones. Pretty sure they're the most ordered pair of sport Bluetooth headphones especially available on Amazon. So far they've blown me away on how good they sound for the price, they're IPX7 water resistant, have a mic, $30, and on Amazon prime. I'd definitely recommend them, and already have to a couple of friends and they love them as well. Happy hunting!

u/spaaaaaghetaboutit · 2 pointsr/running

Same, I've used these $20 ones from Amazon for years.

u/eggoed · 2 pointsr/tennis

I bought these on a whim after my old headphones died and they are a surprisingly good product for the price. I haven't tried them for tennis, but I've used them at the gym and while jogging. Good sound quality and very stable on the ear.

u/ArgentEtoile · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Not sure if they're "the best," but I got these a few weeks ago and I'm loving them so far.

u/Appreciative-Viewer · 2 pointsr/tablets

Not really the best sub for this, but found this recent thread elsewhere if helpful:

And these $20 bluetooth buds were recently recommended in a post on r/onebag:

u/nymjk15 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Same issue with my gym, highly recommend getting a pair of these:

Reasonably priced and great for noise-canceling

u/justinvk66 · 2 pointsr/Earbuds

Hey there!
I think that in that price range the combination of small and cordless is rather hard to find. However, I do happen to know two in that price range with good ratings. The first: Plantronics BackBeat go 2.
What I like about them is the price, and the fact that they have above average rating. In Europe the will cost you 60 Euros but in the USA (I checked the wallmart site) they only cost $34 (how unfair! :P)
I also checked Amazon and found a certified refurbished pair for only $19,99! There is also a version of the product with an included charging case, but in the case of wall-mart the price doubles, so that's a choice. The charging pack is actually a sachet with a build in powerbank... so you can get that cheaper.

Second: TaoTronics Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds
I have heard great things about these! They get an excellent rating, and they cost almost the same as the plantronics. On amazon they go for 37,99, they look in my opinion pretty good, and they look smaller in comparison to the plantronics.

I owned a pair of jaybird x2's but they broke and I got a refund, but now after doing some research for you I am genuinely thinking about getting a pair of TaoTronics!

I hope all of this helps!

u/240strong · 2 pointsr/Harley

I can't speak for if these stick out too far for your helmet or not, but I have no problem of them staying in my ears and they only cost 36 bucks. The sound quality isn't Bose sound by any means, but for the price I was very impressed.

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones Wireless In Ear Earbuds Sports Sweatproof Earphones with Built in Mic (Cordless 4.1, Secure Ear Hooks Design, 7 Hours Play Time)

Edit: I thought I should add they have another sleeker looking model that costs 29.99 that have just a hook that hangs around your ear.
TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds aptX Stereo Earphones, IPX5 Splash Proof Secure Fit for Sports with Built-in Mic [Upgraded Version]

u/newstart · 2 pointsr/AppleWatch

If you are looking for brand name and quality you can go for Bose or the new Beats Powerbeats3 that have the same W1 chip as forthcoming Airpods. The W1 chip makes it easier to pair Headphones with Watch, iPhone and Mac. All of these cost $199+ or you can pick Powerbeats2 (without W1) or Jaybird (another good brand owned by Logitech) for about $150.

I personally got a $40 Bluetooth headphone from amazon that works very well and am happy with quality.

Not associated with any company but just wanted to show that you don't need to wait for Airpods. Just google Bluetooth headphones and you can do a quick 10 min research on your own.

u/thomthomthomthom · 2 pointsr/juggling

These are what I use. I was skeptical of bluetooth headphones at first, but these were a total game changer for me.

u/Horned_Dolphin · 2 pointsr/iphone

Just got these
TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones, TaoTronics Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds Stereo Earphones, Secure Fit for Sports with Built-in Mic [Upgraded Version]
And they're fantastic.
Really changed my opinion on BT Headphones as a whole.

u/motodoto · 2 pointsr/audiophile

I'm the thrifty kinda guy.

Refurbished Denon receiver, 2 Micca bookshelves, a Micca center channel, and a Bic America subwoofer. About 700 bucks total. Sounds good enough for me. I know much better is out there but it's hard to justify the costs.

My Sennheiser HD598SE's are great ($150), and I have a FiiO E10K ($75) that they plug into at work, and at home I just plug them in directly since the onboard soundcard isn't too bad surprisingly on my motherboard. I have a Sony SRS-X5 bluetooth speaker plugged into the back of it as well. I have those cheap-ass sony ANC headphones (20 bucks at the time I bought them) and they get the job done at a cheap price for planes and for the AC unit blasting in my office (I know... killing me, 80db of white noise all day long).

I have a friend from work that spent 50,000 bucks on his setup. It sounds great, and it's worth it, but I couldn't spend that much on it.

I'm more of a headphone kinda guy. My next upgrade would probably be going all out on headphones. A pair of Sennheiser HD800's probably. That's in the far future, I got stuff I want to do around the house first.

These are my workout earbuds

They are a great value.

u/homesweetocean · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

No headphone is BiFL, especially workout headphones that will get wet/bumped. That being said...

Just picked up these JayBirdx3 knockoffs -

So far, they are the best bluetooth headphones I have owned. Sound is amazing, they are very secure while running/working out, there is a magnet on the end of each one so they clip together when not in your ears, and they claim to be waterproof and from what I have seen I am not doubting that. They are also noise cancelling, which is a great feature in an already solid product.

Had them for just over a month, 23 workouts/30 runs and still working perfectly. If they last 6 months, at $40 that is a great value in my opinion.

u/evanfeelickz · 2 pointsr/oneplus

My TaoTronics show the bluetooth battery status, on OnePlus 5T 7.1.1.

u/a_small_goat · 2 pointsr/Android

My earbuds are an unbranded $20 set I got off Amazon about a year ago (very similar to these Tayotronics - I have a feeling it's the previous gen of them). I get 6-8 hours on a charge. Before the earbuds, I was using a Plantronics Voyager (the Legend, I think). I use the earbuds pretty much daily at the gym, while running, hiking, etc. They work great, and if they ever die on me, I'm not out much money. I have not noticed a drop-off in battery life, yet. The sound quality is close enough to my coworker's Jaybirds that I doubt I'll ever be able to justify a pricetag like that. Especially when I am just running around streaming from Google Play 99% of the time.

u/pvera · 2 pointsr/running

My $30 Bluetooth earbuds have little rubber wings that tuck inside of the earlobe, they stay in place 85-90% of the time, and there's no irritation like when I use the style that hooks over the earlobe.

u/FancyJesse · 2 pointsr/headphones

Note sure if this will be buried and not replied to but worth a shot.

Today my earphones that came with my S7 died on the right side. So that's pretty disappointing. So now I'm in the market for some new earphones and I'm thinking of getting bluetooth ones.. and I don't know where to start


Budget - $60 USD or something definitely worth the money

Source - Samsung S7

Requirements for Isolation - No preference, mainly used in public transport or office setting

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Yes

Preferred Type of Headphone - earbuds then IEMs

Preferred tonal balance - No preference / Balanced

Past headphones - OEM phone earbuds with mic

Preferred Music - Rock, Metal, some classical

Other - I would like something with decent battery life. I have only looked at these two so far.

  1. TaoTronics TT-BH07U

  2. [SoundPEATS Q12](
u/TheKugr · 2 pointsr/iphone

Lol, no the point is there isn't any wire at all. Wireless headphones with a wire attaching the two earbuds have long been around and different versions are much cheaper than Airpods. Why buy an Airpod if you're going to attach a wire making them exactly like these $30 earbuds which will undoubtedly stay in your ear better anyway You can get other wireless earbuds which are either much cheaper and of similar quality or similar cost but better quality. The only distinguishing feature of the airpods from these other wireless earbuds is the lack of any wire at all.

u/Vettro88 · 2 pointsr/Android

Doesn't solve the recharging problem but these are pretty darn cheap -

Anker Soundbuds Slim

and if you want full wireless these are less than $30 -

SoundPeats - they have a couple options.

I have both and have been pretty happy

Edit: link formatting

u/ccai · 2 pointsr/Android

> which this is, fitting so many hours of battery life, getting reliable bluetooth signals with only Millimeters of space inside your ears is fucking futuristic

Seriously? The buds themselves have subpar battery life compared to even the Chinese sets for its size. They have about 4-5 hours of battery life, which the smaller Jaybird X2 and X3's have managed to surpass with ~8 hour battery lives since they were released over 2 years ago and do not require a case or the Anker ones that are 1/6th the price with 7 hour battery life. The only reason they have "24 hour battery life" is due to the case with a secondary battery you you need to top them off. At that price you can get a secondary mini battery bank and get "OVER A WEEK OF CHARGE".

The only advantage these have is the quicker to connect tech they placed in, a capacitive surface to tap instead of buttons and live translation which is just a software barrier Google setup, not some proprietary hardware restriction. They are lack luster for their price, they don't excel in any category, not battery even with the extra capacity from the case (as you are required to use both ears at once instead being able to use just a single ear a la AirPods), not size again due to the case and debatable awkward design, not sound quality as it's at best on par with other buds in it's pricing category and not when it comes to syncing as it can only be connected to one device exclusively. If you choose to use it between multiple devices, you must sync it with the headphones in case and then complete a new process each time, it won't remember former devices you use it with despite this being a common feature among headsets a fraction of it's price. There's nothing innovative or great about this product, you can get far better ones for a fraction of the price.

u/joet10 · 2 pointsr/artc

I've personally had good experiences with these -- good battery life, durable, sound quality is fine, and most importantly cheap (for Bluetooth, if you're looking for that).

u/SativaSammy · 2 pointsr/headphones

Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones, Bluetooth 4.1 Lightweight Stereo IPX5 Earbuds with Magnetic Connection, NANO Coating Sweatproof Sports Headset with Metallic Housing & Built-in Mic(Black)


u/bumpy4skin · 2 pointsr/soccer

I spent years having this issue. People would look at me like I'm crazy when I say that no matter what earphones I buy they last max a few months.

A game changer was when HMV started doing their headphone insurance... those were the fucking days... They stopped that up pretty sharpish when shit started going south.

Anyway, yes, the solution is wireless. I am now on by far my longest ever lasting pair, and it's my first wireless pair. Can't be a coincidence at this point.

Can't recommend these enough-cheap as fuck and sound pretty damn good as well.

I see there is a newer model that's a bit more, maybe get that one

u/OnionMiasma · 2 pointsr/chicago

I don't. I use them to watch Netflix or Hulu sometimes on the Metra, and the audio always seems synched with the video.

These are the ones I got:

u/andersdahl08 · 2 pointsr/Denmark

Jeg har gode erfaringer med disse.
Dem bruger jeg på mine daglige cykelture :-)

u/Tetbu · 2 pointsr/PrimeDay

These aren't the best, but deff worth the $20. You have to fit them correctly in your ear or the bass sounds crappy. They also pull a little to the right side because the weight of the controls.

u/BigFatBallBag · 2 pointsr/running

Bought these Anker headphones from Amazon a while back and can reccomend for running:

Come with a variety of earbud sizes which I would recommend experimenting with to make sure they are comfortable and stay in your ear. Battery life is good and the volume control is smaller than other Bluetooth headphones I've used, so doesn't feel heavy and smack you in the face. Also comes with a small clip which I use to keep the volume control in one place attached to my collar. Bluetooth connectivity is good and sound quality is decent but nothing mind blowing if youre an audiophile. Hope this helps.

u/slightlyblighty · 2 pointsr/asmr

I've been looking for a solution for years. Though none of the stuff I've bought have really helped. I was advised to stay clear of the cheap sleep phones and I can't afford the expensive quality ones. Suffice to say that none of the stuff I have bought work so well. Eventually got used to sleeping upright. Don't give up! I haven't stopped looking since.

There are some cheap bluetooth ones but that's just what they are - cheap. They work a lot better than regular if you can find a mid range that you can afford. Here's mine

Anker Bluetooth Headphones,...

Be advised that the lower frequencies are boosted somewhat compared to regular headphones

u/MGRPhoto · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I just use these from Anker. They're cheap enough that if I destroy them I dont care but they have good battery and decent sound for what i use them for. They stay in my ears well while riding (even on hot sweaty days) and I can pull them out quick if I need to. I use the supplied clip to clip them to my jersey collar

u/llevar · 2 pointsr/thewallstreet

I used these -

Price is right and all the features are there for workout buds. I think there is very little to be gained by getting expensive buds for the gym, and you will be upset when you forget them in the locker room or step on them while working out in a few months. Sound quality and ergonomics are completely fine on these.

u/jayy42 · 1 pointr/headphones

Consider the MEE M6 Pro ($50)

u/Kalendos · 1 pointr/headphones

Heya! I was looking for some IEMs for work and general use and I'd love some advice.

Budget - Something around 50€

Source - Computer or Android Phone

Requirements for Isolation - Would be super helpful a lot of isolation to make calls in public but also be comfortable at home.

Preferred Type of Headphone - IEMs

Preferred tonal balance - I've read that Balanced is the best for conversations, but I'd like to listen to some music and play games with them.

Preferred Music - Prog Rock and Metal

Location - Spain. Would love to use

I made some research and those are my current options:

u/Spawn3323 · 1 pointr/Rainbow6

I got these. They are great. Come with spare cable and case. Loads of different size "rubber bits" etc. They stay in your ears too.

MEE Audio M6 PRO IEM Earphone with Replaceable Cable, Universal Control, Microphone - Clear

I use these with my Sound Blaster Z soundcard and I love them.

I got the recommendation from Remorce's Twitch stream.

u/alexdrod · 1 pointr/technology

I wanted to buy some headphones that I had my eye on for a while. Amazon usually sells them for about $42 and the MSRP is listed at $49.99.

Prime day rolled around and Amazon had them listed as a Prime day deal. I was excited to order them but was disappointed to go on and see they were $39.99, a whopping $2 off what they usually are. Amazon listed their regular price as $49.99 making it seem like they were $10 off when the discount was actually far more pathetic than that. I learned that I couldn't trust Amazon's "sales" after that.

These are the headphones in question:

They are currently $44 but are regularly around $42. I know that $10 isn't THAT much cheaper but that sounds way better than $2 off, which is what they actually were.

u/LockesKidney · 1 pointr/Nexus6P

I've been using these

Isolation and greater sound for the price

u/James__Danko · 1 pointr/headphones
u/NewAccount1928 · 1 pointr/radiohead

Yeah, it should be. I'm real excited about it!

And about the socializing, it'll be fine I think. I went to see Radiohead the first time during their last tour. Both nights I saw them, the people were relatively nice. People were reasonable, as long as they're not drunk. Shouldn't be anyone that drunk in GA anyway. I reckon I could get someone to hold my spot and at least hold small talk.

I really like your idea with not bringing the bag. The only class I'll have is just going to be a discussion section for calculus so I'll at most need a paper and a pencil, then my food, phone/charger, and wallet.

About ear protection, I have some of these headphones with these tips which might be good for noise suppression. Not sure if it's worth possibly losing them though. Your call really.

I REALLY REALLY appreciate the tips. Thank you so much.

u/ninj0e · 1 pointr/headphones

What would you choose between these and the tennmak pro? I could get the tennmak for $35 with shipping.

u/ltspeanut · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Just picked up a set of these.

MEE audio M6 PRO Universal-Fit Noise-Isolating Musician's In-Ear Monitors with Detachable Cables (Clear)

Work great, and fit flat in my ears, so comfortable inside helmet. Comes with 2 cables, 1 with mic, 1 without, and a few different types of ear pieces to try out. A little more expensive than I would have liked for earbuds( I previously used a cheap $10 set), but well worth it for the comfort and quality.

Edit: Sena 20s speakers were too quiet on the highway, and road/wind noise was excessive. Now that I have wore earbuds, can't go back. My commute is 1 hour each way on highway, so well worth it. Just make sure you can still hear your surroundings with music off.

u/BackPowah · 1 pointr/motorcycles

Yeah I have used hearing protection before. Haven't had any real experience with proper in ear headphones and helmet wearing since they usually dont feel nice in my ears. I've been thinking about buying these headphones that ryanf9 from FortNine recommeded.

u/fatpat03 · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

I have found the MEE M6 Pro earbuds are fantastic. And they are only $45.

u/GalacticArachnids · 1 pointr/battlestations

Alright, Also do you consider yourself a big fan of sub-bass? I'm thinking about recommending the classic Schiit Magni 2 amplifier and Modi 2 DAC combo with the Sennheiser HD-600s. These are for home use only as they require a USB connection via your computer for the DAC, and the amp is definitely not portable haha. Those are a fantastic pairing, but the Sennheisers are a little bit lacking in the low end. Absolute magic in the mids and treble though. This is an endgame combo for many people.

Those Senns are open back, so they leak sound but provide a better soundstage compared to an closed-back pair. When it comes to closed back headphones, (Isolated - doesn't leak sound) I really, really recommend ZMF Vibros They are quite a bit more expensive, but an absolute endgame pair of planar dynamic closed back cans. The bass response is unreal on these pairs and work very, very well with hip-hop, electronic music, and pop. The Schiit amp and dac above would drive these just fine.

For the gym, I'd just get a pair of these MEE Audio M6 Pro In-ear monitors, or a good old pair of Koss Porta Pros if you don't like the IEM style. Both of those would be fine options, as they aren't super expensive but still sound great, and are durable. Just plug into your phone and you're set.

For any case though, do try to audition headphones before you buy anything! This will give you a solid idea of what kind of pair you're looking for.

u/75jacko · 1 pointr/teenagers

I recommend these : MEE audio M6 PRO Universal-Fit Noise-Isolating Musician's In-Ear Monitors with Detachable Cables (Clear)

or these: Tennmak Pro Dual Dynamic Driver Professional Sport In Ear Earphone , MMCX Earphone with 4 driver inside --2017 Black Version

the m6 sounds a little bit better but the tennmaks are more comfy

u/VforVera · 1 pointr/howardstern

Better late than never, but regarding your question: If I'm not mistaken, it looks those over-the-ear in-ear monitors that Ellen's wearing in her interview are the MEE audio M6 PRO earphones.

You can buy them through Amazon or from their website.

Though I have no idea if her team brought them for her or if the show's production team provided them for her. Seems like it might be a one-time use thing (as Arnold's earphones are different than hers) or both she and Arnold didn't want to use the standard studio headphones they use on the show and opted to bring their own earphones.

u/JeeWillakers · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

As far as cheap in ears go, these are the best ones I've used. Though, you might want to get different tips, as the ones they come with are kind of uncomfortable. Generally, I like these!

If you want something a bit more expensive, I've been a huge fan of Meelectronics headphones. Really good sound stage, and they seal out sound real nice.

u/Minnesota_Winter · 1 pointr/headphones

Are these good for under $50?
They seem to have a high end accessory package, and are rated well. I have a $50 Amazon giftcard, are there any better than these I could look into for <$20 more? I would probably run with them, but that's not a real problem. Has to be from Amazon, of course.

u/DiggleLife · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - 150$

Source - Laptop mostly

Requirements for Isolation - A must have. Will be using at home when it's really loud most of the time.

Preferred Type of Headphone - Conflicted between IEM and full-size right now. I want the portability and isolation of the IEMs but I feel like I can get so much more from regular headphones at the same price point.

Preferred tonal balance - Nothing really preferred since I'm new to all this

Past headphones - Cheap 20$ hand-me-down from a friend

Preferred Music - All sorts

What would you like to improve on from your set-up - I want something durable that'll last for a good while. Need isolation above all else though.

I've been looking at the Shure 215 and the RE400 as my top picks so far. But I can get the ATH m40x for the same price as the 215s. Any advice?

Edit: The m6 pros look like a nice cheaper alternative too.

u/martsimon · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

I'm in the same boat (drummer, I assume). Recently purchased some MEE M6-PROs as they were on sale for $40 (now $48). I run a click off my phone and the monitor out from our vocals mixer at practice/my monitor mix at shows into a cheap little Behringer mixer I keep by my kit and use the IEMs out from there. Eventually I'll go wireless with it and probably upgrade the IEMs as well. For now here's my review:

Pros: cheap as fuck and seem to be of at least a fairly decent sound quality- I'm not super well versed with how good IEMs can sound, but these sound better than any earbuds or headphones I've used that cost <$100. With the provided foam tips they're significantly louder and cancel out more noise than any of the other cheap foam or rubber earbuds I had before. They're comfortable enough to wear all day at work, through a 3 hr practice, or an hour+ gig. The memory wire and wire clip keep them in place and keep the wires from danging around all over the place. They came with 2 sets of cables* (one has a mic and volume slider so you can use it for phone calls), 1 set of foam tips, multiple rubber tips, an 1/8-1/4" adapter, and a nice little case.

CONS: for some reason the 1/8 plug doesn't play nicely with other 1/8-1/4 adapters, but I've only tried with a couple and it comes with one so no huge deal. The biggest con I've found is that with one set of the wires (the set without the mic) the right side monitor is finnicky. I'm not sure if there's an issue with the leads, QC, or what, but it has a tendency to cut out and then you have to wiggle it in your ear a bit to fix it (several others on Amazon mentioned this in their reviews). I don't have this problem with the wires that have the mic, so I pretty much just use those. Again, not really a big issue for me- the sound from either set of wires seems to be identical so whatever. That said, the cables could be longer. They're a great length for using as ear-buds, but for how I had my shit set up they were too short and I had to move my little mixer table closer to my kit, again not really a big deal.

Verdict: They're definitely good enough for me, for now. The main things I was looking for were noise protection/enough volume to hear the click over drums, comfort, and cheapness. I wish that both sets of cables worked, but that's less of a con so much as a not-pro. Eventually I'll upgrade them but for now these get the job done.

u/BioDefault · 1 pointr/audiophile

Would anyone mind helping me pick out an IEM? I don't need bass, but it would be a plus, I'm looking at under 100, but could easily spend more. I got hit by a car, and my zero audio bassos got trashed.

I could just go and get some recommended somewhere else, but I trust you guys. I'm not an audiophile, but I will be eventually. Can't wait to get some replies.

EDIT: Decided to settle with these. The most helpful review sold them.

u/fuckflyingpigs · 1 pointr/headphones

Which is better between these two earbuds: sennheiser CX 3.00 or MEE audio M6 Pro?

u/Drugoli · 1 pointr/melodicdeathmetal

I got the MEE M6 Pros as a birthday gift a few months ago, been really happy with them so far!

u/Logic_and_Memes · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

That's why you should use earbuds with detachable cables.

^((Technically, these are in-ear monitors, but you get the point.)^)

u/thanksforcomingout · 1 pointr/headphones

hey guys, hoping to get some quick help on buying. Coming from an iPhone and the standard apple earbuds, I'm now using a Google Pixel and need a pair of decent, cheap-ish earbuds. I have a pair of OE Bose for more stationary listening so just looking for something small, portable, and decent to good quality. Went through the stickies on sound signature & usage, etc, so for reference:

  • looking for IEMs (no over-ear or on-ear)
  • using them primarily for my commute to/from work (~30m to and from + some street/walking time) and for short to medium drives
  • need a mic for phone calls
  • would love for them to be bluetooth but not required
  • neutral sound sig - I listen to a range of music, podcasts, and calls on my phone so they need to be able to handle all 3 fairly well
  • somewhat noise-canceling
  • not really picky on over-the-ear vs straight down fit; whatever provides more value
  • In Toronto, so you know... cold winters if it matters
  • ~$50 budget

    I'd like to keep the price within $50 but I'm willing to spend a bit more if the value is that much better. Based on articles I've read and comments from others the Mpow Swift,MEE audio M6 PRO, ADV M4, and Brainwawz Deltas all seem like recommended, decent buys.

    Are the ones i've linked to fairly well received here? Are there any other recos anyone can give?

    Really appreciate any help. Cheers
u/Airhead72 · 1 pointr/motorcycles

I ride with some buds that block the wind noise very well using some foamy tips, and then you can listen to music without your ears getting blasted. It makes such a huge difference on a longer ride, don't get tired as easily. I know one time I got off the bike before I started using them and everything was temporarily quiet, like in war movies after a blast goes off. Knew then that I was f-ing up my hearing.

The Shure SE-215 earbuds are what I use. Unfortunately I also had to buy a separate cable to get the inline pause/skip/volume control. I want the phone in my pocket, not on the bars.

I also had a decent experience with the Mee M6 Pro if you want to save a few bucks, but the foamies that came with them fell apart in less than a year, the Shure's seem more durable. Probably cheap to replace. It did come with two cables in the box though, one with the inline controls.

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/headphones

Non-mobile: Meelectronics M6 Pro

^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble.

u/Yo_oshiEgg · 1 pointr/headphones

ok thanks ill check it out

Any specific Kz earbud or just kz in general

I also was looking at [these] ( but kz seems cheaper at least as a test pair

u/koolkatkody · 1 pointr/headphones

I am college student and enjoy good audio. I want something that still looks decent and is versatile (workout etc.). I have my eyes on the MEElectronics m6 pro's ( Do you guys have any opionions on the m6 pro's ? I am trying to stay under 75 and prefer IEMs.
Thank you for any help you can provide !

u/stevensokulski · 1 pointr/AppleWatch

I wear the Anker SoundBuds working out pretty regularly. I have a couple workout playlists synced to my watch, and am prepared to use the crap out of them once Spotty comes out.

They've worked great for me. The flexibility of running without a phone is awesome.

It appears they also have a nicer version now, with enhanced bass if that's a concern for you. Might add these to my rotation at some point.

u/ACanadIanGamer · 1 pointr/iphone

Another vote for the Anker Sportbuds

I just got them a couple of weeks ago and I'm happy with them. Audio wise, they're better than the factory headphones but maybe not the best thing out there, however for the price (I think I paid $24 CAD for mine) you can't go wrong.

The only complaint I've had (and I've had this with every BT headphones I've tried) is if you live in a large city, you're going to get some connection skips. If you don't you shouldn't have much of an issue,

u/omnigasm · 1 pointr/headphones

Any thoughts on these?

u/CoryOBrien · 1 pointr/Fitness

If you're looking for a good, reliable, cheap pair of bluetooth earbuds, check out these from Anker: ($25) Anker seems to always make quality products at an affordable price, and I've been really happy with mine so far.

u/MrNewyear · 1 pointr/headphones

I saw [these](Anker SoundBuds In-Ear Sport Earbuds, Magnetic Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with 8-Hour Playtime and CVC 6.0 Noise Cancellation, IPX4 Sweatproof for Running, Workout, Gym - Sports Earphones with Mic recommended either here or on head-fi the other day. Otherwise I have the plantronics backbeat go 2 and they do the job decently well. Can be found on Amazon for ~$50. Additionally, if you get lucky, the Jaybird bluebuds x2 may be on clearance at a local target for <$100. My dad just got some for $56 after tax

u/dogbuddies · 1 pointr/AppleWatch

Anker sportbuds are so great and well priced ($30). I've had mine for months now and they work really well for running.
Anker SoundBuds In-Ear Sport Earbuds, Magnetic Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with 8-Hour Playtime and CVC 6.0 Noise Cancellation, IPX4 Sweatproof for Running, Workout, Gym - Sports Earphones with Mic

u/notaneggspert · 1 pointr/audiophile

This might be slightly more headphone oriented but I'm looking at getting a blue-tooth audio RX/TX so I can listen to TV/Music late at night without bothering my housemate through our thin shitty walls.

The only experience I have with blue-tooth audio is with the Sony MW600 that uses Bluetooth 3.0. I've found it has a very noticeable impact on audio quality even through Samsungs Oem headphones and my cars stock system.

Was bluetooth 4.0, 4.1, 4.2 a big jump in audio quality?

4.0 RX/TX for $24 Lacks Pass through charging so not extremely interested but still an option

4.1 RX/TX for $34 This supports pass through charging so I'm leaning towards this.

My Galaxy S7 has bluetooth 4.2 and my desktop has 4.0.

As I understand it 4.2 adds a big jump in transfer speeds but I'd imagine that my mostly 320kbps library with a few flacs, Spotify premium and the stereo output from my TV is is well under the transfer speed of even 4.0.

I'm not listening through super high end gear. Wired will be the cheap yet awesome Beteran KZ ATE w/ Mic and an inexpensive pair of in-ear bluetooth headphones like these or a also cheap but good over ear set. I need to do a little more research into bluetooth headphones but right now I'm focused on which bluetooth TX/RX to buy. Leaning towards in-ears since their more portable.

/r/headphones seems to recommend these $70 over ear bluetooth headphones or these $27 in ear bluetooth headphones. As far as I can tell most of those ~$25 in ear headphones are pretty much all clones of each other with mostly the same internals and user interfaces.
Not looking for the best bluetooth set up I don't have the money for it. But I don't want to notice and regret the drop in audio quality every time I go wireless over a 3.5mm cable as I do with the MW600.

u/TheImmortalLS · 1 pointr/headphones

> Anker Soundbuds

I'll check them out! Are they these? imo cheap/poorly implemented noise canceling is worse than passive attenuating by a good seal.

u/derpherp128 · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi y'all.

Looking for a nice cheap pair of BT headphones, to replace my KZ-ATEs which are falling apart. Not too obsessed about sound quality, but as long as it has the same amount of detail as any "good" budget IEM, it's good enough for me.

(Side note: Tried my old turtle beach PX3s after almost a year of HD 598s. 0/10)

Anyway, I'm deciding between UrAvgConsumer recommended Aukey BT Earbuds, Anker SoundBuds, and Anker SoundBuds Sport IE20.

The Aukey seems to be the sketchiest, with many reviews having received discounts. I'm leaning towards the IE20, but reviews are pretty sketchy for all of these 3 earbuds, so any help would be appreciated.


u/sullyts · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm looking for some bluetooth earbuds for running/working out under $50. The recommended Anker Soundbuds have apparently had a huge wave of bad reviews talking about falling apart, not working, duds arriving, etc. recently.

u/TweetPoster · 1 pointr/MundoGeek

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u/EastDallasMatt · 1 pointr/Android

I owned an HTC One, so I get that their better. However, when I think about the times I use the speakers, I hardly see not having them as a deal breaker.

Times I use My Phone| Sound Source
On my way to work | Car Bluetooth
At work | Bluetooth Headphones
Working Out | Bluetooth Headphones
Lying on Bed/Couch | Casting to TV or it's quiet, so the regular speaker is loud enough
Listening to music at home | Cast to Stereo or Bluetooth Speaker

Lest anyone think I'm Mr. Moneybags, here are the BT earbuds and car stereo I currently have.

u/greatcaffeine · 1 pointr/iphone

These Anker earbuds are very well-regarded for the price.

u/Absolute_momentum · 1 pointr/headphones

Anyone have experience between these two bluetooth headphones that can comment on their usage for a pair for working out?

u/ChaoHongLi · 1 pointr/headphones

I've no experience with bluetooth ear/headphones but all my charging needs has been met by Anker products and I own their $40 cube speaker. Everything is of high quality. They also have great customer support and 18 month warranty on all their products, so no worries there.

u/TheBeardedSingleMalt · 1 pointr/AskMen

I have 2 pairs of Anker Bluetooth headphones and I love em!

u/Bovey · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I've tried quite a few over the last several years. The Anker SoundBuds are the first ones that I actually liked enough to purchase again when a replacement was needed. Cheap, bluetooth, and stays in the ear really well, without being uncomfortable. They are a bit too big to keep in the ear you are laying on however, so I just use them for the up ear, and switch if I decide to roll over.

u/flyinpanda · 1 pointr/loseit

For wireless:

There's nothing wrong with the Beats you picked, especially if you're looking for wireless headphones. However, in terms of sound quality, Beats in general are overpriced for what you get. Nothing wrong with them though. This is what I use when I'm gaming or watching movies:

u/DrongoTheShitGibbon · 1 pointr/running
u/flodt · 1 pointr/headphones

I've been looking at some cheaper Bluetooth headphones, as I'd really like to use them for sports. Not having a wire in the way would be a really good improvement.

I like the Anker Soundbuds, but I'm not exactly sure on which to get:

Any advice between these two:
Anker Soundbuds
and the Anker Soundbuds NB10?

Budget - < 50€

Source - Phone (Samsung S6), MacBook Air

Requirements for Isolation - Decent but I still want to hear the outside world when I turn down the volume

Will you use these headphones in public - Yes

Preferred Type - IEM

Preferred tonal balance - Overall balance

Past Headphones - iBeats, JVC Xtremes, Sennheiser CX 300 II; mostly cheap-ish IEMs

Preferred Music - Mostly charts

What would I like to improve - I'd like a good and not too expensive wireless pair

u/Ubooman11 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I currently own the Skullcandy Hesh 2. I got this on Black Friday 2015 for about $30. I loved and will continue using them. So, I'll wont have the need to buy new headphones. I also recently bought some smaller headphones, Anker SoundBuds, for the gym. I guess I've made the full transition to bluetooth headsets. I will miss the headphone jack, but in the end I think all of us will be fine.

u/AL923 · 1 pointr/headphones

I am not an audiophile of any sorts I'm the kind of person that thinks Apple's stock headphones they give with their phones are good enough. I purchase the $10 skull candy smokin buds at TJ Maxx and think they're fine. All I am looking for is some budget bluetooth in-ear headphones for running and working out battery life does not need to be long looking for something with a minimum of around 4 hours of battery life.

These are the options I've been looking at and would like any input if anyone has used these headphones or would recommend one over the other.

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones

Zeus Bluetooth Headphones

Hussar Bluetooth Headphones

Any help would be greatly appreciated I've been googling and looking at the subreddit didn't dig too deep, but deep enough to where it seems everyone is recommending the JayBird X2's or the JayBird Freedom and those are a bit out of budget for myself. I also saw that these Anker Bluetooth Headphones were recommended, but reading reviews on Amazon has me wary.

u/woohhaa · 1 pointr/Fitness

Anker SoundBuds In-Ear Sport Earbuds, they are inexpensive and awful. I'd recommend no one ever buy them ever again.

Edit: I thought I'd add some details as to why I don't like them for clarification and posterity sake.


The blue tooth works fine. The earbuds paired up with my iPhone without issue. The microphone works well and according to my friends and co-workers does a good job of blocking out the background noise. The sound is ok for the price but I think if the earbuds fit better that sound would be better. I've been using them for about two months 5-6 times a week for 45-60 minutes per session. I have found that I only need to charge them once a week. The battery seems to live up to the 6 hour promise.


The earbuds do not fit my ears well. Even with the largest buds and plastic ear hook piece the earbuds work their way out of my ears during the slightest of activity and I find myself constantly adjusting them while lifting weights, running, cycling, or basically anything that involves movement. I've tried every combination of earbud sizes and ear hooks pieces that it shipped with it to no avail. It is incredibly annoying and makes for a frustrating time during exercise. I would go so far as to call them gains goblins.


I've been using these for nearly two months, about an hour at a time 5-6 days a week. The need to constantly adjust the earbuds is so impactful I couldn't recommend them.

u/Appropriatereach · 1 pointr/headphones

TLDR: I need in ear Bluetooth wireless IEM for people with very very small ear canals.

u/Woif1990 · 1 pointr/headphones

I just wanted to get a second opinion on a pair of headphones recommended by the assistant, the Anker SoundBuds Wireless Headphones.

I'm looking for a decent bluetooth pair of earbuds to use at work, since I'm lifting things often cords are a pain and I've killed a few pairs of cheap headphones already.

Are the above headphones good for the price($30)? Do they stay in well? I mostly listen to Podcasts, and some music but I'm not too picky on the sound profile. Also not as necessary, but is the in line mic decent?

Direct link to the headphones

u/MrMentat · 1 pointr/Fitness

I've seen SounPeats recommended a couple times on this thread, but I don't really like them. I've had two pairs already, but both broke for different reasons.

If you were willing to shell out an extra $20-$26 (they go on sale often), I highly recommend Anker SoundBuds. They are smaller then the soundspeats, have an 8 hour battery life, and also awesome customer service. I mentioned in my amazon review that the sound quality would get finicky if the battery was low, and they send me a new pair free of charge. Now I have two!

u/Roman2250 · 1 pointr/zenfone2

I've had good experience using a set of Bluetooth headphones - this pair, in fact - and they're good for casual listening.

I occasionally need to tie my phone into our theatre sound system, via a DI from my headphone jack. I'd heard stories about the fragility of the one in the ze551ml, so i limit it's use by going Bluetooth when I can.

u/carpaltunnelofkale · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I've had these for about a week and so far, so good! They seem to be good quality. They've done well with burpees/mountain climbers/other activities where they might fall out. Bluetooth connection is super easy. I've noticed they start losing connection if I'm 10 or 15 feet away from my phone, and they're not super noise cancelling, which is helpful when running outside, but maybe not so much if you're really trying to zone out. I use them for HIIT cardio and weight lifting and I sweat A LOT.

u/anacondaballpit · 1 pointr/Rowing

These are the shit. ~$30 for relatively high quality wireless earbuds that have been going strong for over a year.

u/samrozzi · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - sub 100$
Source - Phone 99%
Looking for some wireless bluetooth headphones that are completely wireless. Ive been using these senso ones

love them. Would love something a little higher quality without the wire. Love the fit and style since I run alot and workout in them.

u/GatzBee · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I feel very strongly about this topic. I’ve been through 4 nightmare pairs of Bluetooth headphones. These SENSO headphones are the king SENSO

They actually stay in place since they have a piece that goes around your ear compared to the kind that just have a little thing that sticks in your ear. Most importantly the volume/play control is on the earpiece instead of the wire so it doesn’t flop around and through your life into a frustrating chaos.

u/Quasar3210 · 1 pointr/iphone

Honestly, rather than mess around with adapters etc. I bought these and love them. I can leave my phone plugged in all day if want, and the sound quality is actually quite good for the price point. Would never go back to a wired headphone again.

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earphones w/ Mic IPX7 Waterproof HD Stereo Sweatproof Earbuds for Gym Running Workout 8 Hour Battery Noise Cancelling Headsets

u/bo-bissie · 1 pointr/poledancing

I bought the below headphones last year to use while practicing my competition piece during group sessions. I haven’t had an issue with them falling out and since they have a little wire connecting them, if one were to fall out I suppose you would still have the other one in. They’re not very expensive and they hold a decent charge.

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earphones w/Mic IPX7 Waterproof HD Stereo Sweatproof Earbuds for Gym Running Workout 8 Hour Battery Noise Cancelling Headsets

u/Skitch_n_Sketch · 1 pointr/audiophile

Realistically, your goals at that price point is impossible. Best pair of bluetooth earbuds I've used come in at around $100 - $150, and the best sub $50 earbuds won't be bluetooth.

If you're set on bluetooth, this is the highest rated one I've found for sub $50. I won't recommend it, nor can I guarantee it will sound any good, but it's an option.

If you can sacrifice BT, Chinese IEM's dominate the budget market. KZ ATE's come in at around $13 and sound damn good for that price. /r/headphones should have more recommendations + impressions.

u/AngelaZQ · 1 pointr/audiophile

I need some bluetooth earbud recommendations. Ive dug around Amazon and other subreddits for around half an hour and there are just too many options.

I just need a decent budget pair of bluetooth earbuds that has acceptable audio for its price. My budget is <$30. Im only going to be using these for listening to music (Im not an audiophile) and watching Youtube. I currently own a pair of Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbuds. Ive had them for about a year and they work great. I just get annoyed by all the wire.

So here are some options off Amazon that I'm considering. If you know that any of these are trash, please say so and I will take it off my list.

u/EpicPotatoLord · 1 pointr/headphones

Get These for working out, and get KZ ZST's for music.

u/bongthegoat · 1 pointr/news

It's 100% completely hype. Sellers markup MSRP then mark the sale price down to a buck or two below what is the normal retail price. A pair of cheap bluetooth ear buds for example These. The prime day special price was like $34. As you can see the MSRP is $169.99. When it showed up in the deals and you hadn't done any research you'd think you are getting a heck of a deal! In reality they sell for about that price every day on Amazon or Wal-Mart, whatever.

Insult to injury these are the exact same headphones as These only $20 bucks more. The only differences are cosmetic. They are both built by the same company over in China and just wholesaled out to different OEMs.

In short Amazon/Prime day deals really aren't much of deals at all.

u/witz_end · 1 pointr/financialindependence

I just made the switch to bluetooth headphones, and let me say - they are a game changer for the gym. I've had to charge them maybe once every week and a half? It's so nice not having a phone in your pocket or tucked into your compression shorts.

I have these:

u/MeechieDarko · 1 pointr/unpopularopinion

I did some research a while back and found these headphones
they have the best sound quality out of all my headphones even my $100 gaming set, after about 3 months of daily use they hold about 5 hours of charge, and at $20 they're $5 cheaper than when I bought them. I'd recommend these to anybody and honestly I might grab another pair now that I saw they're cheaper lol

edit: it seems they have dropped in price because there is a newer model out with better sound quality now for $25 you should be able to find it if you scroll down on the page

u/gur111 · 1 pointr/headphones

Looking for earphones I can use in the pool (only 1.5 meters, it's like 3 gallons I think, deep). If not the pool then in the shower would be acceptable as well. I don't need too long of the battery, really 4 hours enough. I want it to last a bit and I need the price not to exceed 45$.
Which of the two is better? Or if there's something better please tell me.

Thanks in advance.

u/kawabanga107 · 1 pointr/headphones

Type: Wireless in-ear

Budget: around $100

Source: Nintendo switch (via bluetooth adapter), PC, phone

Requirements for Isolation: it would be nice but not critical

Will you be using these Headphones in Public: yes, public transportation and such.

Preferred tonal balance: balanced, a little bit of bass wouldn't hurt.

Past headphones: in-ear cheap skull candy wired did the job

I've been looking over a few options and i've stumbled upon these:

$37 SENSO Bluetooth Headphones - great reviews

$130 Jaybird X3 - recommended by a friend, quite pricey

$80 ADV Sound Model 3 - hardly any info online though

I'd love to hear your opinions and other recommendations :)


u/OkieScoop · 1 pointr/loseit

I just got these. I wanted bluetooth so I didn't have wires flopping around everywhere. Overall, I like them, but the wind noise is annoying when the wind catches the mic at the right angle. I don't use them for calling, so I'm going to try taping over the mic to see if that helps. Seem to be worth the money though. The wind noise is only a problem for a few minutes out of an hour long walk.

u/nightrook · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

This is going to sound contradictory, but my personal choice would be the Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless, if I was going to use it for the gym. Only because Bose's tips are ridiculously comfortable and the only one that fits in my ears. You can get this off the Apple Store for $200.

However, if your girlfriend is a normal person unlike me, most earbuds should fit her, and you can get something much cheaper. If I were you I'd be pretty pissed at Apple so I would get a $300 item from their store and sell it for like $250 or so, then use that money to buy two things for the lady, something for sports and something nice for home use.

I've personally been using the Philips SHQ1200/28 ActionFit for years now, they're cheap, sound fine, and somehow survived being accidentally thrown in the washing machine twice. I'm not recommending this for you because they don't have a mic, but just listing as example that budget options can last for a long time and imo are more worth the money if you're only using them to work out. Something like this: might be worth taking a look at, if these fit my ears it's exactly what I would look for if using them for running. I do run, and personally prefer something easy to use, light, stays in my ears, doesn't get in the way, isn't hot, and sounds good. I'm recommending this one because it fits all the above requirements, but mainly because the cable is just a cable and doesn't have controls lined on it, unlike most wireless earbuds. This means I won't feel the annoying tap of a weight on my shoulder or neck as I'm jogging up and down. You should ask her what she likes and go from there.

I'm more of a headphone person though, so if you're here for good sound and durability, I feel like she would love the V-Moda Crossfade M-100. They're tight enough that you could use them for running, though I personally wouldn't (too hot). But you could buy this one and then Senso's and that would be pretty cool. If you don't want the wire you can get the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless, cheaper and wireless, but the sound quality won't be as good.

If she's cool with exercising with the Senso's and using the headphones for commutes and a better music experience and calls (basically everything that doesn't include exercise) then I recommend the Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT. Or, if you think it's too much work haha, just grab the Bose ones. :P

u/KIstepback · 1 pointr/audiophile

does anyone have a nice go to pair of bluetooth earbuds for workouts my price range is about 75-100$ but if they were a bit cheaper thatd be ok ? I want something that sounds great without blasting out my eardrums.

Or does quality not matter much anyway with bluetooth ?

I had these which I liked but if I could get better quality audio Id be willing to spend more.

u/Chrono978 · 1 pointr/running

Just bought these for a great price and come with all the needed bells and whistles.

SENSO Bluetooth Headphones, Best Wireless Sports Earphones w/ Mic IPX7 Waterproof HD Stereo Sweatproof Earbuds for Gym Running Workout 8 Hour Battery

u/socialmermen · 1 pointr/headphones

I've had a couple pairs of what you are describing, and the linked Senso pair linked above is the most dependable, comfortable, and auditorily pleasing I've seen. I use them for exercise and studying every day

u/Willy_Savage · 1 pointr/Fitness
u/Ikeelu · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I use the Senso's at work $29.99. Hard to beat for the money.

I have the X2's and X3's as well. Really like both of them, but I don't want to ruin or lose them while at work. The Senso's don't sound as good, but good enough for listening to podcast all day.

u/InevitableWasabi · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I've been using these for two years and I'm impressed. I'm not a runner though

u/SpencerMax · 1 pointr/running

I used to use wired earbuds but hated them so I got a pair of wireless ones: They're really inexpensive and for their price, are quite nice. They're also water resistant/proof (some people claimed that they could swim with them).

u/MyVCRbroke · 1 pointr/C25K

I have a cheap pair from amazon that have the clip behind the ear but the clip is a lot bigger then my ear so they don’t really stay in so I wear a buff to hold the in. Maybe you could purchase a buff and try that.

Headphones I bought


u/torster2 · 1 pointr/teenagersnew

Are you looking for wired or bluetooth earbuds? These lasted me quite a while but right now i'm using these

u/GodWasCreated · 1 pointr/running

Have used these for over two years with no issues. Would def buy again especially at the price:

u/whitewalls86 · 1 pointr/powerlifting

I just bought these guys a couple weeks ago, and they seem like they are good quality for the money. No issues pairing, charge quickly, and sound ok. Obviously not amazing, but good enough.

Before, I had these guys and I liked them, but they didn't stay in my ears as well as I had hoped, and the they weren't very loud.

u/cablecore · 1 pointr/AppleWatch

i alternate between powerbeats x3, Phaiser BHS-730, and SENSO.

the powerbeats definitely have the best build quality and range (i sometimes leave my phone in one room and go outside to do pullups, and the beats keep playing.

for the money, the phaiser headphones are great. they're small and the build quality is excellent, but not as good as beats. all the accessories included are awesome too.

the senso are alright. i like that they don't have a button box (controls are on the headphones) but the build quality is the worst of the 3, but still pretty good.

for all of them, i get the knockoff comply ear tips from aliexpress. they all use the same size, so no problems there.

i tried the beatsx for working out once, and hated them. hard to move around with that thing dangling around your neck.

u/Capn17 · 1 pointr/running

I've been using these Senso Bluetooth headphones for a few weeks now and love them. Previous pairs of headphones I've had constantly slipped out of my ears. These have not.

Senso Bluetooth Headhones

u/jojomexi · 1 pointr/iphone

If it interests you at all, I would highly recommend these wireless BT IEM's, super cheap and great sound, battery life, etc;

u/Antne · 1 pointr/Steroidsourcetalk

I've had these for most of this year now. I listen to all sorts of music from metal to rap, country, etc and they all sound good. I sweat like a motherfucker and they hold up well. I do sprints with them and they stay planted.

u/DrUsual · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh, well, yes, definitely follow the PT's advice! My "daily" was more rhetorical. Keep to schedule! I've been using [these earbuds] ( for over a year now and have been very happy with them. Running, biking...the only thing I don't use them for is phone conversations; the microphone is pretty weak, and when I've tried using them for conversations people think I'm standing about twenty feet from the phone.

u/andonato · 1 pointr/AskTechnology

Have you thought about going Bluetooth? I was skeptical at first but have been really digging these.

u/LukeGreatGuy · 1 pointr/fitbit

I do it at the gym and I have found that wireless headphones are hugely helpful if you aren't already using them. I stand in front of a mirror and place my phone at my feet in front of me and glance down at it to see what I'm supposed to be doing.

Edit: I use these ones. They were like 38$ and work great.

u/PertinentUsername · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

Unlike most people, I actually like the look, and Apple headphones have always fit me very well. The main problem for me is the price. I use regular apple headphones when at home and I picked up these headphones for working out and they are excellent.

Personally, I would not get them just because they most likely don't have the highest audio quality, especially for the price. You just have to decide if the quality/look/utility is worth the price.

u/h0uz3_ · 1 pointr/Fitness

Recently got these.

They are relatively cheap and do their job. Sound is good once you use the right rubber set.

u/HappyNazgul · 1 pointr/iphone

These have been great

For the price, they get good battery life and pretty good sound. I originally picked them up as a temp measure till I can save up for some Jaybirds but I don't know if I need too any more.

u/abaybay99 · 1 pointr/headphones

Bluetooth or wired? If Bluetooth I love these: TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds aptX Stereo Earphones, IPX5 Splash Proof Secure Fit for Sports with Built-in Mic [Upgra

u/Nola67 · 1 pointr/Wrangler

I have a soft top and doors and sometimes I just want to listen to my music with no wind noise at all. I have these Bluetooth ear buds and they work pretty well for when I want to do that. The noise cancellation and sound quality is above average for its price point.

u/bummer_camp · 1 pointr/Fitness

I have these and they're great. I was surprised by the range- I had my phone in my bag in the locker room after my workout yesterday and walked to the sink to wash my hands (about 50 feet away, with rows of lockers and such in between) and my music was still playing.

u/Urgranma · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

As said previously, nothing bluetooth will ever be bifl. That said, buying something durable and cheap in the case of something that will be obsolete in ~5 years is my go to method.

I own both of these:



Definitely prefer the Phaisers. Super light, long battery life, water resistant (dropped them in a puddle once), and never fall out of my ears.

u/moochs · 1 pointr/headphones

These are what I use at the gym. The sound quality is pretty decent, with great bass (although the clarity and definition is nowhere near on par with proper IEMs), but they isolate extremely well, and have excellent range. Not to mention they're $30.

u/joshwah123 · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds Stereo Earphones, Secure Fit for Sports with Built-in Mic [Upgraded Version]

They are great headphones for the price!

u/Saufkumpel · 1 pointr/Fitness

Wireless is amazing!

Got those once I broke my wired ones. They are really affordable with decent quality, main downside is charging them pretty much daily (because I walk to/from work, >6 km one way) since they only last 4-5 hours.

u/theshriekingpines · 1 pointr/headphones

Can anyone comment on the sound quality (particularly bass) between these two sets? I need new running headphones to replace my Sennheiser 685 CX and would like to get wireless ones.

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones


Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Storm White

u/spospospo · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

Jaybirds are the nice ones, but a bit pricey.

I have these and am loving them for the gym

u/the_mad_scientist · 1 pointr/technology

These By Sony are really good, $38 for the blue ones. Amazon

These by Taotronics are pretty good too. They sell for $27-35 on Amazon

Of course this is,, my

u/Azarl · 1 pointr/india
u/yeahruh · 1 pointr/iphone

Not sure why everyone is surprised by this. Have you not seen wireless earbuds like these?

u/cha000 · 1 pointr/GooglePixel

I've been using some cheap $27 earbuds since August. They sound good and I won't feel too bad if I lose or break them (like I inevitability will). I haven't used them as much since I got the Pixel XL so I can't comment on battery impact. I know they cut into the battery life on my Nexus 6P pretty significantly.

TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless 4.1 Magnetic Earbuds Stereo Earphones, Secure Fit for Sports with Built-in Mic [Upgraded Version]

u/Hodorhohodor · 1 pointr/Android

This model specifically. They sound great and I didn't realize how much better not having the cord would be, but it's really convenient and comfortable.

Edit: Also I use them for work where I'm always moving around and taking them out, wearing them around my neck, etc and they've held up great so far I've had them for about two months now of pretty heavy use, no damage or defects.

u/PinkTenderBuffalo · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

I would recommend these. On sale for 29.99 at the time I posted the link, which makes them cheap enough that if something happens to them within a year it doesn't piss me off too much.

I have had other cheap pairs that didn't connect well and had shitty construction, and these don't seem to have those issues. They stay in my ears great and the sound quality is decent for me for working out.

u/smldrnheap · 1 pointr/loseit

My boyfriend and I both have these and love them.

u/literal-hitler · 1 pointr/oneplus

They're okay, but I don't use them that much.

They're rated decently on Amazon, and the reviews seem to be real.

u/NotTheRightAnswer · 1 pointr/gadgets

Too bad the touch volume slider thinger doesn't work worth a damn. I used mine for years though, but when the headphones started giving out, it was almost the same cost to go to bluetooth earbuds, which I did, and haven't looked back.