I used open-backed headphones instead. That's before I don't like the enclosed feel of earphones... Also, the small enclosure in your head distorts the sound.i trust my own ears but my ears dun get d chance 2 try them out... :sweat:
i thought to spend up to abt 200 if they are good...as in clarity and sound quality etc. i find my panasonic though produce good sound tends to just make it louder and more bassy.What's your budget?
There are some online reviews on earphones. One thing for sure is to buy those in-ear buds models (instead of the normal earphones) - it cuts out external noise so you get a better music experience.
UM1 vs UM2. The difference is there coupled with a good amp.I've just sold the UM2s I got as a gift (I feel dirty selling a gift, so I'm gonna buy it back eventually). Anyway, I'm absolutely satisfied with the sound. With a proper amplifier the soundstaging was amazing. Great highs, tight bass. I think I'll be going for the UM1s (till I buy back the UM2s of course) since I love the UM2 sound so much. I helped my brother buy the UE Super.fi3s, but I haven't tried it. From what I've heard, the SF3 and 5 sound much muddier than the UM1s and UM2s, so I'd recommend the Westones. If you're going lower than that in terms of price, try the Sony MDR-EX85/90, Sennheiser CX300, and Creative EP630.
Are you looking for the earbuds type or those headphone types(like hairband kind)?
The best I've used is the Koss PortaPro. Very very good this one.
Reminds me, dat time I was at Kino Taka buying some magazines. As I handed the mags to the lady, I dug out my UM1 and let it rest on my chest, the lady took a hard look at it and when she was passing me my magazines, asked me if those are earphones..... :bsmilie:today i tried the shure E2c and the UM2. for a 450 earphone...the UM2 looks more like a cheapo road side 2 dollar earphone. i was really surprised by the look of it.