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Old 22nd April, 2010, 06:46 AM
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Quick!! - Headphone Help!

The right ear of my in-ear Sony MDR-EX56 Headphones just went out and jiggling it around and taping it at an angle no longer allows it to work.

I work processing financial aid for students and I cant stand all the drama at work so I usually shut out the world and listen to music for the 8 or so hours I work but thats really hard to do when only one ear bud works.

So I need to get a new pair asap. I have $40 USD to spend MAX. I'm looking for a pair of in-ear buds with full sound, and very good bass.

All suggestions will be appreciated!
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Old 22nd April, 2010, 07:16 AM
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Sorry, I forgot to mention that I'm looking for something other than this set that has just broken. I've used this version of buds for the last 3 years and I'm ready for something new.
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I've seen a lot of people comment on the skullcandy earbuds being pretty good. Not having used them myself, I can't say: Skullcandy - Ink'd Ear Bud Stereo Headphones - Black/Red - S2INBB-BR

However, I've found the Sony MDR-EX56 earbuds to be decent, and I rather doubt the Skull Candy earbuds will be any better.

The JVC Marshmallows have been recommended by several people as well: JVC - Marshmallow Earbud Headphones for Most Apple® iPod® and iPhone Models - Black - HAFX34B

However, again, I've got to suspect that they won't be any better than the Sonys, although I've not used the JVCs either.

My personal preference is Sennheiser: in my limited exsperience I've found nothing to be superior for the money, and in the $40+ range they usually blow everything else out of the water. I've got a set of bluetooth Senheisers that I gave just over $100 for on Amazon( Amazon.com: Sennheiser MM 200 Bluetooth Wireless Headset: Electronics ), and they are easily the best bluetooth buds I've encountered.

Any of the following should meet your needs, I would think:
Amazon.com: Sennheiser CX300-B Earbuds (Black): Electronics
Amazon.com: Sennheiser MM50 iP Earbud Headset (iPhone Compatible): Electronics
Amazon.com: Sennheiser CX 300 - Headphones ( in-ear ear-bud ) - black: Electronics
Amazon.com: Sennheiser CX 300 II Precise Bass In-ear Canal Headphones with Asymmetrical Cable, Black: Electronics
Amazon.com: Sennheiser MX85 Sport Series II Twist to Fit Stereo For Sports: Electronics
Amazon.com: Sennheiser MX 560 Earbuds with Cable Winder (Black): Electronics

The last one isn't a true earbud (it doesn't actually fit into the ear canal), and I find that style to be a bit uncomfortable, but they offer decent audio at a reasonable price. Also, some of the models listed above get close to $50, and there are a few models not listed that are in the $10-$20 range. I personally would stay away from ANY earbud that is less than about $40 as it's been my experience that they are all pretty much rubbish (even the Sennheisers, which is to say that even though the cheap Sennheisers are arguably superior to the other products in that price range, they still suck.).
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Alright, so I ordered the Sennheiser CX 300 II's when I get them in I'll let you know how they are! after reading the reviews I was quite pleased but until I have them to test for myself I won't know for sure.
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