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Old July 14, 2009, 01:03 PM
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My iPod earbuds just broke so I need to pick up some new ones. Any suggestions? I guess 50$ and under would be my price range.
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Old July 14, 2009, 01:05 PM
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I always loved Koss "The Plug" Earbuds. I've found them locally for $20 or less sometimes. Excellent bass and good sound blocking thanks to the soft cones that are inserted in the ear like earplugs (very comfortable actually).
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Old July 14, 2009, 01:35 PM
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very cool and cheap earbuds. My bro has the cheap $10 ones from Bestbuy. the fit isn't that good, but the sound is excellent.


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Old July 14, 2009, 05:38 PM
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Give the Yuin PK3's a try
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Old July 15, 2009, 05:51 AM
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Decisions, decisions lol.
I guess to help make my choice, what are the specs I should be looking for with regards to sound? E.g. Frequency response, impedance, etc. Or does it even make a difference? Maybe comfort would be the best way to choose?
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Old July 15, 2009, 06:53 AM
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Impedence shouldn't matter for earbuds...they should be easy to drive from any source. AFAIK all earbuds have the same frequency response, but you could check to make sure that they span from 20Hz-20000Hz. I'm not sure how you could narrow down the rest as comfort is important, but different for everyone. Good luck!
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Old July 15, 2009, 11:44 AM
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If you can find a deal on a pair of nice Shure's or JVC Reference ear buds (usually run around $100) that would be my suggestion. I got a pair 50% off from BB at boxing day and they are the best damn earbuds I have ever listened to. They produce the cleanest, warmest and deepest sounds in an earbud. Worth the $50 by a mile!
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