Advice needed for In-ear earphones

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  1. Nitro32339

    Nitro32339 New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm writing this as a request for a friend.

    He's looking for an in-ear earphone that requires the following:
    Budget: <= £90
    Use: He'll be using it for mainly on his iPod Touch
    Type of music genre: Any type.
    Bass/Treble/Balance: He doesn't mind which as long as the bass isn't over powering.

    Finally (and the main ones), noise cancellation is decent and doesn't fall out the ear easily

    The one he is currently looking at is the Phonak Audéo PFE 012

    Thank you for your time.
     
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    Nitro32339 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply

    My friend is getting these (just ordered it) and thinking about getting the ear buds in the future.

    Thank you.
     
  4. RobinHiFi

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    Hope your friend really enjoys them :)
     
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    Instead of making a new thread, i'll continue using this one.

    Right now, i'm currently using the (not sure what the product is called and what order) Monster Beats Tours (without the mic part). I may be considering buying a new pair next year or the next.

    My requirements are the same as the post I made about headphones:
    http://www.hifiheadphones.co.uk/forum/ask-experts/1182-advice-needed-headphones-150-a.html
    Minus the information about portablity, closed/open back. Also, i'll be using at the time I won't be using my headphones (while travelling etc...).

    Wanted to know if I should stick with these or is there better ones?

    Budget for the future approximately £100
     
  6. RobinHiFi

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    to get in-ears that would genuinely reflect the same amount of audiable detail and texture as a full size like an M50 or DT770 you would need to spend a bit more. The Phonak Audeo PFE012 (022 with mic) is a contender as an inexpensive wideband armature earphone. Really though you would need to have a look at these for more accurate performance.


    Westone UM2 Dual-Driver Earphones with Replaceable Cable (UM 2)
    £206.95

    Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10 PRO Earphones Metallic Blue
    £214.96

    Westone UM3X True-fit High-Fidelity In-Ear Isolating Headphones
    £249.95

    For accuracy and fine detail you are much better going for a balanced armature model.

    Another good one for under £100 would be

    Westone UM1 True-Fit Single-Driver Earphones (UM 1)
    £89.95
     
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    It doesn't have to be close to being an ATH M50 (apologies if I made it sound that way). Just wanted one which have a decent low, mid and highs and that is better than the ones I currently have.

    I've looked at the Phonak Audeo and Westone and i'm not sure which one to get. Maybe in the new year (hoping), it'll go down on price.
     
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    The UM1 is a slightly more fun warm sound whereas the Phonak has a more linear/subtle EQ but is cooler sounding.
     
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