comfy iems

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  1. storm9

    storm9 New Member

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    Going on long haul flight next week, need some in ears. I have an ipod touch and listen to metal, hip hop, rock, even 80's music! mainly. Budget is £60-£100. Would really appreciate some guidance as cannot make my mind up.
    Thanks.
     
  2. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    Have a look at these and see if any of them really appeal. Comfort is obviously subjective but to me comfort is about fit, if the earphones will not stay in the ear well they will never feel comfy.

    Comply tips are an excellent accessory for improving already great earphones, comply tips isolate you better from external noise and are softer and stay in the ear better than silicone - there is a Comply Tip for nearly every great brand and model of headphone.

    Some of these have the over ear fit which is like the Pro fit of musicians or Racing drivers in ear monitors, this is designed to stay put without a head or neck band.

    SoundMAGIC PL30 In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones in Black
    £34.96 - These are two or three times better than the price suggests.

    Klipsch Image S4 Sound Isolating Earphones in Black
    £69.95 - Bass a plenty, contemporary and relaxed sound

    Beyerdynamic DTX100 Earphones in Black (DTX 100)
    £75.95 - similar to S4 but a bit more detail

    Audeo PFE 012 Perfect Bass Earphones in Black (PFE-012)
    £79.96 - Detailed and very pretty, most intricate sounding

    Westone UM1 True-Fit Single-Driver Earphones (UM 1)
    £89.95 - Pro in ear with powerful rich mids

    Shure SE215 Sound Isolating Earphones in Black (SE 215)
    £99.95 - Similar to DTX100 but with pro fit
     
  3. storm9

    storm9 New Member

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    Westone recommendation.

    Will go for the Westone's . Quick question, you mentioned the Comply ear tips in your reply, does the above product come with them or should I order some?
    I will order as soon as you reply, thank you very much for finding the time to list so many products with honest evaluations regardless of price.
    Fly Friday.
     
  4. RobinHiFi

    RobinHiFi Super Moderator

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    The UM1 come with 2 pairs of normal comply tips and 2 pairs of the larger P-Version tips. I'm glad the list helped:)
     
  5. storm9

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    thanks again, order placed.
     
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