Please recommend best In-Ear headphones for VOLUME

Discussion in 'Portable Headphones & Earphones' started by Vasilis_Achilles, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Vasilis_Achilles

    Vasilis_Achilles Casual Listener

    Aug 13, 2013
    Dear all

    I have spent some time reading through the posts here and I am very impressed at everyone's knowledge and willigness to help. If i could trouble you all with a few questions as I would like to buy some headphones for listening to music.

    My device is Iphone 4s
    Format is mp3 (or the itunes equivalent)
    Audio quality ranges from 128kps to 320kps (depending on source)
    I like all music but mostly listen to Dance/House
    Main usage for headphones - gym and commute (noisy places)
    I am not concerned with disturbing others but I would like to contain as much sound possible so good noise isolation would be beneficial.
    My main objective is volume. The more the better as the iphone and EU regulations insist that the device be rather quiet to avoid ear damage.
    My price range is up to £100 but I would gladly increase this budget for the right pair!
    I use only IN-EAR headphones

    What is my best option here?
    When mp3 tracks are played at high volumes the sound gets crackly and distorted. What headphones could handle this best? And what pair gives me the highest VOLUME?

    I've read up on the E10's and B&W C5 headphones - both at different ends of the price range.

    Does a more expensive pair work better when the audio is standard mp3, is it worth it to go mpre expensive?

    Many thanks in advance for all your help and suggestions.

  2. john-hifi

    john-hifi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    Hi Vasilis_Achilles,

    Generally the more you spend on earphones the harder they are to drive and the less forgiving they become with low quality audio. So if you want earphones that can go louder easily then these are worth a look at (in order of sensitivity):

    Audiofly AF56
    Beyerdynamic DTX 101iE
    SoundMAGIC E10
    SoundMAGIC E30
  3. krismusic

    krismusic Dynamic Driver

    Oct 6, 2009
    A headphone amp would increase volume from your iPhone. IEM's need less volume as the sound is directed into your ear canals.
    Be careful of your hearing though. Maybe nice quality would encourage you to listen at lower volume? You only get one set of ears to last a lifetime!
  4. jerryhere

    jerryhere Well Balanced

    Jul 30, 2014
    i can recommend you to try on kingsbuying,i bought one has a good sound with enough volume,
    more importantly ,their price is very good

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