But from my experiences and from other people's, it is very important to get a pair of earphones/headphones that offer something more than the crappy stock earbuds that get bundled with every single music player that you can think of. They are good if you don't have anything else but if you do, don't use them!
Apple earbuds do not cut it.
For $30 dollars as a replacement, these earphones are not only fragile but produce poor sound quality. Most of the impact/detail of the music is automatically missing as soon as you play your music. Not to mention the sound leakage is notoriously bad. You could most definitely get something better at that price, or a little bit more.
So, do you guys/girls use earphones and/or headphones or both? If not, which ones have you tried?
So far, I own:
These ones offer superior clarity. The vocals and instrumentals on it are outstanding. The bass is something people complain about, and admittedly, I don't feel it is appropriate for listening to electronica songs that have a focus on bass. But it is AWESOME for rock, pop, classical - basically most other genres.
One thing about these earphones is that they have not been changed by Etymotic for over 10 years. They're old but they still hold up!
Replaceable cables, but would need to send to manufacturer for them to do it.
Ultimate Ears SuperFi 5 Pro
These are much more bassy than the Etymotic ER4Ps. Pretty good clarity. I think it's an all-around excellent earphone. It's pretty much good for any genre, though I still think the ER4Ps are much more subtle and better for Rock/classical/instrumental songs.
Replaceable cables, which can be purchased online quite easily.
Ultimate Ears TripleFi 10 (in blue)
These are awesome earphones.
SO clear - listening to songs is heavenly. Bass is really strong, but tight and controlled. Good soundstage. Instrumental separation is pretty amazing on these.
Replaceable cables, just like above.
Which ones do you currently own?
Edited by Dazzle, 08 December 2012 - 12:43 AM.