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Johnyx33 07-18-2009 09:25 PM

Good quality earphones.
I need a good quality ear phone that's not too expensive for an iPod Touch I'm gona get.
Thank you in advance.

SeminoleRob 07-19-2009 02:17 AM

What is your budget?

ReyZero 07-19-2009 06:41 AM

There's so many variables, and being your first post, you might want to take a look at other posts to help find what you want.

Flyboybob 07-19-2009 11:06 AM

Unfortunately, headphones are a very personal decision. One set may sound and feel great to one person and another might hate them.

First you have to decide if you want earbuds or over the ear style. Then, you can begin to weed out the hundreds of types by reading reviews. I personally have been very happy with a pair of JVC earbuds that fit into my ear canals with a soft rubber tip which rejects ambient noise. They are made by the same people who make the Creative brand.

I tried a pair of Bose over the ear noise canceling headphones and I couldn't tell the difference in sound quality or noise rejection between the very expensive Bose and my JVC ones which cost less than a quarter of the price of the Bose.

I have been a professional pilot for over 40 years and my hearing is shot from noise exposure. Regardless which ones you buy, be sure NOT to turn the volume up on your iPod too high (set the volume limiter) or you will suffer the same kind of hearing loss and ear ringing that I suffer from now.

AdrianW 07-21-2009 01:02 AM

The best place to start looking would be the Ear/Headphones forum.

crewchief 07-22-2009 09:03 PM

The sky can be the limit as your budget is the most important factor. I am personally listening to my touch right now thru a $500 pair of Shure SE530's but this might really be out of reach for you. The good news is that there are good options at any budget. So once you establish that then we need to move on to what type of use are they for and what generes of music. I could go on and on, but I am typing on my touch right now. So for starters give us some more info like what I covered here and then we can refine your search.

Sydd 07-23-2009 03:07 PM

If you're looking for earbuds I'd check out Shure's SE115's and Sennheiser's CX 300's. Excellent sound for casual music listening.

magictouch 07-25-2009 11:09 AM

[QUOTE=Flyboybob;1338007]Unfortunately, headphones are a very personal decision. One set may sound and feel great to one person and another might hate them.

To right, i couldn't believe how good the standard ones were after i read all the rubbish reviews about them :)

Purplemonkee 07-31-2009 06:07 PM

I also dont see what the bad (really bad) reviews about the bog standard headphones that come bundled with the ipod/phone. Not bad at all concidering they are free!! Saying that tho the sound quality isnt amazing but pretty good regardless.

briareus 08-03-2009 06:00 PM

That's the nature of subjectivity. The standard ones are better than nothing IMO but that's pretty much it. YMMV as they say.

archurban 08-04-2009 10:49 PM

I am not sure how much you have a budget. But if you consider really good headphone, you have to invest more than $150 in my experience. By the way, don't buy Bose. It is lame, and overated product. Sound fairly ok. But it is all warm with no excitement. I hate it. I recommend ultimate ears. They really make a good piece of it. I have Ultimate ears super fi. 5vi for my iPhone. Sound is incredible. It is about $190 without tax.

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