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kid unknown
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5403 posts since 8/12/01

2 Mar 2015 12:01
Looking for a decent pair of well fitting buds but everything I look at seems to have marmite reviews with some going "best fitting ever" and others going "do not fit, fall out constantly" etc

I had the E10s that were raved about but could not get them to stay in properly (tried all the diff sizes) and then they broke.

Anyone been in this position then found something that was a revelation?

If I could use for running as well that would be a bonus but main use would be for commuting so don't want sound leakage.

Cheers
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

2 Mar 2015 12:22
Friend of mine had the same trouble. He ended up getting custom moulds made. They fit on top of his own head phones and cost him about a ton iirc.
Dee
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11666 posts since 22/11/07

2 Mar 2015 13:37
Have you tried comply tips, bound to get a snug fit with one of the sizes.
swiftus
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1158 posts since 1/7/09

posted 2 Mar 2015 14:45, edited 2 Mar 2015 14:45
kid unknown wrote: Looking for a decent pair of well fitting buds but everything I look at seems to have marmite reviews with some going "best fitting ever" and others going "do not fit, fall out constantly" etc

I had the E10s that were raved about but could not get them to stay in properly (tried all the diff sizes) and then they broke.

Anyone been in this position then found something that was a revelation?

If I could use for running as well that would be a bonus but main use would be for commuting so don't want sound leakage.

Cheers

Got these for running, bass is a bit heavy, but if your emphasis is staying in place, they're great. Took a bit of getting used to after wearing on-ear/over-ear headphones, but after a few wears you get used to it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-CX-685-Sports-Headphones-Black/dp/B0094R4POC

EDIT: the annoying thing about these is the lack of in-line controls, and I've just seen these, which seem to correct this (same price on Amazon).

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-CX686G-Canal-Sports-Headset/dp/B00RGRPMEE/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
TheTiger
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3925 posts since 23/2/03

2 Mar 2015 16:22
Have tried Sennheiser, Shure and a number of other in-ear options, but keep coming back to Bose. Sound quality is 8/10, but and more importantly for me they have been by far the comfiest ones.
TeenageIcon
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203 posts since 24/11/14

posted 2 Mar 2015 20:50, edited 2 Mar 2015 20:50
I use customart music one. The best you can get for the price. Period. It's 189 euro but you'll need to see an audiologist to sort out your custom earpiece. Ear impression Cost about 50 quid. It's a custom IEM. Maximal isolation, wont hear a thing when youre on the tube. Made out of silicon and dont need to worry about it falling out since it's customised for you based on your ear canal. Never liked headphone since it draws too much attention in public.

Here's a comparison of tons of earphone. These babies sit at the top despite its cheaper price tag
http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone-list/
TeenageIcon
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203 posts since 24/11/14

posted 2 Mar 2015 20:52, edited 2 Mar 2015 20:52
Double
Trent
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1972 posts since 18/1/09

3 Mar 2015 07:15
Bose QC20i FTW in the in-ear game. Sennheiser HD25 MK II for errting else.
discobobulated
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889 posts since 21/4/10

posted 3 Mar 2015 07:22, edited 3 Mar 2015 07:22
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31661789

Sennheiser HD25 allday. Although only use em for djing.
jacko198
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402 posts since 23/10/09

4 Mar 2015 22:37
^ A friend of mine is working with Sennheiser on an inline limiter for that reason http://www.limitear.com


Oh and yeah, HD-25's by far the best performing for the money. Use mine all the time
freshflow
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2721 posts since 9/6/09

17 Jun 2015 14:57
Looking for some over ear headphones for the gym. About £150 max I want to spend. Do not want Beats! Any recommendations?
Kadafi39
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1721 posts since 30/10/09

posted 17 Jun 2015 15:12, edited 17 Jun 2015 15:12
Not exactly made for the gym but these are good and wireless too:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bose-AE2w-Bluetooth-Headphones-Black/dp/B00CD1FB26/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie;=UTF8&qid;=1434554026&sr;=1-1
Crackajack
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7600 posts since 21/4/05

17 Jun 2015 15:44
Best in-ear under £50 ?

Had Soundmagic E-10 and Sennheiser CX 300 / 500 previously but hoping for something with better build quality.
andrew_
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544 posts since 23/1/10

17 Jun 2015 18:43
RHA
http://www.rha-audio.com/uk/headphones.html

I've got the MA750i, best I've ever had. Heard great things about the lower priced ones too.
Gizmo
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4307 posts since 20/10/09

17 Jun 2015 19:47
^ currently using the 750i too, banging pair of earphones for the £.
TIMDOT
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867 posts since 6/8/14

17 Jun 2015 20:54
Got the Sony MDR-EX650AP.
Hard to fault them sound wise but after a few months it looks like the top layer of metal has become worn away. Not sure if it's actually rust because they're most worn where they have been touched the most.
If I were you i'd get the silver colour.
Burt
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6015 posts since 3/1/10

posted 17 Jun 2015 21:56, edited 17 Jun 2015 21:56
freshflow wrote: Looking for some over ear headphones for the gym. About £150 max I want to spend. Do not want Beats! Any recommendations?
Sennheiser OCX 685i Use these regularly at the gym and for running and they've never skipped a beat in the year and change that I've owned them.

EDIT - Looks like they've been replaced with THESE
Razorlight123
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4652 posts since 13/1/10

posted 28 Jun 2015 10:13, edited 28 Jun 2015 10:13
Messed up my headphones for gym and did some research on some wireless bluetooth temporary beaters.

Got these in-ear bluetooth headphones delivered yesterday Bluedio S3 - £10.59 delivered

So far so good, surprisingly good quality (was expecting really shitty) - does what it says on the tin.
Crackajack
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7600 posts since 21/4/05

28 Jun 2015 10:15
Andrew, Giz, Tim thanks will look into those.

Does anyone know of the buds which you get moulded at an audiologist? Think they were from a small manufacturer in eastetn europe but got great reviews.
beardywierdy
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642 posts since 8/1/13

28 Jun 2015 10:49
Custom art Music one. Made in poland mate. About 180 euros