Noise isolating In-Ear Monitors (IEMs) earbuds headphones like iLuv iEP322's

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bwl123 wrote:
Has anyone tried this:

https://www.banggood.com/KZ-ZS5-HIFI-8-Driver-Double-Balanced-Armatures-Double-Dynamic-Hybrid-Headphone-with-Detachable-Cable-p-1152961.html?rmmds=mywishlist


Yep, I’ve tried those and the others (including the newer ZS6). They are WAY too bright (huge bump @ 10-12k). However, the ZS3 is actually very decent, and is one of the cheaper models.
With a coupon you should be able to get them for under $10. That is the only KZ offering I’d bother with at this time. YMMVBeer
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I’v bought 2 pairs of these, I quite like them as the ear pieces are really good. And it comes in under $10 budget as well.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Original-AWEI-ES-70TY-3-5MM-Plug-Stereo-Music-Deep-Bass-In-ear-Earphones-Headphones-with/32789065866.html
Is there a page in English? Can’t find click link for English.
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The Hybrid Pros are available for 18.99$
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1175405#comment-1175405

They are $16.19 right now. I’m tempted to buy them. I just ordered a new DAP and looking for some decent IEMs to go along with it, although I’m still pretty happy with my old trusty Panasonic HJE350.

What DAP did you buy?
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What DAP did you buy?
Shanling M3s.
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Are any of those mentioned remarkably good at just blocking ambient noise, without being used to play an audio file?

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kids…or wife? Wink

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hank wrote:
Are any of those mentioned remarkably good at just blocking ambient noise, without being used to play an audio file?

I think those are called ear plugs.
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Hey, if anyone is looking for some great bluetooth buds, get the Oontz Budz They’re $34, but sound as great as a $100+ wired pair I used to own. I tore up my first pair, and turned around and ordered another pair to replace them.

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Is there a way for these headphones to enter a number for selecting a choice in answering phone menu?

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> just blocking ambient noise

Airplane flights, or screeching subway wheels on curves.

Most noise blockers don’t suppress human speech frequencies, I’ve read that’s a FAA requirement so people don’t miss aircraft emergency instructions, but don’t know if that’s true.

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hank wrote:
Are any of those mentioned remarkably good at just blocking ambient noise, without being used to play an audio file?

Isolation varies with different earbuds, but it’s mostly a function of the tips. The cheap/flimsy tips that most low-dollar IEMs come with typically don’t offer a high level of isolation. A good set of silicone tips (of the right size) usually do an OK job. For me, the best isolation almost always comes from memory foam tips (again, of the right size), with my favorites being those from Comply.
The only downside is that good memory-foam tips can be expensive, and don’t last very long. YMMV
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So far I have bought 3 Benjie branded DAPs. Sound and performance to price is amazing people compare them to players costing hundreds. They are at least as good as my walkman and have a much more neutral sound. The eq are a bit basic but they can play high resolution audio and have decent built in amps.

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OP, if you are still looking, I recently tried a bunch of different IEMs. These UiiSii CM5 are a little over your budget but have excellent bass and come with many different ear tips, so you are sure to find something that provides good fitment and noise isolation. They are very comfortable. Really fantastic sound at this price point…

http://a.co/4duF6gI

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do you prefer these to the T2s you purchased?

thanks.

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rondohatten wrote:
do you prefer these to the T2s you purchased?

thanks.


They’re quite different, and I like each for different reasons. It really depends on the sound signature that you prefer. The CM5 has a typical V-shaped response – boosted lows and highs, so if you’re a bass head, you’ll probably enjoy them more. The T2 has more of a neutral signature – flatter frequency response – the bass is still there, but not in the same amount as in CM5. However, the T2 is overall clearer/cleaner sounding. The T2 also has detachable cables (MMCX), which allows you to upgrade the cable and/or use a balanced cable if your amp/DAP has a balanced output. Alas, the T2 is more than twice the price.

FYI, you can partially seal the front vents on the T2 which will produce a lot more bass, but you have to be careful not to completely seal them as then the bass/midbass may become overpowering.

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Pete7874 wrote:

OP, if you are still looking, I recently tried a bunch of different IEMs. These UiiSii CM5 are a little over your budget but have excellent bass and come with many different ear tips, so you are sure to find something that provides good fitment and noise isolation. They are very comfortable. Really fantastic sound at this price point…

http://a.co/4duF6gI

Those look really good, with great feedback on Amazon.

They're a little expensive, but I'll keep my eye on them.  :THUMBS-UP:

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Well I just got the UiiSii CM5's from Amazon.

They have the best feedback of any IEM's for $20 or less.

I don't like them.

iLuv iEP322's have much more volume & bass, and have much better noise isolation.

UiiSii CM5's are also less comfortable.

They do stay in the ears remarkably well, though putting them on is a pain.

The search continues...

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raccoon city wrote:

Well I just got the UiiSii CM5’s from Amazon.


They have the best feedback of any IEM’s for $20 or less.


I don’t like them.


iLuv iEP322’s have much more volume & bass, and have much better noise isolation.


UiiSii CM5’s are also less comfortable.


They do stay in the ears remarkably well, though putting them on is a pain.


The search continues…


That’s unfortunate.

What I have found out is it’s all about fitment. If you can’t get proper fitment to completely seal your ear canals, you are not going to get good bass. Some people invest in third party ear tips to help with fitment if none of the factory-provided tips work well. Luckily for me, one of the tips included with CM5 ended up working well for me. But I’ve tried other IEMs where I just couldn’t get them to fit properly, and I was getting very weak bass as a result. We all have ears that are shaped differently, so we need to experiment on our own until we find what works.

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After spending hours and hours of research last couple of days, yesterday I ordered Shanling M1 together with leather case, 32GB card and sticker skins for 95€ on aliexpress coupled with TinAudio T2 since I am more prone to neutral sound.
At first I wanted to spend up to 70€ for DAP and IEMs but didn’t want sluggish UI with bad screen and not having Gapless play which is really important if you want to listen whole albums and Bluetooth.

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freefly wrote:

Some of the lower-tier offerings from JVC are pretty decent, and perform well above their price-point IMO. 
With your criteria, I’d maybe look at the FX102 or even the older FX101 (or FX202/FX201 for the versions with an inline mic).

I just ordered some JVC HA-FX101's for $10, mainly due to this guide:

https://www.head-fi.org/articles/headphone-buying-guide.14163/

I'll report my findings when they come in.  :-)

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I got the JVC HA-FX101's today.

I'll compare them to my iLuv iEP322's.

Both sound great and have a good amount of bass.

The iEP322's have more volume, by a moderate amount.

The HA-FX101's do not have hardly any noise isolation.  I believe this is due to the ear tips.

Overall, the JVC's are very good, but I like the iLuv's better.

Right now the iLuv's are next to impossible to find, except for some pink ones on eBay, and the JVC's are easy to find.

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Anyone have a good recommendation for bluetooth wireless stereo ear-buds? I would prefer them with no cord between the ear-buds, but I am willing to try some if they sound great.

Would prefer them to be noise canceling and not break the bank, say less than $40

Thanks in advance for your recommendations… Smile Beer

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Just received the new Xiaomi InEars with ANC – the 3.5mm Version with inbuilt battery:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Xiaomi-ANC-Earphone-Active-Noise-Cancelling-Earphone-3-5mm-jack-Interface-In-Ear-Mic-Line-Control/32845184436.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.27424c4d0DX11I

I own InEars from Xiaomi since the Piston 3 and all of them sound good. With every generation, I heard more and more details in the music (Player: Sansa Clip+, MP3s 192-320kbit) The ProHD were the best til now, but they always had faint bass, even with the little hole on the side closed.
I was more interested in the ANC function for work, but man, those things sound so nice. Like the Pro HD but with a really full bass.

Not directly cheap, but well worth their money!

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I never liked my KZ ATE-S...

So I did some research, and a while ago I got KZ ES4's and KZ Copper Cable.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32951878355.html

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32981135983.html

Total Price:  about $15.

These are true basshead IEMs, and I really like them.

Plenty of bass, little annoying treble, and great durability.

Perfect for me.  :BEER:

 

These are my go-to IEMs.

I like them more than my iLuv iEP322's, which aren't available for sale anymore at a decent price (plus they're pretty fragile.)

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I received my KZ ZS7 and corresponding cable today, which I purchased on 11/11.

It definitely has better bass than the KZ ES4, but I'm not sure if it's worth the premium price.

I'm glad I have it, and it'll be what I use when I need an IEM, which, honestly, isn't that often.

Most of the time I use over-ear headphones, but I like having some nice IEMs because they're portable.

I also like the blue metal body of the ZS7.

It looks classy.  [IMG]

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My own IEMs are the QT2S and the TRN V90.

The TRN V90 is an all around better IEM, but the QT2S has better soundstage, so better for games and multi-channel content.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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BlueSwordM wrote:

My own IEMs are the QT2S and the TRN V90.

The TRN V90 is an all around better IEM, but the QT2S has better soundstage, so better for games and multi-channel content.

The TRN V90 is frequently recommended on Head-Fi, so I'm sure that's a good one.

I haven't heard of the QT2S.

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L4M4 wrote:
Just received the new Xiaomi InEars with ANC – the 3.5mm Version with inbuilt battery:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32845184436.html

I own InEars from Xiaomi since the Piston 3 and all of them sound good. With every generation, I heard more and more details in the music (Player: Sansa Clip+, MP3s 192-320kbit) The ProHD were the best til now, but they always had faint bass, even with the little hole on the side closed.
I was more interested in the ANC function for work, but man, those things sound so nice. Like the Pro HD but with a really full bass.

Not directly cheap, but well worth their money!

These look really nice and I like the fact that there are controls, as I use mine frequently on the old Apple iPod earbuds… but the listing does not indicate any compatibility with iPod devices. Have you tried?

EDIT: Meh, forget about it. Amazon reviews slammed it. LINK Biggest complaint? Non-existent bass.

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My colleagues advised me the Tronsmart Spunky Beats, they are more then happy with it, so i bought one of them on black friday

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