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Good iPhone headphones?

Asked by Brunty (93points) March 20th, 2008

I’ve got some Sennheiser CX300’s – but they require an adapter to fit the iPhone (like most headphones do) – I hate the standard iPhone headphones, but like the mic integration, anyone know of any relatively cheap good headphones? (Preferably in-ear buds, like the Sennheiser CX300’s)

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chaosrob's avatar

I got a pair of customized Etymotic E6i’s from Ultimate Buds and I never looked back. They’re amazing.

blippio's avatar

ha. I was going to answer the same thing! I’ll second that. Before I had my iPhone, I also used Etymotics on my iPod and they are the bomb.

However, they’re also $150 so I’m not sure if they are cheap Etymotic E6i

Brunty's avatar

I’ll check them out, I can’t really stretch to that – though I appreciate the quality of a good set of headphones, I’m a bit of a Sennheiser man myself, got the CX300’s cheap, and for the money they’re great, I also have some PX100’s I got cheap (for everyday computer use) and I have some HD 280-Pro’s – for my more serious listening and gaming.
Thanks for the advice!!

chaosrob's avatar

They also have the UB3 for $30. Cheap enough to experiment, and they’ve been getting pretty good reviews.

Brunty's avatar

The UB3 are an OEM of the CX300’s I have – Creative also have models like the CX300’s.

chaosrob's avatar

Yeah, but the UB3’s have a microphone and a proper iPhone button.

Brunty's avatar

Oh right, that I didn’t notice!
I might have to check them out as the sound from my CX300’s is awesome for the price, if those use the same parts then they’d be ideal.

blippio's avatar

ah… the senn HD 280s… I’ve wasted many an hour with Half Life on those!

Brunty's avatar

Aye, they’re not a bad pair of headphones ;)

ben's avatar

I’m thinking about this too, and I’ve read some decent reviews for the Maximo HS2s.

Brunty's avatar

V-Moda Vibe Duo’s – just seen them, bit pricey but they look nice and from the reviews I’ve read seem like hey could be quite good, I might have to get some at payday later in the month!
Thanks again for all the help all :)

Spargett's avatar

I’ve had both the Etymotic E6i’s and the V-Moda Vibe Duo’s. I think I liked the Vibe Duos a little more. They would be perfect if you create a custom EQ setting on your iPhone. Why you can’t, I have no idea.

The V-Moda’s are also $50 cheaper than the Etymotic’s. And with the V-Moda’s you don’t have to deal with routinely replacing the speaker core like on the Etymotic’s

My Vibe Duo’s had a malfunction after about 5 months, where one of the ears wasn’t working properly. I contacted them about and they offered a replacement, no questions asked, and assured me that they’re making a new batch that had any potential issues worked out. On top of that, those won’t be in stock for a few more weeks, so until they come in, they sent me a pair of the V-Moda Vibe headphones absolutely free ($100 value) until the Duo’s came in, which they will be replacing as well. Excellent customer service worth mentioning.

P.S. my Etymotic E6i’s died eventually as well, right after the 1 year warranty expired

P.P.S. The other nice thing about the V-Moda Vibe Duo’s is the fact that the 1/8” headphone jacks fit perfectly within the iPhone recessed output jack. No need to a 3rd party adapter.

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