My earphones just broke and now one of the speakers(?) is sputtering in and out. Any recommendations for a good new set that doesn't cost too much ($25 limit)?
I'm looking for earphones that are mainly comfortable, durable, and compact. I especially like those earphones that wrap around your ears and don't have a solid speaker connector. The last pair of phones I had were dirt cheap and lasted me about a year and a half:Panasonic RP-HS43. I'm looking for something of similar design but better. Those phones only cost like 10 bucks when I bought them. I'm willing to spare up to $25 +/- a few bucks for the new pair.
The best earphones are unfortunately the most expensive - I'm pretty sure there are some for around that price limit, though. They're the ones that actually go into your ear and block outside sound. Something like this.
^Oh, I'm not looking for noise-cancelling earphones. I should probably specify. I'll edit my thread starter for the specifications.
Thanks though Digi.
The JVC Marshmallow headphones have great sound quality for their price. You can get them on amazon - heres a link.
Zenheiser have always had good Earphones
For $25, there's really not much of a different, just get what looks the most comfortable.
If you want some real good headphones, you're looking at at least $70 for some Grado SR-60 or SR-80s, however, those aren't isolated, and they kinda hurt the outside of your ears after a while.
If you REALLY want some good headphones, I'd recommend Etymotic ER-4P or ER-4S headphones. They're like $200 (I don't know the current price), but they're damn good. They'll let you completely rediscover a lot of your old music.
But, unfortunately, there's not a lot you can do with $25, just look for comfort and cord length. Which reminds me, I really recommend getting an extension cord for your headphones if you're listening to music on the computer.
If you really want to know the absolute best value, go to the head-fi forums and ask them.