1. farbod21's Avatar
    I have an awesome pair of Shures but they dont have any controls on them... I needed something for the gym... Heard great things about the HF2 and HF3...




    Amazon.com: Etymotic ER23-HF3-BLACK HF3 In-Ear Headsetwith 3-Button Remote Control for iPod, iPhone, iPad (Black): Electronics
    10-29-2010 04:33 PM
  2. vietalogy's Avatar
    They look nice. Don't think I could ever spend more then $20 on earbuds.
    10-29-2010 04:59 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    Interesting - I also just bought a new pair of earbuds, but I went with Zaggbuds. I'd gotten the plain ones a few months back as a freebie. I use them at school for listening to speaking assignments my distance students turn in. They are the most comfortable things I've ever used, and the sound quality is awesome. So when I got another 40% Zagg coupon, I went for the fancy pair with the mic controls to use with my iPhone and my pc at home.
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    10-29-2010 06:31 PM
  4. farbod21's Avatar
    Isolation is very important to me. IEM's and any headphones for that matter that dont isolate can cause serious hearing damage because you turn them higher to drown out the background noise...

    Ive heard good things about the Zagg Z Budds and for that price point I hear they are fantastic...
    10-29-2010 07:17 PM
  5. Alli's Avatar
    The Zaggs go in ear and when they're in you can't hear anything else. They are fantastic. And since Zagg is forever giving 40-50% coupons, you can have them at half the price - very well worth it.
    10-29-2010 09:07 PM
  6. farbod21's Avatar
    So I gave them a listen to at the gym... Love em. They hold their own against my Shure headphones which i paid through the nose for... The remote could be designed better (differently shaped buttons) but the sound quality and isolation are excellent. The highs and mids are perfect and although the lows could be a bit better, I dont like my sound too bassy to begin with so its fine... Im thinking about going for custom fit earpieces ($100) because nothing stays comfortable in my ears to go along with them, but Im very happy with the purchase...
    10-30-2010 04:45 PM
  7. xultar's Avatar
    They are good, no make that awesome but they will mess up your ears. I loved mine but had to give them up. If you travel don't use them on the plane.
    10-31-2010 09:29 PM
  8. Chris_c81's Avatar
    Interesting - I also just bought a new pair of earbuds, but I went with Zaggbuds. I'd gotten the plain ones a few months back as a freebie. I use them at school for listening to speaking assignments my distance students turn in. They are the most comfortable things I've ever used, and the sound quality is awesome. So when I got another 40% Zagg coupon, I went for the fancy pair with the mic controls to use with my iPhone and my pc at home.
    Hey Alli, any idea where I can get a coupon from please? Many thanks.
    11-01-2010 06:10 PM
  9. Alli's Avatar
    Hey Alli, any idea where I can get a coupon from please? Many thanks.
    Two ways - follow Zagg on Facebook. They are forever putting coupon codes there. Better way, enter their weekly contests. In return for entering you get a coupon, somewhere between 30-50%.
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    11-01-2010 06:57 PM
  10. xultar's Avatar
    Oh be careful changing the filters the ear buds break easy
    11-05-2010 01:05 AM
  11. mad_eyes's Avatar
    alternative to custom fit is the comply foam buds.

    i'm gonna shell out for some ultimate ears soon.
    11-05-2010 03:59 AM
  12. mad_eyes's Avatar
    They look nice. Don't think I could ever spend more then $20 on earbuds.
    and u know what, i understand that attitude. it really depends on the user. some people can't tell the difference between crap mp3 quality and a lossless audio file, and in turn would care less about premium sound quality.

    on the other hand i value isolation. i want to be able to close my eyes when i listen to the music and basically hear the pick on the metal guitar strings, be able to isolate each individual instrument, and have it sound like i'm being played to by a band at a concert stage. also if i switch to hip hop/rnb i want to be able to distinguish everything without having some crappy boomy bass cover everything up.
    11-05-2010 04:04 AM
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