New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Music, Audio, and Podcasting Do you use your Mac to create music? This is the place for discussions on creating and editing music on the Mac!

In-Ear Headphones

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posts: 1
Saback is on a distinguished road

Saback is offline
I've been looking to buy a good pair of in-ear headphones (preferably $100 or less).

The problem for me is that the in-ear headphone market seems to be dominated right now with bass-heavy headphones. I can't stand bass-heavy headphones because they destroy the quality of the type of music I enjoy listening too.

I was hoping I could find some help here in locating a decent pair of in-ear headphones that aren't bass-heavy.

Right now I've been leaning towards these: Maximo Products / Headsets / iP-HS5

(The reviews for those I have found have stated that they have a good low, mid, and high range balance)

So, if anyone here has any recommendations, I would love to hear them. Thank you for your help.
QUOTE Thanks

dakineyj's Avatar
Member Since: Jan 24, 2007
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
Posts: 878
dakineyj will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: MBP 15", 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.8.2, iPad 1, 80gb iPod, ATV 1, iPhone 5

dakineyj is offline
I love these...

Etymotic Research, Inc. - High-fidelity Earphones, Headsets and Hearing Instrumentation
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Dec 14, 2008
Location: Vermont
Posts: 91
jneb802 is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: ibook G4 14" 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 1GB DDR SDRAM/1st Gen 4GB Nano/2nd Gen 8GB Nano

jneb802 is offline
Check out what these guys have to say

DJ TechTools
QUOTE Thanks
Doug b

Doug b's Avatar
Member Since: Jun 22, 2008
Location: Forest Hills, NYC
Posts: 3,343
Doug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond reputeDoug b has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5

Doug b is offline
Altec Lansing is a third party manufacturer for Ultimate Ears as well as Etymotic. I got a pair of their iM616's from Amazon last year on sale for about $40. Best deal ever. I gave them to my cousin, but have since gotten a different pair, which are of the UE 3 type and they're just as good, if not slightly better to my ears. In fact, they have lowered the price on them : Altec Lansing UHP336 Snugfit In-ear Earphone: Electronics

And here are the Etymotic ones: Altec Lansing inMotion iM616 Headphones: Electronics
Great deal I'd hop on. The only thing I'd change is the ear tips. I prefer foam as they don't grate on your ears after extended periods of time. Lots of third party foam ear tips out there.


P.S. You can always visit for tons more info on the topic. Just beware..... your wallet may not be safe there !
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Ringing in Speakers | Laptop speakers - recommendations? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Noise isolating ear buds vs. noise-canceling headphones: opinions? fleurya Schweb's Lounge 7 10-29-2008 06:21 PM
Do they make on ear headphones with the mouthpiece for the iPhone? space_invader64 iPhone Hardware and Accessories 1 06-26-2008 05:19 PM
In Ear Headphones UncSki1218 Switcher Hangout 9 10-17-2005 03:01 PM
apple in ear headphones - yay or nay?? adamxj2 iPod Hardware and Accessories 11 04-12-2005 08:45 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?