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    Hey,

    I'm looking to get a new pair of earbuds. The type of earbuds i don't really like are the ones that you kind of have to mash in your ear. The ones that came with my ipod are very comfortable (apple earbuds) but I'm looking for something with a little better quality. I have heard good things about these Amazon.com: Beats by Dr. Dre Tour High-Resolution In-Ear Headphones from Monster: Home Audio & Theater. Any one have any recommendations?

    Thanks.
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    LOL, I was considering buying those as well very recently. Like a 2 weeks ago. Then I read reviews on it...and they seem pretty negative.

    The red rubbery strips apparently chips off and breaks after awhile... that's a no go for me already. The earpiece is very long apparently so if you don't have deep ear canals you aren't going to get a comfortable fit. They will stick out quite a bit and cause sound leakage.

    Linky to review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonRequiem View Post
    LOL, I was considering buying those as well very recently. Like a 2 weeks ago. Then I read reviews on it...and they seem pretty negative.

    The red rubbery strips apparently chips off and breaks after awhile... that's a no go for me already. The earpiece is very long apparently so if you don't have deep ear canals you aren't going to get a comfortable fit. They will stick out quite a bit and cause sound leakage.

    Linky to review.
    Haha. I suppose your right. Any recommendations at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fretboard View Post
    Haha. I suppose your right. Any recommendations at all?
    Well I ended up getting a headset by Klipsch and it was only 99 dollars. They are really good at noise canceling. People are talking to me and I can't even hear them, and I have the sound on very low.

    If you look around that website that I linked it has reviews and recommendations.
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    I'm buying the Beats by Dre Solo Headphones. I'll continue using my Apple Earbuds for the in-ear portability, but in terms of a good quality headphone, I'm definitely getting the Solo Headphones.

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    Yeah I really like those beat earbuds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac23 View Post
    I'm buying the Beats by Dre Solo Headphones. I'll continue using my Apple Earbuds for the in-ear portability, but in terms of a good quality headphone, I'm definitely getting the Solo Headphones.
    Are the studios worth paying more for?
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    I'm also looking around for some earbuds with iPhone controls/mic. A friend has the higher end Apple ones and likes them a lot. Has anyone else tried those?

    Apple In Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic | Small Dog Electronics

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    I heard they suck, but they are better than the ones that come with iPods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taylordobbs View Post
    I'm also looking around for some earbuds with iPhone controls/mic. A friend has the higher end Apple ones and likes them a lot. Has anyone else tried those?

    Apple In Ear Headphones with Remote and Mic | Small Dog Electronics
    Well this particular model of earbuds by beats happens to have Control talk. Tour with ControlTalk? High Definition In-Ear Headphones ? Beats by Dr. Dre by Monster I'm sure you can get it for cheaper on another website like amazon though.
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    The studio Beats by Dre have a very nice sound to them, but I'm not quite sure if they're worth the $300 price tag..

    I saw they were on sale for about $250 or $260 on Amazon.com the other day though, which would be a bit better. I tried them out at a demo Best Buy had set up and was really impressed with the sound..

    The solo version has nearly the same sound quality, except it doesn't feature noise-canceling. If that doesn't bother you, you may want to take a look at them.. Only $179.

    My friend has the in-ear Beats by Dre and likes them, but he really wants to upgrade to one of the head phones. However, he's never really been a fan of in-ears, so take that for what it's worth.

    Like I previously said, I'll more than likely be buying the Solos, unless the Studios are still $240 when I'm ready to buy them. Amazon.com: Beats Solo by Dr. Dre On-Ear Headphones with ControlTalk (Black): Electronics

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    Looking at the prices of some of these earbuds...you guys must be made of gold!

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    I starting to lean more towards taking a hit on the studios
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    OP, you don't like the "mash into the ear" ones but my Shure 210's are GREAT, for those that like the squishy ones.

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