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$8 Buys the Best-Sounding Earphones I've Heard

Postby George Tyndall » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:31 pm

A few years ago, I bought for about $10 a pair of in-ear phones that provided the best audio I've ever heard from earphones, including some that cost $200 or more.

A week ago, on a lark, I typed in the model number on ebay, and to my complete surprise the phones are still available--and for less than $8, including shipping from Hong Kong.

I ordered a pair from the following vendor, they've just arrived, and they sound at least as good as their elder brother/sister.

http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-SONY-MDR-E828-EARPHONE-FOR-MP3-PSP-IPHONE-3G_W0QQitemZ180417267532QQcmdZViewItemQQptZOther_MP3_Player_Accessories?hash=item2a01b5074c
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Re: $8 Buys the Best-Sounding Earphones I've Heard

Postby Steve Grisetti » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:17 pm

Very nice, George!
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Re: $8 Buys the Best-Sounding Earphones I've Heard

Postby RJ Johnston » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:02 pm

I went into the store and bought every earbud they had for less than $25 each. The best was a pair of Sony (yellow sports model).
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Re: $8 Buys the Best-Sounding Earphones I've Heard

Postby Bobby » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:08 pm

I just ordered one. Hey, for eight bucks ... :)
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Re: $8 Buys the Best-Sounding Earphones I've Heard

Postby tiny » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:41 am

Ack! You got me all excited. Unfortunately that style just doesn't stay in my ear. :-(

I had a $12 pair of Koss that rocked, everyone who heard them were blown away. I still have them, but the cord is loose, and so the sound goes out. Unfortunately, unlike your Sony's, the Koss have lowered the quality on recent refreshes, and the newer version sounds decent at best.

So I wait until another gem in the rough comes along. Until then I have some cheap Skull Candy ear buds that stay nice in the ear, sound is decent, but there is no insulation on the line, so that's annoying.
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Re: $8 Buys the Best-Sounding Earphones I've Heard

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:21 am

tiny wrote:Unfortunately that style just doesn't stay in my ear. :-(


Same problem for me with that style of earphone. Right ear is OK, the left one just keeps falling out. :(
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Re: $8 Buys the Best-Sounding Earphones I've Heard

Postby VernonRobinson » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:19 am

John,
Does that mean that you are only half listening?

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Re: $8 Buys the Best-Sounding Earphones I've Heard

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:14 am

:CS:

Vernon, that's what my teachers always said to me. :-D
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