What are the best earbuds that are durable enough to be thrown in bags/pockets but still sound great and are under $100?
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There are two balanced armature drivers which handle the production of high frequencies, resulting in highs that are really detailed and have a lot of sparkle and detail to them. The 2 BA drivers are complemented by a dynamic driver (hence the triple driver designation) which handles the mids and the lower frequencies. Mids are smooth and clear while the bass is powerful yet at the same time is well controlled. See More
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While the Marshall Mode does not offer a lot of features or top-notch build quality, it makes up for it with great sound quality. The bass has a slight emphasis which gives the sound good power and punch. The mids sound natural and slightly forward, while the highs are able to deliver a good level of detail without getting harsh. These earphones sound best for rock music, but can also deliver great low-end performance for hip-hop music and similar genres, and crisp highs for those who love classical music. See More
With the Marshall Mode, you’ll be able to get a good fit and seal in your ears. You get 4 pairs of ear tips in different sizes to choose from. The ear tips are also of decent quality, as they are not too squishy, so they should sit well in the ears and last a reasonable period of time as well. See More
Warm sounding with forward mids, smooth highs and deep bass The highs of these headphones are not too sparkly or airy, yet still has good detail. This results in a smoother sound. Mids are forward and clear, while the bass has good depth without creeping up on the mids. Overall, these headphones are quite fun to listen to and can work with pop, rock, hip-hop and even metal. These are not the best though if you tend to listen to music with a lot of detail and intricate parts like jazz or classical as these do not offer a high level of detail reproduction. See More
The Momentum In-Ears feature a flat cable which has good thickness to it and is quite soft and flexible. It should not break easily, and the integrated strain relief hoop on the earpiece will help prevent the cable from accidentally detaching from the earpiece housing. See More
It has a V-shaped sound signature so the bass has good rumble and power while the highs have good detail without coming off as harsh. The mids are slightly recessed but still have good presence, so vocals and guitars, though a bit soft sounding, still sound good. This sound quality works great for a wide range of music, but bass heads especially will love the low-end rumble and punch that these headphones can put out. See More
This can be more accentuated before adjusting according to the set of tips, but it's definitely present. For an example of this, try listening to "Unknown Brother" by the Black Keys on a few sets of headphones. In that song Dan Aurbach is singing very emotionally, but isn't quite shouting. Headphones with shouty vocals will present it as him shouting. This is due to a very mild amount of distortion in the midrange frequencies. See More
I think they're fine. And I've spent ~$300 on a DAC/amp and $220 on my favorite pair of headphones (plus more on other headphones while I figured out what I liked) so when I say a product that makes sounds go that costs $50 is fine, that's amazing, My only complaints are that these have the bass rolled off even when compared to the Sennheiser HD650 which is one of the more neutral headphones out there, and that the vocals are a tad shouty. They have a ton of clarity though, which is what I love about them, See More
This is pretty common for even budget earbuds/IEMs these days, but it's still a feature that deserves to be called out when a lot of mainstream earbuds don't have this feature. It should be an unforgivable sin to not have a replacable cables at this point due to the ubiquity of the feature and for how common it is for the cable of a set of headphones you use with your phone to fail. See More