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in ear headphone and microphone recommendations
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Need in ears cus of eczema around ears. Problem with in ears is that they frequently are too large for my tiny ear canal on my right ear. Any that have a hook around to stay on the ear so they don't fall out every 2 minutes would be preferred. 3.5mm jack/wireless needed (don't care which one) plus reasonable build and sound quality is what I'm looking for. Price isn't really a factor but preferably not anything *too* egregious (<£100 / €115 / $135US). Current headphones are Superlux HD681B and they served me pretty well up till now, very strong, decent quality, good price.

Want to upgrade mic too, currently use a mod mic but want a different one, any standard desk mic that has decent quality would be nice and one that doesn't peak when I shout is kinda necessary. Noise cancelling preferred too. Same price range with headphones but will probably end up cheaper since I'm less picky about a mic.

TY in advance.

Need in ears cus of eczema around ears. Problem with in ears is that they frequently are too large for my tiny ear canal on my right ear. Any that have a hook around to stay on the ear so they don't fall out every 2 minutes would be preferred. 3.5mm jack/wireless needed (don't care which one) plus reasonable build and sound quality is what I'm looking for. Price isn't really a factor but preferably not anything *too* egregious (<£100 / €115 / $135US). Current headphones are Superlux HD681B and they served me pretty well up till now, very strong, decent quality, good price.

Want to upgrade mic too, currently use a mod mic but want a different one, any standard desk mic that has decent quality would be nice and one that doesn't peak when I shout is kinda necessary. Noise cancelling preferred too. Same price range with headphones but will probably end up cheaper since I'm less picky about a mic.

TY in advance.
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i used revonext QT2S for about 1,5 year (?) until the left side started randomly getting quiet at times. best iems ive had so far though, wonderful bass and sub-bass, just a bit lacking on the highs. they also have an ear hook so they fit quite nicely. these were pretty cheap though, think about $30ish? so if you want to get something around the price you mentioned, i'd check out something more high-end like moondrop starfields.

edit: forgot to mention - in case your qt2s cable dies, you can just buy a new one and swap it. pretty cool

i used revonext QT2S for about 1,5 year (?) until the left side started randomly getting quiet at times. best iems ive had so far though, wonderful bass and sub-bass, just a bit lacking on the highs. they also have an ear hook so they fit quite nicely. these were pretty cheap though, think about $30ish? so if you want to get something around the price you mentioned, i'd check out something more high-end like moondrop starfields.

edit: forgot to mention - in case your qt2s cable dies, you can just buy a new one and swap it. pretty cool
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thats called earbuds or earplugs my g

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07Q1PFJ1L/ref=twister_B07PZKY8ZS?_encoding=UTF8&th=1
KZ ZSN Pro

good bass, good clarity, loud, dual driver(1 dynamic 1 armature), comes with plenty of eartips AND a hook, 20 pounds shipped(cheaper if from aliexpress or in less privileged countries), have them since August, can only say good things about them but definitely not a sleeping pair if youre into that kind of stuff
cough had the ZST's and pretty sure he was satisfied

kordyanedit: forgot to mention - in case your qt2s cable dies, you can just buy a new one and swap it. pretty cool

same goes for the ones i suggested which is really nice in terms of longevity

on the microphone side of things i dont know what noise cancelling you are talking about so to speak of, you will have to work it out in applications really, took me 3 minutes to fine tune it in mumble to completely reject the 6000rpm laptop turbine fan the mic is like just shy of 1 foot away from

chinese oem's really have it well with the usb mics these days recently also not sure how much you want to fuck around with pop filters, mic arms and audiointerfaces so my suggestion will remain usb: a lot simpler setup, less cables, cheaper, plus rejects more background noise because its electret not condenser

was going to suggest maono a425 because it has a 25mm larger diaphragm than the other 16mm models but its not on bri'ish amazon so im just going to suggest this sub 35 pound mic on a tripod

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Microphone-Fifine-Condenser-Recording-Videos-669B/dp/B06XQ39XCY
you dont really get twice the sound quality for twice the amount of money in this price range(25-50gbp), in fact, it goes towards features like multiple polar patterns and built in monitoring(both of which im sure you wont need) as well as the accesories that come with the thing(mic arms and shit)

dont like dodgy looking chinese oem's? buy a snowball(2x) or samson q2u(3x the price but will allow you to plug it into an audiointerface when and if you decide to upgrade to, it making it a very compelling buy long term, also has decent feature set and accesories)

peace

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lol at uk mic prices on amazon wtf
thats called earbuds or earplugs my g

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07Q1PFJ1L/ref=twister_B07PZKY8ZS?_encoding=UTF8&th=1
KZ ZSN Pro

good bass, good clarity, loud, dual driver(1 dynamic 1 armature), comes with plenty of eartips AND a hook, [b]20 pounds shipped[/b](cheaper if from aliexpress or in less privileged countries), have them since August, can only say good things about them but definitely not a sleeping pair if youre into that kind of stuff
cough had the ZST's and pretty sure he was satisfied
[quote=kordyan]edit: forgot to mention - in case your qt2s cable dies, you can just buy a new one and swap it. pretty cool[/quote]
same goes for the ones i suggested which is really nice in terms of longevity

on the microphone side of things i dont know what noise cancelling you are talking about so to speak of, you will have to work it out in applications really, took me 3 minutes to fine tune it in mumble to completely reject the 6000rpm laptop turbine fan the mic is like just shy of 1 foot away from

chinese oem's really have it well with the usb mics these days recently also not sure how much you want to fuck around with pop filters, mic arms and audiointerfaces so my suggestion will remain usb: a lot simpler setup, less cables, cheaper, plus rejects more background noise because its electret not condenser

was going to suggest maono a425 because it has a 25mm larger diaphragm than the other 16mm models but its not on bri'ish amazon so im just going to suggest this sub 35 pound mic on a tripod

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Microphone-Fifine-Condenser-Recording-Videos-669B/dp/B06XQ39XCY
you dont really get twice the sound quality for twice the amount of money in this price range(25-50gbp), in fact, it goes towards features like multiple polar patterns and built in monitoring(both of which im sure you wont need) as well as the accesories that come with the thing(mic arms and shit)

dont like dodgy looking chinese oem's? buy a [url=https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Microphones-Snowball-iCE-Microphone/dp/B014PYGTUQ]snowball[/url](2x) or [url=https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samson-SAQ2U-Microphone-Recording-Pack/dp/B001R747SG]samson q2u[/url](3x the price but will allow you to plug it into an audiointerface when and if you decide to upgrade to, it making it a very compelling buy long term, also has decent feature set and accesories)

peace
[spoiler]lol at uk mic prices on amazon wtf[/spoiler]
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jnki i dont know what noise cancelling you are talking about so to speak of

Meant suppression not cancelling mb but can always mess with accessories to reduce problems

[quote=jnki] i dont know what noise cancelling you are talking about so to speak of[/quote]

Meant suppression not cancelling mb but can always mess with accessories to reduce problems
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#5
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get etymotics wait for them to be on sale

or whats more fun but tiny bit more expensive is going spinal ears and getting that entry level custom one

get etymotics wait for them to be on sale

or whats more fun but tiny bit more expensive is going spinal ears and getting that entry level custom one
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#6
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who would want a microphone in their ear lol!! !

who would want a microphone in their ear lol!! !
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