Originally posted by joeq I tried a pair of Sonys- I forget the model - they were around $60. The bass was massive - I could not believe how much low end was coming from such a tiny thing.
I have a pair of these. I don't know the model, and they are hard to find. They are about 50 a pair...but the bass build gets really obnoxious after a while, even though for 50 it's hard to beat the pair and they really do isolate well.
For 100, the shure generic ear monitors are good and loud, but they aren't hyped...they are almost mid rangey, but they are enjoyable and can isolate well.... and you need to teach your kids how to monitor on unhyped systems, right
And if the etymotics cheaper model aren't too expensive, i have heard raving things about these from people that have them in comparison to their $800 Future sonics molds.