Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by ctang CG5, Sep 15, 2004.
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I have the EX51, which is the same except for the cord extension and I have to say it's not that great. Because it is an in ear headphone, it is easy to pull out if you're exercising or just walking around. Speaking of exercising, it's not so great because sweat tends to build up behind the headphone.
Also, an big problem is that because its so tight in the ear, when you walk and rub against the cord, the sound travels up the wire and into the ear. It's a slight noise but really annoying. It's good if you're just going to sit down and listen with it though. Great sound attenuation.
i got sennheiser hd580's for my desktop after trying out immortals... and after that i became obsessed with sound... i then did the same as you and looked for replacement headphones for my ipod and i went with shure E2c's... i almost went E3c's but i decided i spent enough on the senn's and the ipod. long reply i know but im bored.
Best pair of cans I have used
Mortgage your house for them tho
buy some closed ones /not for studio use - and not too big or they will eat you battery alive
I will never give up my Sennheisers. You'll have to pry them from my hands (along with my iPods)
they sound great
Best of the best? UltimateEars UE-10 Pro. Cost: $900.
The best "In-ear" earphones made for professionals in the music industry.
On a budget around $100? Shure e3c or Etymotic i6 Isolater earphones.
Under $100? Shure e2c or the forementioned Sony MDREX71
(shure e2c costs a bit moer than the sony, but the sound quality is way up there above Sony's)
any than the shit they give u when u buy it
I've been using the Sony MDR-EX71SL-Fontopia buds for about a year.
They've been great.
Check out this site... they have great reviews of all iPod products including the best headphones based on your price range.
The Plug, from Koss. They are a cross between ear buds and those foam ear plugs. They stay in the ear quite nicely and sound great. The foam ear plug blocks out alot of background noise.
Plus there are web pages on modding them, upgrading the foam etc.
Best in ear phones you can get for $15 or less.
Well, I couldn't pass on these:
One day sale.
The Sony EX71s are great and they improve substantially (imo) if you remove the rubber cup earpiece they come with and replace it with a foam earplug with a hole drilled through it. Softer contact = less conducted noise, foam = better isolation, stays in place better when exercising.
I just bought the new MDR-EX81 and I do think they're better than the EX71 (which I got for my gf)