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Ralph Edington
2005-02-24, 14:58
I'll second the MDR-EX71's. They're way better sounding and way, way more
comfortable than all other "cheap" earbuds I tried. Very happy with them.

Don't forget to check out the EX51's as well. Only difference is cord
length, make sure you get the right one. 71's are good if you jog with the
player on your arm or in your front shirt pocket; 51's are better for
everything else.

momerath, what version of the er4's are you using? Seems like only the 4P's
would be good for iPod-type devices... Still, too much $$ for my
non-audiophile butt!

RE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of Simon Turner
> Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 1:47 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: Etymotic Earphones - Was: [slim] Microwave
> inferenceminimized(finally)
>
>
> I have the original 40gb third generation iPod. The supplied
> earphones were
> quite bassless. With the new models Apple supply an upgraded pair of buds
> with bass, but unfortunately they do not appear to fit correctly in many
> (most?) people's ears.
>
> I looked around and bought some highly recommended Sony MDR-EX71's. They
> were less than 30 quid (30 Pounds Sterling UK). They come with three
> different sets of rubber ear bits so should fit in most people's ears. The
> sound is great.. loads of bass and crisp treble... which suits me
> just fine
> as I tend to listen to electronic music.
>
> With buds it is very important that they fit your ear... otherwise they do
> not make a seal and can sound really pants.
>
> Simon Turner
> Barcombe UK
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> > [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com]On Behalf Of ron thigpen
> > Sent: 24 February 2005 15:38
> > To: Slim Devices Discussion
> > Subject: Etymotic Earphones - Was: [slim] Microwave inference
> > minimized(finally)
> >
> >
> > Jack Coates wrote:
> >
> > >> Oh, and get a pair of these ('cos the iPod phones are pretty poor):
> > >> http://www.etymotic.com/ephp/er6i.asp
> > >
> > > ewww -- I've been looking for a set of good earbuds, so I tried
> > these at
> > > Mac World. Not for me... They go into your ear, much like the little
> > > bugs in Wrath of Khan, and still sound tinny and thin like an
> > iPod. Squick.
> >
> > I've found that these have some of the best bass (and all-around)
> > performance of any portable earphones. They sound really great. They
> > do depend however on being sealed in the ear canal. If they sounded
> > tinny to you, I'd bet that you didn't have them seated correctly.
> >
> > Whether or not you like this type of earphone tends to be a personal
> > preference. I'm guessing that differently shaped ear canals make getting
> > a seal harder or easier for some. For me, they're easy. And they do
> > block out a _lot_ of external sound, which is sometimes good, sometimes
> > bad, depending on the situation. For example, I love it on airplanes,
> > where it blocks most of the engine noise even on the loudest turboprop
> > commuter plane.
> >
> > For anyone worried about whether they'll like the way these fit in your
> > ears, try out the Etymotics earplugs. They use the same type of rubber
> > seals as the earphones. They are great for loud rock shows. Much
> > better sounding than the old foamies. And they have the side effect of
> > making your earphones sound better the next day as your hearing is still
> > intact.
> >
> > FWIW,
> >
> > --rt
> >