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Jason
2005-02-24, 15:27
I have the EX71s and they are decent. My Shure E2Cs are much better though.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of
> Ralph Edington
> Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 2:58 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: Etymotic Earphones - Was: [slim]
> Microwaveinferenceminimized(finally)
>
> 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
> > >