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Old 18th October 2014, 16:34   #181
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@ Shankar.

Exactly the same ones.

It costs about 1 K in most of the online sites and clearly mention they are OEM manufactured.

How is the sound output? Is it similar to Bose's lofty standards?
The sound is good. No doubt about it.
I think these are significantly more than 2 years old and they perform as good as new. I used them to test them out just now.
However, I would say that my iPod/iPad/ iPhone OEM Apple earbud type earphones are about as good.
I may be biased because none of these in ear things really fit my ears and they keep falling out ( I probably have deformed ears)
For reasons of overall comfort I vastly prefer the Big Over Ear or On Ear type of headphones.
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Old 22nd October 2014, 11:10   #182
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Wanted a decent IEM within Rs. 1K to go with my Lenovo Smartphone. Basically for media purpose.

Some options :
1) Sound Magic ES 18
2) Sennheiser CX 180
3) Creative EP 630
4) JBL Tempo

SM seems to have a favourable review in most of the sites. Any suggestions?

How are the Skull Candy Earphones?
Also,any pointers to a Earphone called DOMO Enthral 8?
Dilemma ended.

Wifey darling gifted a great earphone set: Panasonic HJE 125.

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Pros:

1) Extremely comfortable to use.
2) Unique in ear design
3) Good Bass and Mids
4) Light weight
5) Noise cancelling at a reasonable price

Cons:
1) Tangly wires and they look fragile
2) No pouch provided, competition provide for basic fabric pouches at least

Currently, doing the Burning In process. Plan to do it for about 50 hours in 3-4 hour cycles each day.

Price- Rs. 599/-. Purchased from Brick and Mortar stores and not online as we wanted to use the Ticket Compliments voucher.

Overall, a great set.
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Old 23rd October 2014, 14:02   #183
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Dilemma ended.

Pros:

1) Extremely comfortable to use.
2) Unique in ear design
3) Good Bass and Mids
4) Light weight
5) Noise cancelling at a reasonable price

Cons:
1) Tangly wires and they look fragile
2) No pouch provided, competition provide for basic fabric pouches at least

Currently, doing the Burning In process. Plan to do it for about 50 hours in 3-4 hour cycles each day.

Price- Rs. 599/-. Purchased from Brick and Mortar stores and not online as we wanted to use the Ticket Compliments voucher.

Overall, a great set.
Er I think you wanted to say Noise Blocking (termed loosely as Passive noise cancellation), rather than Actve Noise Cancelling.

High end Active Noise Cancelling headsets (eg. Bose Quitecomfort, Beats Studio) cost upwards of INR 25-30K!
Active Noise Cancelling sets contain an additional hardware module (powered by batteries or ext power supply) which in realtime cancels out perceived external noise and disturbances. (eg Aircraft/vehicle roaring, sawing, drilling, etc)

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Old 23rd October 2014, 17:11   #184
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Er I think you wanted to say Noise Blocking (termed loosely as Passive noise cancellation), rather than Actve Noise Cancelling.
To add to this:

Active : Noise Cancellation
Passive: Noise Isolation (typically in your ears headphones)
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Er I think you wanted to say Noise Blocking (termed loosely as Passive noise cancellation), rather than Actve Noise Cancelling.

High end Active Noise Cancelling headsets (eg. Bose Quitecomfort, Beats Studio) cost upwards of INR 25-30K!
Active Noise Cancelling sets contain an additional hardware module (powered by batteries or ext power supply) which in realtime cancels out perceived external noise and disturbances. (eg Aircraft/vehicle roaring, sawing, drilling, etc)
@Racer

This is passive noise cancelling. Just a marketing gimmick by Pana to filter out surrounding noise.
It however does a decent job as you immerse yourself in music.
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Old 27th October 2014, 14:12   #186
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I'd just like to throw in my recommendation for an open-backed headset. The AKG Q701s are absolutely sublime, and it gets double the praise if you intend to use it for some gaming as well. Positional accuracy is spot on and everything is crisp and clear. The bass is punchy and tight too. One of the best audio purchases I've made in a while.
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Planning to buy a smartphone-compatible In-Ear earphones for wifey. I own a pair of Sony in-ear buds and they deliver fantastic sound for 800Rs but they don't have a microphone.

Are there any decent in-ear buds that deliver the punch and also come with a microphone?

Birthday around the corner, please help!
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Planning to buy a smartphone-compatible In-Ear earphones for wifey. I own a pair of Sony in-ear buds and they deliver fantastic sound for 800Rs but they don't have a microphone.

Are there any decent in-ear buds that deliver the punch and also come with a microphone?

Birthday around the corner, please help!
If you are willing to spend arround 2.2k, I would highly recommend the sound magic E10S. Been using it for past year and half and totally satisfied
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Planning to buy a smartphone-compatible In-Ear earphones for wifey. I own a pair of Sony in-ear buds and they deliver fantastic sound for 800Rs but they don't have a microphone.

Are there any decent in-ear buds that deliver the punch and also come with a microphone?

Birthday around the corner, please help!
There is one from JBL - unfortunately, do not have the model number since I looted this from my brother
He said he picked it up for around 1K from reliance digital. Very good sound delivery and yes, this one do have a microphone also.

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If you are willing to spend arround 2.2k, I would highly recommend the sound magic E10S. Been using it for past year and half and totally satisfied
Thanks! Looking at it.

If going above 2K, I'm also open for over-the-ear headsets.

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There is one from JBL - unfortunately, do not have the model number since I looted this from my brother
He said he picked it up for around 1K from reliance digital. Very good sound delivery and yes, this one do have a microphone also.

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Is this what you have? http://www.amazon.in/JBL-T-100A-Ear-...=jbl+earphones

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Planning to buy a smartphone-compatible In-Ear earphones for wifey. I own a pair of Sony in-ear buds and they deliver fantastic sound for 800Rs but they don't have a microphone.

Are there any decent in-ear buds that deliver the punch and also come with a microphone?

Birthday around the corner, please help!
I would suggest you to go for Cowon EM1. Best earphones I experienced so far. Anti-tangle flat cable, Noise cancellation, amazingly good sound quality with decent punch and wider sound stage. With mic earphones cost around 1100. Recently I purchased Soundmagic PL30 for same amount but it was without mic. They are little open/natural sounding with very little bass. Not woth it infront of Cowon's.
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Guys, my Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 OEM earphones were stolen from my work place.

Could you please suggest some nice ear phones with Microphone. I will using this primarily while riding hence voice clarity would mean a lot. Also good bass would be an added advantage.

My budget <1K. Please help !
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Guys, my Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 OEM earphones were stolen from my work place.

Could you please suggest some nice ear phones with Microphone. I will using this primarily while riding hence voice clarity would mean a lot. Also good bass would be an added advantage.

My budget <1K. Please help !
I am using the Panasonic Earphone- RP HJE 125
MRP- Rs. 599/-(but you get it at Rs. 499/- on online stores)

Pros: Very good output and nice balanced Bass for this price range.
Good In ear fit and comes with three different bud sizes.

Cons: Prone to tangles. I hate this.
No Pouch provided.

Highly recommended.

Other Option:

1) Soundmagic ES 18 @ Rs. 550/-(Online Stores)

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There is a great offering buy an Indian company named Tekfusion Technologies. I have used the Twinwoofers and the sound quality is very good.
It seems that Tekfusion has designed the product in India (Bengaluru) and outsourced the manufacturing to China. The build quality is great and it comes with a nifty pouch as well. Would recommend this over the Sennheiser CX180 and other earphones in the price band of Rs. 1000- 1500.
Here is the link to a review of the device.
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I am using the Panasonic Earphone- RP HJE 125
MRP- Rs. 599/-(but you get it at Rs. 499/- on online stores)
Thank you Arnabchak. Can you also tell me if it has the microphone for answering/dialing calls ? I am not able to find this info in the websites.
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