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Old 6th May 2010, 15:55   #106
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i bought the Sennheiser Mx 680 earphones, costed me Rs. 2300. sadly, i am not too impressed with it. the sony earphones with came with my X10 sounds similar.
Now I feel bad for suggesting Sennheiser headphones to you. You don't seem satisfied even after spending so much on earphones.

But in my defence, your Sony Ericsson earphones are already quite good on sound quality. It is difficult to find better sounding earphones at this price range (since you don't like the plug in type earphones).

I am absolutely addicted to these plug in type earphones because of the amazing bass, treble and noise proofing they provide.

Also, sports earphones are optimised for rough use and splash proofing. They are not the best as far as sound quality is concerned.

Have you considered DJ style headphones ?

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as i am going for the first time on a long bike trip ,i would like to take my music with me .i dont want to play music on the phone and discharge its battery ,so i want a dedicated mp3 player.
i want mp3 with good sound quality and a good pair of earphone
should i go for ipod ,creative zen or philips . is any other mp3 player is available i can get it from delhi also.

about earphone i was thinking of seinheisser .is any other good quality ear phones available and if seinheisser which model should i go for
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Old 20th May 2010, 16:03   #108
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Sennheisers are good - but if you go for the noise isolating type, then you might not hear the traffic, and it could be unsafe!

Sennheiser PX100 are pretty nice too - retro/vintage looking, like the ones you used to get with walkman... sound quality is nice too, plus you can hear whats happening around you!
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Old 20th May 2010, 16:23   #109
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I use creative zen nano 1GB with creative LP-630 in ear earphones. They are passive isolation, and very good quality with different sized ear buds
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Sennheiser PX100 are pretty nice too - retro/vintage looking, like the ones you used to get with walkman... sound quality is nice too, plus you can hear whats happening around you!
Get a decent amp as well. There are many to chose from. $100 is a good budget for an amp. A Headhone amp (even a $100 amp) can make a big difference to the sound

I use a PX100 in the car, I leave it in the arm rest of the rear seat. I drive it using a .22 amp.

In the office I have a firestone amp driving Goldring NS1000 (I prefered them to the AT-ANC7 and Monster Beats: Dr Dre) and at home an airhead drives DT880s (killer phones for under $300). Other phones I can recommend are the Senn 595 (great VFM at $100 - I keep them as a backup to the NS1000), Yuin PK1/PK2 (in ear) or Crosroads HR2/HR1 (only available at Jaben in Singapore) , for isolating phones try the Westones (UM1) and ER4P.

If you are going audiophile start with the Grade SR60i (badly needs an amp), Denon 2000 superb but needs a good tube amp to really be enjoyed, Sennheiser 650 (outside of Stax the best headphone I have heard). I am dying to hear the Senn 800.
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Have used the following in-ear headfones and would rate them as:

Sennheiser CX300-4 stars
Creative EP630-3 stars
Sony-MDR EX36- 2 .5 stars

Sennheiser Cx300 offers good solid sound quality and significant noise isolation.I use it along with a TDK mp3 player and sometimes my nokia phone.The Bass is really good, along with decent mid and treble.
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LOL, user wants a "portable solution". Not a desk solution!
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Now I feel bad for suggesting Sennheiser headphones to you. You don't seem satisfied even after spending so much on earphones.

But in my defence, your Sony Ericsson earphones are already quite good on sound quality. It is difficult to find better sounding earphones at this price range (since you don't like the plug in type earphones).

I am absolutely addicted to these plug in type earphones because of the amazing bass, treble and noise proofing they provide.

Also, sports earphones are optimised for rough use and splash proofing. They are not the best as far as sound quality is concerned.

Have you considered DJ style headphones ?

Rohan
not at all rohan, no need to feel bad about anything. you just recommended me something, it me who bought it with my own will.

cheers.
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Hehe... I thought I was being all cool n all with my sennheiser ear phones - but these guys have amplifiers for the same!

No but seriously, its good to know people care so much about the quality of their audio!

And I think I should look deeper into the whole earphone-amplification thing.
Thanks for the info Navin!
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thanks navin sir for suggesting such names which had not even heard ,will be quite useful when i have to suggest to others . i am going to lahaul spiti on a bike .so noise cancellation is out of the picture .i need a good balanced ear phone .dont need the in the canal type as they themselves cause noise cancellation. i can try senn 650 .but it should not be too expensive so that even if i loose on the way i wont feel bad
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LOL, user wants a "portable solution". Not a desk solution!
When I fly I carry my Goldrings with me. They come with a bag in which I have DIYed a solution for my ipod and .22 amp, in a pocket inside this bag go a spare AAA battery, spare cable and connectors. The Firestone sits on my desk at work as it carries a charge for only 24 hours. The .22 can go for 60-70 hours between charges. The .22 has been supplemented by a .25 a year ago so you can get either (both are from Ordanance).

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i can try senn 650 .but it should not be too expensive so that even if i loose on the way i wont feel bad
The Senns 650 are great phones but they are expensive - about $500 a pair but if you really want to hear good headphones try the Stax.

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There is a good earphone amplifier on sale on Ebay.in. It is powered with a small AAA cell. Price is around Rs 500.
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Got myself Ultimate Ears Triple.Fi 10 IEM and my whole musical world has changed for good. These days I am travelling in my own music bubble, completely sealed from the outside world.
The headphones feature three individual driver's for the low, mid and the base frequencies reproducing each one of them in perfect detail. The sound stage is unbelievably wide, so much so that it feels like I am listening to my music all over again.

These are expensive, very expensive at that but worth every penny.

http://www.ultimateears.com/_ultimat...lefi/index.php
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For me its creative EP 635 white coloured love the sound
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Forgot to add my previous earphones were Creative EP 630 which are really good for the price. If I hear them now, the sound stage sounds terribly compressed.
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