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George-W
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Ear buds reviews post them here!

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Thought it may be nice to get some reviews going on ear buds used with the Fuze we love all in one place! EQ set to normal or flat please.. Store  Pricing and urls  would be nice too..  What do you guy's & gal's think? George
Message Edited by George-W on 09-14-2008 08:10 AM
*His* 8GB Silver Fuze v01.02.31A also 8GB MicroSDHC card installed *Hers* 4GB red Fuze with 16GB micro SDHC card! Firmware v01.02.31A still installed. Acquired another 8GB Fuze also with firmware v01.02.31A now..
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George-W
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Re: Ear buds reviews post them here!

I'll start with Philips virtual surround sound..  When I first got them i thought the sound was good. Very light bass but useful and tight.. mids are warm almost to warm with nice highs! Got them at Walmart 14.97 in store.

 

I tried Koss they had not sure what model but it was the only koss they sold and didn't like them. Even when planted deep n you ear and forming a good seal I still had no good useful bass.. They went right back.. Price was 24.97 .. 

 

My wife just picked up a set of Sony's also from Walmart and they are the best so far Model MDR-XL55LP 39.97  Theses things are awesome IMO sound is smooth nice strong bass tight! Mids are also smooth and not overly warm! Highs are right on with out the added Sssssss and ringing of some.. made my Philips sound really bad..  Hope this helps..  George

*His* 8GB Silver Fuze v01.02.31A also 8GB MicroSDHC card installed *Hers* 4GB red Fuze with 16GB micro SDHC card! Firmware v01.02.31A still installed. Acquired another 8GB Fuze also with firmware v01.02.31A now..
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Drewred
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I always have the Equalizer set to Rock, seems to work fine for me.

 

Bought Sennheiser CX300 from Amazon, cost me £20, that's about $36.  I'm very happy with the results.

 

 

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SilverZero
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Re: Ear buds reviews post them here!

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Sennheiser CX300

NewEgg.com - $29.99 ($14.99 after $15 MIR through 9/30/08)

 

I got these to have some nice, hi-fi earbuds to wear in public. My DJ cans don't fly that well, plus they don't fit under my bike helmet (no safety comments, please - I can still hear traffic better than you can with your radio on). I previously owned a pair of simple Sennheiser around-the-neck PMX60 headphones, and I really liked them, but they were appropriated by my sister, who used them for working out, and I don't really want them back anymore. Yuck. But I know Senn's are good, so it was an easy decision when I found these.

 

The CX300s look great, and they sound great. Many people say the bass is monotone with no real sonic variation at the low frequencies. I disagree. I listen to electronic music mainly, but with enough rock and even classical music to test the full range. I think these perform really well. They sound very good, especially for the price.

 

That said, I don't like these buds very much beyond that. They're quite difficult to wear. The cord is a "J-style," meaning the right earbud basically branches off from the main line that goes straight to the left earbud - imagine the cord hanging straight down from your left ear, and then a J-shaped cord (hence the designation) running from about your left scapula under your head and up to your right ear. It makes it really easy to pull out the left earbud in many situations. Then there's the issue of the silicone ear pieces. There are lots of people who complain that the sound is terrible unless you get that perfect fit, sealing off your ear canal with the right sized tips (three sizes included with the buds). Again, I disagree, but I still have issues with my fit. The sound is fine even in my left ear, where none of the tips fit quite right. The right side fits great with the medium tip, and the sound is a bit better and more isolated from outside noise. The left sounds fine, though - hardly off-balance. But that little bit of difference, along with the fact that I just can't get a tight, secure fit, bugs me. I have no problem with rubber ear tips, because I use them on stage with my in-ear monitors, but those ones fit better somehow (and no, they don't fit on these buds). But I'd rather have foam tips on these than the silicone tips that don't seal in both ears correctly. Granted, my ear canals are a bit asymmetrical, but so are many other peoples'.

 

Final word: I'd rather have some Etymotics or Shure buds, but these are at least 1/4th the price, and they sound pretty dang good. Depending on the application, they might be great for you, or they might be terrible, just because of the fit.

 

And one last warning: If you buy these off Ebay, or anywhere else for that matter, watch out for fakes. They abound. Google is your friend on that one. Mine are authentic. :smileyhappy:

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Dead1nside
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I can recommend the Sennheiser OMX 50 clip-on-earphones. They're robust, have a good sound and have an inline volume control; which is good for those moments when you need to turn the sound down quickly.
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SilverZero
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Ooo, I like the OMX series. I wish I'd seen those before. I wonder how they sound. I wish I had an inline volume control as well, since I have to have my Fuze zipped up in a pouch on my commute rides. Actually, I REALLY wish there was an inline remote for the Fuze. But now I'm just thread-jacking.
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hbar98
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I use the Creative EP 630's that came with my XPS laptop.  They seem to deliver very good sound and bass response, plus they block out a lot of ambient noise...which is good because I wear them while I'm at the factory...and it is noisy in there.
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Jock_Scotland
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I use a set of Shure E2C's which I've done the 'Kramer' modification to.  They've served me well for a good few years now.  I think Shure have changed the range to the 'SE' series of headphones now though. 

 

I also have a pair of Grado SR60 headphones which blow my E2C's out of the water, but make me look like a World War morse code operator.

 

If you want to empty your wallet and possibly start a dangerous headphone/earphone/in-ear monitor obsession, 'head' over to Head-fi and have a look around.

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banddad
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Try the Future Sonics Atrio M5. We sell earphones to musicians who use them for inner ear monitoring. We have tried many brands and models and these win out for cost vs performance. You will be amazed.
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Tapeworm
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Hmmmm  :smileyindifferent: . . . haven't heard of those. Do you have a link to a website with more info, or can you give us an idea of cost?