I can’t speak for the sensitivity issue, but there are two models of Bose headphones that I tried on a demo board at, of all places, the local Target store. One model has the soft leather against-the-entire-ear design, and it makes a decent soft seal.
The second model was a classic around-the-ear model, cupping your noggin on the perimeter around the ears. Both models were surprisingly compact, and delivered decent SPL…but I would love to have plugged them directly into the sansa to hear the net result.
Check out anythingbutipod.com- the board there has information on headphones.
It would be a welcome addition here if more users took advantage of the accessories forum section here, but as of late, the crickets are chirping away in there.
As great as these wee beasties sound, I look forward to more interest in that area.
p.s. If you venture into the in-ear design (I went from Sennheiser foamies, for years my favorites, big ones) to the wee buds, for the clarity, ambient noise isolation in the workshop, and Godzilla SPL capability. I like my inexpensive chrome Maximo iM490s units (lifetime warranty too). If I am up to it, I can crank up the volume and make my eyeballs bug out. Of course, I wouldn’t recommend that, but the max SPL is indeed impressive.
Message Edited by neutron_bob on 04-25-2008 06:07 PM