What Are You Wearing?

I thought it might be fun and informative if we could get an idea of what we Clip users are listening to our favorite MP3 player with. Whether it’s a set of over-the-ear headphones, high-end earbuds, or the buds that came with your Clip, here’s your chance to tell the world what you use to get that great Clip sound into your brain.

For a long time I was using a $40 pair of Radio Shack over-the-ear noise-cancelling headphones. They use a single AAA battery to power the active noise-cancelling, but the battery compartment has an annoying tendency to open up. The thing that sold me on these headphones was the in-line volume control. I’ve found that to be extremely handy. The sound quality is pretty good, but I’m not crazy about the low-level hiss generated when using the active noise-cancelling (think of the hiss of a cassette tape).

Lately, I’ve been using JVC’s Marshmallow canal-phones. I picked up several of these for $8 each. I find earbuds of the type that come with the Clip to be very uncomfortable. The Marshmallows have memory-foam-like cushions that shape to your ear canal once you put them in. They are extremely comfortable, and stay in my ear as long as I want them to. The sound is surprising good for the price. These are now my every-day choice for listening to my Clip.

Looking forward to reading input from other forum members.

EP-630’s, totally satisfied:smileyvery-happy:! (for 15€ here in Germany… unbeatable!)

koss sporta pro

quality wise haven’t heard anything better ( in the price range anyway ). these have two type wearing mode. the bar can be over the head or behind the head. they have extra cussion right above the ear so it doesn’t just sit on your ears but uses your head too. i find the bar behind head a little uncomfortable and it usually slips down for me, but that’s just a miniature hassle.

Message Edited by fuflo on 05-21-2008 09:07 AM

JVC Air-Cushion HA-FX66A. Their isolation and comfort are excellent. I experience no fatigue at all and have not even bothered trying the different ear pieces. Their sound quality is great too after break-in. The case is weird though; I would like to see a picture of its intended usage.

Sony MDR V150 for me.  I can’t use earbuds, and need something that helps seal out the train noise (and keep the music in).

Well, that’s a loaded question, eh?

Wink wink nudge nudge.

I like these wee beasties, inexpensive and solid too.

I found them as a “Made For Sansa” accessory, from Maximo.

These are iM 490s IEMs, cool chrome too.

The iMetals sound great, especially once they’ve had a chance to break in.

Bob :smileyvery-happy:

Message Edited by neutron_bob on 05-16-2009 12:37 PM

Creative ep630s here too! my first in-ear phones, and im completely hooked! delivers enough bass to my brain!

@neutron_bob wrote:

 

I like these wee beasties, inexpensive and solid too.

 

I found them as a “Made For Sansa” accessory, from Maximo.

 

These are iM 490s IEMs, cool chrome too.

 

 

Bob, those look like they wedge themselves in the ear canal.  Is that correct?  And if so, how comfy are they?

I can’t wear the earbuds that perch on that “shelf” in the earlobe, because my earlobes don’t have any shelves, but the ones you posted look like they might work.  I’m interested in getting rid of the full-size phones someday. 

I have big ears too, and IEMs are very nice indeed.  They give me similar isolation to the big David Clarks I have worn for years, but I’d look funny walking around with the big green monsters on my head.

There’s not much market for adaptors for connecting their two plugs to the Sansa either.

The Maximos came with three different sized tips, and it’s a simple plug-and-play operation to find a comfortable one.  Looking at the wee photo, you’ll note the goofy chrome tubes for the cables; these are convenient to route the cables over the ear, rather than dangling directly down, which doesn’t work as well.

There are many competitors in the IEM type headphone market these days, and they’re priced from under $20 to several hundred.  I liked the Maximos, and as they were inexpensive, and I trust the Made For Sansa campaign too.

Oh, and for those of you that simply must wear the DCs about, Sigtronics makes a very cool series of intercom / comm units that automatically play the Sansa when your VHF is muted.

Bob  :smileyvery-happy:

How do you guys get those pretty pictures in your messages? I don’t see anything in the message editor like Add A Photo Here. I guess I could always add a URL pointing to a description of the things, which included a couple of pics.

We didn’t work with fancy stuff like photos when I learned about computers. Instead we had groovy things like Atari game cartridges and DOS 4.01.

For most of my listening I use Sony MDR-V6s which are fantastic.  Still searching for something to use while running though, which is the primary reason I bought the Clip.  I bought a pair of Sennheiser MX75s but don’t really like them (or any earbuds, really), I can’t get a good fit.  I recently picked up a set of Koss SportaPros, haven’t tried them out yet - I’m a little worried about the pads getting sweaty plus they look incredibly dorky.  So, we’ll see…

@bigjohnl wrote:

How do you guys get those pretty pictures in your messages? I don’t see anything in the message editor like Add A Photo Here. I guess I could always add a URL pointing to a description of the things, which included a couple of pics.

 

We didn’t work with fancy stuff like photos when I learned about computers. Instead we had groovy things like Atari game cartridges and DOS 4.01.

 

 

Simple.  To insert a photo (try to keep em small, lest it get cluttered) simply open a browser window, and right click on the chosen photo.  Once your browser is displaying the photo only, cut and paste the URL into the space provided in the “add photo” (little tree logo) button.

Bob  :stuck_out_tongue: 

I’m using the earbuds that came with the Clip. I posted in the past that I’ve attached a retractable keychain clip to my Clip and like the convenience of it. Now I’d like retractable earbuds to cut down on all the cable hanging about when I garden while using the Clip.

I found this: <http://www.brookstone.com/sl/reviews/9394-review-retractable-earbud-headphones.html>. The reviews aren’t very good. Does anyone else use retractable earbuds that they can recommend?

Like this?

Looks like I got it! Thanks Bob. That’s a tree??? Anyway, this is the JVC Marshmallow. I have them in black and in blue. They also make them in pink and in silver. Sweet sound for < $10.

Audiobookfan – you said:

>> Now I’d like retractable earbuds to cut down on all the cable hanging about when I garden while using the Clip. <<

Have you tried running the cord under your shirt and keeping the Clip in your pants pocket (or just clipping it to the top of your pants)? That should eliminate any hanging cords.

I do that now, but there is still cord length between the bottom of my t-shirt and the Clip, whether attached to my pants pocket or waistband. It’s not a long length, but then you don’t know about my enthusiasm with pruning.

AKG K26P  

Not expensive; chosen because of great reviews, closed back keeps mee and my music apart from the surrounding world.

Wrote a small review at epinion… 

AKG_K26P.jpg 

A great place for headphone talk: HeadRoom = headphone.com 

Philips SHS5300 Neckband Headphones 

[Neckband Headphones
SHS5300/00
Large speaker drivers
Neodymium magnet
Bass beat vents

Specifications:

Sound
Acoustic system : Open
Diaphragm : Mylar dome
Frequency response : 12 - 24 000 Hz
Impedance : 24 Ohm
Maximum power input : 100 mW
Sensitivity : 106 dB
Speaker diameter : 30 mm
Type : Dynamic
Voice coil : Copper

Connectivity

Cable connection : One-sided
Cable length : 1.2 m
Connector : 3.5 mm stereo
Finishing of connector : 24k gold plated
Type of cable : OFC ] 

Phillips.SHS.5300

Message Edited by feromon on 05-22-2008 04:16 PM

Message Edited by feromon on 05-22-2008 04:18 PM

I’m wearing sweats and a Clip of course. Marshmallows for me as well but, where did you find em for 8 bucks?

Oldasdirt – you said:

>> Marshmallows for me as well but, where did you find em for 8 bucks? <<

Circuitcity.com –  I just checked and the black ones and the blue ones are now $10. Order them online and pick them up at your local store to get this price.