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.