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SanDisk User
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Registered: ‎11-18-2008

Re: Is it worth to replace the Fuze stock ear phones with expensive ones?

I researched and came up with these 2 options:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FUESSU/

 

or

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-CX300-W-Earbuds-White/dp/B000IDUP3G/

 

What do you guys think is better?



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Re: Is it worth to replace the Fuze stock ear phones with expensive ones?

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I bought V-Moda and have thrown them out.

Boom bass distortion galore!

I deem

Panasonic-RP-HJE300

an extraordinary value.

Message Edited by fluxam on 11-18-2008 02:00 PM
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Registered: ‎11-17-2008

Re: Is it worth to replace the Fuze stock ear phones with expensive ones?

It depends....I can't wear the "in-ear" phones, and regular buds like the stock one fall out, but for, at Radio Shack, the Koss KSC-75's were $5.47....and they sound fabulous! They are the clip-on, on-ear variety, and have well balanced sound, but they are not an "isolating" earphone. They're typically $15-20 at places like Amazon(they were on clearance at the Shack) I liked them so much I went to a different store to find a back-up pairSmiley Very Happy
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Re: Is it worth to replace the Fuze stock ear phones with expensive ones?


@codeformoney wrote:

I researched and came up with these 2 options:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FUESSU/

 

or

 

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-CX300-W-Earbuds-White/dp/B000IDUP3G/

 

What do you guys think is better?


If you decide to go for the Sennheiser CX-300s, then be really careful if getting them through eBay or Amazon Marketplace. There are simply loads of fakes out there, more than the genuine article. They look every bit as good as the real thing and some people will say they sound good, too, mainly because they haven't experienced in-ear phones before. But they won't be the same quality in either materials nor sound.
There are other fake phones around - Sony, Bose, Shure etc (http://fakeheadphones.com/)
Better to be safe than sorry and pay a little extra to an authorised dealer to get the real thing . 
 

 

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Registered: ‎08-12-2008

Re: Is it worth to replace the Fuze stock ear phones with expensive ones?

Oddly enough, someone on anythingbutipod forums made a comparative review of the sennheiser CX 300 and v-moda bass freq.

 

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35322

 

After reading that review, another one in the same section of the forum and this one from headroom, I chose the cx300 (however it was also because it was much easier to find them in France).

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Registered: ‎11-18-2008

Re: Is it worth to replace the Fuze stock ear phones with expensive ones?

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What about the Creative EP-630 and the Sennheiser CX300?

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826158037 (Creative EP-630 $21.99)

 

http://www.buy.com/retail/Product.asp?sku=202381634 (Sennheiser CX300S $37.99)

 

 

Message Edited by codeformoney on 11-18-2008 03:09 PM


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Re: Is it worth to replace the Fuze stock ear phones with expensive ones?

I am sorry to say that I cannot recommend the Sennheiser CX300. The sound may be above average, but after you have plugged them into your ears you hear your own breath and in addition moving the cable produces deep bumps in sound.
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Registered: ‎08-12-2008

Re: Is it worth to replace the Fuze stock ear phones with expensive ones?

That's the downside for using any in-ear-monitors, and is not specific to the CX300. It means they isolate quite well from outside noise.
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Re: Is it worth to replace the Fuze stock ear phones with expensive ones?

And you are going to har tips or pulls on the cables going into the earbuds.. no way around that..  george
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Re: Is it worth to replace the Fuze stock ear phones with expensive ones?

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Actually I think the cheap buds that come with the Fuze are really great for what they are.  They appear to have good frequency response and decent separation of segments of the music program; I'm farily happy with them.  Even with classical music.  The only complaint is the foam "shower caps" that fall off.  I like having the bud in the outer portion of the ear.  I can adjust them for a "tight" fit and more isolation or a looser fit and hear more of the outside world.  MSOT of the time I need to hear some of the outside world ( my crying baby, the car about to hit me in the crosswalk, the boss walking across the office, the announcement on the PA that the office meeting is going to start, the phone ringing...)  Aside from being on a plane or subway I can't envision using an in-ear bud.

 

 

Message Edited by blackdog-sansa on 11-19-2008 08:59 AM