11-18-2008 12:52 AM
I'm planning to get the Fuze in the next couple weeks and was wondering if it was worth to replace the stock earphones that come with the Fuze?
I would like to use the Fuze for jogging on the treadmill, and I listen to hip-hop, trance, techno
If it's worth replacing, what are some good earphones? My price range would be < $50
Black Sansa Fuze 8GB + 2GB MicroSDHC
SoundMagic PL-30 Earphones
11-18-2008 01:44 AM - edited 11-18-2008 01:47 AM
I've replaced them before I had the fuze, I prefer the Sennheiser PMX 200, it is expensive, but it doesn't leak any sound and it sounds better than all other headphones.
The stock headphones from a sony walkman are (in my case) better than the stock ones from the fuze. (whitch I find a bit weak in sound quality, and fitting)
In your case, I would try to find a skullcandy or maybe a Sennheiser PMX 60 (whitch I've used a long time) Or, (I live in Holland
and therefore I don't know any $ prices) maybe an PMX 100/200 from an internet shop?
Message Edited by Rikcey on 11-18-2008 10:47 AM
Don't mind my grammar, I'm Dutch, I'm Sorry if it bothers you, I can't help it from beïng silly!!
Uses Fuze 8GB and a Sennheiser PMX200
11-18-2008 03:56 AM
I personally go for the High-Quality Sony In-Ear Buds that go for about $40.00 USD.
They are the model with the widest frequency response.
Sorry, I don't remember the model number off the top of my head.
Ultimate Ears are another high-quality option more akin to the high-end Bose type.
11-18-2008 04:08 AM
I replaced the stock earbuds with the sennheiser cx300 in-ear buds for 30€. They sound great to me, much better thant the stock ones.
Sansa Fuze 4GB, 8GB µSD card,
Sennheiser HD 212 Pro, Sennheiser CX 300.
11-18-2008 07:42 AM - edited 11-18-2008 07:43 AM
Yes I like the Sony's also! tmarkoski, X2 ! I believe the Sony Model # is MDR-EX55LP sold in Walmart for $39.99 and well worth the little money.. Sony does not list them on there web site for some reason. The wife has a pair also and also loves them..
Frequency Response---- 6-23,000Hz
Message Edited by George-W on 11-18-2008 10:43 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..
11-18-2008 07:59 AM
Almost any upgrade will be worth it, expensive or not. In the budget range, the JVC Air Cushions are extremely good for the money (around $30) and are a major upgrade over the stock buds.
11-18-2008 08:57 AM
Oh yes! The stock ones really really sound baaad. Happy with my Sennheiser CX-300 earbuds, HD-202 as well (although I get this constant tik-tik sound (this has been covered in other threads as well) with them if the plug is pushed too far, but I can work around this).
11-18-2008 09:21 AM
I don't know why MP3 player companies even bother to include junk earbuds with their products, but nearly all of them do. Its like buying a performance car with tiny wheels.
I have two that get the most use - Sennheiser PX-100 and Sony MDR-EX51.
The Sennheiser is a small set of headphones, and I think those provide much better sound (for the price) than tiny earbuds. It does let in some outside noise. The PX-200 model is similar, but more enclosed. The Sony is an in-ear bud (you push it down into your ear canal) that blocks a lot of outside noise, and that is useful in noisy places like airplanes and in the city.
Pretty much all of the very high-quality earbuds are in-ear (which is why I went with headphones). Some people use in-ear buds exclusively, but I don't like being that cut off from the world around me; I nearly missed a flight one time because I was wearing those (they changed the gate and I couldn't hear the announcement)!
The upside of using stock earbuds is that you don't have to encode your music at good quality, because everything is going to sound bad anyway!