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Earphones reviews for the poor

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by gerbilly, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. gerbilly

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    Some of cant afford to pay above £40 for earphones without having to come up with a good excuse to the wife. :D


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    Sennheiser PX100 - 4 OUT OF 5 - Good quality sound from these earphones. Bass and Treble are fine but they do tend to leak a bit of noise which will irritate whoever is sitting next to you. As a result of this you tend to listen to your player at louder levels which makes it even worse for the mug next to you.


    I-Pod Earphones - 2 OUT OF 5 - At first it sounds ok, but then they start to hurt after an hour and you do notice that the sound seems stifled with anorexic bass and treble.

    Sony Futopia E71 - 3.5 OUT OF 5 - Fit very comfortably in the ear. Bass is excellent but not as amazing as I was led to believe. Treble though was lacking and again I had to put it up louder than I would like.

    Sennheiser MX500 - 4.5 OUT OF 5 - These ones dont fit into the ear canal but they do sound louder than the Sony phones but the bass is a tad less heavier. Very comfortable fit and probably my fav out of the 4.


    I would love these Shure earphones but I wont pay the same amount for earphones that some people pay for their MP3 players.


    Any reviews of other earphones around this price level.
     
  2. Danfan

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    Have you considered Koss Porta Pro?
     
  3. Steven

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    Thats the Sony EX71. These being canal 'phones, the idea is you put both channels in so outside noise is isolated/quietened. I have found them to be quieter than others, but the noise isolation out and about makes up for it. I never said the bass was overpowering, just a little exaggerated

    There are also EX81's, that add ear hooks for better fit. These have better clear sound, like:

    Panasonic RP-HJE50, another pair of canal 'phones, but more balanced clear sound than the Sony's. I'd say these and EX81 are about equal

    There are closed ver of the PX100, called PX200. £10 more, but less sound leakage. I've not tried, but apparently sound slightly more muffled

    Buy the Sony's off amazon.co.uk for cheapest + free delivery

    Pan's off ebay. Don't buy from Dixons, Comet or Currys for rip-off £30/35
     
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    Hate to bang on like a stuck MP3, but I still vote for the Sony MDR-J20s. Very comfortable 'H' type in/over ear hook fit, plenty of warmth, depth and punch in the bass, a reasonable midrange presentation and no shrillness or shreiking at the high end - just crisp, bright treble. The over ear hooks are flexible rubber, so if you accidentally sit on the cord, the phones just drop off/out of your ears - meaning a lessened risk of yanking the connector wires out of your cans! And all for just £15!
     

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