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New HD5 owner headphone advice

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by tigersden, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. tigersden

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    Hi All,
    As it says in the title I am a new HD5 owner at present using a pair EX70 that I had with my ole CD Walkman.
    I am thinking of getting some new headphones but dont know which ones.
    I have been looking at the new Sony EX81's, or at the very top of my budget the Shure E2C, I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has experinece of using the EX70, EX81 & or Shure E2C.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. hd5_host

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    buy SONY E888 at ebay, it is much more better than shure, or EX model,
     
  3. tigersden

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    Thanks for the info, I will look into your suggestions.
     
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    You have to tell us, what is you price range? I am using UM2, B&O A8 and ER4p. They are equal or higher price than HD5. If you realy want to have a good advice.
     
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    Depends on where you listen. The E888 is surely a good earphone but if you're listening outside where there's a fair amount of noise, then all you'll hear is a tinny scratching. The E2c on the other hand provides a very good amount of isolation so you can hear everything better. It's a case of horses for courses... so the more specific you can be in how you use it on a daily basis, the less whatever we recommend will disappoint.
     
  6. tigersden

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    I think that I would require some isolation & personally prefer the in ear type of ear phone.
    My budget would be up to £100, not including any postage costs.
    I have just seen some Shure E4C's on E Bay for £89.95 + £19.95 p&p. I am really tempted by these phones.
    Anyone had any experience of them?

    Thanks
    for your help.
     
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    I have the E4s which I bought to go with my HD5H, I can't really say how much more they give than the E2Cs as I haven't heard them, but they are by far the best in ear phones I have ever owned. If you have the budget to spend, then I would say go for it; I am positive that you will not regret it. They deliver an extremely neutral and balanced sound...I can actually hear sound effects in tracks that I couldn't hear before. :thumbsup:
     

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