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post #31 of 44
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I got the CX300 from an Amazon reseller called Blue Skies Electronics @ $20. I'll post soon if Senn accepted the rebate from them.
post #32 of 44
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Here a few interesting posts about fake CX300:

How to tell the difference between real and fake Sennheiser CX300 - Headphones - abi>>forums

http://reviews.ebay.com/Sennheiser-C...:-1:LISTINGS:3

http://homegadgets.blogspot.com/2007...300-white.html

http://homegadgets.blogspot.com/2007...x300-fake.html
post #33 of 44
Get Sony MDR-EX85. Same as MDR-EX90 but plastic instead of aluminium. It's a mini MDR-V6/7506 in your ear for less than $70. All of those mention earphones are just plain "filler". CX300 and EP360 is a better choice, but not as good as MDR-EX85. They just don't sound good but they look very natural and aesthetically pleasing compare to plastic colorful toy looking headphones.
post #34 of 44
no option for PK3?
post #35 of 44
I've had both the Marshmallows and the Freqs. I preferred the Freqs (clearer mids than JVCs, less boomy bass) standard, but once I swapped to Shure black olive tips on the Marshmallows (I suppose making them not marshmallow anymore) they edged it. The Marshmallows are dirt cheap and really quite tough - the V-Modas only lasted about six months, but I've had the JVCs for a couple of years, they've been everywhere with me (dropped, stood on, caught in bag straps and yanked out of my ears etc...) and they're still A1.

All that said though, I'm using some AT ATH CKM50s now and they're clearly the best so far for me. I'd recommend them to anyone, but about 50 bucks might be getting a bit pricey for comparison purposes.

Marshmallows for super-cheap, ATs for a little bit more
post #36 of 44
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Does anybody know if you can also use Black olives for the CX300? Can you also use them with the Etys? How's that? For what I've seen, the JVC's phones are much wider than the Etys, I would say they are as wider as the CX300... is that true?
post #37 of 44
I can't comment on the ERs or the CX300s, but they went straight on the Marshmallows no bother. They're a tight fit, but it's easily done, so if the other phones are narrower it should be straightforward.
post #38 of 44
Just picked up a set of JVC Air Cushions (FX66) and they blow the marshmallows away from an SQ standpoint.
post #39 of 44
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I just received the OK from the Rebate HQ. So, even I bought from a reseller in Amazon (called Blue Skies Electronics), they are mailing my $15 check for a CX300 that I paid $20... incredible.

If you don't buy from Blue Skies, I suggest you to give a call to the rebate center to double check if the seller is in a black list:
1-866-445-9903

Rebate ends TOMORROW!
post #40 of 44
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Originally Posted by Ninety View Post
I've had both the Marshmallows and the Freqs. I preferred the Freqs (clearer mids than JVCs, less boomy bass) standard, but once I swapped to Shure black olive tips on the Marshmallows (I suppose making them not marshmallow anymore) they edged it.
Do you need to remove the grey tube from the JVCs to fit the olives?


(marshmallows... olives... what food will we be sticking in our ears next! )
post #41 of 44
So how much bass do the JVCs lose with the kramer mod? What kind of foam do I need to use for this?
post #42 of 44
Adeptus - yes, I just pulled off the grey tubes with a pair of pliers. They're a nice tight fit, but not so tight I needed to heat them up or anything.

Clincher09 - any old earpad foam should do I think. I found changing the tips to the olives to reduce the amount of bass (and isolation), but not by too much and the increase in control was more than worth it. Here's a link to Kramer's original thread:

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/jvc-fx33-mod-223642/
post #43 of 44
Hm, so I guess it increases the highs, but the highs on my unmodded marshmallows get distorted, will it fix this problem?
post #44 of 44
I never found the highs to get distorted at all (assuming the recording itself wasn't distorted and I wasn't at silly volume) so I don't know. All I can say is that the highs weren't distorted pre-mod and they're not distorted now.
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