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post #136 of 141
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Originally Posted by Artmuzz View Post
The type of music I was playing was Rock, 1980's pop, Electronica, Synth and New Age music when comparing those phones. to me the Sennheiser CX300 and Sony MDR-EX082 had more life and bass to them compared to the Apple phones and that was with the EQ setting set to both off and on on my iPod Touch. I tried the Apple phones with my Cowon D2 and Sony S639F and still the Apple phones were poor IMHO.


Art
I also know of one owner who loves the CX300 for Classical, to add another genre to the list of what they do well. From what I'm told, he has tried many earphones, high end included, and still nothing has compared to the CX300's for the simple fact of how they handle the bass in Classical. I guess that's a tough thing to do, and he's happy.
post #137 of 141
There has already been one warning. Next time the thread is closed and further action taken against the person in violation.
post #138 of 141
Art, Walkingman mentioned the Denon C551 or CX95 as an alternative. I haven't yet tried the CX95, but I can vouch for the C551's over the CX300. They have plenty of bass and a cleaner sound overall. But they're way overpriced in the UK, I think Apple were selling them for £70!!!

I bought a backup pair from eBay for about £50, and they were well worth it. There's a major CX300 fan in the house, and he finally gave them up when he 'poached' my C551's. If you can get a good deal on them, I think you'd like them
post #139 of 141
I don't think the OP was looking for upgrade advice. As far as I can tell he wanted a mic for using some App on his touch which lead him to the new Apple IEM . He already got a griffin mic and is happy with the CX300.

If that is truly the case we should put an end to this thread as there is no real topic to stay on.
post #140 of 141
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Originally Posted by soozieq View Post
Art, Walkingman mentioned the Denon C551 or CX95 as an alternative. I haven't yet tried the CX95, but I can vouch for the C551's over the CX300. They have plenty of bass and a cleaner sound overall. But they're way overpriced in the UK, I think Apple were selling them for £70!!!

I bought a backup pair from eBay for about £50, and they were well worth it. There's a major CX300 fan in the house, and he finally gave them up when he 'poached' my C551's. If you can get a good deal on them, I think you'd like them
Cool. I think I will try them out. I'll check out eBay for them.

Cheers


Art
post #141 of 141

If everybody is talking about the newer Apple In-Ear Headphones with Microphone I can say that when using the stock silicon sleeves, the earphones are rather disappointing.  At first I said that the $80.00 USD price tag isn't worth all the hype.  A good seal is what makes an IEM sound proper.  I am not a fan of silicon sleeves so I decided to order a five-pair set of Comply Foams for the Apple IEM.  The smooth treble, mid-range, and bass frequency transitions are clearly audible while the soundstage presentation is expansive with excellent channel separation.  A simple foam sleeve upgrade will easily change the character of these IEMs and mostly toward the better. 

 

Check out Comply by looking up Comply Ear Foams on Google.

 

Hope this information helps.

 

Everybody have a great weekend.

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