I've found MDR-E484, E282 & Aiwa HP D9 on Ebay in the recent 6 months. And I just bought a pair of MX980. I'd say that my top 5 now looks something like this:
2. Aiwa HP-D9
5. ATH CM700TI
The MX980 really sound like full size headphones. The highs are not as sharp as on the Sony earbuds, and almost sound recessed compared to the Sony earbuds. But still there's a lot of detail along with great imaging and instrument separation. I'd say that the Aiwa D9 are slightly better when it comes to those things, but the D9 is severly bass anemic...
Anyway, I love vintage earbuds and I find it amazing, and a bit sad, that Sony made so much better earbuds 20 years ago than they do today...
I remember seeing you on old threads about vintage Sony and Aiwa earbuds. I'm still looking for Aiwa HP-V99 and V9. Hopefully I'll find a pair that I don't have to pay through my nose for...
hi Danneq, nice to see you again.
My top 5 earbuds:
2. Blox TM5
3. Crossroads HR1
then the next 15 are: Crossroads HR2, AKG K319, ok2, ok3, Radius Woody, Beyerdynamics Mipro E8E, PK3, Sennheiser mx760, mx90vc, v-moda remix m-class, hisound paa-1, soundmagic ph10, Cresyn EP800, Nokia HS450, Philips SHE7850
i am searching the legendary Sony E484 since a long time ago, but the price is always too high , at least $200 at ebay, and the japanese auction site is even crazier.
i hope someday i can try mx980 and hisound living/live/paa1pro and blox m2c