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Am I the only one who still loves Asymetrical Earphones?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

I've been using asymetrical earbuds for years and I love em, but it looks like the audio world doesn't. :(

My fave have been the Sennheiser  Sennheiser CX300B and its predecessor the CX300B II.

2days ago my CX300B II pair broke and desparate to get my hands on another pair of asymetrical earbuds. I know the the Sennheiser earbuds are great, but are there any others out there that are asymetrical?!!?

 

HELP!

post #2 of 14

What is asymmetrical ?

post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by psygeist View Post

What is asymmetrical ?

 

The housing isn't symmetric.  Angled nozzles, many over ear designs are asymmetrical.  

post #4 of 14

He means J-cord. I believe the new Sony EX210 are J-cord and a good price. They are just EX300's redone with a better price. http://store.sony.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&partNumber=MDREX210B/BLU

In the specs, "OFC neckchain cord" mean J-cord same as Sennheiser's "asymmetrical cord" does.

 

Here's Totallydubbed's review of the EX510 with covers the EX500 as well. http://www.totallydubbed.net/2012/03/30/sony-mdr-ex510-review/

 

The EX210/300/310/500/510 are all J-cord. I might just go for the EX310 since they might be the best value. Better than the 210/300 and a better value than the EX510 at the normal price difference.

 

Of course, just as with the Senn CX300's, there are fake EX300 and 500's which is another reason to go for the new design 310 or 510.


Edited by jant71 - 8/7/12 at 2:00pm
post #5 of 14

Sony and some Xears model.

post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by tinyman392 View Post

 

The housing isn't symmetric.  Angled nozzles, many over ear designs are asymmetrical.  

Yeah but the one he liked is not asymmetrical at all.

post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by psygeist View Post

Yeah but the one he liked is not asymmetrical at all.

 

Ah, didn't notice that.  

post #8 of 14

Yes, you are the only one. 

 

 

Sorry someone had to say it. 

post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 

Asymmetrical all the way!!

So versitile to use when you just want the ear buds to hang around your neck when not in use!

post #10 of 14

i love 'em too but unfortunately all good-sounding 'phones do have symmetrical wires. just position them at your back so that when you're not using them they'll be hanging in front.

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post #12 of 14
Most of the Sony XBA series are J-corded. Well, they did invent J-cord in the first place. XBA-1 is pretty good for the price actually.
post #13 of 14

Edit : sorry never mind.


Edited by NightAngelz - 10/8/12 at 3:24am
post #14 of 14

Hi there,

 

Happy to see someone who likes the same as myself :-)

 

I just bought these:

 

http://store.sony.com/p/Sony-XBA-2-Balanced-Armature-Earbuds/en/p/XBA2

 

Really, ordered now.

Hope it helps
:-)
Alex.

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