I'm looking for a clip-on earphones with a good sound, that can be used everyday for running/other sport activities, and for casual activities like walking or taking a bus/train. Sound quality is the primary criteria that i am looking for, and, from what i have read, OCX 880 deliver the better sound, so they would be the obvious choice for me. But what concerns me is that they are not designed as a Sports model, like the OCX 685i, and on the Sennheiser website it does not state for them that they are Sweat and water-resistant, so i am concerned if it will be possible to use them for longer sports activities involving a lot of sweating, like running. I don't want to buy an pair of earphones that will stop working after a few runs... So my main question is: can the OCX 880 be used for sport type activities like running, and if not, do the OCX 685i deliver even a closely good sound as them? The primary things that i am looking for in sound quality is 1.Clarity, 2.Sound stage, 3.Mid range, 4.Solid, non boomy bass, 5. Precise highs. I don't like a sound that has to many peaks in the mid range-highs and boomy bass that covers the rest of the spectrum. As i listen to allot of Drum & Bass music, it is important for me that they have a good low end, so i would like them to cover that part of the spectrum as good and balanced as all other parts.
From the specs i see that the OCX 880 has significantly lower THD (0.1% compared to the 0.5% from the OCX 685i), so i presume that they have much clarity to offer. I currently use HD598 model, and i am very happy with the sound that they give, but they are impractical to use outdoors, and the isolation from the outside sounds is virtually nonexistent... I doubt that OCX 880 can compare to them, being an whole other type of headphones, and i don't think that i can get as good sound stage from a closed in in ear phones, but i would like to get the best that i can for the money that i am willing to spend! Also, i would not like to get any other brand, because i love the Sennheiser signature sound, so only phones that are max 100 euros, that are clip on, in ear, and are made by Sennheiser. I didn't find any other model besides these two from Sennheiser that seemed to suit my demands. I would use them with the Sansa Clip+ player (with FLAC files) and FIIO E06 portable amp.
Thanks in advance
Edited by mrspis - 2/20/13 at 2:48am