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    Listening Volume

    Quote: Orginally posted by chinesekiwi This thread is stupid as it depends on a number of things such as resistance in the cable, the player, how loud the source file is, the resistance of the output..... Sort of ... If you can give listening levels in dB by relating it to known dB...
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    Cheap portable headphones (nothing in ear)

    Another vote for the PX100. Good all around and comfortable. What type of music do you listen to? For pop/rock I like the Koss Porta-pro. They have a "fun" sound. But when I am listening to a mix of genres (classical Jazz, Pop, etc.) I prefer the Senns.
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    Best isolation for not too much cash?

    Quote: I'm puzzled by IEMS differing in isolation so much. I am not an audio engineer nor do I play one on TV! That said I suspect that achieving great isolation is like so many other endeavors - it takes 80% of the effort to get that last 20%. I know from personal experience that...
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    Earphones you can mow the lawn with?

    I have done many experiments looking for a lawn mowing solution. Early on I used some open phones just lying inside the cups of a David Clark earmuff. Not hi-fi but it did work - sort of. To minimize noise even a pair of Koss plugs will work and as long as you don't really "listen" they sound...
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    Need Help Deciding

    A few thoughts: 1) To me "noise cancellation" implies an active system that generates an out of phase sound wave to cancel external noise. These are good for "steady state" noises such as engine noise but have little effect on conversation or other irregular noise. I am not aware of any good...
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    The lowest (regular) gasoline prices that you've ever seen in the USA? - What are the gasoline prices in your area now?

    I remember gas wars dropping the price below $0.20/gal in the early-mid 1960's. My second car was an 1967 Austin Healey Sprite which got 40 MPG on the road. I remember filling the tank with Amoco Premium for about $2.50!! The first "crisis" was when the price of a gallon of regular jumped from...
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    Shure E2C vs. IM616 vs. IM716 vs. ???

    Quote: I will be using them at the gym and other noisy places so having enough volume is a concern. An iem is basically an earplug. Even without music playing, if you have a good seal any sound will be very muted. All you need is enough volume for normal listening plus a bit. My first...
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    A Deal? A Steal?? Or A Screw???

    Super deal. Congratulations. Sometimes patience pays off big.
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    Triple Flanges on ER6-i and E4c

    I found the ety double flange to be somewhat more comfortable than the triple flange. Enough so I did not try to modify the triples.
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    Which Cell provider would you use?

    Every provider has its pluses and minuses. I had BellSouth/Cingular for years. When my daughter went away to college, she could only get coverage by leaning in a certain spot against her 2nd floor dorm window. We changed her to Verizon and later my wife. I planned to stay with Cingular and asked...
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    DIY passive noise cancellation headphones

    This trick has been around for quite a while. About 20+ years ago I slipped some headphone drivers into an old pair of David Clark earmuffs. Now these were NOT slim and foldable but they did very well for what I needed. Between the very loose driver fit and the large volume I am sure they didn't...
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    Koss Pro4AA - Would you recommend these?

    I remember borrowing 4As and later 4AA eons ago. They sounded great to me then but my experience at that time was more low-fi. The most lasting memory was the clamping pressure. The longest I could last was one album then at least an equal amount of time for the headache to go away. There are...
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    a little help, no pun intended, with some IEM's

    If it doesn't have to be an iem there is always the well regarded Koss KSC-75. The ear clips are not too much larger to carry than iem's. I like their sound but for some reason the clips are uncomfortable for me. A number of people seem to complain about the comfort of iem's (or a few are...
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    IM716 for $49 on Dec 3rd,

    I placed my order within minutes of the 12-3 sale start at By 12-6 it had been transfered from UPS Atlanta to USPS. Rome is only about 60 miles from the USPS facility but I finally got it today. (Could have walked round trip in less time!) Now to check it out!!
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    Welcome Back to I'm Sorry About the Extended Outage

    With great trepidation I clicked on the Head-Fi link expecting to see the outage message I have seen so often these past two weeks. NO ... WAIT ... ITS BACK UP!! (Sorry about the shouting) I did not realize how much this site was part of my routine. I tried to find an alternate site in case this...