cx300, ep630, mdr-ex75, AH C351
Jul 31, 2008 at 5:27 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 17

jzhang1013

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Hey guys I narrowed down my choices for a running pair of headphones to take with me to the gym I listen to trance, techno and the like so bass is pretty much a factor. Since im running I need them to be durable and not like my last 5 pairs of headphones that all broke within a year... Most of all i need them to be comfy so I dont just think about how my ears hurt that would hinder my running. So which one is it? The price range is the same..... cx300, ep630, mdr-ex75, AH C351 ?
 
Jul 31, 2008 at 5:58 AM Post #2 of 17

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I'd go for the EX85 or EX90 instead of EX75, but I also really like Sennheiser's sound-go for the CX400 instead of the CX300.

Actually-look at the Sony AS series and Sennheiser's sports range-as these are designed for sports/active use.
 
Jul 31, 2008 at 7:56 AM Post #5 of 17

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CX95's?
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Jul 31, 2008 at 10:16 AM Post #6 of 17

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I hate J cabling (one earphone has longer cord than the other - like the cx300 has), especially for sports.
 
Jul 31, 2008 at 12:50 PM Post #7 of 17

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j cables have bad microphonics imo.
i think that all canalphones are comfortable too.
I also think that most entry-level canalphones have decent bass.
I have cx-400 and ah-c351.
i think if you are for better microphonics and bass you should go for cx-400 to wear over the year. or ep-630
 
Jul 31, 2008 at 3:55 PM Post #8 of 17

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ok so the only ones that dont have a j cable are the sony and the creative, so i decided to go with a ex85 as there is only a 5$ difference between the 75 and the 85. hope I make the right choice guys...... to accompany my shuffle..
 
Jul 31, 2008 at 5:26 PM Post #9 of 17

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From the list, i would get AH-C351.
 
Jul 31, 2008 at 5:54 PM Post #10 of 17

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voicemaster, that was my number 1 choice as I searched and founc your numerous posts of the denons however they are j cable and have and extension so running with them would be messy, but I do like the bass, might get the 551 for casual via your recommendations
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Aug 1, 2008 at 4:49 AM Post #11 of 17

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C551 will definitely satisfy you with it's awesome bass.
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Aug 4, 2008 at 5:45 AM Post #12 of 17

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If you have more to spend, try the aurvana inear,audi is rich & noise was isolated completely... the comfort level was still there after few hours of use I like the accessories it comes with.. especially the cleaning kit, nice & convenient cleaning solution

the white one looks more for ipods
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Aug 5, 2008 at 6:00 PM Post #13 of 17

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ok sad day today guys.... I received my ex85s and they were in blue instead of black, but it's fine. when i opened the package it was j cable and extension required, everything I hate for a gym IEM.....
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I should have gotten the denons if I wanted this..... The only thing that blasted me away literally was the bass, they are a keeper, but the sad thing is they probably wont last 3 to 6 months with me in the gym...
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I will take it for a run next week and see if they are too distracting and fragile....
 

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