In-ear phones, not canal. Recommendations
Jun 12, 2004 at 2:06 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 8

Langrath

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I would like to buy in-ear phones for listening resting on side on pillow. Not canalphone, I get hurt of them. I am prepared to spend about $100.
Any recommendations?

Georg
 
Jun 12, 2004 at 3:01 PM Post #2 of 8

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I would like to buy in-ear phones for listening resting on side on pillow. Not canalphone, I get hurt of them. I am prepared to spend about $100.
Any recommendations?

Georg



Maybe Senns MX 500 with "fingernail" mod ?

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Jun 12, 2004 at 3:40 PM Post #3 of 8

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Maybe Senns MX 500 with "fingernail" mod ?

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1. What is "fingernail" mod? Is it that wind-up pocket carrying case? Is it always attached? Seems a little clumsy to me.
2. They are very cheep. Can you get acceptable sound for that price?

Georg
 
Jun 12, 2004 at 5:51 PM Post #4 of 8

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Fingernail mod: No idea!

Carrying case: It's not attached to the cord - it's just for travel. (And I've found it very convenient - much more so than many others of the same style.)

Sound quality: Yes, they are cheap, and yes, they sound great. The best sound for the buck as far as I'm concerned. I own the Etymotic ER-4Ps and surprisingly enough I still quite enjoy the Senns, my only cheap 'phones which weren't rendered useless by the Etys.
 
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Langrath
I would like to buy in-ear phones for listening resting on side on pillow. Not canalphone, I get hurt of them. I am prepared to spend about $100.
Any recommendations?

Georg



Something like this will not go in your ear, but it will provide enough support to improve the sound quality and avoid movement:

http://www.ecost.com/ecost/shop/detail.asp?dpno=218865

I hope that sound quality is not one of your priorities. These sound decent and certainly good for the price.
 
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Originally Posted by Spankypoo
Fingernail mod: No idea!

Carrying case: It's not attached to the cord - it's just for travel. (And I've found it very convenient - much more so than many others of the same style.)

Sound quality: Yes, they are cheap, and yes, they sound great. The best sound for the buck as far as I'm concerned. I own the Etymotic ER-4Ps and surprisingly enough I still quite enjoy the Senns, my only cheap 'phones which weren't rendered useless by the Etys.



Thank you.I have ordered them. No big affair.
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If they are only decent it is very good for the money. What I hope for is that they don't have that monstrous sharp treble that those in-ear use to have. And a decent bass.

Still don't understand the expression "fingernail mod".
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If it means "no idea" it doesn’t fit into the first answer to this message. No important thing. I am only a little curious.

Georg
 
Jun 13, 2004 at 3:41 PM Post #7 of 8

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mx500 doesn't give me good bass without form earpad, but it veils highs a bit. so i opened up a small(5 to 7mm) oblong hole on the earpad(not in the center, but where the sound holes are) and i'm satisfied with the result.
 
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Originally Posted by Langrath
1. What is "fingernail" mod? Is it that wind-up pocket carrying case? Is it always attached? Seems a little clumsy to me.
2. They are very cheep. Can you get acceptable sound for that price?

Georg



1.http://www5.head-fi.org/forums/showt...ghlight=mx+mod ( i did that mod to my mx-300 and got same results ...) - note: Best results (for me) were moded mx without earpads...

2. IMO : VERY ACCEPTABLE sound
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