Isolation w/ KSC-35
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Hey all,

I'm going to buy a pair of cheapies to hold me off until I can get the real deal, so how could I not get the Koss KSC-35 with everything good that's been said about them, right? How well do they isolate, though? I'm not sure how well they'll work for me if they let all the sound out...

I'm going to grab the Sennheiser MX-500 from Amazon as well. They'll be better than my Sony earbuds and are at a cheap price.


I'll probably just buy both anyway; I can still use the KSC-35 at home...just wanted to know before I get them.
 
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Isolation of the KSC 35s, on a scale of 1 to 10, is zero.


Get them though... they're $25 worth of fascinating if nothing else.
 
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LOL, that's what I was afraid of.


I think I will though...I can use the MX-500 on the go and the KSC-35 whenever else.
 
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get sony ex70s for isolation that is cheap. or aiwa hp-v600. i have a pair of the koss clips, but they just collect dust because they dont isolatE AT ALL> the senn buds dont isolate either. ex70s can be had for like $40-$50. aiwas $25 or $20. they both isolate VERY well. they sound pretty good.
 
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how would you say the Aiwa HP-V600's compare in sound to the Sony EX-70's. I have the EX70's and they isolate very well. I ordered the Aiwa's from amazon but they seem to be eternally on back oder.
 
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Hmm...Amazon.com shows them in stock. "Usually ships within 2 to 3 days" it says. Or are you not in the US?


The EX-70s are out of stock however...They both look very nice. I've always been satisfied with the Sony phones I've bought, but you can't really tell which is better by looking. Which one is the best compromise between sound, isolation, and comfort?
 
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Yes it does say that they ship in 2-3 days but I ordered them three weeks ago and I keep getting emails from amazon saying they don't have any in stock--I'm in the U.S.
 
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I personally hate the Plugs (even after they are modded). I prefer the sound of the aiwas over the plugs but I do not have the sonys to compare them to.

BTW audiocubes.com is selling the aiwas. I got mine about a month ago.
 
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i've found that the ksc-35 or pretty good if you want that ambient music playing while your doing other stuff....

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you can find the ex70s virtually anywhere... ebay., magnolia hi-fi, yahoo.com shopping. pricegrabber. just get those. i have heard that the ex70s might sound a bit better?
 
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What's the best place to get the Aiwa HP-V600, if not amazon?
I have about $50-60 to blow, and I wanted to get both a pair of earphones and the KSC-35s. I know you can get the HP-VX100 from audiocubes, but it would cost $35 ($10 shipping =/)...anywhere cheaper, or am I being too stingy?

*goes raking for dough*
 
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The only places I've found HP-V600 are yahoo Shopping $20 plus $15 shipping. Outpost.com ($!9 plus about $5 shipping) has them on backorder, but you could try. And I called Aiwa USA a month ago and they said they would get them in soon ($19 plus shipping). **The audiocubes' Aiwa's (VX-100) are short cord version**
 
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The Sony EX-70's don't sound anywhere near as good as the 35's. The bass on the Sony's is too emphasised and the treble too harsh. They are outstanding for listening to classical music at very low levels though - in that way they are almost unbeatable - the additional bass works really well.

By low level - I'm talking about 2 - 3 out of 30 on my Jukebox 3
 
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