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#298975 - 03/28/10 10:27 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Ken.C]
Wid Offline
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What do you mean by "the cord banging" ?
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#298976 - 03/28/10 10:31 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Wid]
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I too have have a pair of CX-300. Very impressive, but I only use them when travelling AND not walking. If I have a bit of walking to do, the sound from my own footsteps drives me nuts with that type of ear-plugs headphones.
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#298977 - 03/28/10 10:37 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: EFalardeau]
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I think I saw it described on headroom as "touching the cable and having the sound reverberate in your skull."
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#298978 - 03/28/10 10:47 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Ken.C]
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I haven't noticed that that problem.
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#298979 - 03/28/10 10:51 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Wid]
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Hunh. There's a couple of really poor reviews on the CX-300 II on headroom. I wonder if they changed the design a lot.
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#298980 - 03/28/10 10:54 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Ken.C]
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I can go and try them now. I'll report right back.
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#298981 - 03/28/10 11:04 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Wid]
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Heh... hope I haven't created an aggravation for you.
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#298982 - 03/28/10 11:12 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Ken.C]
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I should say that my main (only?) purpose for these is for airline travel; watching movies, mainly, as well as watching movies on the laptop at the hotel. Maybe the occasional commuter train travel. I've got 2 pairs of closed air headphones, the Sennheiser HD 220 (?) and the AKG K81DJs. I really like the sound quality of the AKGs, but they are horrifyingly uncomfortable for more than about 15 minutes. The 202s aren't bad, but they are enormous, look silly, weigh a ton, and the sound quality isn't as good. Plus I can't wear either with my hat.
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#298983 - 03/28/10 11:25 AM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Ken.C]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Heh... hope I haven't created an aggravation for you.


No problem Ken.

I just got done getting my smoker ready while wearing the 300s and can report they did not have that problem. I think they would be a great set for your needs while not spending huge money.
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#299084 - 03/28/10 05:56 PM Re: Head Phones Recommendations [Re: Wid]
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Thanks for checking for me, Rick. Unfortunately, being a bit of a doubting Thomas, I think I'll buy about 3 pairs of IEMs, including that one, and see which one I like best. I've done that sort of thing before with Headroom, and they're pretty cool about it. I'm thinking this list:

Sennheiser CX-300 II
Maximo iM590
Etymotic ER-6i (although I'd dearly like to try the HR-5 or the ER-4P...)

Anyone have any other choices/advice?
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