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#64711 - 10/16/04 05:02 PM Re: A quick ? about headphones...
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Registered: 06/22/03
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Theres no shop around me that even has any phones.Internet is the way to go.
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#64712 - 10/18/04 04:32 PM Re: A quick ? about headphones...
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Registered: 09/25/02
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Loc: Maine
I was going to reccomend the Grado sr125's for your pricerance, but those would be too cumbersome for excerising and too loud for work. so id have to go with the Etymolic research phones. They are small earbuds which go in the ear canal and are supposed to be really comfortable and block out a good percentance of sound because of the way they seal into your ear. I think the cheapest ones run about 120 bucks.
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#64713 - 10/18/04 05:46 PM Re: A quick ? about headphones...
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 3602
Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
I think he was trying to stay away from earbuds.

I can't wear them - guess my aural cavities are too small or my treggis is too large or something.

Could be worse... we were testing out a smaller set of headsets this summer - instead of a full single or double muff with headband and a rigid mic, they had a little secret service-type over the ear setup with a wire lip mic. Ambient noise blocking was MUCH less than desired and one of the shooters asked for an earplug for the other ear and to have this thing gaff-taped to his head, so I made a big production of waving around the black tape, then as he turned his head, I slapped a big X over his ear with hi-viz orange safety tape and sent him out. The confused look when he stripped it off 3 hours later was priceless.

Bren R.

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#64714 - 10/18/04 06:44 PM Re: A quick ? about headphones...
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Registered: 09/25/02
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Loc: Maine
I hate earbuds too, they make my ears very sore after a while and just arent comfortable at all. Supposobly those Etymolics are different. I havent had a chance to try them yet but there are people who swear by them.





Edited by Haoleb (10/18/04 06:45 PM)
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#64715 - 10/18/04 07:03 PM Re: A quick ? about headphones...
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Registered: 10/09/03
Posts: 604
Loc: Baltimore. MD. USA (but born a...
In reply to:

or my treggis is too large or something


I think you mean the tragus, and that just gave me a funny mental picture... You know how some women (for some STRANGE reason) decide they want to pierce that part of the ear? I just thought it would be funny seeing you with a pierced tragus and 1980s style earrings trying to fit in some ear buds - heh.

Edit: now this is just plain scary...
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#64716 - 10/19/04 12:01 AM Re: A quick ? about headphones...
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Registered: 12/10/03
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Loc: Winnipeg MB Canada
In reply to:

I hate earbuds too, they make my ears very sore after a while and just arent comfortable at all.



They just don't fit in my ears. If I have to do any quick field audio I usually either grab the pair of Sennheisers out of the kit bag (which float to the top of the bag when you don't want them, and to the bottom when you do or there's something heavy in the bag that's likely to crush them), not sure of the model - accidentally walked out of one of the local venues with them on my neck and never brought them back or I snag bro's folding 16-ohm Sonys out of his pouch.

Both are good enough for a quick monitor of wild audio but I wouldn't mix a CD with them as reference.

And I stand corrected on the spelling of tragus.

Bren R.

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#64717 - 10/19/04 06:58 PM Re: A quick ? about headphones...
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 1501
Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
Yesterday I got a free iPod Mini from a vendor during a sales cold call. IT business must be looking up.

I just ordered some Sony MDR-EX71's because a couple of friends recommended them, and they were only $30....I was going to order some Etymotic ER-6i headphones, but they are $130 and I figured I would just let upgradeitis deal with that.


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#64718 - 10/19/04 09:03 PM Re: A quick ? about headphones...
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Registered: 04/02/03
Posts: 16268
Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
That's sweet!

I was recently paid for participating in an hour-long website usability study. I got to critique a website for an hour on my lunch break at work and got $125 for my troubles.

I didn't buy headphones with it, though.
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#64719 - 10/19/04 11:15 PM Re: A quick ? about headphones...
curtis Offline
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Registered: 05/28/03
Posts: 1501
Loc: Manhattan Beach, CA
Cool...

The sales call only took 30 minutes of my time, and it was actually a good meeting. He kept the iPod on the table...so I kept getting distracted.

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#64720 - 10/20/04 04:23 AM Re: A quick ? about headphones...
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Registered: 07/09/03
Posts: 125
Loc: San Diego, CA
Free iPod's rock! I ended up buying the MDR-EX71's and am actually very happy with them. The only downfall I've found so far is they are quite quiet - though with the way they block out external sounds, its just fine. Very clean highs and darn good bass.

Well worth the 26.90 I paid for them

-ZeN

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