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#412827 - 06/15/15 05:53 PM Re: New headphones [Re: alan]
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Originally Posted By alan
Hi Wid,
Thanks for catching my dumb error. And yes, you are entirely correct: the Koss PortaPros and Grados provide no noise isolation. When I reread the original question, I realized my mistake (after I'd posted, duh).
In any event, Audio Technica has several models of ear buds with active noise-reduction that you can switch on or off, and both are under $100 with quite smooth, neutral sound. I've been using a pair for some years. It's important to get proper fitting nipples that are sized for your ear canals.

I have not heard recent Etymotics, but the ones I reviewed some years ago were rather shy on low bass, plus they were not supplied with a range of adaptors for different-sized ear canals.

Regards,
Alan


Well, what with that being left untouched, my suspicions are real. Everyone here is flat-lining.

When Alan dehumanized his German blender, no one let that go. As a matter of fact, I recall split-second times on the responses.

Pathetic, the lot.
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#412828 - 06/15/15 06:47 PM Re: New headphones [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By Ken.C
I prefer my Shures to my Etys. But the Shures were of course a bit more expensive.


What model Shure do you use Ken?
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#412830 - 06/15/15 08:25 PM Re: New headphones [Re: MatManhasgone]
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The SE215s. I'm thinking I'm close to needing some new plugs for them, but when I get them to seal right, they're excellent. Unbelievable bass out of such tiny things.

My Etymotics are the original 6 model (whatever the letters were).
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#412831 - 06/15/15 09:29 PM Re: New headphones [Re: MatManhasgone]
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I've heard good things about that model, might have to try some one day.
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#412833 - 06/15/15 10:18 PM Re: New headphones [Re: MatManhasgone]
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It's funny, I was skeptical of them because they don't look like they occupy as much ear canal as the Etys, but the basic buds fit and seal really well.
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#412841 - 06/16/15 09:21 AM Re: New headphones [Re: BobKay]
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Originally Posted By BobKay
Originally Posted By alan
Hi Wid,
Thanks for catching my dumb error. And yes, you are entirely correct: the Koss PortaPros and Grados provide no noise isolation. When I reread the original question, I realized my mistake (after I'd posted, duh).
In any event, Audio Technica has several models of ear buds with active noise-reduction that you can switch on or off, and both are under $100 with quite smooth, neutral sound. I've been using a pair for some years. It's important to get proper fitting nipples that are sized for your ear canals.

I have not heard recent Etymotics, but the ones I reviewed some years ago were rather shy on low bass, plus they were not supplied with a range of adaptors for different-sized ear canals.

Regards,
Alan


Well, what with that being left untouched, my suspicions are real. Everyone here is flat-lining.

When Alan dehumanized his German blender, no one let that go. As a matter of fact, I recall split-second times on the responses.

Pathetic, the lot.




Ha, ha!
I know that was a good setup line for someone, but I didn't know what else to call them. I mean, that's what the earbud makers call them.

All earbuds should be supplied with a range of different-sized nipples, as the seal is crucial for good bass -- if the earbud is capable of good bass.

Alan
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#416884 - 02/06/16 09:43 AM Re: New headphones [Re: alan]
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#416887 - 02/06/16 11:04 AM Re: New headphones [Re: MatManhasgone]
alan Offline

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Now that's funny, Scott.

Alan
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