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Re: New headphones
alan #412827 06/15/15 09:53 PM
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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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Re: New headphones
Ken.C #412828 06/15/15 10:47 PM
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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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Re: New headphones
MatManhasgone #412830 06/16/15 12:25 AM
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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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MatManhasgone #412831 06/16/15 01:29 AM
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I've heard good things about that model, might have to try some one day.


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Re: New headphones
MatManhasgone #412833 06/16/15 02:18 AM
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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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Re: New headphones
BobKay #412841 06/16/15 01:21 PM
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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.

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Re: New headphones
alan #416884 02/06/16 02:43 PM
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Re: New headphones
MatManhasgone #416887 02/06/16 04:04 PM
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Now that's funny, Scott.

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