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Old 09-02-2007, 02:27 PM
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I have no clue as to what good headphones are, I saw the sticky but there are so many options I don't really know what to get.

Basically, I need noise-cancelling in-ear headphones with atleast decent sound , for as cheap as possible =D

I'm using a Creative ZV+ atm.

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Old 09-02-2007, 02:34 PM
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What kind of music do you listen to (except blues)? Do you like bass, do you like clarity/precision, are vocals important to you, ... ?
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:47 PM
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I listen to hard rock, alternative rock, blues, indie and slow rock, etc.

For me, bass seems important since I listen to music while I work out, so I need to get pumped =D. However, I don't want so much bass that it distorts my music or doesn't sound good with certain genres.

I've been looking around and I've found so far:
JVC Marshmallows (Do these look wierd when you wear them?)
Sennheiser CX300s
How are these?
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:04 PM
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They're both nice for the price, I would say. Both have an excessive amount of bass. I don't have much experience with the FX33, but the CX300 certainly don't distort - they just sound recessed in the midrange and have a bit sibilant treble.

You won't find much better ones in the $20-40 price class, but for $60 you could get the MylarOne XB, which is several leagues above both the JVC and Senn. Check the headphone forum, there are several threads about the Mylars, if you're interested.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:36 AM
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Default CX300 vs. Marshmallows

I'm tryin to decide which noob phones to get, and it's come down to these two. How do they compare for comfort/SQ?

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Old 09-03-2007, 09:01 AM
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Sennheiser CX300’s hands down
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:02 AM
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Most people agree that the cx300 have better SQ (me included)

Comfort is much more a personal preferance but no one i know finds the cx300 uncomfortable wheras I found that the foamy inserts on the marshmallows unpleasant (they feel weird in your ears) so replaced them with rubber ones, like on the cx300.

Overall, they cost a bit more, but CX300 FTW. (be carefull of fakes tho)
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:18 AM
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Hmm... do these look genuine?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Sennheiser-CX300...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:22 AM
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No need for a second thread - merged.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:43 AM
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There's so many auctions for these on EBay. I guess I'll just look at the US ones:
http://search.ebay.com/sennheiser-cx...mZR40QQfrtsZ50
5 pages =D
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Old 09-03-2007, 04:41 PM
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I just got a pair of JVC HAFX-55 and they're pretty amazing. They're definitely better than the mallows but I'm not sure if they're better than the Senns.
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