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Old 11-15-2007, 01:05 PM
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Default What kind of headphones are you using?

The SONY provided headphones are not that great, I use Phillips which sound better but I'm looking to upgrade for better sound quality.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:49 PM
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Which sony headphones are you referring to?

The cheaper headphones are not really that great and I myself tend to avoid them. The headphones that came with my A1000/3000 had great sound quality but were not comfortable and kept falling out. I then opted for EX-71s, and been using them ever since, great sound isolation and nice rich sound. The NWZ-A818 comes with MDR-EX82s, which sound great no doubt, maybe not as rich as the 71s but it might be because they are new, but they also don't isolate sound as well as the 71s. I've not tried any other headphones except the ones from a nano on my sony and those sounded aweful.

Shures are also great for sony's. What philips model do you have?
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:42 PM
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@ Musiccollector

If you're still within the 30 day window for returning your 600, the upgrade to the 800 series is DEFINITELY worth it! Even though you the lose the FM radio, you gain a set of earphones that rivals the popular Sennheiser CX300's. I own 3 pairs of modestly upgraded earphones:Sennheiser CX300, JBL 220, and the Sony MDR EX90LP. Even though I have easy access to all three, I still prefer the bundled EX082!

Quick comparison:

EX082 vs JBL 220:

JBL's have TOO much bass IMO.


EX082 vs Sennhesier CX300:

Close call, but I prefer the richness, balance, and comfort of the EX082. More importantly, I get a MUCH better seal with EX082.


EX082 vs EX90LP:

Even though this is Sony's "flagship" earphone, I found that there was too much separation between the upper and lower range. Even though their design is identical, I found the EX082's to be much more comfortable.



So as I said earlier, the upgrade is definitely worth it especially when you consider the $20 price difference. If you have no intention of upgrading your 600 to the 800, then your best bet is to check out our headphone forum and look at the user reviews for better quality IEM's/headphones. Here's the link:

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...hread.php?t=69


P.S. The best deal that I have found on portable headphones can be found here:

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...ad.php?t=21150
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:04 PM
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I am using AKG K81DJ most of the time

Sometimes I use Altec Lansing CHP121
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:12 PM
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I use UE super.fi 3s with an in line attenuator. Works great and gives really nice sound. I might upgrade to the 5s next year.
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:12 AM
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I have been looking hard at Shure head phones.
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Old 12-08-2007, 05:02 AM
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CNET.com loves Sure headphones. They usually do pretty good reviews, too.
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Old 12-09-2007, 07:43 PM
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V-moda bass headphones (earbuds) absolutely superb sound quality and really comfortable to wear.
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Old 12-13-2007, 08:34 AM
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For my a800 I am using:

Panasonic RP-HTX7 mainly for classical music (mainly when i am without my amp)

Sennheiser PX-100 for any type of music, the open voicing and sound stage are goodly on the A800 with the Senns

Included IEM's with the A800 I use when I don't want headbanded phones on

At home i use a Audio Technica AT-HA25D amp that i got in Japan and usually sennheiser hd-555 phones or when i don't want to use the amp at home i use the hd-485

I am a firm believer in having different headphones for different types of activities and music as no one can match them all
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:50 PM
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I'm using the ones from my iPod shuffle.
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Is the output from the NWZ-S515, or similar, loud enough to enable it to be used with on-ear rather than in-ear headphones? I find in-ear phones extremely uncomfortable. I use noise reduction headphones when flying and am concerned that the MP3 players available in the EU won't have enough volume due to EU regs.
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Old 01-21-2008, 03:27 PM
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What headphones do you actually own? Specs would help to answer your question but it should work fine. You could try one walkman in a store with your headphones and see if it is loud enough for you.
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Old 01-22-2008, 12:33 AM
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I am using Sennheiser CX300 but I need to take them to shop and ask new ones.. Right doesnt work
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:43 AM
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What headphones do you actually own? Specs would help to answer your question but it should work fine. You could try one walkman in a store with your headphones and see if it is loud enough for you.
The headphones are Philips SBC HN110. I don't have a tech spec for them.
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:15 AM
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If you're browsing this thread to find some new headphones, why don't you migrate to this forum: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum...splay.php?f=22 I think you'll have a better time finding review and opinions about all sorts of headphones.
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Thanks sassafras. The question about headphones was posed to help make the decision about purchase of the MP3 player, not the purchase of headphones. I've read various forums where comments are made about the low output volume of MP3 players in general and was trying to determine whether this is an issue with the Sony models.

Just adding that I have used the headphones with the 515 and they are fine. I only had the volume at setting 10 - maximum is 30

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Old 02-05-2008, 11:16 PM
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I just use the included headphones - I used the PSP included headphones for a year and a half until I had them in the same pocket of my backpack as my glue and the glue got squished, blew up, and coated the headphones. I'm just so used to that kind of sound, and the headphones included with the s615 are about 90% identical to the PSP headphones.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:35 PM
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I used the stock for a while, and then used super.fis which were nice but really needed attenuation. I'm using Koss KSC75s right now which sound REALLY good with this player.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:29 PM
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Currently using Sony MDR-EX90's, also Sennheiser CX300's and PX100's.
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I use the triple.fi 10 with my s618. They sound perfect but they do cost more than twice the player itself...

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