Old 02-01-2009, 01:34 PM
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Angry IEM's

For $44, you'd think Sony earbuds would be much better quality. However when I pressed play on my Creative Zen 8 GB with these earbuds plugged in, it sounded like utter garbage. There was zero bass and I had to crank the sound to almost all the way up to hear anything decently.

I know it's the earbuds because the Zen sounds just fine with its default earphones.

I just hope Radioshack will let me either exchange these or refund or something. I still have the receipt and all the packing materials, though the box is rather shredded.

Either way, just avoid mixing this type of earphone with a Creative Zen. They are not compatible!

Also, can anyone recommend good earbuds for the Creative Zen 8 GB? Thank you.

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Old 02-02-2009, 01:23 PM
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I agree. Had a pair myself for a while. However, keep in mind the MDREX55 is an IEM and not regular earbuds, so having the correct seal in your ear is critical.

If you are wanting a good set of inexpensive IEM's, look at the EP-630 or the EP830 from Creative. If you are wanting the earbud type, check out this thread and the Headphones section here.

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