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Old 11-17-2007, 02:25 PM
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Yep, you are right, nothing lasts forever.May be oxidisation of the copper coils. With time my CX 300 are sounding more frazzled and whispy

Edit, do you get the wind whistling noise with the ep630's outdoors like I do with the CX300's?
No i don't think so, everything sound as it should, except obviously being quiet. I also just thought that it has to be to do with the wire or the plug as both ear buds are exactly the same volume, and i've never had head phones where both go at the same time.
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:26 AM
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hey guys - i was wondering if anybody knew how the JVC fx66's sounded in comparison to the CX300's, because someone i know wants headphones as a gift and they like my senns...thanks!
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:57 AM
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Was thinking of buying a pair v-moda vibes, but was wondering if you can hang the earbuds around your neck? If one end is short and the other long like for example sony mdr 71 earbuds?
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:18 AM
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No, the Vibes are not J shaped. I have been using the Vibes for almost a year already, and I'm very pleased. I'm just scared of breaking it all the time.
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Old 12-08-2007, 10:20 PM
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Are any of those cheaper headphones noise cancelling and metal music-friendly?
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:58 AM
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Eh, just about every IEM is naturally noise-cancelling (exception: Vibes).
Vibes trade in that natural isolation for enhanced sound quality, for the price range that is.
I ordered UE Fi.3 from Radio Shack, just for the isolation, and it was pretty cheap. Just waiting on it.
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:45 PM
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Eh, just about every IEM is naturally noise-cancelling (exception: Vibes).
Vibes trade in that natural isolation for enhanced sound quality, for the price range that is.
I ordered UE Fi.3 from Radio Shack, just for the isolation, and it was pretty cheap. Just waiting on it.
Tell me about them and if they can cancel.
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Old 12-09-2007, 09:56 PM
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after reading some things are the cx-300's metal-friendly? and is cancellation/isolation effective? Thanks
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Old 12-09-2007, 10:03 PM
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after reading some things are the cx-300's metal-friendly? and is cancellation/isolation effective? Thanks

The cx300’s are nice for isolation and have very good bass. But IMO they have cable microphonics, suffer from high wind noise in outdoor use, passable mids but not enough detail on the highs. But they perform nice for the price, just watch out for all the fakes on the net
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:10 AM
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The cx300’s are nice for isolation and have very good bass. But IMO they have cable microphonics, suffer from high wind noise in outdoor use, passable mids but not enough detail on the highs. But they perform nice for the price, just watch out for all the fakes on the net
Exactly what WalkGood said in every respect.

I listen to Sabbath, Zeppelin, Chili Peppers, Rainbow, Purple, Motorhead, ACDC on mine which is as near to metal as I get, but one day you will outgrow them and look for more detail.
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:08 PM
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Can you explain microphonics and how bad they really are?
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:47 AM
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To put it bluntly, cord/step noise.

The phones are sealed in the ear, so all of your movements resonate like an echo chamber through your skeleton to your ears; for cheaper phones this is exaggerated into the plug-in cord, and it's impossible to get rid of entirely. However, it's no trouble for as long as you aren't running with them in. Loop the cables around the ears and poof; almost no microphonic action.

Of course, you'll want to play music to 'kill' the noise entirely, but it's really not as bad as it seems.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:12 AM
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Can you explain microphonics and how bad they really are?
Easy, did you ever made a tin can or yoghurt pot telephone as a kid?

Two tin cans with a tiny hole drilled in the base of each and then a long piece of string to connect them.

Hold em taught and get your pal to speak into one and you listen into the other. The voice can be heard. This is beacuse sound waves are propagated down the string, this is microphonic transfer of sound energy. The vibrations are converted back into sound at the other end by the base of the tin can acting as a very crap dynamic driver.

With iems, they are jammed tight into your ear and the vibrations of everyday life travel up the cord and get turned into sound right next to your ear.

As 4ki points out, the fix is to send the vibrations to ground before they reach your ears. As he says, loop the cords over the top of your ears, or you can tape them to your skin using micrpore when jogging, or just run them under a sweatshirt.
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Simply running them under one's sweatshirt will not work, because the cords will still rub against the shirt and transmit the resulting vibrations.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:38 PM
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Simply running them under one's sweatshirt will not work, because the cords will still rub against the shirt and transmit the resulting vibrations.
Let's just put it this way. I'm not taping myself up every morning before school and after. If microphonics are THAT BAD I won't bother. Being why I didn't buy the cx300s
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Old 12-19-2007, 05:34 AM
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It works fine for me, running the cable under my jacket/shirt - and using the cable up around my ears instead of letting it hang down. It also looks less goofy that way. Works for me even with the worst "microphonic offenders", like the q-Jays, CX300, or Etymotic.
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Are bass freqs good?
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I consider my Samsung P2/8gb to be a great platform for bringing out the best in many IEM/headphones...

Here are four IEM units that truly shine IMO:

- Shure SE530 (US 450.00)

- CrossRoads Mylar On x3 (US 39.00)

- Ultimate.Ears Super.Fi 5Pro (US 250.00)

- V-Moda Vibes - 1st generation (US 100.00)
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Here's our CrossRoads MylarOne X3i and XBi review: http://www.anythingbutipod.com/archi...xbi-review.php
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the problem (ive heard) with Sennheisers are when you walk you can hear your feet "thumping" the ground. and when you stroke or touch the cable you can hear it. got the AKG 324P but since im a "bass-ey" type of person i won't reconnemd it. im thinking of getting the Sony MDR-EX85 or the EX90 now. but any more sugestions?
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