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Old 01-17-2007, 08:25 PM
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Can anyone tell me where in the Vancouver area one can purchase a pair of the must touted Sennhieser 300 CX

Every where I go folks say they will order them and that will take a long time.

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PS How much will they cost?
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:45 PM
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David:

I do not see the CX300 listed on the Sennhieser Canada web-site (which is "Revamp in Progress"). They are on the Sennheiser US web-page.

Future Shop online $90.99
Best Buy online not listed

Wouldn't this question be better in the Headphones thread???

"much touted", sure, but there's some that are "much more touted" for not much more. V-moda Vibes or JBL Reference 220 for starters.

I just bought the JVC Marshmallows (FX-33) about $25Cdn. Haven't had a chance to use much yet. Thinking about the Vibes or JBL 220. Maybe later in the year.

See the reviews in the ABi Headphones forum or at Head-Fi.

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Old 01-17-2007, 10:05 PM
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Hi Steve: Thanx for the Heads-Up!

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Old 01-17-2007, 10:09 PM
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Hi David. I can't say how the cx-300's compare to the stock phones since I never even opened the baggie the stocks came in. I will say that the Senn's sound fantastic, especially for the price. Regarding purchasing, you can check out J&R Music World (http://www.jr.com). They are a reputable dealer here in NY that sell the phones for US$49.99 and charge actual UPS shipping charges upon checkout (yes, they ship to Canada). Just do a search for "cx300" and go through the checkout process to find out the shipping charge. You can always cancel the order at the last screen if you don't like the total. Here's the link for the black (they also carry the silver ones)...

http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4077877


edit - I just saw this on their policies page...

Shipping charges include any applicable brokerage fees but do not include duties and GST.


Don't know if/how this will affect you.
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I never even opened the baggie the stocks came in.
Me too. Actually there's probably 3 or 4 unopened earbud packages around here if I look hard enough. 1 in the Z5 box, another in an ipod box, fer sure.

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Try tigerdirect.ca. They sell for just 60 CDN compared to futureshop's 90.
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Try tigerdirect.ca. They sell for just 60 CDN compared to futureshop's 90.
Good idea. I didn't think about them.

Shipping to a randomly chosen postal code in Vancouver area $12.99
Shipping to the interior of BC where I live $30.16

Now you know why I forget about them.

The 'higher' shipping is OK when making a big purchase but not on little things.

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David:

Just wondering if you have ever tried IEMs (In Ear Monitors) or canalphones. These are earphones that stick into your ear canal. Some people (like my wife) can't stand anything remotely like these. ME? I think they're great. I can lie in bed with the Marshmallows in my ear, and the Z5 volume at 1 bar.

If you haven't tried IEMs/canalphones, you might want to start with something less expensive like the Marshmallows. Not as good as the CX300 or Vibes or JBL220 or lotsa others, but the price is better.

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David:

Just wondering if you have ever tried IEMs (In Ear Monitors) or canalphones. These are earphones that stick into your ear canal. Some people (like my wife) can't stand anything remotely like these. ME? I think they're great. I can lie in bed with the Marshmallows in my ear, and the Z5 volume at 1 bar.

If you haven't tried IEMs/canalphones, you might want to start with something less expensive like the Marshmallows. Not as good as the CX300 or Vibes or JBL220 or lotsa others, but the price is better.

Steve
Lol, that is how I got started with IEM. But in the UK I can find genuine CX300 on Ebay for only 18 shipped, that is less than $40 US. So I went for CX300 cause I did not want to shell out for Etys or Shure
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I absolutely love my CX300's, they're great with the Z5 and the custom EQ
but now i dont feel that the highs are detailed enough for me
so im shelling out on a pair of Ety's
but i still love my 300's
ive found a lil trick to the 300s that you can use to get better sound, and more isolation
on Ultiamte Ears' website, it says that if you cannot get a good seal with in-earphones, you should try inverting (turning upside down) the earphones
even tho i get a relatively good seal with the 300s,
i decided to try them inverted
And BOY DO THEY SOUND FANTASTIC!
the sound is enhanced, louder and more detailed,
there are less microphonics and the cables are routed behind the ears
(good for those of us that hate the J cable design )
basically, you take the earphone,
for the correct ear,
and you flip it upside down, then route the cable over the ear and down behind,
then insert the earphone upside down
the sound quality is much better i feel
you can try it if you have nothing better to do
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Hi Fergie 232, yes I wear mine this way when I am out and about. They could do with a memory wire over the first 3cm. I have toyed with the idea of stripping some fine copper wire and coiling it around the first 3 cm but this could cause more problems than it fixes
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