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Old 01-28-2007, 09:30 PM
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The only thing putting me off from the Vibes is that they doesn't isolate as much as the ER6s. For some reason, I equate better noise isolation to better sound quality.

Better noise isolation means that the buds seal further in your ear canal. And doesn't that mean the sound is more clear, more audible?
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:42 PM
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It just means you hear more noise from the outside, it has nothing to do with sound quality. Nearly all the best headphones money can buy are open design, none of them isolate (Senn HD 650, AKG K701, Beyer DT 990, ...)

The only thing is that you have to turn the volume up on the Vibes when you're in noisy environment, like on the subway or bus, etc.

The good thing about the open design of the Vibes (besides the sound quality) is that they have a somewhat better soundstage than any other IEM i know of - they sound more spacious and less "in your head".
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:07 PM
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The good thing about the open design of the Vibes (besides the sound quality) is that they have a somewhat better soundstage than any other IEM i know of - they sound more spacious and less "in your head".
Okay, I'm sold.

Flashback chromes, here I come. Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:16 PM
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Heh, that was a heavy session... good luck, enjoy the Vibes!

I'm fairly sure you won't regret getting them - just make sure you don't judge their sound before you burned them in for ~10 hours, they sound harsh right out of the box, but will mellow down after some hours.
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:17 PM
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I needed a backup pair of phones for if my wireless die at work...and i got Phillips for 20 bucks...i hope they are decent...
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:31 PM
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I needed a backup pair of phones for if my wireless die at work...and i got Phillips for 20 bucks...i hope they are decent...
Hmmm... they don't get much love - but they're not really bad, obviously. They're certainly better than EX71 or similar crap. ... but seems the EP-630 or FX33 would have been better for the price.

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showth...hilips+SHE9500
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:50 PM
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I just want them to fit well, and sound decent...i'm not an audiophile, and i could prolly listen to 10 diff. pairs and not really distinguish one from another, lol...and as far as isolation, i dont want total isolation because at work, i need to be able to hear some one calling me...it happens alot when you are design engineering a building with 2 other engineers...you always ask stuff back and forth...so i like headphones that help block out side convos so that I can focus, but i need to hear enough to know if some one is talkin to me!
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:52 PM
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Sure, most important thing is that they work for you... let me know how they turn out to be.
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:54 PM
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will do...stock ear buds never fit in my ears...they are always too big and fall out or hurt like hell...lol...i just want these to stay in!! lol
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Old 01-29-2007, 05:42 PM
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ok, I got em in today...They are perfect for my needs...with the small adapter on, they fit very well in my ears and they sound great to me...just enough bass (there's even a "thump" on bass heavy songs which i NEVER got from any stock headphones) but they sound very clear, no muddiness like some people mentioned...I love em and would recommend them...i spent $21 shipped from Buy.com
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