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Old 05-31-2007, 09:38 PM
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hey can anyone tell me about the phones listed here: http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/com...d=10036&sort=3

its pretty much the only store in my area, so any phones that can be recommended from this store's site would help much.
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Old 05-31-2007, 11:59 PM
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hey can anyone tell me about the phones listed here: http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/com...d=10036&sort=3
A lot of people here seem to like the JVC Marshmallow (HA-FX33-x, where x is substituted with the colour code):

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/sub...EN&catid=11174

Out of all of them, I myself am biased towards the PX-100:

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0066523&catid=

for potable use, but they might be out of your price range.

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Old 06-01-2007, 05:22 AM
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A lot of people here seem to like the JVC Marshmallow (HA-FX33-x, where x is substituted with the colour code):

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/sub...EN&catid=11174

Out of all of them, I myself am biased towards the PX-100:

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pro...0066523&catid=

for potable use, but they might be out of your price range.

Charles
Hmmm... I will have to check these out, Sennheiser's are nice but too expensive, however i was asking more about the under $40 Headphones (clip on ear types or neckband type).
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Old 06-01-2007, 05:47 AM
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Hmmm... I will have to check these out, Sennheiser's are nice but too expensive, however i was asking more about the under $40 Headphones (clip on ear types or neckband type).
Unfortunately, I don't see any decent clip on there. If you want that style, you should look for a set of KOSS KSC-75 which is widely regarded as having superb sound quality for a very low price. I guess you are not interested in the JVC "Mashmallow". Where are you located in Canada?

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Sennheiser PMX 60 would be decent inexpensive neckband phones, but I suspect the cheaper Koss KSC-75 clip-ons to be the better phone.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:28 PM
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Unfortunately, I don't see any decent clip on there. If you want that style, you should look for a set of KOSS KSC-75 which is widely regarded as having superb sound quality for a very low price. I guess you are not interested in the JVC "Mashmallow". Where are you located in Canada?

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South Eastern Ontario, the marshmallow seem interesting but i prefer the clip-on style. I had previously owned a set of skullcandy earbuds but my bro lost em on me (also they hurt my ears when jammed in - none of the replaceable earpieces fit right).

i have been unable to find the koss clip-ons anywhere but online. If i have to order from them i will check amazon.com since they sell a ipod wireless remote i am interested in.

I got these from walmart to tide me over for the time being.

http://oddyoh.blogspot.com/2006/07/ha-earphones.html

(only reference to the headphones in google)

also shown here:
http://www.topwinin.com/HS812.htm
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:06 PM
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God, headphones are expensive in this country. Some of the ones listed as cheap (under $30) are more like $130 here! I wonder if I'm stuck with my stock headphones/ sonys forever
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Time for a short trip across the border
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:52 AM
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South Eastern Ontario,
Is it convenient to take a run to a US Wal-Mart? Quite a different selection than the Canadian version (at least in BC vs. Wash state).

Unfortunately, I was looking at Marshmallows & similar not the clips, so don't know what they carry.

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Old 06-17-2007, 12:24 PM
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A web search for KSC-75 and Canada revealed this links.

http://www.sdc.ca/pls/sdclogin/prodi...ec_class=1_2CJ
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...OSS%20SPEAKERS
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:30 PM
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If it helps anybody, I have had excellent delivery from NCIX on my two orders from them (computer stuff not earphones). But I live in BC, and others mileage will vary.

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Old 06-22-2007, 10:57 AM
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Am I the only one who loves the Koss Spark Plugs?
Rather old post to quote, but anyways...
I just ordered those little bastards but I haven't got any mp3-player to try them with yet, since is was going to buy the Creative ZEN Stone. Luckily the way more appealing ZEN Stone Plus is now released, so I'll wait for that one instead

Are the Koss Spark Plugs good? The big pro according to the item description is the bass quality and depth, so I'm exited to hear that.

Anyways, for a price equal to $20 (I'm living in Denmark, everything is a bit more expensive over here) they are not expensive enough to make me unhappy no matter what!

I am thinking about buying the Ultimate Ears Metro.fi 2, they're just around $75 but are they a lot better than the Koss?
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Old 06-22-2007, 03:55 PM
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I am thinking about buying the Ultimate Ears Metro.fi 2, they're just around $75 but are they a lot better than the Koss?
For $57 (and free shipping) you can get MylarOne X3 (normal bass) or XB (xtra bass), which are better than most $100 IEMs, definitely better than the Metro.Fi 2, and even better in some aspects than Super.Fi 5.
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dfkt:

I can probably find the answer to this question with diligent searching here or at Head-fi, but I'm lazy tonight.

Do you have any recommendations for replacement tips for the MylarOne X3?

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The stock tips are fine, they're the same ones as on the V-Moda Vibes or the Sony IEMs. Only the tips on older batches of the Mylars were crappy, the new ones are ok. The Ultimate Ears tips fit too, but they're a bit on the loose side - take care they don't disappear in your ear canals.
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For $57 (and free shipping) you can get MylarOne X3 (normal bass) or XB (xtra bass), which are better than most $100 IEMs, definitely better than the Metro.Fi 2, and even better in some aspects than Super.Fi 5.
The problem is just, that if i order something on eBay I have to pay a lot of taxes (I tried that last time)... So the price is a lot higher.
And here in Denmark everything seems to be so expensive
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:12 AM
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You don't order from eBay, you order from http://www.jaben.net/shopping.html - and the packet is marked "earbuds, value $5", so you have to pay no taxes. Noone ever paid any import duty/custom stuff when receiving the MylarOne's. You can ask people here on ABi or over at Head-Fi.org.
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You don't order from eBay, you order from http://www.jaben.net/shopping.html - and the packet is marked "earbuds, value $5", so you have to pay no taxes. Noone ever paid any import duty/custom stuff when receiving the MylarOne's. You can ask people here on ABi or over at Head-Fi.org.
That sounds interesting...
$57 isn't very much. Can this Jaben-site get hold of some ZEN Stone + etc? Or is it only earphones?
And a bit off topic, but are there any site where I can buy the Zen Stone + and be sure that no customs are added? The player is not for sale in Denmark yet, but I really want it!
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Jaben is Singapore's biggest headphone shop, CrossRoads MylarOne is their in-house brand. No, they don't sell any audio players.
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