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Subject: Creative EP-630 (was: Re: Etitmotic)

Creative EP-630 (was: Re: Etitmotic)

From: Ronald Teune <rtwolf_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2006-05-05

Hi list,

Let me add something for the less $$$ among us.
About two weeks ago I was looking for some canal earphones; having heard about
Koss "The Plug" and stuff. After quite a while of searching around, I found
that most people have the opinion that Creative EP-630 is the best in its
price range (say, less than €100).
http://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/list_messages/1100700 (Dutch)
I got a pair for €35 including shipping, and indeed, they sound great. Before,
I had Sennheiser MX400's, some sony earphones, philips earphones and
philips-behind-the-neck phones, all in the range of €12 - €20. But with these
earphones, I finally have good bass and clear treble. The isolation is a pro
too, when riding by train there's a clear difference. When biking in a
crowded city one really needs to use his eyes, can't hear cars coming
anymore.
So, if you're looking for good earphones and don't have more than, say, €100
to spend, buy these, I'd say.
They are technically identical to Sharp HP-MD33, but with normal audio plug
(the Sharp's had separated GND), have three different sizes of silicon pieces
for different ear sizes, and of course gold-plated plugs and oxygen-free
copper...

My 2c,
Ronald

P.S. Haven't listened to etymotics or other high-budget phones, so I can't
compare to them.

On Thursday 04 May 2006 15:08, Tom Green <"Tom Green" <xman143@gmail.com>>
wrote:
> A few other things to be aware of: You CANNOT EAT while trying to listen
> to these. Period. Forget using them at lunchtime. Stick you fingers in
> your ears, make a tight seal, and chew something and you'll see what I
> mean. Also, any physical contact with the wires is instantly transferred
> right to your ears as "thudding" noise - can be very annoying. In a noisy
> environment like a bus or plane, where you need to eliminate external
> noise, AND you'll have 'em on for a while once you get 'em set in your ears
> the way you want 'em, AND no one will be trying to talk to you, AND you
> won't be eating... they're perfect. For everyday use I find them a bit
> problematic and tend to use my Koss Porta-pros most of the time.
>
> I've never tried the ER-4s, just too expensive.
>
> Tom
> http://www.TomGreenArts.com
> http://www.BarkonaRova.com
Received on Fri May 5 15:41:24 2006


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