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Subject: Re: Noise canceling headphones

Re: Noise canceling headphones

From: Gert Brinkmann <>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 15:51:36 +0200

Jochen Schulz wrote:

> I have read a lot of recommandations for Koss's headphones. To be
> honest, I cannot understand that. They sound almost like "normal" (ie
> cheap) headphones (not that much bass, but very sharp high frequency
> noises) and they don't fit my ears either. They come with quite large

Hmm, I am using ThePlug and cannot second this. IMHO they have very much
bass (in the beginning I have thought it would be way to much) and not
so much highs. But it depends on how deep they are put into the ear. The
deaper they sit, the more bass you have. And as you wrote you had
problems in fitting them into the ear.

> foamed plastic plugs with a little plastic tube inside. The foam
> constantly expands and moves the plugs out of my ears no matter how much
> I squeeze them or which size I use. Additionally, the solid part of the
> plugs pinches against my ears and when trying to push them into my ears,
> the plastic tube is scratching.

In the beginning I had some problems with them, too. They felt a bit
uncomfortable and I also had the feeling they would swell out of my
ears. But after I have got used to them they are great ear phones. Good
bass, not to hard highs, they could be a little more crisp in sound. It
is no high fidelity sound (the Koss (S)Porta Pro do sound much better,
but they are open, so you can hear everything around you), but I enjoy
to not hear other people in the train around me when listening music.

Also I had no problems with breaking them. I had found them very cheap
(about 20 EUR) at 1.5 years ago.

> Yes, and concerning sound and comfortability, I think they are a lot
> better. Althogh they sit tightly in my ears, most of the time I don't
> even realize I am wearing headphones. The only drawback is that they are
> quite sensible. I have broken three pairs of them (MDR EX51 LP resp. MDR
> EX71 SL) in the last two or three years. Every time a different part of
> the cable got broken (one in a small accident, the other ones by wear
> and tear).

Interesting. Which one of the Sony phones do you recommend?


Received on 2005-10-06

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