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Subject: Re: Noise canceling headphones

Re: Noise canceling headphones

From: Neon John <>
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 16:20:07 -0400

On Fri, 7 Oct 2005 14:35:01 +0200, Jochen Schulz <>

>> Interesting. Which one of the Sony phones do you recommend?
>Usually I use the MDR EX51LP because I don't use the modern heavy weight
>remote controls. Now I am considering to buy the EX71SL because I want
>to try out the Iriver remote (the EX71SL has a short cord in case you
>want to connect a remote control plus an extension). But usually I have
>the player in my trousers' pocket and operate it blindly so it don't
>need the remote. I don't like a remote hanging on my ears. ;-)
>Another plus for the EX71SL is that the cord connection to the
>headphones is made of flexible plastic so it doesn't break at this
>point. But it does break at the "Y" split...

If you don't mind spending a little extra for the best, consider some
Etymotics. I have an ER4P and love them. The transducers are tiny
and are almost un-noticeable. I'm happy with the silicone plugs that
come with them but if you like, you can have an audiologist make
custom ear inserts, as for hearing aids.

These provide at least as much noise isolation as regular plug-type
hearing protectors. I use them at the range when shooting.

Sound perception is a subjective thing, of course, but I like the
sound of these many times more than anything else I've tried in the
way of a bud or plug. Vastly better than Sony.

If you look around you can find them discounted about $100 under list.

John De Armond
See my website for my current email address
Cleveland, Occupied TN
Received on 2005-10-07

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