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Subject: Re: 4. Re: ot headphone recomendation (Gert Brinkmann)

Re: 4. Re: ot headphone recomendation (Gert Brinkmann)

From: nobby nobbs <>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 22:57:43 +0100

Its all down to personal preference and each individual's ears response to
varying frequencies. while a headphone may produce a "true" sound, it may
not be what the user likes best.

On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 20:06:48 +0100, Jochen Schulz <>

> Mike Copperwhite:
>> [...] Er4s are quite hard for a portable like H140 to drive - Er4p
>> work better but aren't quite as refined. RockBox bass boost is useful
>> for
>> both types. [...]
> Um, sorry, but you spend so much money on good earphones and then you
> still have to use an equalizer to have good sound? Do you do that
> irrespective of the earphones you are wearing, have you tried for
> example Koss "The Plug" or one of the Sony MDR EX[57]1?
> Maybe you just like very loud bass, but from my experience with the
> phones I mentioned above, further bass boosting would just make other
> sounds almost inaudible.
> I don't want to offend you, it's just that I find your statement quite
> surprising and I'd like to assess the sound quality of the Etymotics.
> BTW, as we already had this discussion not long ago: I tried my Koss
> earbuds again because my Sony phones broke. I am almost satisfied with
> them now. I clipped two or three millimetres off of the plastic tubes
> and now wearing them isn't such a pain anymore. They still don't fit
> very well, though. But the sound is ok and currently I don't want to
> spend money on a new paor of headphones.
> J.

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