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Old 11-09-2008, 04:30 PM
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Ok, so the earbuds that came with the Vision: M of mine are dying. I need new ones.

I tried these other Creative ones that my dad had hanging around but they're the kinds that have the rubber and kind of penetrate your ear. For some reason, they don't seem to have the same amount of bass that my dying white ones do.

Anyone have any recommendations? Should I get headphones?
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:03 PM
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Why not check the headphone forum here, or read the user reviews here.

Edit: you should also give a budget and sq preferances if you want recommendations
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:16 PM
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When you use IEM's a good seal is critical for hearing the bass. Without a good seal and you get the sound you described. Perhaps the rubber tips were not the correct size for your ear. I wouldn't rule out a good set of IEM's until you've tried some correctly. My bet is that you may not go back to the earbuds.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:40 AM
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"Way back when" ... I posted in the headphones thread about my personal favorite headphones for outdoor use -- Koss Porta Pro and Koss Sporta Pro.

They're lightweight, they have a unique pad that keeps the pressure off my ears, they sound great, and have good volume. They permit enough outside sound to penetrate to make me feel safe -- they won't keep you from hearing the car coming up behind you, or barking dogs, etc.

I've been using these headphones for 5 years now -- they have held up to outdoor use and they still sound great.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:35 AM
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Koss Porta Pro are simply one of the true GEMS for the price. They also have a lifetime warranty (no questions asked) by the way.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:55 AM
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Moved to Accessories sub-forum.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:28 AM
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You were right. I retried the IEM's patiently with various sizes and I think I figured them out. The sound is pretty good now but I'm not sure I like the pressure on my ears.

If I was to invest in headphones, say under $100, what would be good options?
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:36 AM
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They should fit comfortably. I have small ear canals, so I need really small tips. Usually smaller than the tips that comes stock with most IEM's. With larger ones, they do not fit comfortably and give the kind of pressure you mention.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:22 AM
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Hey Bobby maybe you can help me. I too have very small canals and have a pair of Creative 630 and Sennheiser 300 but I also can't use the smallest ends on these either. Where can one purchase smaller tips for these headphones?.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:06 PM
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Sure. Ultimate Ears Universal Fit Kit. I got mine from here for $9.00. I use the smallest tips and they work great.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:31 PM
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Just bought them, thanks so much.
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No problem. Hope they help.
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