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Old 07-11-2009, 01:33 AM
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I just bought a few classica albums in order to put in my iriver e100.

I use iriver plus 3 and there are wma, flac, and ogg.

What is the best way to listen to classial music on iriver e100?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:28 AM
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Flac. Or WMA at a lossless setting. Or OGG lossless.

Then get great replacement headphones. The poorest way to listen is with the stock earbuds.

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Old 07-11-2009, 07:58 AM
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Flac. Or WMA at a lossless setting. Or OGG lossless.

Then get great replacement headphones. The poorset way to listen is with the stock earbuds.
Any suggestion for the "replacment headphones"?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:27 PM
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Any suggestion for the "replacement headphones"?
Pardon me for resurrecting this thread, but perhaps someone will be searching for the same advice. I am very happy with the sound of my Sennheiser CX300 earphones. Some people might not like the asymmetrical cable, so consider this feature before you buy. If you are in the US, you should be able to get the CX300 earphones for around $20. Be sure to buy only from a trusted dealer. There are lots of fake CX300s being sold, especially on eBay.

Reviews of the CX300:

http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/s...-31727753.html

http://www.avguide.com/forums/la-tim...end-headphones

It seems the CX300 is being replaced by the CX300 II:

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/private...rphones_502737

I also considered getting the Skullcandy Titan S2TTBZ earphones, which come in a few different colors:

http://www.avguide.com/review/skullcandy-titan-ear-headphones

Here are a couple of reputable US sellers who currently have good prices on the Sennheiser CX300 and Skullcandy Titan S2TTBZ:

http://www.jr.com/sennheiser/pe/SEN_CX300_hy_B/

http://www.jr.com/product/productLis...ullcandy+titan

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...le_Stereo.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search...tialSearch=yes

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Old 10-06-2009, 05:25 PM
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My experience with the CX300 is the opposite as I hate those "cheap" earphones. Very high in bass and cheap quality build and it doesn't really block out noise! Hated them and wasted money on them!

You should try Shure or Westones or Ultimate Ears or... So so many to list!

I use Shure SCL-4 and, IMHO, its the best for SQ and noise isolation, better than UE5 and SE530, which I also own!

Also, FLAC would be the best choice then any other "lossless" format.
(If you can't really tell the difference, then 320k mp3 is fine as most player support mp3s).
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:30 PM
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cx300s are ok - a modest upgrade on stock buds for most people.

Although why this thread has been revived eludes me..
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This is old thread it seems but. . .

Spend $40 on the Nuforce NE-6's and don't get the cx300's. the NE-6's will be a lot better. The cx300's aren't bad but have really bloated bass and they are also bright. They also sound kind of funny. There is a word for that but I forget it. The Nuforces also have better isolation.

I know, I has both.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:34 PM
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This is old thread it seems but. . .

Spend $40 on the nuforce NE-6's and don't get the cx300's. the NE-6's will be a lot better. The cx300's aren't bad but have really bloated bass and they are also bright. They also sound kind of funny. There is a word for that but I forget it.
Muddy? the bass on them is overwhelming, although still good iems for 20 or so.
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:48 PM
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Muddy? the bass on them is overwhelming, although still good iems for 20 or so.
Muddy I guess. It's really worth paying twice the price for much more even sound, much more "normal" sound, and better resolution IMO.

I broke my cx300's a long time ago but fixed them recently, and I'm having trouble enjoying music on them. . . I'l try to equalize them on my i7 though and they might sound better.

hmm. . . well my i7 finally ran out of batteries so I used my computer. . . they sound better than stock buds but not by that much. . .
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