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Offline Que

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In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones?
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:43:32 AM »
I'm looking for new earbuds to go with my iPod.
Since the music I listen to, is often drowned by extraneous sounds in the soft passages, these in-ear sound isolating earbuds seem a good idea.

Does it work?

Which ones do you recommend?

These seem very popular: Ethymotic, Shure, Sennheiser, Ultimate.



Your input is much appreciated!  :)

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Re: In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 09:57:47 AM »
overstemmed

Nice word!



My concern with this type of product is, very simply, hearing damage.  With the sound so immediately penetrating your ear, I suspect that the resultant damage could be significant unless you are very disciplined and careful.

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Re: In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 10:02:13 AM »
Nice word!

Oh dear....is it English?  :-\   I'll check!  ;D

My concern with this type of product is, very simply, hearing damage.  With the sound so immediately penetrating your ear, I suspect that the resultant damage could be significant unless you are very disciplined and careful.

I believe the idea is that it's actually helps to prevent hearing damage because you're able to turn down the volume and still hear the music,

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Re: In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 10:48:53 AM »
You think you really need them? I use in ear headphones quite a bit and let me tell you they are LOUD. I can't imagine what kind of ear drum damage the sound-isolating ones will cause.

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Re: In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 10:52:44 AM »
You think you really need them? I use in ear headphones quite a bit and let me tell you they are LOUD. I can't imagine what kind of ear drum damage the sound-isolating ones will cause.

I have used the standard iPod earbuds till now, and tend to play at low volume - I have sensitive and well preserved ears. But the result is that I hear 50% music and 50% other sounds....

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Re: In-Ear Sound Isolating Earphones?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2007, 11:07:06 AM »
But the result is that I hear 50% music and 50% other sounds....

Which is why most people keep turning up the volume (i.e., to block-out external noise) .......

It takes a very disciplined person to resist turning up the volume under these circumstances .........