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    Default Earphone advice needed!

    Hi.

    I'm in the market to replace my aging Sony MDR-EX71SL. For me, I'd love to get a Sony MDR-NX1 but to my disappointment, the cord is only 0.5m long ...

    Are there any worthy alternative to this model? I'm looking for 3 important features (other than great sound), they are long cords, silicon earbud for good fit and neck strap ...

    TIA!

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    Default Re: Earphone advice needed!

    i tested panasonic with sony at the store and even read the specifications.
    Panasonic (ear buds type) apparently has a wider sound range...
    so i bought the set and am happy

    the cord is definitely long enough but there is no neck strap...

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    tink those short-length cords are designed for players with in-line remotes that come with a 3mm earphone jack or neck-sling portable players...

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    Was using the 71 as well and need to change, was told that the 51 had the same sound quality but longer cord. Spec seems the same.

    http://www.sonystyle.com.sg/sonystyl...umber=95414314

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    a friend says Westone UM2 is good, but super ex.

    a review : http://uncleplastic.blogspot.com/200...stone-um2.html

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    Default Re: Earphone advice needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi
    Hi.

    I'm in the market to replace my aging Sony MDR-EX71SL. For me, I'd love to get a Sony MDR-NX1 but to my disappointment, the cord is only 0.5m long ...

    Are there any worthy alternative to this model? I'm looking for 3 important features (other than great sound), they are long cords, silicon earbud for good fit and neck strap ...

    TIA!
    There's the MDR81 I believe which is a hook-on-the-ear design.
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    Why do you need a neck strap with long cords? You can use the extention from the EX71? Intent to hang your mp3 player on your neck? But dun need a long cord rite?

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    How about the brand Shure?
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    shures e2c for $149? good length, great isolation and sound.

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    Thanks for the pointers ... upz!

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    Etymotic ER6i....very similar sounding to Sennheiser HD580 to my ears.

    Around US$90 from Amazon excluding shipping.
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    yep im using the ety6i and they are pretty gd on the mids and highs, esp the highs, stereo earphones at woodlands is currently the only official retailer selling the cheapest with local warranty, meaning 1-1 exchange, i think they are selling at $23x...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhangyb
    yep im using the ety6i and they are pretty gd on the mids and highs, esp the highs, stereo earphones at woodlands is currently the only official retailer selling the cheapest with local warranty, meaning 1-1 exchange, i think they are selling at $23x...

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    Default Re: Earphone advice needed!

    Try www.sgheadphones.net for more advice.

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    I'm using Shure E3C... The good drivers provide good fidelity and sound isolation.
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    lol! You guys obviously did not read his requirements. I dun think any earphone has a neck-strap and long cord. Sorry, it doesn't make sense to me if i have my player hanging on the neck-strap and requiring a long cord. I tot short is better and neater.

    Cloest i can think of is Cresyn LMX-E630SN; neck strap and able to convert to 0.8m normal Y cord.

    And i think the ER6i is overhyped.

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    Default Re: Earphone advice needed!

    Quote Originally Posted by afbug
    lol! You guys obviously did not read his requirements. I dun think any earphone has a neck-strap and long cord. Sorry, it doesn't make sense to me if i have my player hanging on the neck-strap and requiring a long cord. I tot short is better and neater.

    Cloest i can think of is Cresyn LMX-E630SN; neck strap and able to convert to 0.8m normal Y cord.

    And i think the ER6i is overhyped.
    Hi I think we have a different idea of the 'neck strap'. I'm referring to the neck strap design that is found in the Sony MDR-NX1. I'm not planning to hang my iPOD using a neck-strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi
    Hi I think we have a different idea of the 'neck strap'. I'm referring to the neck strap design that is found in the Sony MDR-NX1. I'm not planning to hang my iPOD using a neck-strap.
    Erm....the earphone you showed is a neck-strap one. For hanging your ipod. So you want that type of design but with longer cord so you can put your ipod in a bag? Or you meant neck-chain like a EX71? So far, there isn't a design thay combines a neck-strap with a long cord i think.

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    Default Re: Earphone advice needed!

    hehehe.. try the E2C?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SniperD
    hehehe.. try the E2C?
    Have the E4C at home, but the E2C is great.

    Using the Cresyn LMX-E630SN as of today

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