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    Question Any Recommendations for good ear/headphones for my MP3 player?

    Hey guys,

    Was browsing around for some new ear/headphones which will cancel out background noise, as going into London on the train everyday is quite noisy.
    So I was wondering if anyone can recommend some decent noise canceling ear/headphones. Nothing too expensive

    Thanks
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    Have a search - there's an extensive thread on this somewhere. I said it before and i'll say it again - Sennheiser CX300s http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ardenbanter-21
    are what I use, and are excellent. They have a good dynamic range, are inexpensive, and cancel noise extremely well as they sit in the ear canal.
    Hope this helps

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    Another vote for the CX300s (although I've not used any of the competing aftermarket headphones), I find them to give a really decent sound quality and environment muffling.

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    ahhh cheers million, I did have a very brief search. I shall endeavor to find it now!
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    shure e2gs arent that much more expensive, and the gulf in sound quality and isolation is amazing, especially if you use the foam plugs

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    I also use the Sennheiser CX300s! Didn't realise they were so popular!
    Although i am very happy with them, it's worth your while being realistic about the term "noise cancelling" - there is nothing active whatsoever that counter-vibrates the outside world etc etc. They simply muffle / reduce the outside world by sitting very snugly in the ear canal. If you stand next to a jet engine, you will still hear it
    I do think, however, that the quality is good and they are great value for money (I paid 35 quid from an apple store and remain happy)
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    shure e2, ultimate ears metro.fi2, vmoda vibe - these are pretty much the best under £50. If you want something under £30 the CX300 or the ep630 are the best to go for...

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    Lets see, you're travelling in London, are already distracted by the music and you want to completely cancel out background noise?

    Would you mind terribly telling me which tubes you take because you're a prime mugging candidate and I need cash for a new PC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucio View Post
    Lets see, you're travelling in London, are already distracted by the music and you want to completely cancel out background noise?

    Would you mind terribly telling me which tubes you take because you're a prime mugging candidate and I need cash for a new PC!
    This isn't the HEXUS.Crime forum, you are not aloud to post that here

    Plus there are plenty of more expensive items than headphones on the tube...

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    Ive got some shure e3s, they are better sounding than my hifi, and the bass is really good if you jam em in your ears... plus you "cant hear nuffink" when youre in them.

    If youre using them for light listening or are on the train, im sure the e2s are more than acceptable, my friend has a pair and he is a sound engineer and is extremely happy with them.

    I bought the e3s in the US at a comparable price to the e2s here, and i would recommend the manufacturing quality o soth pairs of phones.

    they also make your music play louder when you listen.

    get some and they will probably outlast several ipods

    unless they get nicked

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoB_DoG View Post
    get some and they will probably outlast several ipods
    Even if they don't last long, shure's cs has a great reputation. They will replace them if in warranty (2 years, I think).

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    I use Soundwise earphones and they have a good range of sound isolating earphones. They are a small UK brand and are really good value. I bought after reading a review on lordpercy

    www.lordpercy.com

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    Am I right in saying that Shure are similar to Bose? in terms of what they claim to be selling
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oobie- View Post
    Am I right in saying that Shure are similar to Bose? in terms of what they claim to be selling
    Yes, and no, the same kind of idea, however, the shures will fit better (theres 3 different fitting options (in 3 sizes) for them rather than one rather uncomfortable looking one with bose) And judging by bose products ive heard in the past, likely better sound quality. the e2cs are certainly much cheaper (£35 at amazon)

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    shure>bose unless you are a bose fanboy

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