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Old 11-07-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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Is everyone satified with the sound quality of the buds that came with the unit. Also has anyone upgraded to better ear buds, if so then what would be a good choice that can be used with the Stiletto 100.
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Old 11-07-2006, 05:51 PM   #2
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Is everyone satified with the sound quality of the buds that came with the unit. Also has anyone upgraded to better ear buds, if so then what would be a good choice that can be used with the Stiletto 100.
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Well i use public transportation alot so i use these they are made of memory foam and i've had them for about a yr. i bought the exact same pair just in case they stop making them.They are very comftorable since they are memory foam they cancel all the sound around you so be careful when you wear them.
(not sure about posting links just look up Koss spark plugs)
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:05 PM   #3
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Well i use public transportation alot so i use these they are made of memory foam and i've had them for about a yr. i bought the exact same pair just in case they stop making them.They are very comftorable since they are memory foam they cancel all the sound around you so be careful when you wear them.
(not sure about posting links just look up Koss spark plugs)
Is the sound quality better than the buds that come with the unit.
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:09 PM   #4
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They are very comftorable since they are memory foam they cancel all the sound around you so be careful when you wear them.
(not sure about posting links just look up Koss spark plugs)
they are great. the only problem I had with them, that the foam pieces come apart and get lost...crazy glue them together
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Old 11-07-2006, 06:12 PM   #5
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I already had a pair of Shure in-ear sound isolating ear buds, so I typically use those. I believe they sound a lot better than the ear buds that came with the stiletto. But they were pricey.
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I already had a pair of Shure in-ear sound isolating ear buds, so I typically use those. I believe they sound a lot better than the ear buds that came with the stiletto. But they were pricey.
Yeah the shure in-ear are great but so is the price these koss will run from $10 - 20 bucks and replacement earbuds are 5 bucks on the koss website so if you are looking for isolating earbuds your not going to find better ones for the price and with lifetime warranty.
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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Well i use public transportation alot so i use these they are made of memory foam and i've had them for about a yr. i bought the exact same pair just in case they stop making them.They are very comftorable since they are memory foam they cancel all the sound around you so be careful when you wear them.
(not sure about posting links just look up Koss spark plugs)
Well I figured I pick these up, and see how they sound. My local Radio Shack had it on the shelve. Ah. I love em. Sound great. Great recomendation. Thanks
 
 
 
Old 11-08-2006, 08:30 PM   #8
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Is everyone satified with the sound quality of the buds that came with the unit. Also has anyone upgraded to better ear buds, if so then what would be a good choice that can be used with the Stiletto 100.
Thanks, first time poster.
I love Shure's line of in ear buds. The cheapest (e2c) will run you roughly $79-$99. I have the E4C's which are fanatastic but will hit your wallet very hard @ $300.00

There's no comparison will the included Stiletto buds. Even the E2C's will blow them away. It's like comparing a Ford to a Rolls.

http://www.shure.com/PersonalAudio/C...char_earphones

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Old 11-08-2006, 08:34 PM   #9
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Dollar for dollar the best sounding ear plugs are Shure E3s. You can find them for about $125 and are worth every penny. I have the Spark Plug and they are pretty good for the price but nothing compared to the Shure.
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:53 AM   #10
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What about the Bose Triport in the ear headphones for $100.00?
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:06 AM   #11
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What about the Bose Triport in the ear headphones for $100.00?
I have no experience with them but here's some reviews:

http://reviews.digitaltrends.com/review1126.html
http://reviews.cnet.com/Bose_TriPort...-21174534.html

I guess if the perference is the over-the-ear design is this an option.
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:44 PM   #12
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I just got the Bose in-ear phones and love them. Lots and lots of bass, and you don't have to force them deep into your ears like other in-ear headphones, which makes them more comfortable. But because they don't form a tight seal, they don't have much sound isolation compared to other in-ear phones.

They boost the lows and the highs, so the mid-range is a bit muffled in comparison. But the result is quite spectacular, if you want impressive sound rather than perfect fidelity to the original.

I've been looking a long time for earbuds that sound as good as my Bose over-the-ear headphones. But I haven't been willing to pay the $300 and up that the high-end stuff runs for. I'll still use the over-the-ear phones at home, but when I'm out enjoying the portability of the SL100, the in-ear phones are almost as good.

(By the way, the reviews linked earlier are for the Bose over-the-ear Triport headphones. I'm talking about the Bose Triport "IE", where IE stands for in-ear. Search Amazon for "Bose Triport IE" for some short reviews.)

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I love Shure's line of in ear buds. The cheapest (e2c) will run you roughly $79-$99. I have the E4C's which are fanatastic but will hit your wallet very hard @ $300.00

There's no comparison will the included Stiletto buds. Even the E2C's will blow them away. It's like comparing a Ford to a Rolls.

http://www.shure.com/PersonalAudio/C...char_earphones
DoublEE, have you listened to the E3C's vs the E4? Were you able to listen first or did you just go for it? I am thinking of taking the plunge but man $180.00 for a set of buds. Yikes! The Stiletto project is turning into a major investment. No regrets so far.
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DoublEE, have you listened to the E3C's vs the E4? Were you able to listen first or did you just go for it? I am thinking of taking the plunge but man $180.00 for a set of buds. Yikes! The Stiletto project is turning into a major investment. No regrets so far.
I have not listened to both. My wife has the E2C's which are a great value if you don't want to spend the extra money for the E3C's or E4C's.
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