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I do I do!

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Sansa-Clip-Player-Blue/dp/B002MAPSC6

It includes a FM radio and slot for MicroSD card. I gave my sister this plus a 32GB card for her birthday. Also installed Rockbox firmware on it as well. BTW it also plays FLAC! biggrin.gif

Any idea how good the radio is on them? I kind of remember my old Sansa bursting static as you move around. I'm not going to put any music on it or ever plug it into a PC so how well the radio works is all that matters tongue.gif
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Any idea how good the radio is on them? I kind of remember my old Sansa bursting static as you move around. I'm not going to put any music on it or ever plug it into a PC so how well the radio works is all that matters tongue.gif

I will get back to you about the radio tomorrow. I find the DAC pretty good. It is not as good as the Wolfson DAC in the old iPods or whatever the Cowon players use. No statics from me yet either.
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Last time I turned on the radio, obnoxious noise from soldier boy and someone else assaulted my ears so I switched to a Discovery (Daft Punk) CD and reclaimed my sanity. To quote BL2, it was like musical gonorrhea.

I am half joking I hope you know that. Just playing with you tongue.gif
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The last time I listened to music on the radio was at least 10 years ago tongue.gif.

That being said, anyone know of a cheap MP3 player with a radio, or a portable radio device of some sort? lachen.gif

I use a radio transmitter to listen to stuff from my PC at work, and my Zune HD's headphone port is dying.
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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post

I do I do!

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Sansa-Clip-Player-Blue/dp/B002MAPSC6

It includes a FM radio and slot for MicroSD card. I gave my sister this plus a 32GB card for her birthday. Also installed Rockbox firmware on it as well. BTW it also plays FLAC! biggrin.gif
Radio? confused.gif

Last time I turned on the radio, obnoxious noise from soldier boy and someone else assaulted my ears so I switched to a Discovery (Daft Punk) CD and reclaimed my sanity. To quote BL2, it was like musical gonorrhea.

PS

Do you guys think anyone would want a Rubbermaid hook turned headphone stand as a freebie?

Damn, you took the words out of my mouth with that recommendation.

And I'm interested what this stand looks like?

And yeah, I never purposely turn on the radio, though we turn it on at work so that we don't have to hear every whining kid or teen mother.
 
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Hi guys,

Looking at new ear buds for my iPhone. Not looking to add an amp Hoping to get a decent sounding all around ear buds for shoving in my pocket.

I saw Audio-Technica ATH-CKS77BK for $110? Is an amp needed? IF I don't have one will the sound suffer?

I saw the much less expensive Audio Technica ATH-CKM55 as low as $40 and thought at that price is it worth saving $70? I heard they aren't as well rounded as the CKM50 losing detail because of the heavier bass the CKM55's put out.

Coming from Senn CX150's I passed to my spouse, I'm thinking the CKM55 is still an upgrade and would do just fine.

At home I'm using HD650 headphones and I do like the sound with the more pronounced bass without mudding up the detail too much.

Any input appreciated. I'm trying to stay just under $100.

Edit - IF there is any Sennheiser ear buds that are comparable....please mention them. smile.gif
     
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Hi guys,

Looking at new ear buds for my iPhone. Not looking to add an amp Hoping to get a decent sounding all around ear buds for shoving in my pocket.

I saw Audio-Technica ATH-CKS77BK for $110? Is an amp needed? IF I don't have one will the sound suffer?

I saw the much less expensive Audio Technica ATH-CKM55 as low as $40 and thought at that price is it worth saving $70? I heard they aren't as well rounded as the CKM50 losing detail because of the heavier bass the CKM55's put out.

Coming from Senn CX150's I passed to my spouse, I'm thinking the CKM55 is still an upgrade and would do just fine.

At home I'm using HD650 headphones and I do like the sound with the more pronounced bass without mudding up the detail too much.

Any input appreciated. I'm trying to stay just under $100.

Are you going for clarity or fun?
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Are you going for clarity or fun?

Hmmmm I'd have to say fun. Just don't want an inferior sound to the countless cheap sounding buds out there.

If I didn't care, I'd just have used the iPhone buds. tongue.gif Or another pair of Senn CX150's. So basically at least an upgrade from these.
     
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Hi guys,

Looking at new ear buds for my iPhone. Not looking to add an amp Hoping to get a decent sounding all around ear buds for shoving in my pocket.

I saw Audio-Technica ATH-CKS77BK for $110? Is an amp needed? IF I don't have one will the sound suffer?

I saw the much less expensive Audio Technica ATH-CKM55 as low as $40 and thought at that price is it worth saving $70? I heard they aren't as well rounded as the CKM50 losing detail because of the heavier bass the CKM55's put out.

Coming from Senn CX150's I passed to my spouse, I'm thinking the CKM55 is still an upgrade and would do just fine.

At home I'm using HD650 headphones and I do like the sound with the more pronounced bass without mudding up the detail too much.

Any input appreciated. I'm trying to stay just under $100.

Edit - IF there is any Sennheiser ear buds that are comparable....please mention them. smile.gif

OK first of all, no an amp isn't needed - most of the time for earphones it isn't needed at all.
VERY rarely will you ever need an amp with earphones - and that will come down to impedance of the earphones.

I can't comment on the CKM55's however the CKS77's are absolute bass MONSTERS. They're one of the most BASSIEST earphones I've come across.
They rank 2nd, behind the TFTA 1XB (discontinued) in terms of bass QUANTITY and QUALITY.

In all honesty, if you like the sennheiser HD650's the CKS77's are almost the polar opposite of those headphones. Seriously, I wouldn't get the CKS77's unless you are SERIOUS about bass.

My suggestion:
Sony MDR-EX510's

One of the most highly suggested earphone I suggest to a lot of people for cross-genre and price to performance ratio.

Hope that helps.
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Hmmmm I'd have to say fun. Just don't want an inferior sound to the countless cheap sounding buds out there.

If I didn't care, I'd just have used the iPhone buds. tongue.gif Or another pair of Senn CX150's. So basically at least an upgrade from these.

Fun/warm is one thing - bass is another lol.
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Thanks for your suggestions Totally Dubbed. Appreciated.smile.gif

So Newegg or Amazon doesn't sell the MDR-EX510's. I was hoping to stay within Newegg (if it's more than $50) using credit. They seem to be discontinued though even on Sony's own website.

Did catch your review during my search of the web.

So I'm going to keep searching by reading reviews on the ear bud models I'm finding on the egg one by one from Audio-Technica, AKG, and Sennheiser....search goes on. Thought it would be much easier than finding a set of cans, but it doesn't seem that way.

Perhaps I might be too particular to stick with the sounds I'm getting from HD650. Not really necessary and may have limited my choices. I do like bass....(not Beats by Dre type)...and not piercing highs in my ears either.

Example - Awolnation - Sail - love that with the right sound pronounced bass like my HD650's.
     
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I am half joking I hope you know that. Just playing with you tongue.gif

I knew hence my reply. biggrin.gif Otherwise, I would have given a much more serious reply. tongue.gif
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