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Hey, kind of off topic but I just bought Sony MDR-EX51's (They don't sell 71's here). Does anyone know the difference? The specs on the website seem to be indentical.

Posted by thume in Hungary on September 14, 2004 at 9:34 PM (PDT)

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As a possible solution to the rough plastic, couldn't you take the Apple foamies and poke a hole in them? Then you could just fit the rubber through the hole, and the foam would cover the plastic. Obviously, it wouldn't make them smaller, but it would reduce the hard plastic rubbing against your ear.

Posted by Joshdude in Long Beach, CA on September 14, 2004 at 9:39 PM (PDT)

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the EX51 and EX71 series are apparently the same headphone, just different case etc.


Unfortunate that they are uncomfortable as they looked like an interesting idea :( I always thought they would make the uncomfortable as the stock iPod headphones are not exactly small to begin with!

Posted by m00j on September 14, 2004 at 9:43 PM (PDT)

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*hugs ex71s*

but damn... i was still hoping that something like these earjams could provide an easy fix for ipodders.

oh well...

Posted by Redux on September 15, 2004 at 2:52 AM (PDT)

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The EX71 has a short cord to be used with an inline remote (MD, iPod, etc..) and then an extension for normal use. The EX51 has a regualr length cord. DEfinately worth the difference in price if you're using a remote.

Posted by cyguy on September 15, 2004 at 4:23 AM (PDT)

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I use the Jabra EarGels on iPod ear buds. They are very comfortable and fit great.

http://www.jabra.com/products/jabraeargels.htm

Bob

Posted by BobR on September 15, 2004 at 5:49 AM (PDT)

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Did you say "free" Apple buds? Last time I checked they cost about 300 smackers! They're "stock" not "free."

Posted by supercarrot900 on September 15, 2004 at 9:56 AM (PDT)

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The 71's also come with more of the interchangable earbuds.

And as for price, in Canada, it was actually cheaper for me to order my 71's from audiocubes.com than it was to get them from the sony store.

Also, sony is selling white 71's in the US now (pre-order only as of right now).

MDR-EX71SL/WK

Posted by Plastic Jesus on September 15, 2004 at 10:23 AM (PDT)

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In-ear always seemed to me like it would hurt.

Is the name "EarJams" supposed to reassure me? smile

Posted by Nagromme on September 15, 2004 at 12:13 PM (PDT)

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man i ordered them are waitin for them to come

Posted by ePod on September 15, 2004 at 12:21 PM (PDT)

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Bob, how's the sound quality of the Jabra EarGels?

Posted by MG on September 15, 2004 at 1:30 PM (PDT)

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I think the Jabra EarGels sound great but I don't think they improve the sound quality.
I find that earbuds become uncomfortable after a while. But with the Jabra EarGels the iPod EarBuds are very comfortable.

Bob

Posted by BobR on September 15, 2004 at 2:50 PM (PDT)

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The good that's come out of these earjams is that their earpads are exact replicas of the EX71/EX51's. Woo! Replacement parts!

Posted by Redux on September 15, 2004 at 4:42 PM (PDT)

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it seems a lil bit more like an advertising for sony. It actually makes me hungry for Sony headphones.

Posted by lol on September 15, 2004 at 5:04 PM (PDT)

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I find that ipods stock buds to be very light and comfortable. I have tried in ears before and the best fitting ones are uncomfortable to me. I can't stant the way your ears don't breath enough and feel very warm/sweety. I would like to have better bass without using non-white buds, but think i'll do with out these, cause of the feeling of in ears.

Posted by Jonathan on September 15, 2004 at 5:13 PM (PDT)

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It's too bad that these aren't that great. I had high hopes for them. I guess that you can only take standard issue so far, though.

Posted by Alden on September 15, 2004 at 9:47 PM (PDT)

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Yeah, you can't expect the same quality and comfort as you would get with the Sony earbuds.

Just sticking a gold "L" on a Ford won't make it perform like a Lexus. Ultimately, you get what you pay for. Some are satisfied with the stock earbuds and that's fine, too.

But, for those who want better quality performance and comfort, you will need to invest a little more money and some higher quality and comfort like the obviously superior Sony MDR-EX71SL's.

Posted by Roger Smith on September 15, 2004 at 11:06 PM (PDT)

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i don't visit here often, but i'm hoping someone can suggest some options to me. i use the sony nudes (ex-70sl) and love the fullness of the bass and the balance of the highs (for jazz and percussive world music). but when i had a mishap with my nudes (don't ask) and had to fall back on my cheapo sony fontopias, i realized how much midrange i'd been missing (more complete, across-the-board, but subpar bass).

so here's the question: has anyone found anything that's even close to a happy medium between the two? seems i always have to choose between good overall sound and great highs/bass. you'd think by now there'd be something out there more ideal (tho now i'm doubtful, since you guys are still raving about the nudes).

thanks for your help.

Posted by bibb on September 16, 2004 at 3:20 AM (PDT)

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"The EX71 has a short cord to be used with an inline remote (MD, iPod, etc..) and then an extension for normal use. The EX51 has a regualr length cord. DEfinately worth the difference in price if you're using a remote.


By cyguy on Sep 15, 04 6:23 am"

Actually this is somewhat misleading:

Both the ex51's and the ex71's come in two versions:

The first ("SL" i think) has a short cord, whilst the other (can't remember the identifier) has a long cord.

The SL also comes with an extension cord if needed.

Posted by aptmunich on September 16, 2004 at 7:35 AM (PDT)

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The answer to comfort and sound would be an ear bud with an over the ear clip. Does it exist?

Posted by DenROx on September 16, 2004 at 10:10 AM (PDT)

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