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These are the best of the clip-ons.
on March 1, 2007
I now own THREE different pairs of clip-on earphones: Koss, Altec-Lansing, and Sony. The Sony are the best, for these reasons:
1. They position the speaker so it is facing FORWARD rather than towards the center of your head. This way, you get direct sound to your eardrum, and consequently the sound is louder (saves your batteries), and you get better high-frequency response (the sound doesn't have to turn a corner to get to your eardrum). It just sounds better than the others.
2. Stiff plastic design (no moving parts) makes them very easy to get on and off, and easy to tell left from right. They don't move around once they are on your ears.
3. The cord has a sliding part which allows you to secure the wires up under your chin, effectively giving you a single wire from your neck to the sound source. Handy for keeping the wires out of your zippers and collar, and, I think, handy for running, to keep everything secure.
4. No foam to irritate your ear and distance your eardrum from the sound.
Too bad they are orange. But the orange is ALMOST fleshtone, so it isn't too bad (for a white guy). Other clip-on's might look niftier (the Altecs have some chrome which looks way cool), but they don't work as well.
These are great clip-ons. Just buy them. At this price, I'll buy a second pair.