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Best Non-Isolating Earbuds Yet
on February 4, 2010
I used to kill off a pair of mediocre-sounding, fragile $20 earbuds every 6 months or so, and decided to splurge on a nicer pair about 2 years ago. I don't like walking on the street with isolating earbuds (canal phones, noise canceling, etc.), and the MX560s were the best reviewed non-isolating pair which were not exorbitantly expensive. I've had good luck with Sennheiser products in the past, so I decided to go with them. I am very pleased with my purchase.
Reasons to go ahead and buy MX560s over normal cheap earbuds:
* They sound MUCH better than the junky earbuds that come with MP3 players, or the $10-20 pairs you see in stores. Wider frequency range, less mush.
* The included winder and pouch drastically increase pocket survivability, so by the end of a year these end up being cheaper than buying a sucession of cheap earbuds.
* The build quality is much better than any cheap earbud I've encountered. No squeaky plastic bits falling off or cords that stiffen up.
* They retain the little black fuzzy earbud condoms much better than most, so those have to be replaced less often. They are much more comfortable and better sounding with the covers on, so this is fairly important.
I just had to buy a second pair when the first one wore out after about 2 years, but had no qualms about buying exactly the same model again.