Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
145 registered (Alexander Borro, Anita Potter, accordeur, ajames, 40 invisible), 1735 Guests and 17 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#2295224 - 06/26/14 08:56 AM In-ear headphones?
TwoSnowflakes Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 1424
I'm heading out for a long trip and need a good pair of earbuds for music listening.

At home I have a very nice set of big headphones if I need to listen to my music, but these are not practical for travel.

Ideally they would have integrated volume control, but good quality sound is paramount. Ok, acceptable quality sound. I know I'm not going to recreate a concert hall with an iPhone and some earbuds. I just really dislike the ones that came with my iPhone! I must have some really small ear canals because they hurt.

Suggestions?
_________________________
Currently:
Bach, French Suite BWV 814 No. 3
Chopin, Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. post. 66
Tchaikovsky, Mars: Chante de l'alouette Op. 37a No. 3

Top
Ad 800 (Pearl River)
Pearl River World's Best Selling Piano
#2295228 - 06/26/14 09:05 AM Re: In-ear headphones? [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
Ataru074 Online   content
Full Member

Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 392
Loc: Houston, TX
I have these, they are fine and with the right accessory they are also relatively comfortable... if you can tolerate the feeling of being isolated from the rest of the planet
http://www.shure.com/americas/products/e...ating-earphones
and you can get the cable for the iphone with volume control and mic.
_________________________
===============================================
working on:
Brahms: Op 118
Mozart: Kv330
Beethoven: Op 14 #2
===============================================

Top
#2295235 - 06/26/14 09:18 AM Re: In-ear headphones? [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
TwoSnowflakes Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 1424
Tolerate the feeling of being isolated from the planet? Why, my dearest wish is to be able to isolate myself from the rest of the planet at times.
_________________________
Currently:
Bach, French Suite BWV 814 No. 3
Chopin, Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. post. 66
Tchaikovsky, Mars: Chante de l'alouette Op. 37a No. 3

Top
#2295271 - 06/26/14 10:50 AM Re: In-ear headphones? [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 18292
Loc: Victoria, BC
Originally Posted By: TwoSnowflakes
Tolerate the feeling of being isolated from the planet? Why, my dearest wish is to be able to isolate myself from the rest of the planet at times.


Be careful what you wish for. The idea of total sound "isolation" from what goes on around you can be very confining, even claustrophobic. Of course, it's a personal thing, but I have not been able to adjust to the idea of total isolation from outside sounds.

I have never been able to wear earbuds, even those that come with varied size "inserts;" they are either uncomfortable, or they don't "fit," so I loss bass response. I have opted for a good pair of "over the ear" Sennheiser compact headphones, but they don't have volume control. They fold up for storage and worked very well on several 7-hour flights.

Regards,
_________________________
BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190

Top
#2295296 - 06/26/14 11:47 AM Re: In-ear headphones? [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
albumblatter Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/29/13
Posts: 151
Loc: Maryland, USA
http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-EPH-100SL-I...s=YAMaha+in+ear

Best in ear headphones that I've gotten so far.

Top
#2295314 - 06/26/14 01:12 PM Re: In-ear headphones? [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
Pianamateur Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/14/14
Posts: 30
Loc: UK
I have Sennheiser CX300-II and love them. Even though the left earbud on both pairs I've had previously gave out after about 18 months ( a common problem according to amazon), I still like them enough to have bought another pair to replace them.

Pam
_________________________
Working on:
Schumann - Papillons Op. 2
Chopin - Ab maj Ballade Op. 47

Top
#2295558 - 06/26/14 10:17 PM Re: In-ear headphones? [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
TwoSnowflakes Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/15/12
Posts: 1424
Thanks for the input, all!

I ended up buying the Shure SE315-K. They seem to lie very flat on the ear which was another plus for me. I was thinking of buying some foldable headphones like Bruce has, but I'd like to keep them in my purse all the time, so actual earbuds, if they work for me, are probably a better bet.

We'll find out!
_________________________
Currently:
Bach, French Suite BWV 814 No. 3
Chopin, Fantaisie-Impromptu Op. post. 66
Tchaikovsky, Mars: Chante de l'alouette Op. 37a No. 3

Top
#2295609 - 06/27/14 01:58 AM Re: In-ear headphones? [Re: TwoSnowflakes]
phantomFive Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/11/14
Posts: 1790
Loc: California
I also got a set of memory foam covers for my ear buds. They are really comfortable, not too expensive, and make my listening experience a lot better
_________________________
Poetry is rhythm.

Top

Moderator:  Brendan, Kreisler 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
Christmas Lights at Piano World Headquarters in Maine 2014
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
CP50 noisy key...
by G. Bonner
27 minutes 6 seconds ago
Partial versus Full Regulation
by MusicMagellan
34 minutes 44 seconds ago
Knabe WG48 Opinions?
by stevetothink
Today at 10:58 AM
More instruments via MIDI?
by badbob001
Today at 10:42 AM
Xmas present
by Jytte
Today at 09:29 AM
Forum Stats
77391 Members
42 Forums
160054 Topics
2350502 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission