Ever heard of sound ISOLATING earphones ?
By seongbae on Jun 09, 2005
I don't hear my phone ringing unless I turn the ring volume all the way up. I don't hear my roommate talking on the phone (he doesn't exactly whisper when he's on the phone). I don't hear someone asking me for lunch. I don't hear my manager opening my room door (I sit facing away from the door), walking across my back and sitting down on my side. I have no idea he's there until he taps me on the shoulder. Ooops.
This earphone works...and works too well to use it in the office. So I ended up switching back to less satisfying earbuds bundled with iPod. If you're working in noisy environment (maybe in some cubicle full of noisy coworkers or rack full of servers), sound isolating earphones might be a great help. Of course, it reproduces music \*much\* better than others.
PS. I'd love to get this one if I have some spare cash to burn. Although mine sounds much better than most other earbuds, I know it still lacks precise high to mid-high frequency response (I'm not much of a bass person and the bass of E2c is enough for me). And like most other earphones, the sound field feels "closed". Maybe I should get one of these.